The Daily Populous

Wednesday February 12nd, 2020 evening edition

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"The Department of Justice appears to be putting Donald Trump's friends above the law," reads the petition which was published on, reaching more than 51,800 signatures by early Wednesday morning.

"The Justice Department's internal watchdog must investigate the corrupt about-face made at the seeming behest of Donald Trump and call out cronyism within its own ranks," it states.

"But given how compromised disgraced Attorney General William Barr is, we cannot trust the Justice Department to correct its course.

The House Judiciary Committee, which has oversight of Barr, must also investigate independently.".

Gaining tens of thousands of signatures overnight, the petition comes after four prosecutors who were working on the Stone case quit on Tuesday after the DOJ moved to reduce the proposed sentence recommendation it had just put forward on Monday.

However, ultimately, he said, "the government defers to the Court as to what specific sentence is appropriate under the facts and circumstances of this case.".

Newsweek has contacted MoveOn, the DOJ, DOJ's Office of the Inspector General, the House Judiciary Committee and a legal representative of Stone for comment. »

US finds Huawei has backdoor access to mobile networks globally, report says

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Chinese tech giant Huawei can reportedly access the networks it helped build that are being used by mobile phones around the world.

Huawei denied the reports, saying it's the US government that's been "covertly accessing telecom networks worldwide, spying on other countries.".

"Huawei has never and will never covertly access telecom networks, nor do we have the capability to do so.". »

Utah law would decriminalize polygamy among consenting adults

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Utah lawmakers on Monday unanimously approved a bill that would decriminalize polygamy among consenting adults, despite arguments from opponents who said the law could potentially embolden abusers.

Despite polygamy being made a felony in Utah some 85 years ago, its practitioners still number in the thousands.

The Utah attorney general has publicly declined to prosecute polygamists like Brown for years, but the bigamy law remains on the books. »

The use of jargon kills people’s interest in science, politics

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They were also less likely to think they were good at science, felt less informed about science and felt less qualified to discuss science topics.

“The use of difficult, specialized words are a signal that tells people that they don’t belong,” Shulman said.

They read a paragraph about each of three science and technology topics: self-driving cars, surgical robots and 3D bio-printing. »

Chelsea en Ajax akkoord over transfer Hakim Ziyech

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Het betekent dat Ziyech aan zijn laatste maanden bij de landskampioen bezig is.

Hakim Ziyech op 5 november 2019 in de Champions League in actie tegen Chelsea Ⓒ Hollandse Hoogte.

Maar op dit moment worden er alleen onderhandelingen gevoerd met Chelsea en heeft ook Ajax geen deal met andere clubs willen sluiten. »