The Daily Populous

Wednesday July 27th, 2022 day edition

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In response to the turmoil, the White House dispatched presidential coordinator for global energy Amos Hochstein to Europe on Tuesday, officials said.

The impact on Europe could boomerang back onto the US, spiking natural gas and electricity prices, the official said.

It will also be a major test of European resilience and unity against Russia, as the Kremlin shows no signs of retreating from Ukraine.

There will also be discussions in the coming days about increasing nuclear power production across Europe to offset gas shortages, officials said.

US officials, who have been in close touch in particular with German and French officials on this topic, are extremely concerned that Europe might face a serious gas shortage going into winter.

Germany scrapped plans for another Russia-Europe gas pipeline, Nord Stream 2, after Russia invaded Ukraine in February.

"This is an open gas war that Russia is waging against a united Europe," Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky said on Tuesday. »

Donald Trump being investigated by Justice Department criminal probe, report says

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Donald Trump is being investigated by the Justice Department as part of its criminal probe into attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, according to a report.

Prosecutors in April received the phone records of Mr Trump’s top White House officials, including his then-chief of staff Mark Meadows, the Post reported.

In the speech to the America First Policy Institute, Mr Trump claimed he ordered the Secret Service to clear homeless encampments in Washington DC. »

Goodbye to grass? More Americans embracing ‘eco-friendly’ lawns and gardens

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But a surge of gardeners, landscapers and homeowners worried about the environment now see it as an anachronism, even a threat.

Some people are experimenting with more “eco-friendly” lawns, seed mixes you can buy with native grasses that aren’t as thirsty or finicky.

Still others are trying to replace lawns, entirely or bit by bit, with garden beds including pollinator-friendly and edible plants. »

Community urges Uvalde council to suspend all city cops who reported to school massacre

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Family members of Uvalde school district students have called on the city council to suspend all city police officers who were on the scene during the May 24 massacre at Robb Elementary School.

Councilman Everaldo "Lalo" Zamora conducts the City Council meeting in Uvalde, Texas, July 26, 2022.

The city force has 39 officers; 24 or 25 of them responded to the emergency calls at Robb Elementary School. »

Justice Dept. investigating Trump’s actions in Jan. 6 criminal probe

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The Justice Department is investigating President Donald Trump’s actions as part of its criminal probe of efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, according to four people familiar with the matter.

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol built their case over a series of eight public hearings.

Federal criminal investigations are by design opaque, and probes involving political figures are among the most closely held secrets at the Justice Department. »