The Daily Populous

Saturday December 12nd, 2020 night edition

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President Donald Trump and 17 U.S. states on Wednesday threw their support behind a long-shot lawsuit by Texas seeking to overturn his election loss by asking the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out the voting results in four states.

Trump, defeated by President-elect Joe Biden in the Nov. 3 election, filed a motion with the court asking the nine justices to let him intervene and become a plaintiff in the suit filed on Tuesday by Republican-governed Texas against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

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The Republican president lost to Biden in the four election battleground states after winning them in the 2016 election.

Writing on Twitter, Trump said, “This is the big one.

In a separate brief, lawyers for 17 states led by Missouri’s Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt also urged the justices to hear the case.

Election law experts have said the Texas lawsuit stands little chance of success and lacks legal merit. »

Walt Disney World will digitally add masks to guests not wearing them in ride photos: Report

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If you visit Walt Disney World, you’ll be wearing a mask one way or another.

Disney World has allegedly updated how it handles people not wearing masks on rides, by digitally adding the facial covering to rogue guests in the photos that can be purchased afterward.

Previously, Disney World would not allow those without masks to see or purchase their photos taken during rides. »

Argentina lower house approves landmark bill to legalize abortion

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People protesting in favour of legalizing abortion watch the debate on an abortion bill at the National Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 11, 2020.

A similar vote to legalize abortion was narrowly defeated in a Senate vote in 2018 after passing the lower house.

Amnesty International welcomed the lower house vote and called on the Senate not to “turn its back” on women. »

Body cam footage shows raid on former Florida Covid data scientist's home

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Officers were serving a search warrant Monday morning at the home of Rebekah Jones, a coronavirus data scientist who was fired from the state and has accused Florida officials of covering up the extent of the pandemic.

Jones, who has feuded with Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis for months, has denied sending the message.

Officers are seen calling Jones' cell phone to ask her to leave the house, while one holds a large hammer. »

Reps. Tulsi Gabbard And Markwayne Mullin Introduce Bill That Would Allow Only Biological Females In Women’s Sports

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Democratic Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and Republican Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin introduced legislation that would clarify Title IX protections for female athletes as based on biological sex, a press release said Thursday.

Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal funding.

“Allowing biological males to compete in women’s sports diminishes that equality and takes away from the original intent of Title IX.” »