The Daily Populous

Saturday March 19th, 2022 evening edition

image for Why blaming Joe Biden for high gas prices is completely and utterly absurd.

Specifically, they say, the White House has bottled up American fossil fuel production by issuing fewer oil leases on federal lands and by stopping pipeline construction.

This position only makes sense if you think the Biden administration is holding the U.S. oil industry back.

But as long as they’re blaming Biden, Republicans will probably be just fine with that. »

Russia-Ukraine war: Moscow to propose 10-year ban on foreign companies that don't return by May 1

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Moscow: Russian State Duma Deputy Yevgeny Fedorov has proposed a 10-year ban on the work of foreign companies that will not return to the country`s market until May 1.

The deputy recalled that a number of foreign companies have suspended their work in Russia, the provision of services to Russians and investments.

Earlier, President Vladimir Putin supported the government`s idea of introducing external management for foreign companies leaving Russia. »

Poland proposes total EU ban on trade with Russia, PM says

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Poland has proposed to the European Union that the bloc impose a total ban on trade with Russia, Prime Minister Mateus Morawiecki said on Saturday, urging tougher sanctions on Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine.

"Poland is proposing to add a trade blockade to this package of sanctions as soon as possible, (including) both of its seaports... but also a ban on land trade.

Fully cutting off Russia's trade would further force Russia to consider whether it would be better to stop this cruel war," Morawiecki said. »

Dodo DNA sequencing raises hope of bringing the bird out of extinction

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More than 300 years after the flightless bird became extinct, scientists at the University of California Santa Cruz have sequenced its full genome, raising the possibility that it could be brought back to life.

Dodos evolved on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius and were first spotted by Portuguese sailors in 1507.

The flightless, large-beaked birds reached a weight of up to 20kg and in some cases stood as high as a metre. »

Federal judge rules Kim Davis violated couples’ constitutional rights; will go to trial over damages

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ASHLAND, Ky. (WKYT) - A federal judge has ruled that former Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis violated the constitutional rights of two same-sex couples when she denied them marriage licenses during the summer of 2015.

Bunning denied Davis’s request for summary judgment on the question of damages, meaning that decision will still go to trial and ultimately be left up to a jury.

The plaintiffs are asking for compensatory and punitive damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and attorneys’ fees. »