The Daily Populous

Wednesday April 12nd, 2023 night edition

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A truck that was responsible for carrying 40,000 pounds of contaminated soil from East Palestine, Ohio — where a train carrying hazardous materials crashed in February — overturned on Monday.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said that roughly half of the soil that was on the truck ended up spilling along the highway.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the vehicle's 74-year-old driver, Phillip Falck, had gone off the right side of the road, hit a ditch and utility pole and overturned.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found the truck "on its side, off of the right side of the roadway.".

The soil onboard the truck was from the site in East Palestine where a Norfolk Southern train went off the tracks on Feb. 3 as it was carrying numerous hazardous substances.

"The grand opening of the East Liverpool City Hospital East Palestine Clinic represents our continued commitment to this community," Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said in a release.

"We realize that the people of East Palestine need long-term support, and they deserve another primary care option close to home. »

Massive Chinese build-up near Doklam rings alarm bells in Indian military

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Serious concerns are being expressed by the Indian military over massive construction by China in the Amo Chu river valley in Bhutan.

Doklam is an isolated plateau, which was hardly patrolled by Chinese or Bhutanese forces before 2017, when the Indian military came into the scene.

Indian military planners believe any activity in China-controlled Bhutanese territory to the west of Doklam would threaten India’s security interests. »

Gen Z is blowing past other generations saving for retirement

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Gen Z is facing its fair share of financial issues, but it’s also putting past generations to shame when it comes to getting a jump on retirement savings.

Vanguard analyzed the contribution rates of 219 401(k) programs offered by the same employers since 2006, comparing workers to previous generations at the same age.

Younger generations usually have a lower participation rate than older generations; they don’t necessarily have the same knowledge about their retirement savings options, and they typically have less money to save. »

Portal writer says he’s joking about making Portal 3, doesn’t want to cause strife at Valve

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The co-writer of the Portal games has said he’s mainly joking when he says he wants to make Portal 3, because he doesn’t want to cause strife at Valve.

“But the real reason is that in a flat structure like Valve, there is an opportunity cost to doing anything.

And whatever is going on at Valve right now requires the dedication and participation of the people working on it, and it’s voluntary. »

Anti-‘Groomer’ Republican Accused of ‘Inappropriate Relationship’ With Intern

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Texas state Rep. Bryan Slaton has reportedly had a complaint filed against him with the Texas state legislature that claims he had an “inappropriate relationship” with an intern.

Just days ago, after the incident with the intern allegedly occurred, Slaton posted a Bible passage warning against those who would lead children astray:.

Texas Republican House Speaker Dade Phelan said that his office would look into the accusations. »