The Daily Populous

Wednesday June 8th, 2022 evening edition

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A spokeswoman for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) this week registered as a foreign agent of a former president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, belatedly detailing work she performed for the politician between 2018 and 2020.

Choose your plan ArrowRight The spokeswoman, Christina Pushaw, made the disclosure following contact from the Justice Department, according to her attorney, Michael Sherwin.

She received her first payment, of $10,000 in October 2018, in cash, according to her filing.

She stayed for free for six weeks in an apartment owned by a Saakashvili associate.

“Her efforts included writing op-eds, reaching out to supporters and officials, and advocating on his behalf in Georgia and in the United States,” Sherwin said.

Ms. Pushaw was notified recently by the DOJ that her work on behalf of Mr. Saakashvilli likely required FARA registration.

Last month, the Justice Department sued Steve Wynn, a developer and Republican megadonor, seeking to compel him to register as an agent of China. »

Millions of Vets Sickened by Burn Pits, Toxins Allowed Care Under New Law

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President Joe Biden signed legislation intended to give veterans suffering from respiratory illnesses and cancers from toxins they came across in war zones access to needed medical care.

The landmark legislation is the culmination of years of work by veterans groups who say it's long overdue.

During an event in Washington, D.C., Tuesday in support of the legislation, Susan Zeier, Robinson's mother-in-law, described the ordeal her family endured. »

The Last of Us Remake Allegedly Coming In September For PS5 And PC

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Naughty Dog’s game was initially released for the PlayStation 3 and was later remastered for the PlayStation 4.

Marvel’s Spider-Man will soon be headed to PC, and other PlayStation titles are rumored to join the list.

According to the leaker, the game is slated for September 2, 2022, released on PC and PlayStation 5. »

Simone Biles, other women seek $1B-plus from FBI over Nassar

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“It is time for the FBI to be held accountable,” said Maggie Nichols, a national champion gymnast at Oklahoma in 2017-19.

Maroney recalled “dead silence” when she talked to FBI agents about Nassar.

For more stories on Larry Nassar and the fallout from his years of sexual abusing young women and girls: »

The New Energy Order

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If countries retreat into strategic energy blocs, a multidecade trend toward more energy interconnectedness risks giving way to an age of energy fragmentation.

This shift is bound to invite comparisons to the 1970s, when excessive government intervention in energy markets exacerbated repeated energy crises.

Instead of dialing back the government’s role in energy markets, Nixon dialed it up, and the cure proved worse than the disease. »