The Daily Populous

Tuesday November 29th, 2022 morning edition

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The last conversation Sandra Torres had with her 10-year-old daughter was about her nervous excitement over whether she’d make the all-star softball team.

Hours later, Eliahna Torres was one of 19 children and two teachers massacred at their elementary school in Uvalde , Texas.

“My baby never made it out of the school,” she said.

The city said it doesn’t comment on pending litigation and the school district and police did not immediately return messages.

One patron later told the FBI he “looked like ... a school shooter,” according to the report from the Texas House of Representatives.

The Uvalde officer who was leading the city’s police department during the shooting stepped down earlier this month ahead of a meeting to consider firing him.

“She’ll never know what it’s like to get married, to graduate, to go to her first prom. »

Exclusive: U.S., Russia have used their military hotline once so far during Ukraine war

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WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - A communications line created between the militaries of the United States and Russia at the start of Moscow's war against Ukraine has been used only once so far, a U.S. official told Reuters.

The blast was likely caused by a Ukrainian air defense missile but Russia was ultimately responsible because it started the war in late February, NATO said.

Ukraine has also voiced concerns Russia might blow up the Nova Kakhovka dam, which holds back an enormous reservoir in southern Ukraine. »

Biden-Harris Administration Makes $50 Million Available to Clean Up Orphaned Oil and Gas Wells on Tribal Lands

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The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides a total of $4.7 billion to address orphaned wells across the country, including $150 million for Tribal communities over five years.

There are several thousand orphaned oil and gas wells on Tribal lands, jeopardizing public health and safety by contaminating groundwater, seeping toxic chemicals, emitting harmful pollutants including methane, and harming wildlife.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law makes a historic $13 billion investment in Tribal communities — the largest investment in Tribal infrastructure ever. »

GOP-controlled Arizona county refuses to certify election

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A woman points at Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer during the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors general election canvass meeting, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, in Phoenix.

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican officials in a rural Arizona county refused Monday to certify the 2022 election despite no evidence of anything wrong with the count, a decision that was quickly challenged in court by the state’s top election official.

The refusal to certify by Cochise County in southeastern Arizona comes amid pressure from prominent Republicans to reject results showing Democrats winning top races. »

Men should ejaculate 21 times a month to protect against prostate cancer, study suggests

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The gland which produces semen is obviously very important but disorders in the area are increasingly common amongst men over 50.

The author of the study states: "We found that men reporting higher compared to lower ejaculatory frequency in adulthood were less likely to be subsequently diagnosed with prostate cancer.

The study found that men who ejaculated at least 21 times a month had a 33% lower risk of prostate cancer than those that didn't. »