The Daily Populous

Friday February 10th, 2023 day edition

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Former Vice President Mike Pence has been subpoenaed by the special counsel overseeing probes into former President Donald Trump, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.

Sources told ABC News that the subpoena from special counsel Jack Smith requests documents and testimony related to the failed attempt by Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 election, which culminated in the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

The subpoena follows months of negotiations between federal prosecutors and Pence's legal team.

Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks to guests at the Republican Jewish Coalition Annual Leadership Meeting, Nov. 18, 2022, in Las Vegas.

A spokesperson for Pence did not respond to a request for comment by ABC News.

The special counsel's office declined to comment.

A spokesperson for Trump also did not immediately respond. »

House Democrats file resolution attempting to expel George Santos from Congress

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Washington — A group of House Democrats on Thursday filed a resolution seeking to expel embattled New York's Republican Rep. George Santos from Congress, as new details emerge about federal scrutiny into his work for a company accused of running a Ponzi scheme.

"He should not be a member of Congress, and we are left with no choice but to put a resolution on the House floor to expel him from Congress. »

Russia illegally occupying islands off Hokkaido: Japan

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan has issued a joint declaration calling Russia’s occupation of four islands off Hokkaido illegal for the first time in five years, while protestors have approached the Russian embassy demanding the islands be returned.

“The resumption of people-to-people exchanges and projects in the four islands... is one of the top priorities of Japan-Russia relations going forward,” he said.

Japan was ordered to relinquish control of the islands following its defeat in World War Two, and shortly thereafter its Japanese residents were expelled by the then USSR. »

Bill would ban the teaching of scientific theories in Montana schools

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A bill in the state Legislature seeking to regulate science curriculum in public schools got its first hearing Monday.

The legislation’s sponsor says by banning scientific theories, the policy aims to prevent kids from being taught things that aren’t true.

In his testimony, Emrich said the bill would make sure students are taught what a scientific fact is. »