The Daily Populous

Wednesday May 18th, 2022 evening edition

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Finland and Sweden have applied for Nato membership amid concerns over Russia’s war in Ukraine, the military alliance has confirmed.

‘This is a historic moment, which we must seize,’ Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said after the Swedish and Finnish ambassadors handed in their application letters.

‘I warmly welcome requests by Finland and Sweden to join Nato.

You are our closest partners, and your membership in Nato will increase our shared security.’.

Sweden share a maritime border with Russia, while Finland has an 810-mile (1,300km) land border with the hostile state.

Russia could share a huge land border with Nato if Finland joins the military alliance (Picture: Metro).

Turkish President Recep Erdogan (pictured shaking hands with Putin) could block Finland and Sweden’s Nato bids (Picture: AFP/Getty). »

White supremacists are convicted of training for a civil war in Michigan

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“Securing these convictions on the conspiracy to train for civil disorder holds significance for many reasons,” Nessel said in a statement.

”Webb pleaded no contest Monday to gang membership, conspiracy to train with firearms for a civil disorder, and felony possession of a firearm.

The men were accused of targeting what they mistakenly believed was a home owned by Daniel Harper, a podcaster who combats white nationalism on “I Don’t Speak German.” »

Washington, feds take action to solidify insurance protections for transgender people

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“Despite our existing laws, many insurers denied coverage for certain services and forced policyholders to file multiple time-consuming appeals.

The new protections in this bill will ensure once and for all that people get the medically necessary coverage they deserve.”.

Cannot deny or limit coverage for gender-affirming treatment when it is medically necessary and prescribed by a medical professional. »

Madison Cawthorn Loses Primary After Brutal Barrage Of GOP Attacks

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Cawthorn, 26, lost his bid for reelection Tuesday, falling to state Sen. Chuck Edwards in the GOP primary in the 11th Congressional District.

Cawthorn had his fair share of controversies from the get-go, but criticism from his GOP colleagues has stepped up in recent months.

“Recently, he made some foolish mistakes, which I don’t believe he’ll make again…let’s give Madison a second chance!”. »