The Daily Populous

Saturday May 21st, 2022 day edition

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Russian propaganda initially claimed the war there was "denazify" Ukraine and help its people.

He called for imprisonment, forced labor, and death for Ukrainians who refused to comply with the Kremlin's mission to assimilate the country into Russia.

The United Nations defines genocide as acts "committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group."

But the pervasiveness of anti-Ukrainian propaganda in Russian state media outlets, and the close control the Kremlin exerts over them, gives investigators an opening, he said.

In March, around the same time Russia's advance on Kyiv was halted by Ukrainian forces, the Kremlin's propaganda shifted.

If the evidence trail leads investigators back to Putin, international prosecutors could still decide to charge the Russian leader with genocide.

"I mean that for me at least would be some reason to celebrate, even if it's an incomplete solution.". »

Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy: Our Maternal Death Rates Are Only Bad If You Count Black Women

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And in Louisiana, which has a similar trigger law that will go into effect upon Roe being reversed, maternal mortality rates are among the worst in the nation.

But according to GOP senator Bill Cassidy, the rate at which women die during pregnancy or shortly after is not as bad as it seems—if you subtract the deaths of Black women, which apparently don’t count.

“It’s no mystery why maternal mortality rates are so high among Black women,” Michelle Williams, the dean of Harvard’s School of Public Health said in response. »

Alex Jones back on the hook for damages after bankruptcy judge sends Sandy Hook cases to Texas court

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The bankruptcy judge’s ruling means the first postponed defamation awards trial in Texas could begin as soon as June, Bankston suggested.

Among the disclosures that came out of the bankruptcy court hearings is that Jones has suffered financially as the Sandy Hook defamation cases have progressed.

The reason has to do with a maneuver the Sandy Hook families took here and in Texas to outflank Jones in bankruptcy court. »

Opinion | New Virginia law bans police arrest and ticket quotas

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In a long-overdue reform, Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) last month signed bipartisan legislation that will finally prohibit ticket and arrest quotas for Virginia’s law enforcement agencies.

When politics have become so bitterly divisive (especially surrounding policing), the ban on arrest and ticket quotas was refreshingly bipartisan.

The ban on arrest and ticket quotas is just the latest reform that protects Virginia drivers from unjust police practices. »

Ancient poop reveals what the builders of Stonehenge liked to eat

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Several pieces of fossilized poop, which scientists call coprolites, were unearthed from a refuse heap at a settlement known as Durrington Walls, just 1.7 miles (2.8 kilometers) from Stonehenge.

Five pieces of poop -- from one human and four dogs -- were found to contain the eggs of parasitic worms.

Ancient human poop was unearthed from Durrington Walls, a prehistoric village near Stonhenge. »