The Daily Populous

Thursday January 14th, 2021 evening edition

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In a motion to modify Rittenhouse's bond Wednesday, the Kenosha County District Attorney's Office details Rittenhouse's Jan. 5 visit to Pudgy’s Pub with his mother.

Rittenhouse stopped at the Mount Pleasant tavern shortly after pleading not guilty to homicide charges in connection to the Kenosha shooting.

The prosecutors are now asking Rittenhouse's bond be changed to include the following:.

The defendant shall be prohibited from making any public display of any “white power" or “white supremacy” signs, symbols, or hand gestures.

After arriving outside at the bar, Rittenhouse posed for photos with two other men in his group.

After posing for the photos, Rittenhouse entered the bar and was served a beer by the bartender, the motion states.

"The defendant then remained with these 'Proud Boys' for the entire time he was in the bar," the motion states. »

Tesla’s Elon Musk donates $5 million to free education platform Khan Academy

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Elon Musk, through the The Musk Foundation, has donated $5 million to American non-profit educational organization Khan Academy, which seeks to help students and teachers across the globe by providing access to free, world-class education.

The donation was shared by Khan Academy founder, Salman Khan, who thanked the CEO in a YouTube video.

In his message, Khan noted that The Musk Foundation‘s $5 million donation would go a long way towards accelerating the academy’s projects. »

13 million sign petition urging all nations to ban nuclear weapons : The Asahi Shimbun

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A petition by an organization of survivors of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki urging all nations to sign the U.N. treaty banning nuclear weapons has garnered a whopping 13.7 million signatures.

The Appeal of the Hibakusha association made the announcement during an online news conference on Jan. 13 after submitting the petition to the United Nations on Jan. 8.

A total of 1,497 incumbent and former prefectural governors and mayors in Japan added their names to the petition. »

Donald Trump Built a National Debt So Big (Even Before the Pandemic) That It’ll Weigh Down the Economy for Years

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The National Debt Increased Under Trump Despite His Promise to Reduce It Daily total national debt from 2009 to present.

By the Trump administration’s own description, the pre-pandemic national debt level was already a “crisis” and a “grave threat.”.

Our national debt has reached immense levels relative to our economy, nearly as high as it was at the end of World War II. »

Conservatives see scientific and nonscientific viewpoints as closer in legitimacy, study finds

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The findings provide evidence that conservatives and liberals tend to evaluate sources of knowledge differently, even in regard to non-political issues.

That’s one of the things that lead some social scientists to suggest that conservatives are more anti-science or anti-empiricism than liberals.”.

“Liberals think empirical evidence is better at approximating reality, conservatives are more likely to say that both research and anecdotes are legitimate. »