The Daily Populous

Monday September 26th, 2022 night edition

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President Joe Biden on Friday presented Sir Elton John with the National Humanities Medal, surprising the music icon following a performance on the South Lawn of the White House.

“I’m never flabbergasted, but I’m flabbergasted,” a visibly moved John said, thanking the President and saying that he will “treasure” the honor.

Biden said that he and first lady Jill Biden had invited John to the White House to thank him and praised the singer for his music and advocacy in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.

Sir Elton John performs during an event on the South Lawn of the White House on September 23.

A fight that he has led with sheer will, a​​​ fight for those lives lost and those lives we can save.

Biden, who noted his family “like so many Americans” loves John’s music, ended the program with thanks.

“On behalf of the American people, thank you – and I sincerely mean this – for moving the soul of our nation,” he told John. »

Trump's Republican Support Plummets by 20 Points, New Poll Shows

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Amid an escalating series of legal woes, former President Donald Trump has seen his support amongst Republican voters drop significantly, according to a recent poll.

According to the poll, which has a margin of error of 3.5 percent, 47 percent of Republican and conservative-leaning independent respondents said that they support Trump as the prospective party nominee in 2024, while 46 percent oppose the idea.

This, ABC News said, represents a 20 percent drop in support from 2020. »

Putin has escaped to a secret palace in a forest amid anti-draft protests in Russian cities, report says

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Vladimir Putin has escaped to a secret palace amid anti-draft protests in Russia, per a report.

Russian President Vladimir Putin escaped to his secret palatial complex near Lake Valdai, halfway between Moscow and St Petersburg, amid anti-draft protests in Russia, MailOnline was first to report.

Editor's correction: Insider initially misidentified the palace as another one of Putin's secret palaces, which is near Gelendzhik, Russia. »

Satanic Temple files federal lawsuit challenging Indiana's near-total abortion ban

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A new lawsuit with an unexpected plaintiff alleging Indiana's near-total abortion ban violates several provisions of the U.S. Constitution was filed this week at the federal court in Indianapolis.

However, the lawsuit claims Indiana's new abortion restrictions unlawfully deny temple members access to abortion and the Satanic Abortion Ritual by criminalizing the procedure, except in time-limited cases of serious health or life risks to the pregnant woman, lethal fetal anomaly or pregnancies caused by rape or incest.

The attorney general's office, which is tasked with defending Indiana's abortion statute, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on The Satanic Temple lawsuit. »

School resource officer will be disciplined after firing his weapon in Martin County school – 850 WFTL

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(MARTIN COUNTY, Florida)– New details have been released involving a school resource officer (SRO) discharging his service firearm in a Treasure Coast charter school.

The incident occurred on Monday when the SRO attempted to dry fire his weapon before going to the range; however, one bullet remained in the chamber, according to Martin County Sheriff William Snyder.

While no one was hurt in the incident, the department has said the SRO will be disciplined and receive further training. »