The Daily Populous

Thursday September 14th, 2023 day edition

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A federal jury has awarded $100,000 to a Kentucky couple who sued former county clerk Kim Davis over her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

A jury in Ashland, Kentucky, awarded David Ermold and David Moore each $50,000 after deliberating on Wednesday, according to lawyers for Davis.

A second couple who sued, James Yates and Will Smith, were awarded no damages on Wednesday by U.S. District Judge David Bunning.

She was parodied on Saturday Night Live and embraced by conservative politicians who traveled to Kentucky to support her.

Davis was released only after her staff issued the licenses on her behalf but removed her name from the form.

Ermold unsuccessfully ran for clerk of Rowan County in 2018, when Davis was defeated by another Democrat.

Before running, Ermold and Moore returned to Davis’ office to file to run for clerk, and Davis, who handled election filings, helped Ermold during a brief but cordial meeting. »

US approves $5 bn sale of F-35 jets to South Korea — Daily Tribune

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The United States on Wednesday approved a $5 billion sale to South Korea of F-35s, top-of-the-line fighter-jets with stealth capacity, as tensions soar with North Korea.

“The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region,” it said.

The United States only approves sale of the jets to its closest partners, with Turkey booted from the F-35 program after a major purchase from Russia of a missile defense system. »

Kevin McCarthy Caught in Lie of His Own Making on Biden Impeachment

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On Tuesday afternoon, the Financial Times reported that his departure was the result of his failure to disclose the “extent” of his “past personal relationships with colleagues,” per BP.

He made $12 million last year, which is more than double what he took home in 2021.

In 2018, two years before Looney took office, fossil fuel pollution was found to be responsible for one in five deaths worldwide. »

NFL great Warrick Dunn helps welcome another single mother into new home

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(WAFB/Gray News) – Former NFL running back Warrick Dunn surprised a single mother in Baton Rouge and her daughter with their first house this week.

It was a team effort between Warrick Dunn Charities, Habitat for Humanity and Catholic High School to build, furnish and decorate the brand-new home.

Catholic High School, where Dunn graduated from, reportedly raised $84,500 towards the cost of building the home. »

Xi Jinping Is Done With the Established World Order

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His absence sends a stark signal: China is done with the established world order.

His predecessors integrated China into the U.S.-led global order by joining its foundational institutions, such as the World Bank and the World Trade Organization.

But over the course of his rule, Xi has grown hostile to the existing order and intent on altering it. »