The Daily Populous

Wednesday December 22nd, 2021 morning edition

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“The church leadership is not honest about its history, its finances, and its advocacy,” he wrote, according to The Tribune.

Green wrote that he will donate $600,000 to the LGBTQ advocacy group Equality Utah as the first major donation from his family foundation's giving arm, Dataphilanthropy.

Executive Director Troy Williams said Equality Utah is "incredibly grateful for Jeff’s generosity and support.".

"In Utah, we have made enormous strides forward toward LGBTQ equality," he said in an email.

Jeff’s financial support will ensure that we will remain a prominent force in Utah politics for years to come.".

Despite those conflicts, Equality Utah has managed to work alongside church leaders and the Republican-controlled Legislature to pass historic legislation.

The university forbids same-sex dating and doesn't officially recognize or support BYU Pride, the student-run LGBTQ group. »

Perfectly preserved baby dinosaur discovered curled up inside its egg

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(CNN) An unprecedented fossil of a baby dinosaur curled up perfectly inside its egg is shedding more light on the links between dinosaurs and birds.

The 70-million-year-old fossil preserves the embryonic skeleton of an oviraptorid dinosaur, which has been nicknamed Baby Yingliang after the name of the Chinese museum which houses the fossil.

A reconstruction of a soon-to-hatch baby dinosaur based on the fossil. »

Experimental treatment in Spain puts 18 cancer patients in complete remission

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One of his doctors, the hematologist Carlos Fernández de Larrea, on Friday announced at a news conference that Gel is in “complete remission.”

And he is not the only one: 18 out of the 30 patients who participated in the trial treatment showed no evidence of disease, representing a complete remission rate of 60%.

Besides a 60% rate of complete remission, 75% of patients showed no progression of the disease a full year later. »

Putin says Russia has 'nowhere to retreat' over Ukraine

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Putin addressed his remarks to military officials as Russia pressed for an urgent U.S. and NATO reply to proposals it made last week for a binding set of security guarantees from the West.

"What the U.S. is doing in Ukraine is at our doorstep... And they should understand that we have nowhere further to retreat to.

1/3 Russian President Vladimir Putin attends an expanded meeting of the Defence Ministry Board in Moscow, Russia December 21, 2021. »

Bette Midler says Manchin wants US to be like West Virginia: 'Poor, illiterate and strung out'

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Midler said Manchin "sold us out," apparently in reference to his blocking Democrats' social and climate spending package, and added he wanted the rest of the country to be like West Virginia: "Poor, illiterate and strung out.".

The "Hocus Pocus" actress said the "rest of America" just "wants to move forward, not backward, like his state.".

He wants us all to be just like his state, West Virginia. »