The Daily Populous

Wednesday June 23rd, 2021 evening edition

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But in reaching out to centrist Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.), Senate Democrats indicated that they were open to compromise.

The shameful reaction of Senate Republicans, on the other hand, demonstrated that they are willing to ignore laws approved by GOP-controlled legislatures that make voting harder.

Those measures reflect the lingering malign influence of Donald Trump’s Big Lie that the 2020 election was stolen.

Earlier on Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said that Democrats were aiming to “tilt every election in America permanently in their favor.”

Some of Manchin’s ideas, such as a requirement for early voting, overlapped the provisions of the For the People Act.

Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer’s willingness to have the Senate consider Manchin’s ideas led the West Virginia senator to join all 49 of his Democratic colleagues in voting to advance debate.

Manchin and another Democratic senator, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, have resisted the idea of abolishing the filibuster. »

Mongooses have a “fair society” because moms care for all the group’s pups as their own

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In the new study, half of the pregnant mothers in wild mongoose groups were regularly given extra food, which deliberately led to increased inequality in the birth weights of their pups.

But after giving birth, the mothers who had received extra food quickly corrected this inequality.

As Science magazine explained in 2010, female mongooses usually gives birth on the same night to ensure the survival of their pups. »

How former NBA star Charles Barkley became a role model

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He was the first black baby delivered in the segregated town hospital, the story goes, because his grandfather worked there as a janitor.

However, substandard income and poverty statistics for black Leeds residents show they do not share in that relative prosperity.

That half a foot -- give thanks unto the Lord -- was the difference between Leeds and limousines for Charles Barkley. »

Trump supporter hit with felony charge after burning out on Pride mural

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Palm Beach Human Rights Council president Rand Hochsaid was saddened to learn of the mural’s defacement.

He is facing charges of criminal mischief, reckless driving, and evidence of prejudice, which elevates the crime to a third-degree felony.

According to city officials, the LGBTQ Pride intersection and crosswalk cost $16,720 to create. »

CDC: Nearly every adult COVID-19 death is now "entirely preventable"

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Adult deaths from COVID-19 are "at this point entirely preventable" thanks to vaccines, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said during a White House coronavirus briefing on Tuesday.

However, all available vaccines are still effective against the Delta variant, meaning it primarily poses a risk to people who are unvaccinated.

"We have the tools, so let's use them and crush the outbreak," Fauci said. »