The Daily Populous

Wednesday March 6th, 2019 morning edition

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Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump pressured his then-chief of staff John Kelly and White House counsel Don McGahn to grant his daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump a security clearance against their recommendations, three people familiar with the matter told CNN.

The President's crusade to grant clearances to his daughter and her husband, Jared Kushner, rankled West Wing officials.

While Trump has the legal authority to grant clearances, most instances are left up to the White House personnel security office, which determines whether a staffer should be granted one after the FBI has conducted a background check.

After both refused, Trump granted them their security clearances.

The development comes on the heels of Thursday's New York Times report that President Trump ordered Kelly to grant Kushner a top secret security clearance despite concerns raised by intelligence officials.

The President has denied he had any role in Kushner receiving a clearance.

The latest revelation also contradicts Ivanka Trump's denial to ABC News three weeks ago, when she said her father had "no involvement" regarding her or Kushner's clearances. »

Wisconsin man charged with breaking measles quarantine to go to gym

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A Wisconsin man has been criminally charged with breaking a measles quarantine by leaving his home to go to the gym, according to court documents.

Murawski allegedly admitted to breaking the quarantine because "he was going crazy," having had to stay inside since April 26.

It is unclear if Murawski had measles at the time or was under quarantine in case he was infected. »

More than a third of millennials share Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's worry about having kids while the threat of climate change looms

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Read more: Fox News hosts accuse Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of 'admitting to civilizational suicide' after the congresswomen asks if it's 'okay to still have children' with the threat of climate change.

About 18% of Americans strongly disagreed that the future impacts of climate change should be considered by would-be parents.

About 47% of respondents older than 60 years old said climate change shouldn't be a factor in the decision to have kids. »