The Daily Populous

Wednesday July 22nd, 2020 evening edition

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"We had months to get this done, and the House passed its bill back in May.

"No," McConnell said after letting out what Politico reporter Jake Sherman, who posed the question, described as a "big laugh.".

According to Census Bureau data, more than 13 million Americans who live in rental housing were behind on rent payments as of July 7.

"Thirty million workers won't be able to pay rent on August 1st and McConnell is laughing," said Wyden spokesperson Ashley Schapitl.

Bobby Kogan, a mathematician for the Senate Budget Committee, tweeted that "there is no excuse" for allowing the enhanced benefits expire.

"Republicans do appear to be gravitating toward a proposal on what to do about the expiring unemployment benefits," the Post reported.

Allowing the benefits to expire, warned Tedeschi, "would be devastating to individual families, as well as to regional economies in aggregate. »

German state bans burqas, niqabs in schools

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The government of the western German state of Baden-Württemberg agreed on Tuesday to ban full-face coverings, often known as burqa or niqab, in schools.

State Premier and prominent Green politician Winfried Kretschmann conceded that cases of full-face veiling in schools were rare, but said that nonetheless, a legal ruling was necessary for the rare cases.

A 2019 YouGov poll released found that 54% of respondents in Germany would support a ban on burqas. »

World is legally obliged to pressure China on Uighurs, leading lawyers say

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“All states, including China, have unequivocally accepted that slavery and racial discrimination, torture and genocide are prohibited,” it said.

The BHRC briefing paper, written by some of Britain’s leading human rights barristers, underlines a growing push for concrete action against China’s crackdown in Xinjiang.

China is a party to several international human rights and criminal law treaties prevention discrimination, genocide, torture and slavery. »

Rape suspect accused of assaulting four Penn State students is arrested

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A Pennsylvania man accused of raping four Penn State University students over seven years and who was identified through genetic genealogy was arrested Tuesday, authorities said.

Jeffrey Fields, 36, faces multiple counts of felony rape, sexual assault and other crimes, the State College Police Department said in a statement.

The so-called Golden State Killer, Joseph DeAngelo, 74, was accused of committing 13 murders and dozens of rapes in the state between 1975 and 1986. »