The Daily Populous

Friday August 25th, 2023 morning edition

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

In total, Willis secured a 41-count indictment from a grand jury last Monday that takes aim at Trump and 18 other co-conspirators.

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.

Trump lost Georgia to Biden by just under 12,000 votes, a surprising result given how the Peach State hadn’t gone for a Democratic presidential candidate since Bill Clinton in 1992.

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.

A U.S. Secret Service agent stands outside the Fulton County jail as former President Donald Trump arrives to surrender on August 24, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Georgia is one of four venues where Trump faces criminal trouble and upcoming trials. »

Emporer penguins: Huge colonies lost all chicks as sea ice melts

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As rapidly warming global temperatures help push Antarctica’s sea ice to unprecedented lows, it’s threatening the very existence of one of the continent’s most iconic species: emperor penguins.

The researchers monitored five emperor penguin colonies in the Bellinghausen Sea, ranging in size from roughly 630 pairs to 3,500.

Emperor penguins rely on stable sea ice attached to land for nesting and raising their chicks. »

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. »

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). »

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker is launching a hotline to help high-risk patients get abortions at hospitals

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Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker is launching a program to help coordinate abortions at hospitals for high-risk patients.

Launching in a few weeks, the program is designed to get patients who show up at clinics but need a higher level of care to hospitals faster.

Currently the Chicago Abortion Fund and providers at hospitals text and email each other until they find an opening. »