The Daily Populous

Friday July 28th, 2023 evening edition

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A former Trump White House lawyer said the evidence against the former president over his handling of classified documents was now “overwhelming” and would “last an antiquity”, after new charges were filed in the case on Thursday.

“I think this original indictment was engineered to last a thousand years and now this superseding indictment will last an antiquity,” Ty Cobb told CNN.

“This is such a tight case, the evidence is so overwhelming.”.

In June, the special counsel Jack Smith indicted Trump on 37 counts regarding his handling of classified records after leaving the White House.

On Thursday, in a superseding indictment filed in a Florida court, four more charges were outlined.

A second Trump staffer, the Mar-a-Lago maintenance worker Carlos De Oliveira, was charged, alongside Walt Nauta, Trump’s valet.

Trump was accused of attempting to destroy evidence and inducing someone else to destroy evidence. »

California’s free prison calls are repairing estranged relationships and aiding rehabilitation

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Free prison phone calls are among a series of recent reforms to overhaul the state’s prison system.

California’s free prison phone calls are among a series of recent changes to overhaul Folsom State Prison, pictured, and the rest of the state’s corrections system.

The next legislative fight, activists say, is for video calls, text messages and calls from California’s patchwork of county jails to also become free. »

Manatee dies after ‘high-intensity sexual behavior' with brother at Florida aquarium

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According to the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Sarasota, Florida, the resident manatee, Hugh, died unexpectedly on April 29th after showing changes in his behavior until he suddenly became unresponsive in his habitat.

According to a statement following his passing, the aquarium said the manatee and his brother Buffett, were the world's only manatees to participate in voluntary, detailed behavioral research designed to aid manatee conservation.

According to the aquarium, this was the first time such heightened mating behavior was witnessed between the two manatees. »

Ron DeSantis' Popularity Plunges to Lowest in Poll's History

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DeSantis is currently running for the Republican presidential nomination, with polling indicating he is currently the second most popular choice with GOP voters after Donald Trump.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks to guests at the Family Leadership Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, on July 14, 2023.

Some 48,132 registered voters have participated in Civiqs' ongoing online survey into DeSantis' popularity between May 18, 2022, when it was launched, and July 26, 2023. »