The Daily Populous

Sunday September 22nd, 2019 night edition

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“This is impeachable now,” congressional expert and historian Norm Ornstein tweeted Friday evening.

To pressure the Ukrainian president, Trump withheld hundreds of millions in military aid until earlier this month.

In one phone call in July, Trump reportedly pressed the Ukrainian president to investigate Biden’s son about eight times.

“Unlike the allegations of conspiracy with Russia before the 2016 election, these concern Trump’s actions as president, not as a private citizen, and his exercise of presidential powers over foreign policy with Ukraine.”

On Twitter, former officials and legal experts argued this scandal cannot become just another Trump news cycle.

….story about me and a perfectly fine and routine conversation I had with the new President of the Ukraine.

But in Ukraine, his efforts are transparent. »

Video showing hundreds of shackled, blindfolded prisoners in China is 'genuine'

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Online footage purporting to show hundreds of blindfolded and shackled prisoners in a mostly Muslim region of China is believed to be authentic, a European security source has told Sky News.

"It shows up to 600 prisoners being moved; they're shackled together, have shaved heads, are blindfolded and have their hands locked behind their backs.

Image: The video appears to show hundreds of blindfolded and shackled prisoners. »

Employees at a Chick-fil-A in Houston gave away hundreds of sandwiches to drivers who were trapped by flooding on the highway

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Employees at a nearby Chick-fil-A delivered between 200 and 400 sandwiches to drivers who were stuck on the highway.

When Tropical Depression Imelda left drivers stranded on Houston highways on Thursday, employees at a nearby Chick-fil-A decided to step up and deliver hundreds of sandwiches to those who were stuck on the roads.

Read more: A Chick-fil-A employee gave out chicken sandwiches to 'stressed out' Popeyes workers amid viral battle between the 2 chains. »

11% of the Military Budget Could Fund Enough Renewable Energy for Every Home in the US

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One estimate calculates the total cost of shifting to 100% renewable energy over 10 years at $4.5 trillion.

That’s a ninth of one year’s military budget, to cover the up-front costs of construction and installation of enough renewable electricity for every home in the country.

See more trade-offs from the federal budget between military spending and other priorities with NPP's Trade-Offs Tool. »

China develops handheld 'crowd control' sonic gun which causes eyes to painfully vibrate

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China has developed the world's first hand-held sonic gun which can disperse crowds by causing painful vibrations in the eyeballs, ear drums and internal organs.

Studies have shown deeper noises, or infrasounds, can cause anything from mild discomfort to dizziness, vomiting, bowel spasms, organ damage and heart attacks, the publication reports.

Chinese scientists have developed the world's first portable sonic gun for riot control which can disperse crowds by causing painful vibrations in the eyes and organs (riot police pictured in Hong Kong). »