The Daily Populous

Friday January 7th, 2022 night edition

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In a press conference Thursday morning, Governor DeSantis admitted state officials found 1 million unused COVID-19 tests in a warehouse.

The admission came as DeSantis unveiled a plan to get 1 million COVID-19 tests to Florida’s seniors.

Guthrie, the head of Florida’s Department of Emergency Management said, “We had between 800k and a million Abbott test kits in our warehouse that did expire.”.

Today’s revelation follows allegations by Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried that the governor was stockpiling tests which were soon expiring.

The governor said he’s asking the federal government to extend the expiration date on these newly-discovered tests.

“We actually wanted to send a bunch of those [tests] to long-term care facilities at the beginning when we got them,” DeSantis said.

“A million tests that should have gone out to nursing homes, state run facilities that have not been opened up. »

Finnish Greens shift in favour of NATO

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The apparent change in tune marks a shift in the position adopted by the party in 2018, that Finland has no imminent reason to apply for NATO membership.

However, such decisions are not made overnight, current Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto of the Greens told the YLE morning show in an interview on Monday.

Moscow electrifies NATO debate Pre-Christmas statements from the Kremlin have challenged the dogmas of Finland’s foreign and security policy and have electrified the debate on possible NATO membership. »

Pakistan confirms appointment of first female Supreme Court judge

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Pakistan has confirmed the appointment of the first female Supreme Court judge in the Muslim-majority nation's history, members of the ruling party said on Thursday.

A commission that decides on the promotion of judges on Thursday voted to make 55-year-old Justice Ayesha Malik the first female judge on the Supreme Court in the 75 years since the South Asian country's independence.

"An important & defining moment in our country as a brilliant lawyer & decorated judge has become Pakistan's first female SC judge," a legislator of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf and parliamentary secretary for law Maleeka Bokhari said on Twitter. »

Sen. Lindsey Graham accuses Biden of politicizing a violent insurrection intended to overturn the 2020 election

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Sen. Lindsey Graham accused Biden of politicizing the January 6 insurrection.

Sen. Lindsey Graham accused President Joe Biden of politicizing the January 6 insurrection during which a violent mob breached the US Capitol in order to stop Congress from affirming the results of the 2020 election.

Biden, without explicitly naming the former president, blamed Donald Trump and his supporters for perpetuating the lies about the 2020 election that led to the insurrection. »