The Daily Populous

Thursday June 2nd, 2022 evening edition

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Some local officials in liberal enclaves within red states say they won't help enforce bans on abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.

The big picture: Cities have a "wide range of powers they can draw on to try to safeguard and expand access to reproductive health care, including abortion," said Andrea Miller, president of the National Institute for Reproductive Health, an organization that supports abortion rights.

Driving the news: José "Chito" Vela, a member of the city council in Austin, has proposed a resolution to decriminalize abortion locally, even as Texas has one of the most restrictive anti-abortion laws in the country.

Jenna Hanes, a spokesperson for Vela, said his office has been in contact with lawmakers in several other cities, including Dallas, San Antonio and Houston, who are interested in advancing similar measures.

That's an echo of the "sanctuary cities" that don't aid in federal immigration enforcement.

The other side: At least 49 cities have passed ordinances to ban abortion even though it's still, for now, protected by federal law, according to Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn, an anti-abortion group focused on helping localities outlaw abortion.

These bans "have not prevented people from accessing abortion," Carrion added, noting that most of those cities do not have abortion providers in them. »

Exclusive: Putin Treated for Cancer in April, U.S. Intelligence Report Says

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The classified U.S. report says Putin seems to have re-emerged after undergoing treatment in April for advanced cancer, three U.S. intelligence leaders who have read the reports tell Newsweek.

For the intelligence community, the long table and Putin's behavior with Macron became a baseline against which to measure the Russian president's decline.

Many pieces of intelligence were analyzed for the White House: the consensus was that Putin was ill and probably dying. »

EU overshoots 2020 climate target, records 34% drop in emissions

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The European Environment Agency (EEA) on Tuesday submitted official EU data to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The 961-page inventory report confirmed preliminary data suggesting the European Union was on track to smash its 2020 climate goal.

Emissions dropped by 11% in 2020 alone as EU countries shut down their economies to contain the coronavirus outbreak, the EEA indicated, admitting that the COVID-19 lockdowns “had a substantial impact on reducing emissions in 2020.”. »

A Conversation With Antony Blinken

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So before turning to the conversation with Dan, turning to questions, let me just say a couple of words first.

So let me say a few words about Ukraine-Russia, and then we can get to a conversation.

“The False Crisis Over the Atlantic” by Antony J. Blinken (2001). »

Janitor corrals curious cougar in empty California classroom

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In this photo provided by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, is a mountain lion after it entered an empty high school classroom in Pescadero, Calif., Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

PESCADERO, Calif. (AP) — A quick-thinking custodian safely confined a curious cougar in an empty classroom after it entered a Northern California high school Wednesday morning, authorities said.

The custodian was opening Pescadero High for the school day when the juvenile mountain lion was spotted, said Detective Javier Acosta with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. »