The Daily Populous

Monday October 25th, 2021 day edition

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“I remember talking to probably close to a dozen other members at one point or another or their staffs.”.

Both sources say he dangled the possibility of a “blanket pardon” in an unrelated ongoing investigation to encourage them to plan the protests.

They were working on submitting the paperwork and getting members of the House Freedom Caucus to sign on as a show of support.”.

These specific members of Congress were involved in the pro-Trump activism around the election and the electoral certification on Jan. 6.

According to both sources, members of Trump’s administration and former members of his campaign team were involved in the planning.

According to the sources, the members of Congress and their staff advised them to hold rallies in specific states.

“They fucked it up for a lot of people who were planning to present evidence on the House floor. »

Space Tourism Company Cancels Launch Because It Couldn’t Find any Passengers

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The event seized global attention as a proof of concept for future space tourism endeavors.

In spite of Space Adventures’ woes — the company has existed since the early 2000s and has sent several tourists to space, but none since 2009 — there are still several planned space tourism launches.

Axiom Space, for instance, plans to launch a crew of four, including a former NASA astronaut and a wealthy entrepreneur, to the International Space Station early in 2022. »

Cambodia Says the Met Museum Has Dozens of Its Looted Antiquities

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Image Phoeurng Sackona, the Cambodian culture minister, said the account of a reformed looter was critical to compiling evidence on stolen items.

The artifacts were acquired by the Met between the years 1977 and 2003, according to the research by Cambodian officials.

An unidentified private owner voluntarily handed over that artifact, according to a Justice Department news release that identified “Lion” as Looter 1. »

Climate change in Iraq poisons Fertile Crescent farmland, empties villages

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Where civilization emerged between the Tigris and Euphrates, climate change is poisoning the land and emptying the villages.

But as climate change produces extreme warming and water grows scarcer around the Middle East, the land here is drying up.

The United Nations recently estimated that more than 100 square miles of farmland a year are being lost to desert. »