The Daily Populous

Sunday November 14th, 2021 night edition

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Hundreds of Wisconsin National Guard troops have been activated in preparation for a possible verdict next week in the Kenosha murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, according to Gov. Tony Evers' office.

Approximately 500 troops are reporting for active duty and will partner with law enforcement as the city braces for the possibility of unrest.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys for Rittenhouse have rested their cases, and closing arguments are set to begin next week.

Follow live updates in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial here.

With the potential for protests and significant disruptions, Evers said the state will provide resources to ensure residents' safety.

On Aug. 24, just one day before Rittenhouse fatally shot the two men and injured a third, Evers deployed the Wisconsin National Guard to help provide support to law enforcement agencies in Kenosha following the unrest.

Evers' office described that deployment as a "limited mobilization," explaining soldiers would be used to help protect infrastructure, including fire stations and utilities. »

A Florida restaurant chain says boosting pay and offering better benefits helped it end its labor shortage

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Florida chain Pollo Tropical says boosting pay and benefits helped it get to normal staffing levels in the labor shortage.

The Caribbean-food chain is raising prices by up to 6% in December to fund higher labor costs.

Pollo Tropical, a Caribbean-food chain with 169 restaurants in Florida, says it's almost back to normal staffing levels after boosting pay, improving benefits, and giving sign-on bonuses to new staff. »

Meanwhile, Steve Bannon Is Reminding Everyone That the Right Is Very Much Trying to Destroy Democracy

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Steve Bannon was criminally charged on Friday for defying a subpoena issued by the House committee investigating Jan. 6.

Steve Bannon: "We're taking over all the elections" — Media Matters (@mmfa) November 12, 2021.

On Friday, the Justice Department announced that a federal grand jury indicted him on two counts of contempt of Congress. »

Migrants Say Belarusians Took Them to E.U. Border and Supplied Wire Cutters

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On Thursday, a Belarusian soldier was overheard on the phone ordering an Iraqi Kurd to direct a group of 400 to 500 migrants from the Lithuanian border toward the Polish border.

“All the people who move here go to Brest,” the soldier told him in broken English, referring to the Belarusian city on the Polish border, because there were too many migrants on the Lithuanian border.

When some migrants have tried to leave the frigid forest to return to Minsk, many have been pushed back by Belarusian guards, leaving the migrants stuck at the border, they said. »

Firefighters baffled by kangaroo on roof of Queensland home

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Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Firefighters in Australia said a kangaroo that appeared to be trapped on the roof of a home ended up rescuing itself -- but how it got onto the house remains a mystery.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services firefighters said they were initially skeptical when a call came in reporting a kangaroo stranded on the roof of a Mount Isa home.

Firefighters said the kangaroo left the area on its own, but rescuers were left perplexed as to how the animal got onto the roof of the house in the first place. »