The Daily Populous

Wednesday November 30th, 2022 night edition

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His comments come as the war heads into winter amid uncertainty over what the colder climate will mean for hostilities.

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned Tuesday that Russia was using winter as a "weapon of war" following strikes against Ukrainian infrastructure which he expected Russia would step up because it is actually failing on the battlefield.".

Moscow's invasion of Ukraine has had a particular impact on Finland, which shares an 830-mile long border with Russia and was once part of the Russian empire.

In 1939, the Soviet Union invaded the country sparking what is known asthe Winter War.

Concerned about the threat posed by Russia, Finland announced in May it would seek to join NATO, ending decades of neutrality.

Katie Laatikainen, a political science professor at New York's Adelphi University, said that despite Russian threats, Finland has been among the most steadfast supporters of Ukraine in the war.

Also, the year of Finland's independence from Russia has been corrected to 1917. »

Twitter is no longer enforcing its Covid misinformation policy

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Twitter said it will no longer enforce its longstanding Covid misinformation policy, yet another sign of how Elon Musk plans to transform the social media company he bought a month ago.

Instead, some Twitter users Monday night spotted a note added to the page on Twitter’s website that outlines its Covid policy.

“Effective November 23, 2022, Twitter is no longer enforcing the COVID-19 misleading information policy,” the note read. »

12 Republican senators broke with their party and voted for a bill to protect same-sex marriage

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Senators tweaked the bill, which passed the Democratic-controlled House in July, to get GOP support.

A bill designed to protect same-sex and interracial marriage passed the Senate by a 61-36 margin Tuesday night, with 12 Republican senators joining Democrats in voting for the bill.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told reporters on Tuesday that the chamber could re-approve the bill as soon as next Tuesday. »

Organ Donations, Transplants Increase on Days of Largest Motorcycle Rallies

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Researchers analyzed records from 10,798 organ donors and 35,329 recipients in the regions where the featured motorcycle rallies take place.

During the days on which rallies were held, there were 406 organ donors and 1,400 transplant recipients in regions near the events.

The seven motorcycle rallies in the study each draw more than 200,000 visitors over the course of several days. »