The Daily Populous

Friday August 25th, 2023 day edition

image for Trump’s mug shot made public by Fulton County Jail after arrest

Former President Donald Trump was booked at the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta on Thursday on felony charges related to his efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

It is Trump's fourth indictment this year, but it's the first time he has had his mug shot taken.

Fulton County authorities are taking mug shots of all 19 people charged in the case, including Trump's lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell and his former chief of staff Mark Meadows.

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office released Trump's mug shot not long after he left the jail on a $200,000 bond.

District Attorney Fani Willis, a Democrat, oversaw the charges against Trump and his co-defendants.

In a filing Thursday, she requested that the trial begin Oct. 23.

A judge will ultimately decide when Trump's Georgia trial will begin, as he faces other charges in New York, Florida and Washington, D.C. »

Pacific coral reef shows historic increase in climate resistance

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A Newcastle University-led study focused on the Pacific Island nation of Palau and has shown that historic increases in the thermal tolerance of coral reefs are possible.

This study uses data from a remote Pacific coral reef system and estimates the rate of increase in tolerance since the late 1980s.

More information: Liam Lachs et al, Emergent increase in coral thermal tolerance reduces mass bleaching under climate change, Nature Communications (2023). »

Trump Arrested in Georgia

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While in custody, Trump had his mug shot and fingerprints taken amid processing into the Georgia state inmate system.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump rides in a motorcade as he travels to the Fulton County jail on August 24, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.

While Trump claims the case against him in Georgia is a scheme to interfere with his 2024 presidential run, he stands accused of being the ringleader of a criminal conspiracy to subvert the 2020 election results in Georgia. »

R. Kelly’s Music Royalties at UMG Must Go to Sex Abuse Victims, Judge Says

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More than $500,000 in R. Kelly’s royalties held by Universal Music Group must be handed over to Brooklyn federal prosecutors to help pay his victims, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Prosecutors had moved to seize royalties held both by UMG and by Sony Music Entertainment, Kelly’s former label.

In September 2022, he was convicted in Chicago on separate of federal charges of child pornography and enticement of minors for sex. »

BRICS invites six countries including Saudi Arabia, Iran to be new members

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A person walks past the Sandton Convention Centre, which will host the upcoming BRICS Summit, in Johannesburg, South Africa August 19, 2023.

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 24 (Reuters) - The BRICS group of nations has decided to invite six countries - Argentina, Egypt, Iran, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates - to become new members of the bloc, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday.

While all BRICS members have publicly expressed support for growing the bloc, there were divisions among the leaders over how much and how quickly. »