The Daily Populous

Sunday August 28th, 2022 day edition

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South Korean women averaged 0.81 births during their lifetimes in 2021—the sixth straight year of decline, says Statistics Korea.

South Korean is among many developed nations that are experiencing a decline in childbirths and fertility rates.

For example, Hong Kong had a fertility rate of 0.9 in 2020 while Singapore’s was at 1.1.

In 2020, South Korea experienced its first natural population decline as its number of deaths surpassed the number of newborns.

By the end of this century, South Korea’s population of 51 million could halve, according to United Nations estimates.

South Korea’s low fertility rate and female labor participation rates ultimately “reflect entrenched social norms that will be difficult to turn around.

Yet only 3% of its population is foreign-born, given the challenges of becoming a South Korean citizen. »

Huntington Beach man who allegedly bragged about breaching the Capitol is arrested, charged

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A Huntington Beach man was arrested Thursday, Aug. 25, after a federal complaint was filed last week alleging he breached the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, then bragged about it online.

Someone listed under the contact name “Brandon HB Groyper” used racist and violent language in the chat, according to an FBI agent’s affidavit.

Numerous Southern California residents have been accused of or have admitted to taking part in the Capitol riot last year. »

John Fetterman holds a 13-point lead over Dr. Oz in the Pennsylvania Senate race: poll

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Lt. Gov. John Fetterman held a 13% lead over Dr. Oz in the latest Franklin & Marshall College poll.

Pennsylvania Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has a 13-point lead over Republican Mehmet Oz in the state's open-seat Senate race, according to a recently-released Franklin & Marshall College poll.

The survey showed Fetterman with 43% support among registered voters in the Keystone State, while Oz earned 30%; twenty percent of respondents were undecided. »

NASA really wants to probe Uranus and could start planning next year

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Other than a brief flyby by NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft in 1986, we haven't visited the planet at all.

Related: Uranus by 2049: Here's why scientists want NASA to send a flagship mission to the strange planet.

"We are working towards initiating ... some studies of a Uranus orbiter probe mission no later than fiscal year 2024. »

Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival queen ousted after attending luncheon

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The queen of the Bratwurst Festival in a northern Ohio city has been stripped of her crown and both the dethroned royal and festival organizers have retained legal counsel.

Brocwell attended a luncheon hosted by another festival, in violation of the Bratwurst Festival board's instructions, according to a letter from board president Adam Heinlen.

Both Brocwell and the festival board agree that she attended a queens' luncheon at the Baltimore Festival on Aug 6. »