The Daily Populous

Friday August 6th, 2021 night edition

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Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) introduced the Right to Vote Act on Wednesday.

“This is legislation that would ensure that courts respect the right to vote as the fundamental right that it is,” Jones said.

“It is the first congressional guarantee of the right to vote in federal elections.

The Right to Vote Act was first introduced by Jones in the House as an amendment to the For the People Act in March.

The amendment was not agreed to in the House, so Jones sought Senate sponsors to introduce it as standalone legislation.

Tom Williams via Getty Images Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) first introduced the Right to Vote Act as an amendment to the For the People Act in May.

The Right to Vote Act, which at the time took the form of Jones’ amendment, “would reach those policies,” Stephanopoulos wrote. »

Biden offers 'safe haven' to Hong Kong residents in U.S. after China crackdown

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Biden directed the Department of Homeland Security to implement a "deferral of removal" for up to 18 months for Hong Kong residents currently in the United States, citing "compelling foreign policy reasons.".

He said offering safe haven for Hong Kong residents "furthers United States interests in the region.

The United States will not waver in our support of people in Hong Kong.". »

Former Spokane police officer awaiting trial for rape charges arrested again for allegedly raping another woman

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A fired Spokane Police officer awaiting trial for allegedly sexually assaulting a victim of domestic violence was arrested Wednesday on new charges after another woman reported he raped her while on duty.

He is pending trial on charges of second-degree rape and two counts of official misconduct related to that case.

On July 6, 2019, Spokane police Officer Daniel Lesser shot at Charles Jackson Jr., a fugitive wanted by the U.S. »

Bottled water is 3,500 times worse for the environment than tap water, say scientists

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Tap water is thousands of times better for the environment than bottled water, according to scientists.

The research focused on Barcelona, Spain which is home to around 1.35 million people - nearly 60 per cent of whom consume bottled water at least some of the time.

“Our results show that considering both the environmental and the health effects, tap water is a better option than bottled water, because bottled water generates a wider range of impacts”, says ISGlobal researcher Cathryn Tonne. »