The Daily Populous

Wednesday July 27th, 2022 morning edition

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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.

That effort is another indicator of how expansive the Jan. 6 probe had become, well before the high-profile, televised House hearings in June and July on the subject.

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

The Washington Post and other news organizations have previously written that the Justice Department is examining the conduct of Eastman, Giuliani and others in Trump’s orbit.

But the degree of prosecutors’ interest in Trump’s actions has not been previously reported, nor has the review of senior Trump aides’ phone records.

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

Unlike the Justice Department, the House panel does not have the power to launch criminal investigations or charge anyone with wrongdoing. »

Ukraine will pursue war-crimes charges against leaders of JPMorgan Chase, Citi, and HSBC over Russia financing, Zelenskyy's economic advisor says

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Ustenko told CNBC on Tuesday that Ukraine was gathering data on banks and would pass it to the ICC.

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Ukraine is pursuing war-crimes charges against leaders of JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, and other major Western banks over their purported indirect financing of the Russian state, an economic advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Tuesday. »

First 100,000 KG Removed From the Great Pacific Garbage Patch • Updates • The Ocean Cleanup

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Today, our operation in the Pacific Ocean reached an exciting milestone: The Ocean Cleanup has now officially removed more than 100,000 kg of plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP).

According to our 2018 study in which we mapped the patch, the total amount of accumulated plastic is 79,000,000 kg, or 100,000,000 kg if we include the Outer GPGP.

Thus, if we repeat this 100,000 kg haul 1,000 times – the Great Pacific Garbage Patch will be gone. »

Wildfires Are Setting Off 100-Year-Old Bombs on WWI Battlefields

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According to the Slovenian press, fire swept across a WWI-era bomb on July 22 and detonated it while firefighters worked nearby.

As first spotted by Task & Purpose, unexploded ordnance from World War I and II are a major problem in Europe.

The Royal Air Force and U.S. Army Air Force dropped 2.7 million tons of bombs on Europe during World War II alone. »

Early look at the user experience for PlayStation VR2

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As we continue with our launch efforts, today, we’d like to offer a quick peek at some of the user experience features you’ll discover on PS VR2.

With PS VR2, you can see your surroundings while wearing the headset with our new see-through feature.

The Card in the Control Center also gives quick access to other PS VR2 settings, such as adjusting your play area. »