The Daily Populous

Sunday January 24th, 2021 day edition

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A massive operation involving multiple law enforcement agencies resulted in the recovery of nearly three dozen missing children, including several who had been sexually exploited, authorities said.

One person suspected of human trafficking was arrested on state charges, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Friday in a press release.

"Operation Lost Angels" began on Jan. 11 during Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

The FBI said 33 children were rescued, including eight who were being sexually exploited at the time of recovery.

Several of the other victims had been sexually exploited in the past and were "considered vulnerable missing children," according to authorities.

Federal investigators worked with the Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and two dozen other law enforcement agencies.

“Human trafficking is a pervasive and insidious crime that threatens the safety of our young people, who are the future of our communities,” said Michel Moore, chief of the Los Angeles Police Department. »

Bernie Sanders Warns Democrats They'll Get Decimated in Midterms Unless They Deliver Big

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Senator Bernie Sanders warned Democrats they could face a wipeout in the 2022 midterm elections unless they "significantly improve" the lives of Americans, now that they control the House, Senate and presidency.

It is time to think big, very big," Sanders said on Thursday, according to a McClatchy report.

"With Joe Biden as president and Democrats controlling the House and Senate for the first time since 2010, we will be judged on what we deliver for the American people in their time of need. »

Navalny escalates battle with Putin as EU officials demand his release

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As top EU officials noisily demanded his release but took no concrete action, Navalny, the Russian opposition leader who was immediately arrested upon his return to Moscow after recovering in Germany from an assassination attempt, escalated his battle with President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday.

Navalny rose to prominence as an anti-corruption crusader, but his battle with Putin has been personal at least since 2014 when Navalny and his brother, Oleg, were convicted on trumped-up fraud charges.

“Here they aren’t sticking needles with tubes in my body and aren’t connecting wires to me (at least not yet),” Navalny said. »

America Is Complicit in Yemen Atrocities. Biden Says That Ends Now.

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Beyond revisiting the terrorist label for the Houthis, the Biden administration intends to cease helping Saudi Arabia prosecute the Yemen war with logistical support and arms sales.

On the campaign trail, however, Biden made clear his intent to change our posture toward Saudi Arabia and its catastrophic misadventure in Yemen.

The Trump administration maintained and expanded that support, ignoring or overriding congressional objections after Saudi Arabia was accused of committing war crimes in Yemen. »