The Daily Populous

Thursday July 21st, 2022 morning edition

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Novak Djokovic’s hopes of playing in the US Open suffered another blow after the tournament said it would respect the United States government’s rules on the Covid-19 vaccine.

The US requires non-citizens to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus to enter the country, meaning Djokovic, who has made it repeatedly clear that he will not take the vaccine, will not be allowed entry.

The Wimbledon champion, who was also banned from playing in the Australian Open due to his anti-vaccination stance, said after his success in London that he was waiting “hopefully for some good news from USA”.

While Djokovic is highly unlikely to be in New York, another former champion will be, after Serena Williams was named on the entry list.

Great Britain’s Kyle Edmund is also set to enter his first singles event at a grand slam in two years.

The 27-year-old’s career has been derailed by a knee injury but he made his comeback at Wimbledon, playing in the mixed doubles.

Due to his protected ranking of 48, health pending, he will be included in the main draw. »

N. Carolina Bill Proposing Women Who Get Abortions Be Executed Sparks Fury

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A North Carolina bill proposing that women getting abortions face the death penalty is sparking alarm on social media, despite it being highly unlikely to become law.

"North Carolina state reps want to make it legal to MURDER pregnant women who were trying to abort.

Well, here's a North Carolina bill that would make it legal to murder a woman trying to get an abortion. »

California police fatally shot 23-year-old Black man as he ran away, video shows

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Police in San Bernardino, California, fatally shot a 23-year-old man on Saturday as he was fleeing, according to surveillance footage that shows an officer firing just seconds after arriving in an unmarked vehicle.

The killing comes weeks after police in Akron, Ohio, fired more than 60 rounds at Jayland Walker, a 25-year-old Black man who was also fleeing, sparking widespread protests.

Police are supposed to protect and serve, not hunt and kill, and we can see that is what that man did. »

Most Americans think NASA’s $10 billion space telescope is a good investment, poll finds

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The telescope may be in space and operating now, but it’s been a long and harrowing journey getting to that point.

NEW: Following the release of the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope, 3 in 5 Americans say the telescope has been a good investment.

YouGov also polled the respondents about other space investments, including the Hubble Space Telescope currently in orbit around Earth, the International Space Station, and the Space Shuttle program. »

Democrats push for 1st semi-automatic gun ban in 20 years

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats pushed ahead Wednesday with legislation that would ban certain semi-automatic weapons as they considered their most far-reaching response yet to this summer’s series of mass shootings .

Democrats hope that the 100-page bill moving through the Judiciary Committee will pass the House before the August break.

Democrats can afford to lose only four votes if Republicans are united in opposition to the ban. »