The Daily Populous

Saturday July 3rd, 2021 evening edition

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Past comments like those have puzzled Arizonans who have watched Sinema ascend to the Senate only to become a Lieberman-like figure herself.

I knocked on doors for her, I argued up and down that she was better than Martha McSally.

Sinema is a co-sponsor of the Equality Act, which would grant civil rights protections to the LGBTQ community.

The Equality Act is just one of the major pieces of Democratic legislation that has languished in Congress as a result of the filibuster.

Progressive groups have poured millions into campaigns to ramp up pressure on Sinema to reverse her position on the filibuster.

Another group has launched the Pressure PAC to raise money for an eventual progressive primary challenger to Sinema.

Sinema is going to find herself alone, because she's shown everyone on both sides of the aisle that she has no values.". »

‘Independence Day’ Team Reveals Studio Reaction to Will Smith: ‘Cast Black Guy, Kill Foreign Box Office’

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Once Emmerich and Devlin locked in Jeff Goldblum, they were adamant Will Smith be his co-star.

“Ethan Hawke was on our list too, but I thought at that time he was too young,” Emmerich said.

Devlin added, “They said, ‘You cast a Black guy in this part, you’re going to kill foreign [box office].’ Our argument was, ‘Well, the movie is about space aliens. »

This Filter Is Really Good at Turning Seawater Into Freshwater

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A team of Korean researchers have made a membrane that can turn saltwater into freshwater in minutes.

The membrane rejected 99.99% of salt over the course of one month of use, providing a promising glimpse of a new tool for mitigating the drinking water crisis .

A major 2018 report warned that a quarter of the world’s population lives in areas that are under water stress. »

‘Idiotic’: Fury in Ukraine after female soldiers made to march in heels

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Ukrainian authorities have found themselves buried in controversy after official pictures showed female soldiers practising for a parade in heels.

“It is slightly harder than in army boots but we are trying,” Medvid added in comments released on Thursday.

She also said that Ukraine’s women soldiers – like men – were risking their lives and “do not deserve to be mocked”. »

Over £25,000 has been raised for the crying German girl who was trolled during the Euros

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Over £25,000 has been raised for the young German fan who was shown crying during the England v Germany Euros game.

In response to the event, Joel Hughes created a Just Giving crowdfunding campaign and called for people to donate money to the girl and her family.

“However, an unsavouraby element of social media piled in on this photo of an upset little girl (as seen in this tweet by Stan Collymore). »