The Daily Populous

Friday January 1st, 2021 night edition

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was paid $3,300 of U.S. government money this week while he blocked a one-time $2,000 stimulus check for struggling Americans.

As of June, roughly 14 million workers and their dependents had lost employer-based health insurance.

The number of Americans affected by food insecurity is now projected to hit 54 million—up from 35 million pre-pandemic.

More than 14 million American households are at risk of eviction and more than 336,000 Americans have died from the virus.

One in ten adults—and one in four young adults—have considered suicide in the last year, and violent crime has risen across the country.

Congressional lawmakers are being paid $3,300 of government money every week while they find ways to block $2,000 checks to millions of Americans.

As Republicans try to block the $2,000 check legislation, a new national survey found that 78 percent of Americans support it. »

When Masculinity is Threatened, Men May Pull Away

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Threats to a man's masculinity could spell danger for the future of his romantic relationships, a new study has revealed.

"When we feel threatened, our relationships are typically strengthened as we seek security from the one we love," Lamarche said.

"But it seems that when men's masculinity feels precarious, they may attempt to restore it by withdrawing from a relationship that could otherwise provide care and support. »

Women should decide whether to legalize abortion, Mexican president says

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s president said on Thursday that women should decide whether the country should legalize abortion, but he declined to take a position on the issue, which is still opposed by many Mexicans.

One day after the Argentine Senate voted to make abortion legal, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was asked during a news conference whether he thought his country should follow suit.

Sticking to his traditional approach, he said there should be a public consultation, given that the matter was controversial. »

NYC Must Face Suit to Provide Wi-Fi to More Than 100,000 Homeless Kids Learning Remotely, Judge Rules

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“Without internet connectivity, homeless students are deprived of the means to attend classes,” U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan wrote in a 10-page opinion.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio shut schools down on March 15, forcing more than one million students to continue their learning remotely.

“At the time this lawsuit was filed, however, almost none of the city’s homeless shelters housing school-aged children had broadband WiFi internet installed.”. »

Trump's $2,000 stimulus checks all but dead, McConnell says Congress has provided enough pandemic aid

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"We just approved almost a trillion dollars in aid a few days ago," McConnell said, referring to the year-end package Trump signed into law.McConnell added, "if specific, struggling households still need more help," the Senate will consider "smart targeted aid.

"President-elect Joe Biden also supports the payments and wants to build on what he calls a "downpayment" on relief.

Congress had settled on smaller payments in a compromise over the big, year-end COVID-19 relief and government funding bill that Trump reluctantly signed into law. »