The Daily Populous

Thursday October 6th, 2022 morning edition

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President Joe Biden has said that Hurricane Ian – and other extreme events like wildfires and droughts – has ended the discussion “about whether or not there’s climate change and we should do something about it”.

The president made the remarks after travelling to Florida’s Gulf Coast on Wednesday with First Lady Dr Jill Biden where they visited some of the worst-impacted communities.

Mr Biden and Mr DeSantis spoke at length, in a rare show of bipartisanship for two men who have attacked each other publicly over hot-button political issues including immigration and vaccine mandates.

After meeting with local people who had lost homes and businesses, the Florida governor spoke first, thanking President Biden for his support.

The president followed and opened by saying that he had “been to a lot of disaster areas in the last six months”.

The hurricane then ploughed across the state, dropping several feet of rain in cities hundreds of miles inland.

The National Hurricane Center defines “rapid intensification” as an increase in wind strength of at least 30 knots, or about 34 mph, in 24 hours. »

U.S. court allows Justice Dept to fast-track appeal in Trump case

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The decision by the Atlanta-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit represented a small victory for the Justice Department, which had sought an expedited appeal, and a blow to Trump, who had tried to slow-walk the litigation.

This marks the second time now that the 11th Circuit has ruled favorably for the Justice Department.

In the Justice Department's latest and broader appeal over the special master appointment before the 11th Circuit, a different three-judge panel will review the case. »

Why Gen Zers are growing up sober curious

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“I like going home safely and remembering the people I met, so sober nights work well for me.”.

“Friends who haven’t limited their drinking as much as me think it’s cool when people go out sober,” she explains.

But Gen Zers are taking it slow as they enter adulthood, either by not drinking at all, or drinking less often and in less quantity than older generations. »

LAPD Officer Killed During Training Exercise Was Reportedly Investigating Cops Accused of Gang Rape

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The family of a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer killed during a training exercise is suing the department for wrongful death.

The training at which he sustained injuries "was supposed to be bicycle training," but somehow wound up entailing the "grappling exercise" that the LAPD says killed him.

Gage could not confirm that the officer accused of rape was the officer directly engaged in the training exercise with Tipping. »