The Daily Populous

Friday September 1st, 2023 night edition

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ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp said he will not call a special session to investigate, nor impeach Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.

Some Republican legislators continue to demand a special session to investigate Willis’ prosecution of former President Donald Trump and others on election interference charges.

But Kemp said Thursday that he doesn’t have the legal authority to call one and said he hasn’t seen that Willis has done anything illegal.

Far-right Republicans led by Trenton state Sen. Colton Moore have repeated calls to punish Willis for her prosecution of Trump and 18 others.

“Targeting one specific DA in this manner certainly flouts the idea of separation of powers if not outright violates it,” Burns said.

Kemp refused to call a special session in 2020 despite intense pressure from Trump.

Kemp did criticize Willis’ prosecution, believing it’s political in nature and sows seeds of distrust, but added, he’s seen no evidence she’s done anything illegal. »

Zelenskyy says Ukraine has developed a long-range weapon, a day after a strike deep inside Russia

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Thursday his country has developed a weapon that hit a target 700 kilometres (400 miles) away, in an apparent reference to the previous day's strike on an airport in western Russia.

Zelenskyy said on his Telegram channel the weapon was produced by Ukraine's Ministry of Strategic Industries but gave no other details.

The Associated Press was unable to determine whether the drones were launched from Ukraine or inside Russia. »

Man stopped by US police for driving with huge bull in passenger seat

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Police in Nebraska were left shocked after they pulled over a man for driving on a motorway with a huge Watusi bull in the passenger seat.

The passenger side door had been replaced with a metal barred guardrail that’s usually found in a cattle enclosure, photos show.

The bull is a modern American breed of domestic cattle that is characterised by its very large horns. »

A 100-year-old oak tree falls on the Florida governor's mansion, Casey DeSantis says

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A 100-year-old oak tree fell on the governor's mansion in Tallahassee, Florida, as Hurricane Idalia made landfall in the area, said Casey DeSantis, the wife of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

100 year old oak tree falls on the Governor’s Mansion in Tallahassee — Mason, Madison, Mamie and I were home at the time, but thankfully no one was injured.

Our prayers are with everyone impacted by the storm. — Casey DeSantis (@CaseyDeSantis) August 30, 2023. »