The Daily Populous

Tuesday July 6th, 2021 day edition

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There were different phases and stages, distinct strains and variants; there was death and grief and new life and rebirth.

Some of the seeming blockbusters fizzled: The Affordable Care Act challenge not only failed, but got kicked to the curb.

The swearing cheerleader got a lot of media attention, because who doesn’t like Cocoa Hut, middle fingers, and varsity cheer?

Yet when the Supreme Court predictably turned them away, the conservative justices received praise for staying out of the election.

It looks, in short, like an ultra-conservative Supreme Court that has taken aim at the one right preservative of all other rights.

It was always silly to expect a monumental shift during Barrett’s first eight months on the bench. »

US left Afghan airfield at night, didn’t tell new commander

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The U.S. left Afghanistan's Bagram Airfield after nearly 20 years, winding up its "forever war," in the night, without notifying the new Afghan commander until more than two hours after they slipped away.

Vehicles are parked at Bagram Airfield after the American military left the base, in Parwan province north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 5, 2021.

BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. left Afghanistan’s Bagram Airfield after nearly 20 years by shutting off the electricity and slipping away in the night without notifying the base’s new Afghan commander, who discovered the Americans’ departure more than two hours after they left, Afghan military officials said. »

COVID-19: Almost all coronavirus rules - including face masks and home-working - to be ditched on 19 July, PM says

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Image: Legal requirements on wearing masks and social distancing are set to be ditched.

Labour accused the government of being "reckless" by aiming to remove the majority of measures in two weeks' time, while Mr Johnson was criticised for scrapping legal requirements on face masks.

"To throw off all protections at the same time when the infection rate is still going up is reckless," he said. »

Shanny snub resulted in Vaive attack

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As a 14-year-old in 1983, Brendan Shanahan approached Leafs star Rick Vaive for an autograph.

"When I was 14 years old I was skating in the summertime at a rink in Toronto," recalled the Mimico native.

"Rick Vaive happened to be skating at an adjoining rink and we were actually in dressing rooms that were right next to each other. »

Residential school survivors call for an end to arson attacks on churches

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A group of residential school survivors is calling for an end to arson attacks on churches after several Catholic and Anglican churches were vandalized or damaged by fire following the reported discovery of unmarked graves at former residential school sites in British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

During a press conference today, residential school survivor Jessie Malcolm condemned the vandalism while fighting back tears.

WATCH | 'Burning down churches is not in solidarity with us,' says child of residential school survivor:. »