The Daily Populous

Monday October 17th, 2022 evening edition

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The former DOJ official Neal Katyal commented on Donald Trump's 14-page response to the DOJ.

Katyal said he did not think the response would help Trump unless he was trying to plead insanity.

He said Trump's response showed "evidence" of an insanity plea.

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Neal Katyal, a former Justice Department official, says former President Donald Trump's written response to the House Capitol-riot panel's intention to subpoena him looks like an insanity defense.

But it does seem to dig the hole in deeper for Donald Trump," Katyal told the MSNBC host Jonathan Capehart.

A representative at Trump's postpresidential press office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. »

Agency says BTS members will serve in South Korea’s military

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The members of K-pop band BTS will serve their mandatory military duties under South Korean law, their management company said Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, effectively ending a debate on exempting them because of their artistic accomplishments.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The members of K-pop band BTS will serve their mandatory military duties under South Korean law, their management company said Monday, effectively ending a debate on whether they should be granted exemptions because of their artistic accomplishments.

Opinion surveys in recent weeks showed that the public was split over whether the BTS members should serve in the military. »

Radioactive Waste Found at Missouri Elementary School

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The report by Boston Chemical Data Corp. confirmed fears about contamination at Jana Elementary School in the Hazelwood School District in Florissant raised by a previous Army Corps of Engineers study.

“I was heartbroken,” said Ashley Bernaugh, president of the Jana parent-teacher association who has a son at the school.

The waste was dumped at sites near the St. Louis Lambert International Airport, next to the creek that flows to the Missouri River. »

Number of poor people in India fell by about 415 mn between 2005-06 and 2019-21, a 'historic change': UN

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"Despite progress, India's population remains vulnerable to the mounting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and to rising food and energy prices.

Integrated policies tackling the ongoing nutritional and energy crises should be a priority," it said.

Half of these people - 593 million - are children under age 18.The analysis looks at the most common deprivation profiles across 111 developing countries. »

'That's my check': Walker acknowledges giving $700 to his ex, but denies her claim he knew it was for an abortion

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“It’s a lie,” Walker, an anti-abortion Republican and former football star, told NBC News in an interview airing Monday on "TODAY."

Walker has denied the allegation that he knew about and paid for the woman's abortion since it was first reported by The Daily Beast earlier this month.

The woman told NBC News that this was the only payment Walker ever sent her prior to having their child. »