The Daily Populous

Thursday November 4th, 2021 night edition

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CHANTILLY, Va. (WDBJ) - Republican Winsome Sears is not only the first woman and the first woman of color to win the Lieutenant Governor’s office, but also the first woman of color to win any statewide election in Virginia.

Crowds in Chantilly cheered as Winsome Sears took the stage to claim her victory early Wednesday.

Sears is the first Republican Lieutenant Governor of Virginia since 2014.

As the first woman of color ever to take over the role, Sears emphasized in her victory speech the racial unity of America. »

The ICC’s Flawed Afghan Investigation

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Refusing to investigate a powerful country in the Global North such as the United States could add fuel to this fire.

Otherwise, the ICC will be viewed broadly as a biased and illegitimate institution—the exact opposite of what a court should be.

As it stands, most victims of U.S. crimes in Afghanistan are unlikely to ever receive recognition let alone redress. »

Critically Endangered Bird Believed Dead Spotted Alive in Hawaiian Islands

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The discovery is giving researchers hope for the critically endangered species, Newsweek said.

The kiwikiu, or Maui parrotbill, is recognized as an endangered species by the U.S.

According to the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project, the small, olive-green-and-yellow bird once inhabited all of Maui and the neighboring island of Moloka'i. »

Pelosi adds 4 weeks of paid family and medical leave back into social spending bill

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in a major shift, announced on Wednesday that four weeks of paid family and medical leave will be added back into the social spending bill, after Democrats had previously scrapped the provision from the package.

Pelosi had insisted for months, including to CNN just this week, she would only move a bill that can pass the Senate.

In her Dear Colleague letter announcing the decision, Pelosi said paid family and medical leave are being added back into the bill, but also says she is committed to only passing a bill in the House that can also pass the Senate. »

NRA sued for allegedly violating campaign finance laws

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Nov 3 (Reuters) - Gun control advocacy group Giffords sued the National Rifle Association on Tuesday for allegedly violating campaign finance laws since 2014.

The lawsuit seeks several forms of relief, including an order preventing the NRA from violating the Federal Election Campaign Act in future, and a penalty equal to the amount of money allegedly spent unlawfully, which the NRA would pay to the U.S. treasury - potentially as much as $35 million.

The lawsuit was filed by campaign finance watchdog Campaign Legal Center on behalf of Giffords in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. »