The Daily Populous

Tuesday August 23rd, 2022 morning edition

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A South Dakota government ethics board Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, pressed forward in its investigation of two complaints against Gov. Noem.

The board’s moves potentially escalate the ramifications of investigations into Noem .

The Republican governor faces reelection this year and has also positioned herself as an aspirant to the White House in 2024.

It can also make recommendations to the governor — though that option seems unlikely since the complaints are leveled against Noem.

That puts the investigation under the oversight of the interim attorney general, Mark Vargo, who was appointed by Noem.

Noem has said she was traveling to the events as an ambassador for the state. »

Turkey sends 50 mine-resistant vehicles to Ukraine, with more expected

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ANKARA, Turkey — The Turkish government has delivered 50 used mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to the Ukrainian military, government and industry sources told Defense News.

The delivery of the Kirpi vehicles was the result of a government agreement, rather than a deal between Ukraine and BMC, which makes the Kirpi, according to a government official.

The vehicle can be armed with a 7.62mm or 12.7mm machine gun, and is also available with remote controlled weapon stations. »

David Kay, weapons inspector who helped disprove Iraqi WMDs, dies at 82

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The mission of all the U.N. teams was to search out and destroy any banned nuclear, biological or chemical weapons or materials.

Using a relatively newfangled satellite phone, Dr. Kay answered calls from news agencies, notably CNN, while surrounded by Iraqi guards.

After serving in 1991 and 1992 as U.N. chief weapons inspector, he spent nine years as a vice president of Science Applications International. »