The Daily Populous

Saturday February 4th, 2023 night edition

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The People's Republic of China confirmed Friday that the balloon craft floating over the northern United States is Chinese.

China claimed that the airship is a civilian research craft that was blown far off course by prevailing winds, and that it regrets the incident.


It is a civilian airship used for research, mainly meteorological, purposes," a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson confirmed Friday.

"Affected by the Westerlies and with limited self-steering capability, the airship deviated far from its planned course.".

The statement continued, "The Chinese side regrets the unintended entry of the airship into US airspace due to force majeure. »

Michigan woman who walks to work finds $15K in plastic bag, returns it to police

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As she was walking up to the building, she saw a plastic bag on the ground and inside the bag she could see piles of money.

Although she was in need of a vehicle-- her car broke down last year -- Gordon contacted police and returned the money immediately.

Once the $25,000 goal is met, the campaign is going to work with a local car dealer to purchase Gordon’s new car. »

New rules would limit sugar in school meals for first time

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New rules would limit sugar in school meals for first time.

FILE - Second-grade students select their meals during lunch break in the cafeteria at an elementary school in Scottsdale, Ariz., Dec. 12, 2022.

“School meals happen to be the meals with the highest nutritional value of any meal that children can get outside the home,” Vilsack said in an interview. »

Turkey’s Turning Point: What Will Erdogan Do to Stay in Power?

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Current polls suggest that Erdogan and the AKP could lose the election, scheduled for May 14.

But Erdogan is known for his tenacity and his ability to win elections, and he has managed to steady his poll numbers.

In theory, their combined forces—a new development in Turkey’s usually fragmented political landscape—should command enough of the electorate to defeat Erdogan. »

US reunites nearly 700 kids taken from parents under Trump

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US reunites nearly 700 kids taken from parents under Trump.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Biden administration task force designed to reunite children separated from their families during President Trump’s presidency has reconnected nearly 700 children with their families, officials said Thursday.

The Trump administration separated thousands of migrant parents from their children as it moved to criminally prosecute people for illegally crossing the southwestern border. »