The Daily Populous

Friday January 31st, 2020 night edition

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"I don't know how they can retain their lawyer status, in the comments that they're making," Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol.

The exception, said Dershowitz, an opinion contributor to The Hill, would be cases where the conduct violated a specific law.

The Democrats' two impeachment articles, charging Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, fall outside the federal criminal code.

Pelosi on Thursday accused Trump's Republican allies of trying "to dismantle the Constitution" in their defense of the president.

Democrats have argued for the new information, noting that every other Senate impeachment trial in the nation's history has featured witnesses.

A wildcard in that debate is John Roberts, the chief justice of the Supreme Court who's presiding over the Senate trial.

Pelosi on Thursday said a Senate vote to acquit Trump would be invalid without calling new witnesses. »

Bernie Sanders Is the First Candidate to Call for Ban on Facial Recognition

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Democratic senator Bernie Sanders just became the first presidential candidate to call for a ban on the use of facial recognition software by law enforcement.

In May, San Francisco, CA became the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition software by law enforcement and public entities.

The ACLU has called for banning facial recognition on a local and state level, and halting all use of facial recognition by federal law enforcement. »

You Can Now Go to Jail in China for Criticizing Beijing’s Coronavirus Response

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Chinese authorities are cracking down on negative media coverage and social media commentary about the coronavirus outbreak, threatening anyone who breaches their rules with up to seven years in jail.

The alert, leaked to California-based monitoring group China Digital Times, is just the latest effort by Beijing to censor criticism of the outbreak.

The spread of pneumonia caused by new type of coronavirus confirmed in the Hubei Province city is still spreading. »

Coronavirus declared global health emergency by WHO

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The new coronavirus has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread outside China.

Zika, 2016 - The WHO declared Zika a public health emergency in 2016 after the disease spread rapidly through the Americas.

- The WHO declared Zika a public health emergency in 2016 after the disease spread rapidly through the Americas. »

Iranian factory makes U.S. and Israeli flags to burn

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KHOMEIN, Iran (Reuters) - Business is booming at Iran’s largest flag factory which makes U.S., British and Israeli flags for Iranian protesters to burn.

The factory produces about 2,000 U.S. and Israeli flags a month in its busiest periods, and more than 1.5 million square feet of flags a year.

In state-sponsored rallies and protests in Iran, demonstrators regularly burn the flags of Israel, U.S. and Britain. »