The Daily Populous

Wednesday March 16th, 2022 evening edition

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Earlier, Russian forces shot and killed 10 people queuing for bread in Chernihiv, northern Ukraine, the US embassy in Kyiv has said.

"We are considering all available options to ensure accountability for any atrocity crimes in Ukraine.".

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Earlier, Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak said a "radical change" had occurred between Ukrainian and Russian forces after Kyiv launched counteroffensives in "several operational areas".

The UK Ministry of Defence, meanwhile, has said Ukraine is "adeptly exploiting" Russian forces' "lack of manoeuvre" and inflicting heavy losses.

"The tactics of the Ukrainian armed forces have adeptly exploited Russia's lack of manoeuvre, frustrating the Russian advance and inflicting heavy losses on the invading forces.".

Russian forces have struck more than 400 educational establishments and 59 of them have been destroyed, Iryna Venediktova said on Facebook. »

House Republicans who challenged Biden's win are losing lots of corporate cash

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By contrast, corporate donations are up about 10% to House Republicans who voted to certify President Joe Biden's victory over Trump.

The drop in corporate donations is unlikely to affect Republican prospects in the November congressional elections.

The analysis focused on the House of Representatives where most Republicans voted against certifying Biden's victory, compared to only eight Republicans in the Senate. »

Ex-Trump national security advisor John Bolton says 'Putin saw Trump doing a lot of his work for him,' so he chose not to invade Ukraine

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Former national security advisor John Bolton said "Putin saw Trump doing a lot of his work for him.".

John Bolton, who served as President Donald Trump's national security advisor, on Wednesday said that Russian President Vladimir Putin didn't invade Ukraine while Trump was in office because "Putin saw Trump doing a lot of his work for him.".

Bolton served as Trump's national security advisor from 2018 to 2019, when Trump ousted him after the two repeatedly butted heads. »

RNC tries to stop 2020 email communications data from going to Jan. 6 committee Wednesday

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The RNC has alleged that the House's subpoena to Salesforce seeking information about 2020 election communications, including those related to former President Donald Trump , "would give the Select Committee unprecedented access to the RNC's internal political strategies and to private, personal information regarding its supporters.".

Last week, the RNC filed a lawsuit against the House committee, complaining about the Salesforce subpoena's breadth.

The committee set deadlines for Salesforce to comply with subpoenas for documents on March 16 and for a deposition next week. »

Tokyo schools drop controversial dress code on hair and underwear color

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Under the public school system's dress code, all students had to dye their hair black, certain hairstyles were prohibited and even their underwear had to be a designated color.

Tokyo isn't the only Japanese city with a strict dress code -- similar rules are in effect around the country, with many schools requiring students to wear shoes and socks of a designated color.

Like Tokyo, Fukuoka conducted a public survey last year, in which students complained that the dress code caused them stress and limited their self-expression, Asahi reported. »