The Daily Populous

Tuesday June 13rd, 2023 night edition

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Last November, Dhillon was able to mount a serious challenge to Ronna McDaniel for chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC).

Since becoming an RNC committeewoman for California in 2016, she made hundreds of appearances in conservative media, predominantly Fox News.

The Guardian has found that at least $1.32m has been transferred from the CAL to her law firm, Dhillon Law Group, in a move one charity expert described as “problematic”.

Additionally, state and federal filings show Dhillon takes a $120,000 salary from CAL for a two-hour work week.

Meanwhile, the non-profit has entered into a close relationship with a well-heeled rightwing foundation whose financial generosity has been matched by a seat on the non-profit’s board.

Together, then, Dhillon and her law firm were taking just over 37% of CAL’s program expenses that year.

Trammell also wrote: “We select law firms based on their expertise, geographical location, and interest in representing our clients at nonprofit legal rates.”. »

US decides to rejoin UNESCO and pay back dues, to counter Chinese influence

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Related coverage – US aims to rejoin UN scientific and educational organization to push back on China.

The U.S. and Israel stopped financing UNESCO after it voted to include Palestine as a member state in 2011.

While Palestinian membership in UNESCO was the trigger for the U.S. fallout with the agency, its return is more about China’s growing influence. »

World's smallest Pride march held on tiny housing estate

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Miss Ruby V told PinkNews: “I was so proud and honoured to be asked to lead the parade at Batt Close Pride.

“I love Pride and I especially love a Pride event that includes everyone, including allies and families.

“On Batt Close, Pride truly begins at home, and we have bonded over our shared values of community, equality and inclusivity,” he continued. »

‘This is war’: Police monitoring online far-right threats and pro-Trump protests with federal indictment

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Law enforcement agencies and extremism researchers are closely monitoring online threats and escalating rhetoric surrounding Donald Trump’s arraignment as the former president formally faces federal criminal charges in a sweeping indictment connected to his possession of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago property.

“I used to laugh when my mom said that she was afraid if she registered Republican she may be arrested one day.

Department of Homeland Security police place tape off an area in front of the Wilkie D Ferguson Jr federal courthouse in Miami on 12 June (Getty Images). »

Zelenskyy signs law recognising 8 May as Day of Remembrance and Victory over Nazism

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President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has signed the law "On the Day of Remembrance and Victory over Nazism in World War II in 1939-1945", which will be celebrated in Ukraine on 8 May.

It is a duty for the citizens of Ukraine to remember the huge losses it took to secure the victory over Nazism.

In March 2015, then President Petro Poroshenko issued a decree designating 8 May as the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation in Ukraine, but 9 May remained the Day of Victory over Nazism in World War II. »