The Daily Populous

Saturday September 23rd, 2023 morning edition

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"This is also the last chance to defund these political prosecutions against me and other Patriots," he continued.

While many Republicans in the House share Trump's stance and have extended support to him throughout his legal battles, they're also continuing to back the framework deal.

Other representatives, however, have cast aside Trump's opinion as the GOP infighting in the House intensifies ahead of the Sept. 30 shutdown deadline.

We need to deal with our business in this house," moderate Rep. Dave Joyce, R-Ohio, said Thursday.

"I don't think it's healthy, obviously, for Republicans to say they'll go work literally with Democrats," Rep. Bob Good, R-Va., said.

"To try to prevent Republicans from pursuing Republican policies — yeah, I think that would be an unhealthy thing.".

On the other, Democrats could also lend their votes to McCarthy and save him from removal, a route that would come with a very high price. »

Putin’s war machine risks running out of fuel, so Russia is banning the export of gasoline and diesel

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“Temporary restrictions will help saturate the fuel market, which in turn will reduce prices for consumers,” the government added.

On Thursday, European wholesale diesel gained 5% to trade back above $1,000 a metric ton, according to Bloomberg News.

Together with Saudi Arabia, Russia has unilaterally cut oil production recently in a bid to underpin global prices for a barrel of crude. »

US mother sentenced to two years in prison for giving daughter abortion pills

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Jessica Burgess, a Nebraska mother accused of helping her teenage daughter use pills to end her pregnancy, was sentenced on Friday to two years in prison.

Burgess and her daughter, Celeste Burgess, stand accused of working together to end Celeste Burgess’s pregnancy in April 2022.

According to prosecutors, after the pair bought pills to end the pregnancy, Celeste Burgess gave birth to a stillborn fetus. »

Texas church launches program to help fund transgender kids’ healthcare

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Instead of demonizing LGBTQ+ people, the Galileo Church in Fort Worth has opted to support and welcome the community.

The congregation is particularly disturbed by the state legislature’s recently enacted law that bans healthcare providers from treating trans kids and has launched a program to help families get their children the healthcare they need.

As neighbors to one another, we seek ways to help each other’s families flourish,” the church says on the website for the new program, the North Texas TRANSportation Network. »

Judge rules 9/11 defendant unfit for trial after CIA torture made him psychotic

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A military judge at Guantánamo Bay has ruled a 9/11 defendant incompetent to stand trial after a military medical panel found that the man’s sustained abuse in CIA custody years earlier had rendered him lastingly psychotic.

A Guantánamo military commission spokesperson, Ronald Flesvig, confirmed on Friday the ruling by Judge Col Matthew McCall.

The ruling means Ramzi bin al-Shibh will not be tried together with his four 9/11 co-defendants, whose case will now proceed without him. »