The Daily Populous

Friday March 26th, 2021 morning edition

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As soon as Republican Governor Brian Kemp signed the law, voting rights activists vowed to challenge it.

Opponents of the measure decried it as among the country’s most damaging attempts to limit access to the ballot box, and said it was designed to reduce the influence of Black voters.

Kemp said he expected outrage from the political left and that he offered no apology for “taking another step to making our elections fair and secure.”.

The Georgia legislation is one of more than 250 bills Republicans have filed proposing new voting limits across the country since Trump’s loss in November.

It passed both the state House of Representatives and Senate on Thursday afternoon; no Democratic lawmakers voted for the measure.

The Georgia law will make it a misdemeanor crime to give food or drinks to voters waiting in long lines.

On Monday, Trump endorsed a challenger looking to defeat Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in the 2022 Republican primary. »

Don’t Arm Robots in Policing

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Click to expand Image Boston Dynamics presents its SpotMini robot at a conference in Hanover, Germany, June 13, 2018.

Playter also said that the company prohibits customers from attaching weapons to its robots.

Fully autonomous weapons systems need to be prohibited in all circumstances, including in armed conflict, law enforcement, and border control, as Human Rights Watch and other members of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots have advocated. »

Joe Biden ignores Fox News at his first White House press conference, upsets right-wing media

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Fox News was shut out of asking President Joe Biden a question during his first press conference held in the White House's East Room on Thursday and several right-wing media figures were quick to loudly complain.

During the presser, the president fielded questions from many reporters including CBS correspondent Nancy Cordes, CNN correspondent Kaitlan Collins, and PBS White House reporter Yamiche Alcindor, among others, but snubbed the Fox News correspondent who has a knack for sparring with White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki at press briefings along with other Biden White House officials, Peter Doocy.

"Remember when it was a big deal if the White House didn't call on opposition media?" »

Jessica Walter Dies: Emmy-Winning ‘Arrested Development’, ‘Archer’ Actress Was 80

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Jessica Walter, the award-winning actress whose career spanned six decades, passed away in her sleep at home in New York City on Wednesday, March 24.

For her performance as Lucille Bluth in Arrested Development, Walter earned yet another Emmy nomination and two SAG nominations.

Walter won an Emmy starring in Amy Prentiss, an Ironside spinoff in the mid-1970s about a young San Francisco police detective. »