The Daily Populous

Thursday September 26th, 2019 evening edition

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption The New South Wales abortion ruling is a milestone for the state, says premier Gladys Berejiklian.

Abortion has been decriminalised across Australia after the last remaining state where it was illegal, New South Wales (NSW), voted to reform its laws.

The bill, passed on Thursday, overturns a 119-year-old law which had been criticised by opponents as archaic.

The legislation had generated weeks of heated debate and deeply divided the state's conservative government.

Previously, abortions were possible in NSW only if a doctor deemed there was "serious risk" to a woman's health.

The legislation was passed 26-14 in the state's upper house after discussions about more than 100 possible amendments.

The law makes it legal for terminations to be conducted up to 22 weeks into a woman's pregnancy - or later if two doctors agree. »

This CEO raised the minimum salary of his employees to $70k and now he's doing it again

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(CNN) A maverick CEO who slashed his own salary four years ago to raise his employees' pay is doing it again.

Dan Price, the head of Seattle-based Gravity Payments, said Tuesday that all of the employees in the company's new Boise, Idaho, office will earn a minimum annual salary of $70,000 by 2024.

"This morning we cut the ribbon on the new @GravityPymts Boise office AND announced that all of our employees here will start earning our $70k min salary," Price announced on Twitter. »

'Star Wars' Shocker: Marvel's Kevin Feige Developing New Movie for Disney (Exclusive)

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One knowledgeable source says Feige has told a major actor that there’s a specific role he would like that person to play if and when he makes the movie.

(On Wednesday, Disney unveiled a new leadership structure for the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort parks in Anaheim and Orlando.).

And with Disney ramping up its streaming service Disney+, Lucasfilm will be an important piece of the puzzle. »

How to Move Past Conflicts with Your Partner

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First, the researchers explored the range of behaviors people engage in after a fight with their partner.

The research team analyzed these responses and found they could be grouped into 18 basic types of post-conflict behavior.

Sometimes we need to let go of the small stuff, and often we have to compromise with our partner. »

Coal industry continues sharp decline despite Trump's promised revival

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– This city, with its massive coal-fired power plant and rich coal mine next to it, is definitely Trump Country.

But since he took office, U.S. coal consumption has hit a 41-year low and coal plant closures have actually accelerated.

Cheap natural gas from fracking is making coal less competitive, along with falling prices for wind and solar power. »