The Daily Populous

Saturday February 8th, 2020 evening edition

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As President Donald Trump prepared to give his third State of the Union Address Tuesday night, nine conservation groups considered the state of the nation's environment.

"Donald Trump has been the worst president for our environment in history," the groups wrote in a statement released Tuesday .

As of Dec. 21 of 2019, the Trump administration had attempted to roll back more than 90 environmental rules and regulations, The New York Times reported .

The plan is intended to help fight the climate crisis and restore biodiversity.

Trump called the initiative "an ambitious effort to bring together government and private sector to plant new trees in America and all around the world," but did not mention the climate crisis.

However, The New York Times pointed out that the U.S. emitted 5.8 billion tons of greenhouse gasses in 2019.

To plant enough trees to draw all of that down out of the atmosphere would require an area of land about four times the size of California. »

Harvey Weinstein's lawyer says she's never been sexually assaulted 'because I would never put myself in that position'

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In an interview Friday on The Daily podcast , Donna Rotunno, was asked whether she had ever been the victim of a sexual assault.

"I have not because I would never put myself in that position," she said on the New York Times podcast.

"Do you believe every woman who's been sexually assaulted somehow put herself in that position -- whether it was having drinks or agreeing to go to a hotel room?" »

Thailand shooting: Soldier kills 20 in gun rampage

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A soldier has killed 20 people and injured dozens more in a gun rampage in the Thai city of Nakhon Ratchasima.

Jakraphanth Thomma, a junior officer, killed his commanding officer before stealing weapons from a military camp on Saturday afternoon, a defence spokesperson told BBC Thai.

The suspect then continued his attack in a shopping centre, where he is now believed to be holed up. »