The Daily Populous

Monday November 14th, 2022 night edition

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Flowers lay next to the name of Charlotte Bacon, carved in the stone of a memorial dedicated to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, in Newtown, Conn., Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022.

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Bouquets of flowers floated counterclockwise in the waters of the circular memorial pool, passing the engraved names of the 20 first graders and six educators killed a short distance away at Sandy Hook Elementary School nearly 10 years ago.

The long-awaited memorial to the victims officially opened to the public on Sunday, drawing visitors steadily throughout the day.

“It just takes your breath away,” said Nora Smith, a resident of nearby Monroe who visited the memorial with her husband, Kevin.

With tree leaves having fallen, the new Sandy Hook School is now visible from the memorial.

Town officials say the memorial will be open as long as weather permits this winter, and then reopen in the spring.

For Newtown First Selectman Dan Rosenthal, the town’s top elected official, the memorial is both a quiet and intense tribute to those killed in the shooting. »

Russia to introduce return of Soviet-era military training for teens

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Now it is being drafted and after January 1, it will begin to be tested," Russian Education Minister Sergey Kravtsov.

When we were engaged in military training at school, it worked only as a plus," said Adalbi Shkhagoshev, the deputy chairman of the United Russia party, according to Izvestia.

Russia retired the so-called “initial military training” program which taught teens to respond to a nuclear or chemical attack, provide first aid and handle firearms in 1993, although several attempts to revive the program have been made throughout the years. »

‘An amazing feeling’: asylum seeker stuck in hotel thanks Observer readers for sending books

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An asylum seeker who has spent almost 500 days stranded in a Berkshire hotel has thanked Observer readers for their generosity after he was inundated with books.

English people are very kind and I received lots of lovely messages, it was an amazing feeling for me,” Ali said.

I hope my words will go some way towards stopping the unfair criticism of all asylum seekers. »

New genetically engineered houseplant cleans air as efficiently as 30 air purifiers

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A Paris-based startup has created a genetically engineered houseplant that can literally clean the air within your home.

So, while it adds some color to whatever room you put it in, it’s also actively keeping the air cleaner than 30 air purifiers.

Called Neo P1, the genetically engineered houseplant recently hit the market, and you can purchase it right now. »

Many Republicans Want Trump Convicted and 'Out of Their Way': Attorney

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In a report published on Sunday, The Daily Beast spoke with numerous current and former attorneys and general legal experts about the situation facing Trump.

Reports previously indicated that Attorney General Merrick Garland was looking to indict Trump after the midterms, to avoid swaying voter opinions, but before the start of the 2024 election cycle.

But many Republicans simply have a selfish and practical interest in seeing Trump prosecuted and convicted—for anything, really. »