The Daily Populous

Monday May 9th, 2022 morning edition

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(CNN) The office of a conservative political organization that lobbies against abortion rights was vandalized and damaged by fire on Sunday morning in Madison, Wisconsin, in what police are investigating as arson.

The fire and vandalism happened at the office of Wisconsin Family Action, CNN affiliate WISC reported.

Emergency dispatchers received a call from a passerby who saw fire coming from an office building on Sunday morning, Madison Police communications supervisor Keith Johnson told CNN.

Fire investigators believe the fire was intentionally set and are investigating the incident as arson, the fire department said.

A Molotov cocktail, which did not ignite, was thrown inside the building, Madison police said in an incident report.

It appears a separate fire was started, police said, and graffiti was also found at the scene.

In a statement, Madison Police Chief Shon Barnes said WFA appeared to have been targeted because of its beliefs. »

Remote Work Doesn’t Negatively Affect Productivity, Study Suggests

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During the study period, the company was forced to close its offices because of flooding from Hurricane Harvey, which required employees to work remotely for an extended period.

They found that although total computer use declined during the hurricane, employees’ work behaviors during the seven-month period of working remotely returned to pre-hurricane levels.

This finding suggests that remote work does not negatively impact workplace productivity. »

US commission accuses Switzerland of hiding Russian assets

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Swiss anti-corruption expert Mark Pieth has given testimony to an influential United States government commission that accuses Switzerland of hiding Russian assets.

The Commission for Security and Cooperation in Europe, otherwise known as the Helsinki Commission, has issued hard-hitting criticism of Switzerland’s perceived role in hiding Russian assets.

Pieth told the Commission that lawyers take advantage of Swiss legal loopholes to thwart efforts to track Russian assets. »

Ted Cruz Said Jan. 6 Wasn’t a ‘Violent Insurrection.’ Now He Labels Peaceful Pro-Choice Protesters ‘Mob Violence’

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In a Sunday interview, he characterized peaceful pro-choice protesters standing outside the homes of Supreme Court justices as “violent.”

But when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6 a “violent insurrection,” Cruz said he strongly disagreed.

“Now they’re embracing mob violence to get their partisan outcome,” Cruz said, not of the Jan. 6 mob, but of the pro-choice protesters. »

Putin’s actions in Ukraine bring shame on Russia, says G7

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“President Putin and his regime now chose to invade Ukraine in an unprovoked war of aggression against a sovereign country.

His actions bring shame on Russia and the historic sacrifices of its people.”.

The G7 said it had collectively provided Ukraine with $24bn (£19.5) for financial and material support since the war started. »