The Daily Populous

Friday April 5th, 2019 night edition

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When Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and the possibility of President Trump obstructing justice, it was prepared so every section had its own summary, with the belief each would be made available to the public, a U.S. official familiar with the matter told The Washington Post.

With that in mind, some members of the Mueller team have told associates they are frustrated with Attorney General William Barr sending a four-page letter to Congress that summarized the report in his own words.

"There was immediate displeasure from the team when they saw how the attorney general had characterized their work instead," the official told the Post, adding that Mueller's office prepared their summaries in "a way that minimum redactions, if any, would have been necessary, and the work would have spoken for itself.".

Barr's letter said Mueller did not establish criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia's government, and also didn't reach a conclusion on obstruction.

The investigators found the obstruction evidence, however, to be "alarming and significant," the Post reports, with one person telling the paper "it was much more acute than Barr suggested."

The New York Times first reported about the frustration felt by some investigators. »

Hospital Withdraws Job Offer To Doctor Who Tweeted About Giving Jews Wrong Meds

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A hospital in southern California announced Monday that it was withdrawing a job offer to a doctor who had posted a series of anti-Semitic tweets.

“I’ll purposely give the yahood the wrong meds,” she tweeted in 2012, using the Arabic word for “Jews.”

Touro, which describes itself on its website as “Rooted in Jewish tradition, built on Jewish values,” condemned her last year. »

New battery will give electric cars over 600 miles of range

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A new first-of-its-kind rechargeable battery will give electric cars a range of more than 600 miles on a single charge.

Innolith AG – a company that specialises in inorganic battery technology – is developing what it claims will be the world’s first 1,000Wh/kg (watt-hour per kilogram) rechargeable battery, allowing electric cars to travel for up to 1,000km (621 miles) before having to recharge. »

Midnight Club: Inside Japan’s most infamous illegal street racing gang

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While other gangs of street racers competed in drifting or point-to-point racing events, the Midnight Club specialised in one thing only: top speed.

The Midnight Club officially disbanded in 1999, following a horror crash that hospitalised six innocent motorists.

Club policy dictated that endangering innocent drivers was the ultimate offence, and so the gang permanently disbanded with immediate effect. »

FDA taking steps to drive down the cost of insulin

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it is taking steps to drive down the cost of insulin drugs used to treat diabetes.

He said the FDA can encourage competition by making the process easier, with insulin drugs benefitting the most.

In the case of insulin, he foresees a growing number of lower cost copies on insulin that can compete with name brand insulin drugs. »