The Daily Populous

Thursday August 10th, 2023 evening edition

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is weighing whether to attend his first in-person meeting with Western leaders since his forces invaded Ukraine in 2022, a Kremlin source tells NBC News.

The Russian president, facing an election in nine months, would like to relaunch himself on the world stage after a period of relative isolation brought on by the war in Ukraine.

Like Chinese President Xi Jinping, he would also be keen to woo countries that aren’t solidly in the Western camp at an event closely watched in capitals around the world.

Alexey Maslov, a professor and the director of the Institute of Asian and African Studies at Moscow State University, said the G20 event could be “aggressive toward him politically.”.

“The media at the G20 will be particularly dedicated to critics of Russia and the main question is whether President Putin will be able to present the Russian point of view,” Maslov said.

“If he can receive no guarantees, he will only appear online or will cancel his participation altogether.”.

In 2014, after Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Putin was publicly shunned and sidelined during the G20 meeting in Australia. »

In a First, Wind and Solar Generated More Power Than Coal in U.S.

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Wind and solar sources generated a combined 252 terawatt-hours through the first five months of 2023, compared with coal output of 249 TWh, EIA data shows.

“Our official estimates from the Electric Power Monthly show that combined electricity generation from wind and solar exceeded generation from coal in January, February and March,” he said.

Power companies added 22.5 GW of wind and solar capacity in the 12 months ending in May, EIA reported last week. »

Pastor alarmed after Trump-loving congregants deride Jesus' teachings as 'weak'

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He also referenced a 2021 report from the GOP-led Senate Oversight Committee that found no evidence of widespread voter fraud.

“I think it’s refreshing to see leaders in Michigan take so much responsibility and that is not just Democrats,” Becker said.

“That is, of course, leaders in the Michigan Legislature and they are referenced in the federal indictment. »

Clarence Thomas’ 38 Vacations: The Other Billionaires Who Have Treated the Supreme Court Justice to Luxury Travel

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During his three decades on the Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas has enjoyed steady access to a lifestyle most Americans can only imagine.

Each of these men — Novelly, Huizenga, Sokol and Crow — appears to have first met Thomas after he ascended to the Supreme Court.

Taxpayers, he added, have the right to expect that Supreme Court justices are not living on the dime of others. »

Trump is a serious threat to the union of American states

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Trump is focused on his own glory, on his own interests — not the nation’s.

In states and cities, and within families, there is extreme divisiveness; people are either for or against Trump.

It’s also becoming increasingly difficult not to conclude that Trump is a serious threat to the preservation of the union of American states. »