The Daily Populous

Wednesday January 15th, 2020 morning edition

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Brexit may soon cost the UK more than its combined total of payments to the European Union budget over the past 47 years, Bloomberg Economics found.

Bloomberg said the cost of the UK's vote to leave the EU had already reached £130 billion.

A further £70 billion is likely to be added by the end of 2020, the economist Dan Hanson found.

Business confidence and investment in the UK has dipped significantly since the 2016 vote.

That means the British economy is 3% smaller than it might have been if the UK had not voted to leave the EU.

After Prime Minister Boris Johnson's election victory in December, the UK is set to leave the EU on January 31.

But business confidence and investment has dipped, and annualized economic growth has fallen to about 1% from 2%. »

College students use more marijuana in states where it’s legal, but they binge drink less

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CORVALLIS, Ore. – Marijuana use among college students has been trending upward for years, but in states that have legalized recreational marijuana, use has jumped even higher.

Overall, students in states with legal marijuana were 18% more likely to have used marijuana in the past 30 days than students in states that had not legalized the drug.

Binge drinking has been on the decline among college students in recent years, but dropped more in states that legalized marijuana than in states that did not. »

House Democrats Just Dropped a Boatload of Impeachment Documents That Look Really Bad for Trump

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WASHINGTON — House Democrats just unveiled a trove of fresh impeachment evidence against President Trump in a surprise move that came just days before his impeachment trial is set to kick off in the Senate.

The disclosures deliver a large new pile of hard evidence to Democrats on the eve of their Wednesday vote to send articles of impeachment to the Senate for a trial.

Now, Democrats have begun to reveal just what Parnas gave them, which could spell fresh trouble for Trump at his upcoming impeachment trial. »