The Daily Populous

Wednesday March 3rd, 2021 evening edition

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Today, the GOP once again screamed the quiet part out loud—this time before #SCOTUS.

When an election is on the line, Republicans will stop at NOTHING to suppress the vote.

"I mean we all knew this, but didn't think they would say it out loud," tweeted Arizona state Rep. Reginald Bolding (D).

"Republicans want to steal your right to vote and pulverize democracy because they don't think they can win elections on ideas or humanity," Pascrell said Tuesday.

Can't win a majority if everybody can easily vote, like in a functioning democracy.

The Arizona Republican Party appealed the ruling to the Supreme Court, which agreed to take up the case.

As Slate's Mark Joseph Stern wrote last year, the Arizona law "places a heavy burden on people of color. »

At least nine dead in Myanmar as police open fire with live rounds across several cities

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Police in Myanmar opened fire on protesters in several cities on Wednesday with live rounds, witnesses and local media reported, killing at least nine people and leaving many others wounded.

The nine protesters were shot dead during separate agitations in different cities, including Mandalay, Yangon, Myingyan and Monywa.

Student activist Moe Myint Hein, 25, who was wounded in the leg, said “they opened fire on us with live bullets. »

Decades of research reveals very little difference between male and female brains

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The researchers examined three decades of data from MRI scans and postmortem brain tissue studies, and their study was published Feb. 20 in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.

“And the sample sizes are getting larger and larger — well into the thousands — but we’re not finding these reliable differences.”.

The article, “Dump the ‘dimorphism’: Comprehensive synthesis of human brain studies reveals few male-female differences beyond size,” was published Feb. 20 in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. »

Christian Porter identifies himself as unnamed Cabinet minister and strenuously denies historical rape allegation

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Christian Porter has identified himself as the Cabinet minister who is facing a historical rape allegation.

"I can say categorically that what has been put in various forms in allegations, simply did not happen," an emotional Mr Porter said.

An anonymous letter sent to the Prime Minister had accused Mr Porter of raping a woman in Sydney in 1988, long before he entered politics. »

TIL some luxury buildings in New York City will only let you buy an appartment there after board approval. Mariah Carey was once rejected after showing up to the interview in a 'bare midriff' and answering "he be dead" when asked if Biggie would be visiting the building.

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(Perhaps Ms. Thurman’s having been descended from German nobility helped the board overlook her star turn in Nymphomaniac: Vol.

Central Park West and Sutton Place are nice, sure, but so are Soho and Tribeca, Dumbo and Brooklyn Heights.

She agreed, however, to drop her case after the board pointed to her shaky finances and public lifestyle as reasons for the rejection. »