The Daily Populous

Tuesday August 22nd, 2023 morning edition

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A Fulton County judge has set former President Donald Trump's bond at $200,000 in District Attorney Fani Willis' election interference case.

Trump and the other 18 defendants in the case have been given until Friday at noon to appear at the Fulton County Jail for processing.

The former president said Monday evening on his social media platform that he intends to surrender in Georgia on Thursday.

In addition to Trump, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee set bond Monday for attorneys John Eastman and Kenneth Chesebro at $100,000, for Ray Smith III at $50,000, and for Scott Hall at $10,000.

Trump's bond agreement says that includes "no direct or indirect threat" against codefendants or witnesses.

The bond can be paid through cash, a commercial surety, or a court program that requires a payment of 10% of the bond amount.

He is among those accused of conspiring to commit election fraud in Coffee County, according to the indictment. »

Nearly Two Thirds of L.A.'s $1.3 Billion in COVID Relief Funds Went to Cops and Firefighters, Zero Went to Building Housing ~ L.A. TACO

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Under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the city of Los Angeles received more than $1.2 billion dollars in COVID relief funds.

But two years later, the city hasn’t allocated a single cent from the $1.2 billion award towards building temporary shelters or permanent housing for the homeless.

In total, roughly one billion dollars has been spent or designated to cover the costs of "critical government services.". »

MacKenzie Scott gave 17 nonprofits $97 million in the first half of 2023

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So far this year, 17 nonprofits have announced they’ve received unrestricted donations from Scott through her Yield Giving fund, according to a Chronicle of Philanthropy tally.

The gifts total $97 million and range from $1 million to $15 million.

The affordable housing group landed a $10 million gift from Scott last month, its largest donation to date. »

Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (August 21, 2023)

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Event: The Lithuanian government on August 18 closed two border crossings with Belarus at Tverecius / Vidzy and Sumskas / Losha.

The Polish, Lithuanian, and Latvian governments have stated that further closures of border crossings with Belarus are possible.

Read the travel advisory and country information page for additional information on travel to Belarus. »