The Daily Populous

Sunday February 2nd, 2020 night edition

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The filing, released near midnight Friday, marks the first official acknowledgment from the Trump administration that emails about the President's thinking related to the aid exist, and that he was directly involved in asking about and deciding on the aid as early as June.

The administration is still blocking those emails from the public and has successfully kept them from Congress.

Trump's decision to withhold nearly $400 million in US military aid to Ukraine as he pressed the country to investigate Hunter Biden and Joe Biden, his potential 2020 general election rival, are at the center of the President's impeachment trial.

Trump and his allies have repeatedly made unfounded and false claims to allege that the Bidens acted corruptly in Ukraine.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement on Saturday, "Every single Republican Senator voted to endorse the White House cover-up of these potentially important truth-revealing emails.

Make no mistake, the full truth will eventually come out and Republicans will have to answer for why they were so determined to enable the president to hide it.". »

Pablo Escobar's hippos have become an invasive species in Colombia

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In the early 1980s, infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar created a family zoo full of exotic animals in Colombia, including rhinos, giraffes, zebras and hippos.

When Escobar's empire crashed in the '90s, the animals were relocated to zoos -- except for the four hippos, now considered an invasive species whose waste is wreaking havoc on the Colombian aquatic ecosystem, according to a new study published in the journal Ecology.

Escobar's four hippos have since multiplied to 80 hippos. »

The Witcher Netflix: January News Recap on Season 2, Animated Film

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has since called The Witcher a “massive new franchise that we’ll develop season after season”.

January 2020 has been an eventful month for The Witcher fans and we’ve collected all the biggest leaks, rumors and stories.

Following a leak by Redanian Intelligence, Netflix confirmed the long-rumored Witcher animated film centered around the older witcher Vesemir is indeed in the works. »

Europe Just Voted in Favor of Making iPhone and Android Use the Same Charger

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It imagines a world where the customer never has to buy a new charger because their old charge isn’t compatible with their new device.

The European Parliament has voted 582-40 in favor of a resolution urging lawmakers to set a standard for charging cables.

But the idea of adopting a charging cable standard has overwhelming support in Europe, as evidenced by the 582-40 vote. »