The Daily Populous

Sunday July 21st, 2019 evening edition

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Think of how the Republican Party used to define itself: pro-family, tough on fiscal policy and strong on national security.

On family policy, Republicans tore children from immigrant parents at the border and are now trying to rip apart health insurance for 21 million Americans.

If the Republicans’ lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act wins, 133 million Americans will also lose protection for pre-existing conditions.

The Republicans sued to end the health insurance law because of a revulsion for Obama, and they are incoherent about the consequences.

To spite Obama, Republicans were willing to let Americans lose jobs, homes and savings, supposedly because of their concerns about deficits.

On national security, Republican firmness toward Russia disintegrated the moment it was needed, when Russia interfered in the 2016 elections.

In polls, Republicans are more than twice as likely to approve of Putin (25 percent) as of Nancy Pelosi (9 percent). »

Oakland becomes third U.S. city to ban police use of facial recognition

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Oakland, California has become the third U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition technology on its citizens.

An ordinance was passed by the city this week, banning the municipal use of facial recognition technology.

A day after the Oakland ban, British Members of Parliament (MP) called for a stop to the police and other authorities using facial recognition technology. »

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Finally Conquers King Of The World James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ To Become Highest-Grossing Film Of All Time

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“Thanks to you, Avengers: Endgame is the biggest film of all-time,” Feige told Hall H at the top of the Marvel panel.

As of this minute, the global B.O. for Endgame through yesterday stands at $2,789.2 billion.

Disney will get the chance to upset Endgame‘s global B.O. title when it releases Cameron’s Avatar 2 on December 17, 2021. »

Natalie Portman Confirmed as Female Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder Announced for 2021

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Thor 4 received its official title and release date at San Diego Comic-Con during the Marvel Studios panel in Hall H on Saturday, with Natalie Portman being confirmed as female Thor.

Thor: Love and Thunder will be released on November 5,2021.

IGN called Thor: Ragnarok tho, "most purely entertaining of the three Thor movies," and the film earned $854 million worldwide – the highest for any previous Thor film. »

Weeding, writing and arithmetic… why green fingers are good for our children

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Many universities and colleges have stopped offering horticultural science and botany courses as a result, she adds.

“The last five positions we filled at Wisbech, our flagship garden in Surrey, have all been given to people from overseas.

Teachers need to be imaginative and visit gardens and use gardening to demonstrate things already on the curriculum Sue Biggs, RHS chief. »