The Daily Populous

Thursday September 30th, 2021 morning edition

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Spears' father, James "Jamie" Spears, filed the petition to dissolve the conservatorship last month after she filed to replace him with a professional conservator.

A hearing to review the suspension and a petition to end the conservatorship is set for Nov. 12, about three weeks before Britney Spears' birthday.

Rosengart told reporters and fans after the hearing that the ruling was a "substantial step toward [Britney Spears'] freedom."

Britney Spears' fiancé, Sam Asghari, posted on his Instagram Stories after the news, apparently holding a rose with the singer in one photo.

At the time, Britney Spears had suffered a public breakdown under a barrage of intense media scrutiny.

Her attorney, who filed to replace her father as conservator in July, has accused him of mishandling her finances.

Rosengart has accused Jamie Spears of mismanaging his daughter's finances, profiting from the conservatorship and using Britney Spears' estate to pay to rehabilitate his public image. »

Cori Bush: Democrat reveals she had an abortion after being raped as a teenager

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I am testifying at the Oversight Committee hearing on abortion care and I will share that when I was 17, I was raped, became pregnant, and got an abortion.

In her interview with Vanity Fair, Ms Bush explains that the rape occurred when she was 17, and attending a church camp in Jackson, Miss.

On Thursday, the Oversight panel is set to have a discussion regarding “the urgent need to expand abortion rights and access”. »

$385bn of China's Belt and Road lending kept undisclosed: report

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The report also alleges that a major portion of Chinese development financing in Pakistan is composed of expensive loans.

This makes it difficult for debtors and multilateral lenders to assess the costs and benefits of participating in the Belt and Road Initiative.

The report also makes some interesting revelations about Chinese development financing in Pakistan in the context of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the $50 billion Pakistan component of Belt and Road. »

Netflix acquires Oxenfree developer Night School Studio

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Night School Studio, the developer behind acclaimed narrative adventure Oxenfree and its highly anticipated sequel, has been acquired by Netflix.

More recently, Night School confirmed it's working on an Oxenfree sequel, Lost Signals, for release on Switch, PlayStation, and PC next year.

There's no indication of what the studio might be working on for Netflix, but it reassured fans it will "keep making" Oxenfree 2. »