The Daily Populous

Sunday April 14th, 2019 evening edition

image for Ocasio-Cortez Backs Boycott of 'Racist' New York Post

Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez backed an effort by Yemeni American shop owners in New York City to boycott the New York Post.

Two years ago, Bodega owners across NYC (& cheered by neighbors)shut their shops citywide to protest Trump’s #MuslimBan.

Today, that same community is banding together to reject sales of the NY Post at bodegas citywide.

The New York representative retweeted another post declaring “a boycott of the racist NY Post!”

The apparent boycott is in response to a recent cover from the newspaper echoing a political attack on Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar.

“Here’s your something,” the New York Post blared, beneath a photograph of the flaming Twin Towers.

Rupert Murdoch inciting more fear and hatred of @IlhanMN and Muslims in the New York Post this morning. »

South Korea legalize abortion after 66-year ban

Authored by

CNN- South Korea's 66-year abortion ban must be lifted by end of 2020 the country's Constitutional Court ruled Thursday, in a major win for pro-choice advocates.

According to the Health Ministry, 50,000 women had an abortion in South Korea last year.

In 1953, South Korea criminalized abortion in most circumstances, with exceptions granted to cases involving rape, incest and genetic disability. »

US drops appeal dismissing female genital mutilation charges; no charges for Detroit-area doctor

Authored by

DETROIT — The U.S. Justice Department won't appeal a decision by a Detroit federal judge who threw out female genital mutilation charges against members of a Muslim sect.

Dr. Jumana Nagarwala was accused of performing genital mutilation on nine girls at a suburban Detroit clinic.

Judge: Law that outlawed female genital mutilation unconstitutional, charges dropped against doctor. »

CRISPR-Cas3 innovation holds promise for disease cures, advancing science

Authored by

The new system, called CRISPR-Cas3, can efficiently erase long stretches of DNA from a targeted site in the human genome, a capability not easily attainable in more traditional CRISPR-Cas9 systems.

“Our tools can be made to target these viruses very specifically and then erase them very efficiently.

CRISPR-Cas3 could be used to efficiently screen for non-coding genetic elements and erase long sequences of DNA. »

Measles outbreak kills more than 1,200 in Madagascar

Authored by
image for

Madagascar faces its largest measles outbreak in history, with cases soaring well beyond 115,000, but resistance to vaccinating children is not the driving force behind the rise.

Only 58% of people on Madagascar’s main island have been vaccinated against measles, a major factor in the outbreak’s spread.

With measles one of the most infectious diseases, immunization rates need to be 90% to 95% or higher to prevent outbreaks. »