The Daily Populous

Friday March 31st, 2023 morning edition

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Donald Trump has been indicted by a New York City grand jury on charges of falsifying business records stemming from payments he made to adult film star Stormy Daniels to prevent her from revealing an affair he had with her before the 2016 election.

Mr Trump is reportedly facing more than 30 counts related to business fraud, sources told CNN after the indictment became public.

Ms Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Gregory Clifford, allegedly received ‘hush money’ payments via Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen (AP).

The disgraced former lawyer, who was disbarred following his federal guilty plea, has been a key witness against Mr Trump.

Michael Cohen has been a key witness against Mr Trump after pleading guilty to violating federal campaign finance law in connection with the payments (Reuters).

“It may have been the least impressive sex I’d ever had” Stormy Daniels on her alleged affair with Donald Trump.

Yet another investigation by federal officials isn’t targeting Mr Trump personally but could potentially imperil him in the future. »

Turkey ratifies Finland’s NATO membership

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Initially, Turkey gave its nod for them to become official invitees, but tabled a series of national security demands before ratifying their accession.

Turkey was the sole NATO member which was stalling the Nordic country’s accession following Hungary’s ratification earlier this week.

Following Turkey’s ratification, Finland’s NATO membership will be finalized by the US State Department and the Finnish authorities under the Washington Treaty. »

25 Employees Walk Out After Pennsylvania Restaurant Owner Names Drinks ‘The Negro’ And ‘The Caucasian’

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Dozens of employees walked out from a bar and restaurant establishment in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, after the owner created a menu that featured drinks named after racial terms.

Many employees who expressed their frustration on social media said Hoffman wanted them to serve drinks with names such as “The Caucasian” and “The Negro.”.

The post 25 Employees Walk Out After Pennsylvania Restaurant Owner Names Drinks ‘The Negro’ And ‘The Caucasian’ appeared first on Blavity. »

Xi Jinping Says He Is Preparing China for War

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If Xi says he is readying for war, it would be foolish not to take him at his word.

And riffing off a speech that Xi made to Chinse military leaders in October 2022, it made lightly veiled jabs at the United States:.

Xi is now intensifying a decadelong campaign to break key economic and technological dependencies on the U.S.-led democratic world. »

Missouri Reps Just Voted to Completely Defund the State’s Public Libraries

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Late Tuesday night, the Missouri House of Representatives voted for a state operating budget with a $0 line for public libraries.

While the budget still needs to work its way through the Senate and the governor’s office, state funding for public libraries is very much on the chopping block in Missouri.

Both library organizations are also run by volunteers – every state has an equivalent of these two organizations that serve public and school libraries. »