The Daily Populous

Wednesday June 22nd, 2022 day edition

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The Robb Elementary School in Texas, where 19 students and two teachers were gunned down last month, is to be demolished.

Salvador Ramos, a school dropout, went on a murderous rampage at the school in Uvalde in southwestern Texas last month.

The small close-knit community is so devastated by the tragedy that the decision has been taken to close the school and destroy it.

Tha mayor, Don McLaughlin, confirmed the demolition at a City of Uvalde council news conference.

The news come just hours after it was revealed there were enough armed police to stop Ramos three minutes after he entered the school.

Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, called the response an "abject failure" with "terrible decisions" made by the on-site commander.

Nineteen children in grade four - aged 11 and 12 - and two teachers were killed in the 24 May attack. »

State Department warns Russia: Attack on Lithuania is attack on US

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“Lithuania is a member of the NATO alliance,” State Department spokesman Ned Price emphasized.

“It seems like it's partially a Russian influence operation or psyops a little bit,” a senior European official told the Washington Examiner.

Lithuania’s economy is “not really dependent on Russia anymore,” and the Russian military doesn’t have “manpower waiting around” to threaten Lithuania. »

Town responds after sign on Millinocket business causes outrage

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MILLINOCKET, Maine (WABI) - An insurance agency in Millinocket is facing public outrage for a sign displayed in their window over the weekend.

There is no place in the Town of Millinocket for such a blatant disregard of human decency.

If you’re calling about the unacceptable sign on the door of a Millinocket business in Maine, with a similar name as us, we are not them. »

Can Putin Survive?: The Lessons of the Soviet Collapse

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In reality, it was misguided Soviet economic policies and a series of political missteps by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that caused the country to self-destruct.

And Putin has learned a great deal from the Soviet collapse, managing to avoid the financial chaos that doomed the Soviet state despite intense sanctions.

In the United States and Europe, many experts assume that the collapse of the Soviet Union was preordained. »