The Daily Populous

Saturday April 9th, 2022 evening edition

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Ukrainian officials say more than 121,000 children have been forcibly deported to Russia.

Russia is changing legislation to allow for the fast-tracked adoption of these children, they allege.

The Ukrainian Presidential Advisor on Children's Rights accused Russia of violating UN laws.

The Ukrainian Ombudswoman for Human Rights has said that the Russian government is crafting legislation to allow Russians to adopt Ukrainian children forcibly taken to Russia by military forces.

She added that Ukrainian officials have no information on the children that are allegedly being processed for adoption by Russians.

Also writing on Facebook, the Ukrainian Presidential Advisor on Children's Rights Herasymchuk Daria said that "Such adoption is a violation of the child's rights.

On April 8, The UN stated that of the 1626 Ukrainians officially killed so far, 63 were children. »

In a first, wind power is second-leading U.S. source of electricity in one day

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Wind turbines generated more than 2,000 gigawatt-hours of electricity in the U.S. on Tuesday, March 29, more than was provided by nuclear and coal power plants that day.

On its website, the EIA notes, "The amount of wind electricity generation has grown significantly in the past 30 years.

Advances in wind energy technology have decreased the cost of producing electricity from wind. »

Trump Jr. Accused of 'Treason' After Pre-Jan. 6 Texts to Meadows Revealed

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The disclosed texts shed further light on recent revelations of Trump and his inner circle's efforts to block the certification of the 2020 election.

"It's very simple," Trump Jr. texted to Meadows on November 5, according to CNN.

Legal experts and others reacted to the texts by calling for Trump Jr. to be prosecuted for trying to subvert the 2020 election. »

Ohio GOP Senate hopeful: Middle class doesn’t pay fair share

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Mike Gibbons, a leading Republican Senate candidate from Ohio, said at a media event last fall that middle-class Americans don’t pay “any kind of a fair share” of income taxes.

The bottom 50% of American wage earners report 11.5% of the income and pay 3.1% of the taxes.

That leaves the middle 40% of Americans earning 41.2% of the income and paying 26.1% of the income taxes. »