The Daily Populous

Wednesday September 19th, 2018 morning edition

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The Eighth Amendment which effectively banned abortion in the Republic of Ireland has been formally repealed.

Irish President Michael D Higgins signed the abortion referendum bill into law on Tuesday.

In May, the country voted overwhelmingly to overturn the abortion ban by 66.4% to 33.6%.

The Eighth Amendment had granted an equal right to life to the mother and the unborn child.

One group said it was already making plans to protest outside abortion clinics when they eventually open in Ireland.

The result in the Republic has shone a light on Northern Ireland's similarly strict abortion laws.

From October, Northern Ireland will be the only part of the British Isles with an almost blanket ban on terminations. »

Judge: FCC can’t hide records that may explain net neutrality comment fraud

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Further Reading “Fake” net neutrality comments at heart of lawsuit filed against FCC.

Cooper also ordered the FCC to work with Prechtel on potentially releasing the .CSV files themselves—if the FCC can locate those files.

But during the net neutrality proceeding, the FCC warned bulk comment submitters that their email addresses and other information would be made public, "mitigating any expectation of privacy," Cooper wrote. »

G.I.s’ Drug Use in Vietnam Soared—With Their Commanders’ Help

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Armed servicemen of the Vietnam War used drugs more heavily than any previous generation of enlisted U.S. troops.

But drug usage wasn’t just limited by what enlistees could illicitly buy on the black market.

The unintended consequence: many G.I.s shifted their drug use to heroin, which was odorless and thus harder to detect. »