The Daily Populous

Thursday January 30th, 2020 night edition

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Michigan inmate serving 60-year sentence for selling weed requests clemency Michael Thompson has been in prison since 1996 for selling weed to an informant.

A Michigan man serving a 60-year prison sentence for selling marijuana to an informant is taking a second chance to ask for clemency from the governor.

Thompson, then 45, was arrested during the drug sale where no weapons were recovered on him or in his vehicle.

Because of Thompson's past convictions, the trial judge rendered the maximum sentence for each drug charge to run concurrently.

Michael Thompson, now 68, who has been in prison in the Muskegon Correctional Facility in Michigan, is serving a 40 to 60 year sentence for selling marijuana to an informant.

That same year Michigan voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana -- an offense Thompson spent 23 years in prison for.

Johnson was given a mandatory life sentence for participating in an Alabama drug ring -- it was her first offense. »

Trump impeachment: Lev Parnas unexpectedly arrives at Capitol Hill demanding to testify against president

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Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas has shown up unexpectedly on Capitol Hill, where he is demanding to meet with senators to tell his side of the impeachment scandal story.

That phone call sparked a whistle blower complaint, and later the impeachment investigation that has led now to Mr Trump's trial in the Senate.

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Kremlin confirms new title of SUPREME RULER for Vladimir Putin is being considered

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Vladimir Putin could become Russia's 'Supreme Ruler' when he steps down as president under proposed changes to the country's constitution, it emerged today.

The Kremlin confirmed that the new title was one of several proposals but played down its significance claiming Putin 'has no view' on it.

Putin has already announced sweeping changes to the constitution that were passed by parliament earlier this month. »

Dolly Parton's The Buddy Program

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The program launched in 1991 as an effort to decrease the dropout rate in Sevier County.

In the early 1990s, there was a dropout problem in Sevier County schools.

Over 30% of all students never graduated a decision which not only crippled their own lives but made it increasingly difficult for Sevier County to prosper. »

MoviePass parent Helios and Matheson files for Chapter 7 and stock falls to zero

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In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company, which shuttered MoviePass back in September, said board members Prathap Singh, Gavriel Ralbag, Muralikrishna Gadiyaram and Joseph Fried have tendered their resignations, leaving the company with no remaining board members.

Parthasarathy Krishnan has resigned as the Interim chief executive and Robert Damon has resigned as interim chief financial officer.

Before launching MoviePass, Helios and Matheson was a small data-analytics company. »