The Daily Populous

Thursday August 10th, 2023 night edition

image for Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 90, falls at home and goes to hospital, but scans are clear, her office says

All of her scans were clear, and she returned home later Tuesday, said her spokesman Adam Russell, who provided no further details.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York said in a statement he spoke with Feinstein on Wednesday morning.

“She said she suffered no injuries and briefly went to the hospital as a precaution,” Schumer said.

Since her return to work in May, she has traveled the Capitol halls in a wheelchair and has often appeared confused and disoriented.

Feinstein has defended her ability to perform her job, though her office said in May that she was still experiencing vision and balance impairments from the shingles virus.

Feinstein, who took office in 1992, announced earlier this year that she would not seek reelection in 2024.

Even after she returned, concerns continued that she would not be able to make it for every crucial vote. »

Special counsel obtained search warrant for Donald Trump’s Twitter account

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“Based on ex parte affidavits, the district court found probable cause to search the Twitter account for evidence of criminal offenses.

The opinion describes the Justice Department’s “difficulties” in initially making contact with Twitter — which had only recently been taken over by Musk — to serve the search warrant.

On Jan. 25, when prosecutors prodded Twitter again, the company’s counsel claimed she “had not heard anything about the warrant.”. »

India succeeds in reducing emissions rate by 33% over 14 years - sources

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Many countries are preparing their TNC reports to update the UNFCCC on their efforts to mitigate emissions.

India's average rate of reduction in emissions increased to 3% annually in the period 2016-2019, from just about 1.5% in the period 2014-2016.

The progress made on reducing emissions intensity should help India avert pressure by developed nations to stop using coal, the second official said. »

Inflection Point: How to Reverse the Erosion of U.S. and Allied Military Power and Influence

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The tasks that the nation expects its military forces and other elements of national power to do internationally exceed the means that are available to accomplish those tasks.

This report offers ideas on how to address shortcomings in defense preparations.

Permission is required from RAND to reproduce, or reuse in another form, any of its research documents for commercial purposes. »

There Does Seem To Be A ‘Two-Tiered’ Justice System, And Donald Trump Is The Poster Child

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WASHINGTON ― Republicans complaining about a “two-tiered” justice system might find the evidence they’re looking for in prosecutors’ treatment of their own de facto leader: Donald Trump.

Last week, Trump even posted the statement: “IF YOU GO AFTER ME, I’M COMING AFTER YOU!”

Prosecutors pointed out Friday’s social media post in a court filing just hours after Trump had shared it. »