The Daily Populous

Thursday August 4th, 2022 morning edition

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Brothers of Italy party leader Giorgia Meloni arrives for a meeting at the Quirinale Palace in Rome, Italy January 29, 2021.

ROME, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Italy's parliament on Wednesday gave its final approval to a bill ratifying the accession of Finland and Sweden to the NATO alliance.

The Senate voted by 202 to 13 in favour of the bill, a day after the lower house approved it by a large majority.

The accession needs to be ratified by the parliaments of all 30 North Atlantic Treaty Organization members before Finland and Sweden can be protected by the NATO defence clause that states that an attack on one member is an attack against all.

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The lower house vote on Tuesday was welcomed by Giorgia Meloni, whose far-right Brothers of Italy party is seen as the front runner in the national election which will take place on Sept. 25.

However, her two main allies, the League and Forza Italia, have been much more ambivalent, reflecting their historically close ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin. »

Kansans to Alito: F*ck You.

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They’re jealous of these long-held rights, these Kansans, these Americans.

Even before Kansans spoke, Democratic strategists had placed measures on several states’ ballots this November that would secure a woman’s right to choose.

You take away Americans’ established rights at your own peril, as Kansans made very clear last night. »

Minnesota pharmacist on trial for refusing to dispense the morning after pill because of his 'beliefs'

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“She acted quickly because any delay in obtaining emergency contraception increases the risk of pregnancy,” the complaint states.

Another pharmacist at a CVS in the city of Aitkin also blocked Anderson from getting the prescription filled.

Anderson and CVS reached a settlement before the case went to trial, and she received unspecified compensation, court records revealed. »

Catholic Exorcists Say They Are Overloaded With 'Possessed' People: Study

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Burnout does not discriminate across professions, according to a new survey of Catholic exorcists who say they feel overworked and under-supported.

Researcher Giuseppe Frau said that some exorcists were seeing 30 to 50 cases a day, according to The Times of London.

Exorcists told researchers that they experienced little support from bishops while attempting to free Catholics from professed demonic possession. »

Cost Plus Drugs: Mark Cuban's Pharmacy Startup Sells Ultra-Cheap Medications

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The medication ledger of the Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company (yes, that's the full name) is long.

Cost Plus Drugs also sells the generic versions of a variety of mental health medications like Wellbutrin, used to treat depression, and Adapin, sometimes prescribed for anxiety.

Checked Mark Cuban’s Cost Plus Drugs to see how much my prescriptions would be. »