The Daily Populous

Wednesday October 19th, 2022 day edition

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Arias and her colleagues calculated life expectancy using a technique called a period life table.

The data show that in 2021 the Native American and Alaska Native populations had the lowest life expectancy of any race or ethnicity: 65.2 years.

This is equivalent to the life expectancy of the total U.S. population in 1944, Arias and her colleagues wrote.

But the group with the second-largest drop in life expectancy from 2020 to 2021 was the non-Hispanic white population.

Almost half of the total loss of life expectancy of the white population occurred in the pandemic’s second year, Arias says.

The Native American population has a life expectancy comparable to that of some of poorest countries in Africa, she notes.

Addressing these gaps in life expectancy would require the U.S. to overhaul its health care system and make it work for everyone, many experts say. »

Kevin McCarthy signals Republicans could withhold more aid to Ukraine if they win the House: 'It's not a free blank check'

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McCarthy said he's confident he'll win the speakership if Republicans take control of the House.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy expressed skepticism about sending more aid to Ukraine if Republicans take back the House in the upcoming midterm elections.

Also on the potential chopping block if Republicans win is additional funding for COVID-19 relief, McCarthy told Punchbowl News. »

The Russian pilots who ejected from a military plane moments before it crashed into an apartment building and killed 13 people could face charges, Russia says

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A Russian Su-34 aircraft crashed into an apartment building in western Russia, killing 13 people.

Now, a Russian committee is investigating to see if the pilots could faces charges for the incident.

Two Russian pilots whose military aircraft crashed into a residential building — killing over a dozen people — could face charges, Russian authorities said on Tuesday. »

MacKenzie Scott gives the Girl Scouts nearly $85 million

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MacKenzie Scott gives the Girl Scouts nearly $85 million.

NEW YORK — Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $84.5 million to Girl Scouts of the USA and 29 of its local branches, the 110-year-old organization said Tuesday, calling it a vote of confidence.

Youth membership of the Girl Scouts fell dramatically during the pandemic, dropping nearly 30% from about 1.4 million in 2019- 2020 to just over 1 million in 2021-2022. »

Sources dispute Bayonetta voice actor’s claims over pay offer

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Sources have disputed recent claims by former Bayonetta voice actor Hellena Taylor, who said she was offered an “insulting” offer of just $4,000 dollars to reprise her role in the third game.

In private messages exchanged with VGC, Taylor called the suggestion that she was offered more than $4,000 “categorically untrue”.

People with knowledge of Platinum’s negotiations indicated that they were aware Taylor had suffered depressive episodes in the past. »