The Daily Populous

Thursday May 12nd, 2022 night edition

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Joe Manchin said he will vote against moving forward on Democrats' bill to codify federal abortion rights.

Democrats have renewed focus on abortion rights in the wake of a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion.

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin told reporters on Wednesday that he'll vote against his party's bill that codifies federal abortion rights as the Supreme Court appears poised to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The West Virginia lawmaker insisted that he supports a federal right to abortion, but said the Democratic bill, called the Women's Health Protection Act, goes too far.

"It's just disappointing that we're going to be voting on a piece of legislation which I would not vote for today," Manchin told reporters.

Casey, who has at times supported abortion restrictions, said that the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion overturning abortion rights had changed his mind.

Pro-abortion rights groups have long argued that such counseling is only required as a way to try to coerce a woman out of getting an abortion. »

Elden Ring sales exceed 13.4 million, reports Bandai Namco

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Open-world juggernaut Elden Ring continues to go from strength to strength, with publisher Bandai Namco confirming in its latest sales report that Elden Ring sales have exceeded 13.4 million worldwide as of March 31.

The acclaimed open-world co-op game still has a way to go to reach the combined Dark Souls series sales, which Bandai Namco reported had reached 27 million in 2020.

With such high sales figures, it’s likely you’ve already played Elden Ring yourself – but have you played Elden Ring using a Fisher-Price gaming pad? »

Ransomware has gone down because sanctions against Russia are making life harder for attackers

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The number of ransomware attacks has gone down in recent months because sanctions against Russia are making it harder for cyber criminals to organise attacks and receive ransom payments, Rob Joyce, director of cybersecurity at the National Security Agency (NSA), has revealed.

Ransomware attacks have long been a major cybersecurity issue for organisations around the world, affecting computer networks running critical infrastructure, hospitals, businesses and more.

There are steps that organisations can take to improve cybersecurity and bolster their defences against ransomware and other attacks. »

Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina Escaped Moscow Dressed as a Food Courier

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Under the continued threat of imprisonment by Vladimir Putin’s regime for anti-government activism, Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina successfully escaped Russia last month, only able to safely flee Moscow by disguising herself as a food courier.

The food courier disguise was born out of a result of Alyokhina’s movements being tracked by Moscow police, the paper reported.

Alyokhina, along with other Pussy Riot members, will embark upon a brief tour in support of Ukraine beginning May 12 in Berlin. »

Pussy Riot band member Maria Alyokhina escapes Russia dressed as food courier after criticising Putin

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Political activist and member of the Russian band Pussy Riot has reportedly fled the country disguised as a food courier after criticising Vladimir Putin.

After being released from prison, she continued her activism and set up a news outlet focused on crime and punishment in Russia, called Mediazona, with another member of the band.

However, the band leader managed to evade the Moscow police by disguising herself as a food courier and leaving her phone behind as a decoy. »