The Daily Populous

Monday August 2nd, 2021 night edition

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Belarusian sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya speaks with police at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on August 1, 2021.

The athlete said she was forcibly taken to the airport after being removed from Belarus' Olympic team.

Belarusian athlete Kristina Timanovskaya said Sunday she was "safe" and under police protection in Japan after claiming her country had forced her to leave the Tokyo Olympics.

"It turns out our great bosses as always decided everything for us," she had said on her Instagram stories that are no longer available.

When asked if she was afraid to fly to #Belarus, Tsimanouskaya answered "yes". — Hanna Liubakova (@HannaLiubakova) August 1, 2021.

The Belarusian Olympic Committee had claimed that Timanovskaya left the Tokyo Games on medical advice because of her "emotional and psychological state".

She is with the authorities at Haneda airport and is currently accompanied by a staff member of Tokyo 2020. »

Kinzinger open to issuing subpoenas for members of Congress, including McCarthy

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger said Sunday he supports issuing subpoenas to anyone who has information about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and what action former President Donald Trump took -- even members of his own party, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

"I would expect to see a significant number of subpoenas for a lot of people," Kinzinger added.

Karl pressed Kinzinger on how the committee intends to enforce subpoenas on fellow members of Congress if they refuse to comply. »

A Small Town in Ohio Is Home to the World's Only Cardboard Boat Museum

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This is the scene every August in New Richmond, home to both this race, known as the International Cardboard Boat Regatta, and the world’s only Cardboard Boat Museum.

Today, visitors to the volunteer-run museum find more than just a sail through cardboard boat racing’s past.

The Cardboard Boat Museum is currently open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. »