The Daily Populous

Friday June 18th, 2021 evening edition

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We were traumatized by the sickness and death of the coronavirus pandemic that he could have contained and defeated.

His politicization of the Department of Justice for his own personal gain was corruption at its core.

And his incitement of the insurrection of our democratic election on Jan. 6 was illegal and the behavior of an authoritarian.

But Trump continues to exert a cult-like influence over millions of Americans who are devoted to him in a "collective narcissism."

In return, Trump relishes his supporters because they give him the praise, adulation and unconditional respect he so desires.

Not prosecuting and punishing Trump would send the unacceptable message that certain politicians who engage in wrongdoing are above the law.

Prosecution and punishment of Donald Trump is the key to unlocking his bond of collective narcissism with his supporters. »

Capitol storming couple who declared ‘this is war’ are arrested by the FBI

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A South Carolina husband and wife have been arrested and charged by the FBI for their role in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, ABC4News reports.

John H. Getsinger Jr., 52, and Stacie Ann Hargis-Getsinger, 43 were arrested on Tuesday and later released on $75,000 bond.

Stacie Getsinger reportedly expressed “concern” that the couple would go to prison for being in the Capitol building. »

Rhode Island Makes Financial Literacy A Required Class For All High School Students

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Forget high school financial literacy for a moment–– adult financial literacy in America is shockingly low.

Personal finance classes at Tolman High School are preparing students to be financially responsible adults as they make their way in the world.

Bottom Line: The success of teaching students how to manage money and balance their household finances has Rhode Island to pass a bill requiring the class for all high schoolers in the state. »

‘Potentially the worst drought in 1,200 years’: scientists on the scorching US heatwave

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Among the 40 million Americans enduring the triple-digit temperatures are scientists who study droughts and the climate.

So right now is a really important time for scientists to communicate with the public that climate change is here, and climate action matters.

Whatever people believe in, they know it’s really hot, and the climate is changing – and they don’t like that. »

Biden signs bill into law making Juneteenth a national holiday

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(CNN) President Joe Biden said that signing legislation into law on Thursday establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day -- a US federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States -- will go down as "one of the greatest honors" of his presidency.

"I regret that my grandchildren aren't here, because this is a really, really, really important moment in our history.

The President specifically noted that Opal Lee, the activist who campaigned to establish Juneteenth as a federal holiday, was in attendance. »