The Daily Populous

Saturday June 24th, 2023 night edition

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A newborn had been placed in the building’s Safe Haven Baby Box, a device that allows someone to safely and anonymously surrender a child — no questions asked.

“To be honest, I thought it was a false alarm,” said the firefighter, who wished to remain anonymous to protect his family’s privacy.

The firefighter and his wife had been trying for more than a decade to have a baby, and the wheels in his head started turning.

At the hospital, the firefighter, who is also a paramedic, wrote a note and left it with Zoey.

Zoey was placed in the station’s Safe Haven Baby Box on Jan. 2.

There are 148 Safe Haven Baby Boxes in the U.S., and 31 babies have been safely surrendered, according to the organization’s website.

Safe Haven Baby Boxes Founder Monica Kelsey spoke at a news conference in January, the day that Zoey was surrendered. »

Russia is a ‘cancer’ that could destroy the world, Lithuania’s first post-Soviet leader says

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The world needs to be cured of Russia, the first president of post-Soviet Lithuania said Friday.

“Russia has become a cancer of Europe and the world,” said Vytautas Landsbergis, who was speaking at a ceremony in the Lithuanian parliament, according to public broadcaster LRT.

He was president from 1990 to 1992, and later served as a member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2014. »

‘Squirtle Lane’: Las Vegas property company names streets after Pokémon characters

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A new housing development in Las Vegas is making headlines for its streets named after Pokémon characters.

Property company Harmony Homes decided on the Pokémon-themed street names, such as Squirtle Lane, Jigglypuff Place and Snorlax Lane, for the neighborhood of Henderson in Las Vegas.

Andrea Miller, project construction manager of the new housing development, told KLAS 8 News that they chose Pokémon names since they aren’t typically used. »

Infowars 'War Room' host Owen Shroyer pleads guilty to entering restricted area during Capitol riot

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Infowars host Owen Shroyer, who promoted baseless claims of 2020 election fraud on the far-right internet platform, pleaded guilty on Friday, June 23, 2023, to joining the mob of Donald Trump supporters who rioted at the U.S. Capitol.

Infowars host Owen Shroyer has pleaded guilty to joining the mob of Donald Trump supporters who rioted at the U.S. Capitol.

Shroyer, who didn’t enter the Capitol but led rioters in chants near the top of the building's steps, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of illegally entering a restricted area. »

US files first-ever charges against Chinese fentanyl manufacturers

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The indictments mark the first time the U.S. has sought to prosecute any of the Chinese companies responsible for manufacturing precursor chemicals used to make the painkiller.

In the Eastern District of New York, prosecutors announced the unsealing of two more indictments against three other Chinese companies and individuals accused of conspiring to manufacture and distribute fentanyl.

"Fentanyl poses a singular threat, not only because the smallest doses can be lethal, but because fentanyl does not occur in nature. »