The Daily Populous

Friday August 14th, 2020 evening edition

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"During the worst economic crisis since the 1930s, Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans think they can take a long vacation while millions of Americans face hunger and eviction.

McConnell just adjourned the Senate for a month.

Every time I think Republicans can't run this country any further into the ground, they prove me wrong.".

In her weekly press conference Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said White House negotiators refused to budge from their insufficient relief offers.

"This is pathetic and devastating," consumer advocacy group Public Citizen tweeted after McConnell adjourned the upper chamber until after Labor Day.

It’s shameful that McConnell is focused on stacking the courts instead of saving USPS, funding elections, and extending census deadlines.

"Every time I think Republicans can't run this country any further into the ground," Wyden wrote, "they prove me wrong. »

US health insurers doubled profits in second quarter amid pandemic

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The enormous medical response in America to the coronavirus pandemic has not put a drain on US health insurers, which doubled profits in the second quarter of 2020 compared with the same time last year.

The country’s largest health insurer, UnitedHealth Group, reported its profits were $6.7bn in the second quarter of 2020 compared with $3.4bn in last year’s.

“It is particularly glaring and inappropriate in a pandemic,” said Woolhandler, a co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program. »

Fortnite for Android has also been kicked off the Google Play Store

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Following its removal from the Apple App Store, Fortnite has also been kicked off of the Google Play Store for Android.

It’s quite clear-cut: “Developers offering products within a game downloaded on Google Play or providing access to game content must use Google Play In-app Billing as the method of payment.”

Eighteen months later, Epic capitulated and put Fortnite back into the Google Play Store, though not without some very angry rhetoric about it. »

Indigenous Mexicans turn inward to survive COVID-19, barricading villages and growing their own food

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Oaxaca, one of Mexico’s poorest and most ethnically diverse states, is home to numerous Indigenous communities, including the Zapotec people.

While infections and death are rising relentlessly across Mexico, many Indigenous communities in Oaxaca remain largely insulated from the coronavirus.

The Indigenous Mixtec village of Santos Reyes Yucuná reported its first infection on July 17, for example – four months after COVID-19 reached Mexico. »