The Daily Populous

Thursday October 7th, 2021 night edition

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Four people were hurt in a shooting at Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday morning, authorities said.

The suspect, an 18-year-old student, fled the scene and was taken into custody hours later, authorities said.

Three victims were students and one was an older person who may have been a teacher, police said.

A family member confirmed to ABC News that one of the victims was Calvin Pettitt, who appears to be an English teacher at the school.

The shooting occurred around 9:15 a.m. in a classroom on the second floor of the school, police said.

Students are being escorted to another building to be reunited with their families, the Mansfield Independent School District said.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement: "Our hearts go out to the victims of this senseless act of violence.". »

Ayushman Bharat to cover sex change of transgenders

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Ayushman Bharat, the Centre's flagship health insurance scheme for the poorest of the poor, will now provide medical cover to transgenders and support medical intervention like sex change operations.

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) provides a medical cover of Rs 5 lakh per family per year for free treatment at all public and empanelled private hospitals.

This benefit will now be extended to transgenders under the government's new scheme, Support for Marginalised Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise (SMILE). »

Fauci rails against 'dark web people' harassing his wife and daughters with violent threats

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In the film, Fauci rails about the harassing phone calls his wife and daughters have received during the pandemic.

Dr. Anthony Fauci grew up in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, where he says he quickly learned that "you didn't take any shit from anybody.".

It extended to his family, including his wife and three grown daughters, in a brand of threatening personal attacks fueled by online rage. »

Brazil court upholds ban on missionaries trying to contact isolated Indigenous

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Brazil’s highest court has upheld a ban on missionaries entering reserves that are home to isolated and recently contacted Indigenous people during the pandemic.

This triggered a lawsuit by Indigenous and political organizations, which the Supreme Federal Court (STF) has now ruled in favor of.

“As we are under an anti-Indigenous government, it is important to have a decision which reassures the Indigenous policy.”. »