The Daily Populous

Wednesday March 20th, 2019 night edition

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President Donald Trump repeatedly committed one of the same crimes that is about to land his former lawyer Michael Cohen in jail, The New York Times reported Monday.

The Times report on Trump’s long, troubled history with Deutsche Bank includes allegations that he repeatedly overstated his wealth to obtain favorable loans from the bank.

The reporting confirms some of Cohen’s sworn testimony that Trump misrepresented his assets when it suited him.

The Times reports that Trump overstated his personal wealth by $2.2 billion when applying for a loan to build the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago around 2005.

Trump was seeking financing for his Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami.

Cohen himself pleaded guilty last year to a host of charges that included lying on loan applications to obtain a home equity line of credit.

But the presidency is a fickle shield: With the 2020 election just around the corner, Trump’s legal woes could just be beginning. »

Politician who opposes mandatory chickenpox vaccinations contracts chickenpox

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A senior member of Matteo Salvini’s far-right League party who is an outspoken critic of Italy’s mandatory vaccination rules has been treated in hospital after contracting chickenpox.

Mr Fedriga has been a vocal opponent of Italy’s decision to introduce mandatory childhood vaccinations against 12 diseases, including chickenpox.

The League’s coalition partners in government, the Five Star Movement, which also opposes compulsory immunisation, has been accused by opponents of enabling anti-vaxxers. »

Former Mississippi Gulf Coast officer says she had sex while child was dying in hot car

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Former Mississippi Gulf Coast officer says she had sex while child was dying in hot car.

BILOXI — A former Mississippi Gulf Coast police officer told a judge Monday that she had sex with her supervisor and then fell asleep while her 3-year-old daughter was dying inside an overheated patrol car.

Cassie Barker pleaded guilty Monday to manslaughter in a plea bargain after being indicted on a second-degree murder charge. »

New Zealand's Prime Minister Says Social Media Can't Be 'All Profit, No Responsibility'

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Ardern also had strong words for the social media companies that enabled the shooter to broadcast his massacre around the world.

The prime minister acknowledged that social media alone wasn’t responsible for the shooting, but argued that it did play a role.

The prime minister promised she will never utter the shooter’s name in order to deprive him of the notoriety he so desperately wanted. »

White Liberals Present Themselves as Less Competent in Interactions with African-Americans

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New research suggests that bias may also shape daily interactions between racial minorities and white people, even those whites who tend to be less biased.

“There’s less work that explores how well-intentioned whites try to get along with racial minorities,” Dupree says.

“We wanted to know their strategies for increasing connections between members of different social groups—and how effective these strategies are.”. »