The Daily Populous

Friday April 26th, 2019 night edition

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But in the meantime, Attorney General William Barr presents them with a much easier decision.

Barr has so thoroughly betrayed the values of his office that voting to impeach and remove him is almost obvious.

On March 24, Barr released a short letter summarizing the main findings of the Mueller investigation, as he saw them.

Barr had done very little to that point to earn such a broad benefit of the doubt.

Barr acted like Trump’s defense lawyer, the job he had initially sought, rather than as an attorney general.

Where Mueller intended to leave the job of judging Trump’s obstructive conduct to Congress, Barr interposed his own judgment.

And he also, contra Barr, repeatedly denied the special counsel access to witnesses by dangling pardons to persuade them to withhold cooperation. »

Potato farmers cry foul as PepsiCo sues them

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The farmers want the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority (PPV&FRA) to make a submission in court on their behalf and fund legal costs through the National Gene Fund.

PepsiCo has invoked Section 64 of the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights (PPV&FR) Act, 2001 to claim infringement of its rights.

Wrongly decided, these could set a wrong precedent impacting farmers’ livelihoods quite adversely,” said Badribhai Joshi of the Gujarat Khedut Samaj, in a statement. »

Parents more uncomfortable with gender-nonconforming behaviors in boys, study finds

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The study, published in the journal Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, reports parents are more comfortable with girls partaking in gender-nonconforming behavior than boys and attempt to change their sons’ behaviors more frequently.

As such, researchers aimed to identify characteristics that compel parents to make efforts to change their child’s behavior.

Again, the prediction was that parents would be more likely to change boys’ behavior than girls’. »

IRS, FBI Search Home of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, Baltimore City Hall

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The IRS and FBI raided two homes of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and Baltimore City Hall on Thursday morning.

What to Know Federal agents raided two homes of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and her offices at Baltimore City Hall.

The multiple searches pushed the latest political scandal for Maryland's largest city to a crescendo after weeks of uncertainty and mounting pressure for Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh to step down. »

Disney heir calls on company to give 50% of exec bonuses to lowest-paid employees

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New York (CNN Business) Abigail Disney is doubling down on her criticism of executive pay at her family's company .

She proposes the company put aside half of the bonuses its executives earn, distributing that to the bottom 10% of200,000 employees.

That doesn't include the additional bonuses — and potentially millions of dollars more — earned by lower-tier executives at the media and theme park conglomerate. »