The Daily Populous

Friday September 11st, 2020 evening edition

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"But he didn't think it was bad, and he said he didn't think it was bad.

He actually said he didn't think it was bad."

It's all in "a series of taped interviews, mostly by telephone — quick ones, not long ones, quick ones," Trump added.

Things are not going well for the President — Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) September 10, 2020.

Woodward disputed all those points, and he has the tape, CNN reports.

In fact, he has 10 hours of interviews, some lasting more than half an hour, spread over 19 taped phone calls, often initiated by Trump.

CNN spoke to Woodward after Trump’s Thursday presser. »

Trump administration accused of siphoning money away from 9/11 fund

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The Trump administration has been accused of siphoning almost $4m from a program that treats New York firefighters and medics suffering from 9/11 related illnesses.

He told The Daily News that approximately half a million dollars a year was missing in 2016 and 2017.

The program has been able to keep going as FDNY is fronting the money and should be reimbursed by the federal government. »

Media Blackout Adds to ‘Mulan’ Woes as Disney Readies China Theatrical Launch

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Three sources told the Reuters news agency that mainland media outlets had received a notice asking them not to cover the film.

Hawley claims that Disney ignored reports from U.S. government sources and from NGOs describing the human rights abuses in Xinjiang.

Within China, the state media blackout suggests that the government wants to simply shut down the discussion. »

China strategically dehydrated Laos, buried it under loans and now controls its national electric grid

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Laos has become the latest victim of the Chinese debt trap as after strategically dehydrating the country and burying it under unsustainable Chinese loans, China has occupied the country’s national power grid after Laos is struggling to avoid defaulting on Chinese debt.

In a worrying development, Laos will cede majority control of its electric grid to a Chinese company as the country struggles to avoid a default on Chinese debt.

China claims that there was low rainfall last year on its portion of the 4,350-km (2,700-mile) river which is known as Lancang upstream. »

The Trump campaign played a song about rich kids dodging the Vietnam War draft — which the president did 5 times — at a Michigan rally

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He received draft deferments five times in the 1960s and 1970s: four for college and one for a medical condition called bone spurs.

The New York Times reported in 2018 that a foot doctor might have falsely diagnosed Trump with bone spurs as a favor to his father.

President Donald Trump's campaign played a song about rich people dodging the Vietnam War draft — which Trump did five times — as the president got off his plane for a rally in Michigan on Thursday. »