The Daily Populous

Monday March 28th, 2022 day edition

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Will Smith, right, hits presenter Chris Rock on stage while presenting the award for best documentary feature at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

But “CODA” rode a wave of goodwill driven by its cast including Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur, Emilia Jones and Daniel Durant.

“This is for the Deaf community, the CODA community and the disabled community,” said Kotsur, signing from the stage.

After Rock, as a presenter, joked to Jada Pinkett Smith that he was looking forward to a sequel to “G.I. Jane,” Will Smith stood up from his seat near the stage, strode up to Rock and smacked him.

After sitting back down, Smith shouted at Rock to “keep my wife’s name out of your (expletive) mouth.”

Smith, who plays Venus and Serena Williams’ father in “King Richard,” later in the show won best actor, his first Oscar.

Jane Campion won the Oscar best director for “The Power of the Dog,” her open-plains psychodrama that twisted and upended western conventions. »

Ukraine will ‘not be silent’ about women being raped during invasion, says MP Maria Mezentseva

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Ukraine will “not be silent” about the “horror” of women being raped during the invasion, an MP in the country has warned, saying “justice has to prevail”.

Speaking to Sky’s Sophy Ridge On Sunday programme from Western Ukraine, she highlighted one incident which had been recorded and proceeded with by the prosecutor’s office.

“His wife was – I’m sorry but I have to say it – raped several times in front of her underage child.”. »

Congressman Schiff Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

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Congressman Schiff Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United.

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) introduced a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, and once again allow for reasonable restrictions on corporate campaign contributions and other spending.

"With Big Money swamping our elections and distorting policymaking, the American people are united in their desire for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and related decisions. »