The Daily Populous

Tuesday April 2nd, 2019 morning edition

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FILE PHOTO: The building of the U.S. Supreme Court is pictured in Washington, U.S., March 18, 2019.

Monday’s ruling was in line with a 2015 decision in which the court rejected a challenge to Oklahoma’s method of execution by lethal injection.

In that case, the court held that inmates challenging a method of execution must come up with an alternative option that was less painful.

Bucklew failed to show that lethal gas could be “readily implemented” as required under Supreme Court precedent, the court ruled.

“Yet since then, he has managed to secure delay through lawsuit after lawsuit,” Gorsuch wrote, echoing a view often expressed by death penalty advocates.

When death row inmates seek last-minute stays of execution, courts should individual cases on their merits, Sotomayor said.

Other recent cases also illustrated the court’s differences over the death penalty. »

US will run out of avocados in three weeks if Trump closes Mexico border

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US will run out of avocados in three weeks if Trump closes Mexico border.

US consumers would run out of avocados in three weeks if Donald Trump makes good on his threat to close down the US–Mexico border.

Trump said on Friday that there was a “very good likelihood” he would close the border this week if Mexico did not stop immigrants from reaching the United States. »

Opinion | A God Problem

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René Descartes, for example, believed that God could do absolutely anything, even the logically impossible, such as draw a round square.

But even if we accept, for the sake of argument, Aquinas’ explanation, there are other problems to contend with.

But if God knows everything, then God must know at least as much as human beings do. »

Republicans: Relax, Trump Only Endangered National Security 4–5 Times, Tops

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Trying to get her to change her denial recommendation for a “high-profile official at the National Security Council,” with whom she said Kline spoke on the phone with daily;.

Perhaps most disturbing was the retaliation Newbold said she experienced for raising concerns about risks to national security, according to the committee’s summary of her interview:.

Republicans, meanwhile, say Democrats are “misusing” Newbold’s testimony to “embarrass senior White House officials” and “manufacture a misleading narrative that the Trump White House is reckless with our national security.” »

Dubstep artist Skrillex could protect against mosquito bites

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According to a recent scientific study, the way to avoid mosquito bites is to listen to electronic music - specifically dubstep, specifically by US artist Skrillex.

And the results, which were published in the journal Acta Tropica, were good news for us and for Skrillex.

The scientists also found that mosquitoes exposed to the song had sex "far less often" than mosquitoes without music. »