The Daily Populous

Monday September 13rd, 2021 morning edition

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(CNN) A Texas school district that closed for a week after two junior high school teachers died from Covid-19 within a few days, is now requiring masks inside all of its facilities as the community is seeing surge of new cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

Connally ISD, in McLennan County , shut down all of its campuses on August 31 due to an increase of Covid-19 cases and rising absences by students and staff.

It announced last week that students, staff and visitors would have to wear masks in all schools and district buildings when in-person classes resumed on Tuesday after the scheduled Labor Day holiday.

"As educators, it is our duty to keep our students safe and healthy.

We feel instituting a mask mandate is a step towards doing this," Connally ISD Superintendent Wesley Holt said in an email to parents and employees.

Holt's email also included a letter Connally ISD received from Waco-McLennan County Health District which said the spread of Covid-19 in the county "continues to accelerate at an alarming rate. »

Bishop resigns after falling for satanic erotic fiction author

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According to the BBC, he “became Spain’s youngest bishop” in 2010 at 41 years old.

Now, because he wanted this rap sheet to be a bit more colorful, Novell has left all of this behind to pursue a relationship with psychologist and author of “satanic-tinged erotic fiction,” Silvia Caballol.

They also say that Pope Francis has personally “urged Bishop Novell to undergo an exorcism,” though Novell’s refused. »

Japan says suspected Chinese submarine seen near territorial waters

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Japan’s navy on Friday morning identified a submerged vessel sailing northwest just outside territorial waters near Amami Oshima island, part of Kagoshima prefecture, the ministry said in a statement.

Tokyo has complained of numerous intrusions by Chinese vessels of its territorial waters and near disputed islands in recent years.

Saturday’s announcement said Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force identified the vessels in a contiguous zone, which is outside territorial waters where vessels are required to identify themselves. »

The Taliban are lying, France's foreign minister says

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French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian attends a joint news conference at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany September 10, 2021.

PARIS, Sept 12 (Reuters) - The Taliban are lying and France will not have any relationship with its newly-formed government, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said late on Saturday before heading for talks in Qatar on Sunday to discuss future evacuations from Afghanistan.

"They said they would let some foreigners and Afghans leave freely and (talked) of an inclusive and representative government, but they are lying," Le Drian said on France 5 TV. »

Greens call for end to cannabis 'prohibition'

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On Sunday, the second day of a virtual party conference, the Greens approved various initiatives, including one calling on the government to declare a climate emergency.

This would mean that the use, possession, manufacture and sale of the cannabis plant would be decriminalised, explained party secretary Veli Liikanen.

With the vote, the Greens became the first party in the Finnish Parliament to call for legalisation of marijuana. »