The Daily Populous

Monday September 20th, 2021 morning edition

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The amendment was introduced alongside six others, including one to block arms sales to the Saudi unit allegedly involved in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and an amendment concerning the US’s relationship with Colombia.

“Your amendment further legitimizes their heinous attacks against innocent civilians, as well as antisemitic lies,” Erdan wrote on Twitter.

“Israel is a world leader in the fight against terrorism, and our partnership has helped prevent terrorist attacks against American citizens,” the ambassador added.

The Biden administration approved the sale of $725 million in JDAMs to Israel in May as Israel and Gaza fought in Operation Guardian of the Walls, according to The Washington Post.

Congress was officially notified about the sale about a week before the fighting broke out.

“For decades, the US has sold billions of dollars in weaponry to Israel without ever requiring them to respect basic Palestinian rights.

The resolution in May was endorsed by over 70 organizations, including IfNotNow, Jewish Voice for Peace Action, and Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). »

Chris Rock says he has COVID-19, urges vaccination

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Chris Rock on Sunday said he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and sent a message to anyone still on the fence: “Get vaccinated.”.

NEW YORK -- Chris Rock on Sunday said he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and sent a message to anyone still on the fence: “Get vaccinated.”.

Appearing on “The Tonight Show” in May, he called himself “Two-shots Rock” before clarifying that he received the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. »

European Union-style bloc pitched for Latin America, Caribbean

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MEXICO CITY, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Latin American and Caribbean nations should aspire to a bloc like the European Union, Mexico's president and other leaders said at a summit on Saturday, in a bid to wrest influence away from the Washington-based Organization of American States (OAS).

"In these times, CELAC can become the principal instrument to consolidate relations between our Latin American and Caribbean nations," he said in a cavernous ballroomat Mexico's ornate national palace where leaders took turns speaking and some sparks flewbetween ideological adversaries.

"We should build in the American continent something similar to what was the economic community that was the beginning of the current European Union," the leftist Lopez Obrador said. »

Body Found in Wyoming Park ‘Consistent With the Description' of Gabby Petito

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The FBI confirmed it found a body during its search for Gabby Petito, and the body is "consistent" with a description of the missing woman.

The FBI is looking for Gabby Petito in Grand Teton National Park, while cops search a Florida nature preserve for her partner Brian Laundrie.

The body cam video showed an emotional Petito, who sat inside a police cruiser while officers also questioned Laundrie. »

Lawsuit seeks $1 million after Michigan teacher cuts girl’s hair

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Lawsuit seeks $1 million after Michigan teacher cuts girl’s hair.

The father of a 7-year-old Michigan girl whose hair was cut by a teacher without her parents’ permission has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the school district, a librarian and a teacher’s assistant.

“She said ‘but dad, it was the teacher.’ The teacher cut her hair to even it out.”. »