The Daily Populous

Tuesday December 29th, 2020 morning edition

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Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend of convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, has been denied bail.

The British socialite is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Centre in Brooklyn, New York.

In a bail application filed with the US District Court in Manhattan, Maxwell said she and her husband would post a $22.5m (£16.5m) bond towards a $28.5m (£21m) bail package, secured by all their assets, with most of the remaining funds coming from friends and family.

The proposed package included home confinement with electronic monitoring and 24-hour guard to ensure she remained safe and would not escape.

However, judge Alison Nathan, who previously denied the 59-year-old bail in July, said she "again concludes that no conditions of release can reasonably assure the defendant's appearance at future proceedings".

Image: Maxwell denies charges that she recruited teenage girls for Epstein to abuse.

Epstein killed himself in August 2019 at a federal jail in Manhattan, where he was awaiting trial without bail. »

Lori Loughlin released from prison after 2-month sentence for college admissions scam

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(CNN) Actress Lori Loughlin has been released from federal prison after serving a two-month sentence for her role in the college admissions scam, prison spokeswoman Sally Swarts said Monday.

Loughlin and Giannulli were some of the most famous names wrapped up in the brazen scheme to cheat, bribe and lie in the hyper-competitive college admissions process.

"I went along with a plan to give my daughters an unfair advantage in the college admissions process," Loughlin said. »

US population growth smallest in at least 120 years

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US population growth smallest in at least 120 years The U.S. population grew by the smallest rate in at least 120 years from 2019 to 2020.

“I think it’s a first glimpse of where we may be heading as far as low population growth," Frey said.

New York’s population decline was followed by Illinois, with a 0.63% drop; Hawaii, with a 0.61% decline; West Virginia, with a 0.58% drop; and Mississippi, with a 0.38% decline. »

Why You Should Hate Your Job

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Each of them supports the view that we should resist the ideology (i.e. the work ethic) that underlies the current system.

Internalising the work ethic is not the gateway to a better life; it is a trap.".

Internalising the work ethic is not the gateway to a better life; it is a trap. »

How the Police Killed Breonna Taylor

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For months in Kentucky, residents outraged by the killing of Breonna Taylor campaigned for the police officers who shot her to face charges.

But in this analysis, the killing of Breonna Taylor resulted from poor planning compounded by reckless execution.

And nine months after Taylor was killed, her family is seeking a fresh inquiry into the officers involved. »