The Daily Populous

Monday September 19th, 2022 day edition

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President Biden on Friday signed a bill that will eliminate the statute of limitations for people who were sexually abused as minors to file civil claims.

The Eliminating Limits to Justice for Child Sex Abuse Victims Act was passed by the House by voice vote on Tuesday after passing the Senate by unanimous consent in March.

The bill eliminates time constraints for survivors to file civil claims related to sex abuse crimes against minors, including forced labor, sex trafficking, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children.

Previously, minors who survived such abuse were able to file federal claims until they reached the age of 28 or until a decade after the violation or injury was discovered.

No federal statute of limitations was in place for criminal claims regarding child sex abuse.

“The science of trauma is clear: it often takes years for victims to come forward,” Durbin said in a statement after the House passed the bill.

By signing this legislation into law, we can finally help survivors have their day in court and a moment of healing—when they are ready. »

Biden: US forces would defend Taiwan if China invades

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US President Joe Biden said on Sunday that US forces would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion.

When asked on whether US forces would defend Taiwan if China invaded the island, Biden said "yes, if, in fact, there was an unprecedented attack.".

While [Biden] said the US would defend Taiwan, he didn't specify how the US would defend Taiwan, which shows strategic ambiguity hasn't changed. »

Thousands march in Turkey to demand ban on LGBTQ groups

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Thousands march in Turkey to demand ban on LGBTQ groups.

ISTANBUL (AP) — An anti-LGBTQ group marched Sunday in Istanbul, demanding that LGBTQ associations be shuttered and their activities banned, in the largest demonstration of its kind in Turkey.

Ahead of Sunday’s demonstration, the organizers circulated a video using images from past LGBTQ Pride marches in Turkey. »

Skeletal remains found at NYC construction site ID'd as ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protester missing for a decade

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Skeletal remains found at a New York City construction site two years ago have been positively identified as a 19-year-old "Occupy Wall Street" protester who went missing in 2012.

In 2020, during an excavation at 80-97 Cypress Avenue, Bates' skeletal remains were discovered.

New York City’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner positively identified the remains as Bates on Friday. »

Resident Evil Village's Shadows of Rose DLC Will 'Conclude the Winters Family Saga'

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Resident Evil Village's story DLC arrives on October 28, and we're now learning that Shadows of Rose's roughly four-hours of content will wrap up the Winters family's major role in the Resident Evil series.

The Winters family consists of Ethan Winters, who is the primary protaganist of Resident Evil VII and Village, as well as his wife, Mia, and their daughter, Rose.

In Resident Evil Village's post-credits scene, we see that Rose is now a teenager, and is working with Chris Redfield. »