The Daily Populous

Friday February 26th, 2021 evening edition

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"We have to fight hard for the American people and not hide behind a ruling from an unelected parliamentarian.

What's a Democratic majority if we can't pass our priority bills?

"House Democrats believe that the minimum wage hike is necessary," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a statement late Thursday.

"The White House and Senate leadership can and should still include the minimum wage increase in the bill," Jayapal said.

"Nor should Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans, who have stood in the way of this needed raise for years.

We need a $15 minimum wage in this country and we need it now," Epting added. »

ISIS bride Shamima Begum not allowed back to UK for legal appeal, Supreme Court rules

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ISIS bride Shamima Begum should not be allowed to return to the UK to pursue an appeal against the removal of her British citizenship, the Supreme Court has ruled.

On Friday, the UK’s highest court ruled that Ms Begum should not be granted leave to enter the UK to pursue her appeal against the deprivation of her British citizenship.

The Supreme Court unanimously held that the Court of Appeal was wrong to find that Ms Begum should be allowed to enter the UK to pursue her appeal against the removal of her British citizenship. »

Texan files $1 billion class-action lawsuit after receiving $9,000 electric bill

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The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Chambers County resident Lisa Khoury in Harris County on Monday, who claimed her electricity bill soared to $9,340 the week of the storm.

She said Griddy automatically withdrew $1,200 from her bank account from Feb. 13 to 18 and her overall bill from Feb. 1 to 19 was $9,546.

The lawsuit seeks $1 billion in monetary relief for Khoury and "on behalf of all others similarly situated.". »

Dutch parliament: China's treatment of Uighurs is genocide

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch parliament on Thursday passed a non-binding motion saying the treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority in China amounts to genocide, the first such move by a European country.

“A genocide on the Uighur minority is occurring in China,” the Dutch motion said, stopping short of directly saying that the Chinese government was responsible.

Canada passed a resolution labelling China’s treatment of the Uighurs genocide earlier this week. »