The Daily Populous

Tuesday August 1st, 2023 day edition

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Willis told 11Alive she has also reached out to the county sheriff to protect the courthouse.

“I’m not willing to put any of the employees or the constituents that come to the courthouse in harm’s way,” she said.

Her requests for increased security are understandable.

New York City police stepped up their presence around the Manhattan district court where Trump was arraigned in April.

If Willis indicts Trump, it would likely be his fourth indictment this year.

Trump has been charged with 34 counts of business fraud in New York relating to hush-money payments made during the 2016 election and indicted for mishandling classified documents.

Special counsel Jack Smith, who issued the documents indictment, is expected to indict Trump for his role in trying to overturn the 2020 election any day now. »

Lawsuit seeks to block first publicly-funded religious school in US

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July 31 (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit on Monday on behalf of Oklahoma residents asking a state judge to block the creation of the nation's first religious public charter school.

"Allowing St. Isidore to operate as planned would transform Oklahoma's public schools into tools of discrimination and religious indoctrination," the ACLU said in a written statement.

Listed as plaintiffs in the lawsuit challenging St. Isidore are nine Oklahoma residents and the Oklahoma Parent Legislative Action Committee. »

The first US nuclear reactor built from scratch in decades enters commercial operation in Georgia

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A number of other utilities in Georgia, Florida and Alabama are receiving the electricity, in addition to the 2.7 million customers of Southern Co. subsidiary Georgia Power.

A fourth reactor is also nearing completion at the site, where two earlier reactors have been generating electricity for decades.

Georgia Power CEO Kim Greene said the company hasn’t decided how much it will ask customers to pay. »