The Daily Populous

Sunday March 3rd, 2019 evening edition

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Until recently, less thought has been given to the consequences of a president who must remain in office to maintain his personal freedom.

It’s a situation we more commonly associate with foreign dictators, in which the interest of justice must surrender to their incentive to maintain their grip on power.

Now we have to deal with the possibility of a similar situation in the United States.

First, it means the president is functionally above the law as long as he remains president–a fundamentally un-American principle.

Certainly, the prospect of a sitting president making bail and continuing to serve in office while on trial would be extraordinary .

Sitting presidents must be indictable while in office, and there’s no time like the present for the Justice Department to change its current misguided policy.

Hoping that this situation will resolve itself cleanly–and never arise again–is not a responsible choice. »

Man lost in snow for five days survived on Taco Bell sauce packets

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- A man whose car was stranded in central Oregon snow for five days survived by eating taco sauce packets and starting the engine periodically to warm up.

He told his rescuers he and his dog, Ally, became stuck in deep snow on a U.S. Forest Service road later that same day.

In response to a friend's Facebook comment about how he ate three Taco Bell hot sauce packets during the ordeal, he joked: "Taco Bell fire sauce saves lives!". »

SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with space station

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America's new astronaut capsule has successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) as part of its demonstration mission.

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Watch the Dragon capsule launch to orbit atop a Falcon rocket.

US astronaut Anne McClain and Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques oversaw events from the station's big bay window, or Cupola. »

Donald Trump launches furious attack on Robert Mueller

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US President Donald Trump has launched a furious attack on Special Counsel Robert Mueller and on his critics at a conservative summit.

In the longest speech of his presidency, Mr Trump railed against the inquiry into alleged collusion between his campaign and Russia.

Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland, Mr Trump lashed out at his detractors in a wide-ranging speech. »