The Daily Populous

Monday October 17th, 2022 night edition

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger said Donald Trump is required to testify before the Jan. 6 panel after it subpoenaed him.

In a letter responding to the subpoena, Trump did not say whether he would testify.

Trump has told some aides that he would speak before the panel if his testimony is broadcast live.

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger said former President Donald Trump is "required by law" to testify before the House January 6 committee.

He is required by law to come in, and he can ramble and push back all he wants.

Kinzinger said that the committee would negotiate with Trump on that matter if he makes that request to them. »

Mexican priest known as "Father Pistolas" suspended after he advised parishioners to carry guns to fight off drug cartels

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Mexico's Roman Catholic Church has suspended a controversial priest who has advised parishioners to carry guns to fight off drug cartels.

Alfredo Gallegos is a priest in the violence-plagued western state of Michoacan who has himself sometimes carried a weapon.

Gallegos called from the pulpit in 2021 for parishioners to arm themselves against warring drug gangs. »

President Emmanuel Macron welcomes 2,000 Ukrainian soldiers to be trained on French soil

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The French government confirmed it has coached 40 Ukrainian soldiers since February, predominantly providing education on how to use French Caesar self-propelled guns.

In contrast, as of June neighbouring ally UK has trained nearly 5,000 Ukrainian early recruits under its Operation Interflex program.

France's President Emmanuel Macron has welcomed Ukranian soldiers to be trained in his nation and return to combat. »

Raisi blames Biden for inciting "chaos and terror" in Iran

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DUBAI, Oct 16 (Reuters) - President Ebrahim Raisi on Sunday blamed his U.S. counterpart for inciting "chaos, terror, and destruction" in Iran, the official IRNA news agency reported, amid protests that have rocked the country for the past four weeks.

"The American president, who allows himself through his comments to incite chaos, terror and destruction in another country, should be reminded of the eternal words of the founder of the Islamic Republic, who called America the great satan," Raisi said.

"Iran has to end the violence against its own citizens simply exercising their fundamental rights," U.S. President Joe Biden said on Saturday. »

Missing Texas teen found driving in Nebraska with mother’s dead body in trunk

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HUMBLE, Texas — A Houston-area teen who was reported missing, along with his mother, was found driving in Nebraska with the body of a woman in the vehicle’s trunk, authorities said Friday.

Tyler Roenz, 17, of Humble, Texas, was hospitalized in “serious condition” after the vehicle he was driving crashed in Aurora, Nebraska, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Original report: According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the teen was reported missing on Thursday along with his mother, Michelle Roenz, 49, of Humble, according to the newspaper. »