The Daily Populous

Wednesday February 23rd, 2022 night edition

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In rejecting the former president's request, the decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit remains in place.

In addition to asking the Supreme Court to review the lower court's decision, the former president requested the justices stop the transfer of records from the National Archives and Records Administration to House investigators.

They declined to do so last month, and the select committee received more than 700 pages of records sought by the panel earlier this month.

Trump asserted executive privilege over more than 750 pages of these documents, which were at the crux of his lawsuit against the National Archives and select committee.

But Mr. Biden declined to uphold the former president's claims of executive privilege over the documents sought by the panel, and Trump filed suit in October to prevent their disclosure.

Both cited Trump's claims of privilege for not complying.

Congressman Adam Kinzinger, a Republican from Illinois who sits on the panel, told "Face the Nation" on Sunday he expects the committee will begin public hearings in the spring or summer. »

I’m A Former Stripper Running For Congress. I Refuse To Be Ashamed.

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I’m a public health researcher, girls’ soccer coach and community organizer running for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 3rd Congressional District.

A few months back, age-old stigma and bigotry caused me to lose a job coaching the sport that changed my life.

No matter where I have been in this world, the soccer field has always been home for me. »

A BYU student tried to make homemade rocket fuel in a dorm — and created a fireball that displaced 22 people

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The warning came after a student living in one of the college's dorms attempted to make homemade rocket fuel, and instead created a fireball that engulfed the walls.

They said the unnamed resident had been making homemade rocket fuel on their stove "when the volatile mixture suddenly exploded into a fireball.".

Police said nobody was injured, but 22 dorm residents had to be displaced because of "extensive damage to the building.". »

Romania prepared to accept 500K Ukrainian refugees, official says

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Romania is prepared to accept 500,000 Ukrainian refugees if the situation in Ukraine deteriorates, according to the country’s defense minister, Reuters reported.

"There is a plan prepared for all large cities, there are areas for this near the borders,” he added.

Romania, which borders Ukraine, prepared for an influx of refugees during the 2014 crisis between Ukraine and Russia, when Russia invaded and annexed Crimea, but did not receive as many people as expected, according to Reuters. »

West hits back with sanctions for Russia’s Ukraine actions

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He said the U.S. would impose “full blocking” on two large Russian financial institutions and “comprehensive sanctions” on Russian debt.

The European Union announced sanctions taking aim at the 351 Duma legislators who voted in favor of recognizing separatist regions in Ukraine, as well as 27 other Russian officials and institutions from the defense and banking world.

The two major Russian banks targeted by the U.S. sanctions are Vnesheconombank (VEB) and Promsvyazbank Public Joint Stock Company (PSB). »