The Daily Populous

Friday May 20th, 2022 night edition

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After the nation’s largest manufacturer of formula, Abbott Nutrition, voluntarily recalled baby formula after several bacterial infections in infants related to a plant in Michigan the FDA later shut down, supply of baby formula plummeted.

More than 40 percent of baby formula is out of stock, according to a data company tracking the shortage.

Though Republicans like Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Rep. Kat Cammack repeatedly raised the issue in the past few weeks, including trying to pin the problem on immigrant families, 192 House Republicans voted the bill down.

Every House Democrat, plus a dozen mostly moderate Republicans, voted to pass the bill and send it to the Senate.

“Parents and caretakers across the country cannot wait—they need our support now,” DeLauro said in a statement following the bill’s passage.

But nine far-right Republicans, including Reps. Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Lauren Boebert, voted against the bill.

“Among the most impacted are mothers and babies enrolled in the WIC program who use formula at roughly double the rate of non-participating families. »

Italy's longest river, fed by melt from the Alps, dries up, threatening agricultural collapse

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Along the way, the water nourishes the agricultural fields that Italians have farmed for thousands of years.

For farmers in the area, it means saltwater seeping into the earth and poisoning crops, which are blackened and wilting.”.

A warming planet is turning the agricultural lands of Italy into a ‘salty wasteland while putting hundreds of thousands of livelihoods at risk. »

Canada to lift restrictions on gay men donating blood

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Health Canada has lifted restrictions on gay men donating blood, a move Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says is “good news for all Canadians” but took too long.

OTTAWA -- Health Canada on Thursday lifted restrictions on gay men donating blood, a move Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said was “good news for all Canadians" but had taken too long.

The policy began in 1992 as an outright ban on gay men donating blood following a tainted blood scandal. »

Florida woman accused of crashing into multiple cars, throwing fake snake to evade traffic stop

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MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. – A woman was arrested after crashing into multiple vehicles and throwing a fake snake at deputies in an attempt to flee a traffic stop in Martin County Wednesday afternoon, deputies said.

Dawn LaShawn Laprade, 54, faces multiple charges, with additional charges possible, including four counts of aggravated assault on a police officer and fleeing and eluding.

According to investigators, the chase began when the suspect intentionally hit one of the Martin County Sheriff’s Office vehicles as she tried to evade a traffic stop. »