The Daily Populous

Thursday December 8th, 2022 evening edition

image for WNBA star Brittney Griner released from Russian custody in a high-profile prisoner swap between the U.S. and Moscow

"She will soon be back in the arms of her loved ones and she should have been there all along.".

Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine who was arrested for alleged spying in 2018, during a hearing in Moscow on Aug. 23, 2019.

Brittney Griner’s wife, Cherelle Griner, was in the Oval Office with Biden and the two were able to speak with her by phone, according to a senior administration official.

Cherelle Griner, speaking after Biden, expressed her "sincere gratitude" to Biden and several other officials she mentioned by name for their work.

Griner will be flown to a medical facility in San Antonio where she will receive care, a senior administration official said.

The entrance to the Russian penal colony IK-2 on Nov. 19, 2022, where Griner began serving her sentence.

Griner’s release is the second publicly known U.S. prisoner swap with Russia since the war in Ukraine started. »

Restaurant denies Christian group service over its anti-abortion and LGBTQ stances

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The restaurant, Metzger Bar and Butchery, called itself an "inclusive" establishment that has rarely refused service to willing patrons, but said it denied service to the group in an effort to protect its staff, many of whom are women or members of the LGBTQ+ community.

"We have always refused service to anyone for making our staff uncomfortable or unsafe and this was the driving force behind our decision," the post read.

The president of the Christian group, called The Family Foundation, authored a blog post after the episode last week entitled "We've Been Canceled! »