The Daily Populous

Saturday December 12nd, 2020 evening edition

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The Supreme Court has rejected a suit from the Texas attorney general — backed by the Trump campaign as well as 126 Republican members of Congress — to overturn the 2020 election by nixing the results in four key swing states.

More than 300 of those electors are pledged to Mr Biden, more than enough to clinch the 270 he needs to become the 46th president.

Doing so would have given Mr Trump a narrow advantage in the electoral college, but not the 270 votes to become president.

In the months leading up to the election and the weeks since, Republicans have made baseless claims of widespread voter fraud.

Seventeen other GOP state attorneys general signed onto Mr Paxton’s late challenge to the election results.

The four states whose election results were targeted in the lawsuit fired back that the results would be a dagger to American democracy.

“Texas seeks to invalidate elections in four states for yielding results with which it disagrees,” Pennsylvania attorney general Josh Shapiro wrote to the court against Mr Paxton’s suit. »

Swiss freeze assets of Belarus leader Lukashenko

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FILE PHOTO: Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko visits a polling station during the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 9, 2020.

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland has frozen the financial assets of the president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, following the violent aftermath of the elections in the east European country.

“Switzerland is deeply concerned by the ongoing tensions and is calling for dialogue between the Belarus government and civil society,” the government said. »

Most US voters don't want Trump to run in 2024 and 42% say he is 'one of the worst presidents' ever, Fox News poll finds

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42% of voters think Trump will be viewed as one of the worst presidents ever, according to a new Fox News poll.

Forty-two percent of voters say President Donald Trump will be remembered as "one of the worst presidents" in history, according to a new poll by Fox News.

With regards to whether Trump should run again in 2024, it's a negative from the majority of voters. »

Gut microbiota plays a role in brain function and mood regulation

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These findings, which show that a healthy gut microbiota contributes to normal brain function, were published in Nature Communications on December 11, 2020.

The bacterial population in the gut, known as the gut microbiota, is the largest reservoir of bacteria in the body.

Research has increasingly shown that the host and the gut microbiota are an excellent example of systems with mutually beneficial interactions. »

Largest Wildlife Bridge In U.S. Opens Friday At San Antonio's Hardberger Park

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Hardberger said the bridge allows for people and animals to safely cross over the busy parkway and is the largest wildlife crossing constructed to date in the United States.

“We join the Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy in celebrating the opening of the Robert L.B. Tobin Land Bridge.

For more information about the bridge and park, visit TPR was founded by and is supported by our community. »