The Daily Populous

Sunday August 6th, 2023 evening edition

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Former Vice President Mike Pence has confirmed that he took notes on his conversations with former President Trump leading up to the Jan. 6 riot, as Trump repeatedly pressured him to reject the results of the 2020 election during the certification in Congress.

“I generally didn’t make a practice of taking notes in meetings over the four-year period of time, but given the momentous events that were unfolding, I did take a few notes to remind myself of what had been said,” he added.

The four-count indictment brought against Trump on Tuesday over his efforts to remain in power after the 2020 election referenced Pence’s contemporaneous, and previously unreported, notes from the time.

The former vice president’s notes from a Jan. 4, 2021, meeting detailed various election fraud claims that Trump made, as he pushed Pence to send back or reject electoral votes during the Jan. 6 certification.

“I was very consistent with the president about that, and my recollections all reflect that,” he continued.

“But you know, the end of the day, the president continued to hold to that view.

But I knew what my duty was, and as I said, by God’s grace, we did our duty on that fateful day. »

Kim Jong Un tells North Korea arms factories to boost capacity

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[1/3] North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives field guidance at a major weapon factory in this image released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency on August 6, 2023.

Summary Kim cites precision processing, automation at arms factories.

Kim wants to improve arms for export to Russia -analyst. »

A flightless parrot is returning to mainland New Zealand after a 40-year absence

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Kākāpō are large flightless parrots that used to be widespread across New Zealand, before being hunted to near extinction.

The birds last lived on mainland New Zealand in the 1980s.

Returning this critically endangered nocturnal ground-dwelling parrot back to the mainland is significant for the whole country and a shared success story for all partners involved, according to the team. »