The Daily Populous

Wednesday April 5th, 2023 morning edition

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President Volodymyr Zelensky congratulated Finland on joining NATO on April 4, adding that the alliance has become "the only effective security guarantee in the region" amid Russia's all-out war against Ukraine.

"We expect that the NATO Summit in Vilnius will bring Ukraine closer to our Euro-Atlantic goal," Zelensky said, referring to the next alliance's meeting scheduled to take place in the Lithuanian capital on July 11-12.

Finland has officially become the 31st member of the North Atlantic Alliance during the April 4 formal ceremony at NATO headquarters in Brussels, doubling the alliance's land border with Russia.

Finland submitted its application in May 2022 to join NATO after years of military neutrality.

A new era begins," the Finnish presidency said following the accession, as cited by CNN.

Ukraine applied for a fast-track NATO accession on Sept. 30 after Russia claimed the annexation of four Ukrainian regions.

However, until Moscow's war against Ukraine ends, the country's prospects of NATO membership seem to remain low. »

Donald Trump Jr posts photo of hush money judge’s daughter as his father was warned to stop threats

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Donald Trump Jr shared on social media a picture of the daughter of Judge Juan Merchan as he claimed that his father was being subjected to a “hand-picked Democrat show trial.”.

TRUMP: "I have a Trump hating judge with a Trump hating wife & family, whose daughter worked for Kamala Harris — and now receives money from the Biden-Harris campaign.

His words came despite the fact that Judge Merchan warned him to stop making threatening posts on social media that could inflame tensions or incite violence. »

‘We lay like corpses. Then the raping began’: 52 years on, Bangladesh’s rape camp survivors speak out

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I watched from the corner of my eye as the marigold fields surrounding our home disappeared from sight,” says Jahan.

“The only time we saw daylight was when the door creaked open and the soldiers marched in.

Official estimates put the number of Bengali women raped at between 200,000 and 400,000, though even those numbers are considered conservative by some. »

“Corporations Are Not People”: Jayapal Files Bill to Reverse “Citizens United”

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“Corporations are not people and money is not speech,” Jayapal said in a statement.

“In every election cycle since the disastrous Citizens United decision, we have seen more and more special interest dark money poured into campaigns across the country.

Jayapal’s bill is similar in aim to the Democracy for All Act, a bill introduced in January, also sponsored by Jayapal, with the same goal of ending Citizens United. »

Security guard gets dragged by truck while trying to apprehend thief of three-foot foam carrot

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A mall security guard got dragged by a fleeing truck as he tried to apprehend the alleged thief of a giant foam carrot.

Police say that when the security guard tried to open the door of the truck he was dragged for around a quarter of a mile at speeds of up to 35mph.

Neither man was taken into custody but state police say that charges will be filed against them, reported The Butler Eagle. »