The Daily Populous

Friday November 12nd, 2021 night edition

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The state has denied a request to dig exploratory oil wells near the Everglades.

A ruling by the state Department of Environmental Protection on Friday rejected the application by Trend Exploration of North Fort Myers.

The letter states drilling the wells could adversely impact water supplies and wildlife in the area, which includes habitat for the endangered Florida panther.

The nearest drilling projects to the proposed sites were dry holes and there has been no exploratory drilling there in 40 years.

There is "insufficient geological data" to indicate the likelihood of oil in the area.

The company failed to ensure there would be no permanent impact on wildlife in the area, including rare and endangered species.

Opposition has come from people who say it could contaminate the water supply in the area and trucks would disrupt one of the prime habitats of the Florida panther. »

Expel Paul Gosar From Congress

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As Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) said, after Gosar shared the video and then mocked those who criticized him for doing so, “This man should not serve in Congress.”

Ocasio-Cortez predicts Gosar will “face no consequences” because McCarthy “cheers him on with excuses”—and because institutions fail to protect women of color.

The organization called for “removal proceedings against Gosar from Congress without delay.”. »

Boris Johnson Denies UK Politics Is 'Corrupt' Amid Fury Over Lobbying And Second Jobs

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Boris Johnson speaks during a press conference at the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow.

Boris Johnson has been forced to dismiss suggestions Britain’s political system is corrupt at a crunch international climate change summit.

His return to the summit comes amid a row over second jobs in the wake of a the controversy about Owen Paterson being found to have broken the centuries-old ban on paid lobbying by MPs. »

Suspect in Capitol riot attack on officer arrested after another suspect identifies him

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An Alabama man accused of hitting a U.S. Capitol Police officer with a flagpole during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol was arrested Wednesday after another riot suspect identified him, the Justice Department said.

The suspect, who was not identified, said they knew Nix before Jan. 6, according to the complaint.

More than 675 people have been arrested in connection with the Capitol breach, the Justice Department said. »

'We Are On the Way to a Right-wing Coup,' the CIA Director Privately Warned

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The cemetery website stated that masks were required for all visitors, but neither Trump nor anyone in his inner circle wore one.

In fact, the Army had consulted public health officials who advised against holding the event, even though it was outside.

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