The Daily Populous

Saturday October 24th, 2020 evening edition

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Washington (CNN) The US has joined a group of largely repressive governments in co-sponsoring an international declaration that challenges the right to an abortion.

It also states that countries are committed to reaffirming that there is "no international right to abortion, nor any international obligation on the part of States to finance or facilitate abortion.".

Many of the countries involved have actively suppressed human rights.

Poland, which has some of the strictest abortion laws in Europe, is facing backlash over a court ruling that moves the country toward a near-total ban on abortion.

Cameroon, a signatory on the declaration, was removed by the US from receiving trade preference benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act in 2019 after allegations of human rights violations.

Amnesty International condemned the international declaration, tweeting Friday that it is "another giant step backwards for reproductive rights globally."

"The Geneva Consensus Declaration attempts to undermine bedrock human rights agreements and women's health and reproductive rights here at home and around the world," Cardin said. »

Pope Francis Supports Same-Sex Unions in New Documentary

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While serving as archbishop of Buenos Aires, Francis endorsed civil unions for gay couples as an alternative to same-sex marriages.

However, he had never come out publicly in favor of civil unions as pope.

James Martin, praised the pope’s comments as “a major step forward in the church’s support for LGBT people.”. »

'What the Future Can Look Like': Study Shows US Switch to 100% Renewables Would Save Hundreds of Billions Each Year

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According to the study, more than 40% of the nation's energy-related carbon emissions are determined by daily activities like bathing, cooking, and commuting.

But, the researchers explain, the process of extracting and delivering dirty energy to households and communities is enourmously wasteful and costly.

As the report notes, "It is the poorest households that have the most to gain from household energy savings.". »

23 Cool Facts About The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

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This was a huge amount considering that this wasn’t a Hollywood production and Clint Eastwood wasn’t a superstar just yet.

The “Man With No Name” appears in all 3 movies of the Dollars Trilogy, and it’s a role that suits Clint Eastwood perfectly.

One would wonder why Clint didn’t take his poncho to a laundromat once or twice during the shooting, right?. »

Modeling COVID-19 scenarios for the United States

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Covariates were evaluated on the basis of biological plausibility and on the impact on the results of the SEIR model.

Time-varying covariates include pneumonia excess mortality seasonality, diagnostic tests administered per capita, population-level mobility and personal mask use.

We then fit a seasonal pattern using a Bayesian meta-regression model with a flexible spline and assumed annual periodicity (Supplementary Information). »