The Daily Populous

Wednesday December 1st, 2021 evening edition

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Under the new law, anyone “discharged from employment for refusing to receive a vaccination against COVID-19 … shall not be disqualified for benefits.”.

Reynolds is one of many Republican politicians who openly advocate, and in some states have successfully imposed, a two-tiered system of unemployment insurance.

The state must guarantee, in Reynolds’ words, that these reckless freeloaders “will still receive unemployment benefits despite being fired for standing up for their beliefs.”.

This summer, for instance, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee ended the federal government’s supplemental COVID-era unemployment benefits.

Tennessee has enacted a similar clause promising “retroactive payment of unemployment benefits,” without a specified time limit.

Under Florida law, if you flunk an employer-imposed drug test, that’s “misconduct,” and it bars you from unemployment benefits if you’re fired.

Its law specifically names marijuana as a substance that merits disqualification of the user from unemployment benefits. »

Man who had open-heart surgery wins a $1 million lottery prize after the ticket came in a get-well card

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(CNN) A Massachusetts man recovering from open-heart surgery won a $1 million lottery prize on a scratch-off ticket given to him by a friend, according to lottery officials.

There are only 10 total prize winners for that amount on the $20 lottery ticket.

Several years ago, he won $1,000 on a lottery ticket his friend gave him for his birthday, according to lottery officials. »

Pentagon to build up US bases in Guam and Australia to meet China challenge

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(CNN) The Pentagon will focus on building up bases in Guam and Australia to better prepare the US military to counter China, a senior defense official said on Monday.

The review is classified, but a senior defense official provided some details about the review's findings.

The Indo-Pacific region was a major focus, because of Secretary Austin's emphasis on "China as the pacing challenge," for the Department, the senior defense official said. »

Family estrangement: Why adults are cutting off their parents

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It was a heated Skype conversation about race relations that led Scott to cut off all contact with his parents in 2019.

He was baffled his parents could not comprehend the reality of people being victimised because of their background, especially given his own family history.

It wasn’t the first time Scott had experienced a clash in values with his parents. »

Metroid Dread studio announces new 3rd person fantasy action RPG

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Metroid Dread studio MercurySteam is working on a third-person action RPG set in a dark fantasy world, it has been announced.

Founded in 2002, MercurySteam is the Madrid, Spain-based development studio also behind Metroid: Samus Returns and the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow games.

MercurySteam’s most recent game, Metroid Dread, was published by Nintendo in October. »