The Daily Populous

Thursday December 10th, 2020 morning edition

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Behind the scenes, the Trumps are reportedly doing what every lame-duck first family should: packing up.

While President Trump still hasn't admitted that he'll be leaving the White House in a month, first lady Melania Trump has been quietly packing and getting ready for life at Mar-a-Lago, CNN reports.

That reportedly includes divvying up where the Trumps' personal belongings will be headed, picking out her own china to leave behind, and planning her own twist on the traditional first lady memoir.

Back in April, Melania Trump brought on a special, unpaid government employee — former White House Office of Administration head Marcia Lee Kelly — who has since been helping the Trumps on their outward transition.

Among the first lady's reported tasks for Kelly was asking around in the White House to find out whether she'll get any perks once she leaves the White House.

She has already picked out the patterns for the traditional china set each first lady leaves at the White House, and has reportedly hired the same interior decorator Trump had redecorate the White House residence to add a similar charm to Mar-a-Lago.

Read more about the Trumps' post-White House life at CNN. »

BREAKING: New Species of Whale Discovered

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All species of whale have their own distinct set of sounds, and acoustic matching is frequently used to identify whale species; but what happens when you pick up a sound that no one has ever heard before?

In Sea Shepherds case, they decided to send a crew to check it out and find the source of the sound.

If the sound was previously unidentified, then why were the scientists so surprised to find a new species? »

COVID Patient Tells Doctor All 22 People at Her Thanksgiving Dinner Have Symptoms

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A COVID-19 patient in Rhode Island told her doctor she all 22 people who attended her Thanksgiving family dinner have symptoms of the virus.

Since then (according to my patient) *ALL* 22 people have developed symptoms, some severe.

Last night, one of my (many) patients with COVID told me she had a large Thanksgiving dinner with family—22 people. »

The Republican Party is a danger to American democracy

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After decades of this diet, and with an enormous turbocharge from Trump, the conspiracists are in the driver’s seat of the Republican Party.

In case you missed it, the Republican Party of Arizona is apparently actually asking Republicans to “fight and die” for Trump’s stolen-election lie.

The Republican Party is, in this iteration, a danger to American democracy. »