The Daily Populous

Thursday August 11st, 2022 night edition

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(CNN) Former President Donald Trump invoked his Fifth Amendment rights and declined to answer questions from the New York attorney general at a scheduled deposition Wednesday.

At a campaign stop in Iowa in 2016, Trump said, "If you're innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?".

When an individual declines to answer a question by "taking the Fifth," he or she invokes that right.

In a statement, the attorney general's office confirmed that Trump took the Fifth and said it will continue to investigate.

"Attorney General Letitia James took part in the deposition during which Mr. Trump invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

Under oath, Trump confirmed that he wanted to testify but he would not answer questions, citing his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

Trump Jr., who runs the Trump Organization with his brother Eric Trump, and Ivanka Trump did not assert their Fifth Amendment rights and answered the state's questions, the people said. »

Donations pour in after Michigan town defunded library over LGBTQ books

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Aug. 8: Defunded over LGBTQ books, Michigan library will try tax again in November.

The donations, which began after Bridge Michigan first reported on the LBGT-sparked defunding, have come mostly from Michigan residents, but there have been donations from as far away as Australia.

Library Board President Larry Walton told Bridge Michigan that, without property tax support, the library would likely close sometime in 2023. »

Ukraine is the legacy of Afghanistan | Sir Malcolm Rifkind

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Vladimir Putin saw this as a sign of American decline and invaded Ukraine, thinking there would be a limited reaction.

This, in turn, is sending a strong message to China and Xi Ji Ping, argues Sir Malcolm Rifkind.

The consequences of the withdrawal from Afghanistan are likely to have influenced Putin and his decision to invade Ukraine. »

Biden signs PACT Act providing care to veterans after burn pits exposure, praises Jon Stewart for advocacy

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President Joe Biden has signed into law the PACT Act, which will provide life-saving care to veterans who have been exposed to burn pits.

The president also thanked the campaigners and veterans groups who have pushed for the federal government to act.

The full title of the bill is the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promises to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022. »

After Mar-a-Lago search, Trump challenged to ‘release the warrant’

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It explains what they were looking for, what statutes they think were violated, and what judge signed off on that.

“Donald Trump has a copy of the search warrant,” the California congressman said via Twitter.

Team Trump could theoretically bolster those assumptions by releasing the search warrant that was executed yesterday, shedding light on the investigation and its direction. »