The Daily Populous

Monday June 20th, 2022 night edition

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- The museum that now houses the largest collection of Chicano art in the world officially opened its doors, and in true legendary fashion - the grand opening was done in style.Comedian and actor Cheech Marin, who gifted his vast collection to the museum which carries his name, rolled into Riverside Saturday afternoon leading a procession of classic low riders.The 75-year-old welcomed his fans and visitors to the museum known as the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art and Culture.

"My heart is swelling at this point, man, this is a dear dream to have a museum dedicated to Chicano art," said Marin to a gleaming crowd.

"It came here to the city of Riverside.

"The crowd was treated to a ceremonial dance along with a car show.Art Meza brought his daughter to view the craftsmanship outside the museum and to see the one-of-a-kind art.

"I think it's important that she becomes inspired, and anything she creates is art as well.

"Riverside resident Marcella Gamero said she's been waiting five years for this day.

"It was so amazing, and I could teach my grandkids their culture in here. »

Kazakhstan: Voters back reforms to reject founder's legacy

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The reforms for a "New Kazakhstan" has come from President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev — Nazarbayev's hand-picked successor — in the wake of violence earlier this year.

Nurlan Abdirov, chair of the national electoral commission, said 77.17% of voters had backed the move, while 18.66% voted against.

Rules stipulated that at least half of registered voters had to take part in the plebiscite for it to be considered valid. »

In a pinch, you might be able to breathe through your butt

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Your intestines stretch for roughly 15 feet inside your body, winding a path between your stomach and rectum.

Getting the oxygen needed for survival is achieved through various processes in the animal kingdom.

Insects gather oxygen through holes in in their bodies known as spiracles, and some vertebrate animals can breathe through their butts. »

Texas GOP Declares Biden Illegitimate, Demands End to Abortion

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Texas Republicans acted on multiple resolutions and platform changes at their state convention this weekend—including declaring that President Joe Biden was "not legitimately elected" and demanding an end to abortion.

But a trigger law making abortion illegal would go into effect in Texas if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.

Votes from convention delegates were collected to add several items to the official Texas GOP as the convention closed on Saturday, the Texas Tribune reported. »