The Daily Populous

Wednesday December 14th, 2022 night edition

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Biden signs Respect for Marriage Act, reflecting his and the country's evolution.

The president spoke before a crowd of thousands gathered to celebrate the federal protections in the Respect for Marriage Act.

That's far from a majority of Republicans, and it's reflective of the fact that rank-and-file Republican voters have lagged in support of same-sex marriage.

In 1958, when Gallup first asked the question, just 4% said they approved of marriage between Black people and white people.

But by the late-'90s and early 2000s, support for interracial marriage soared and, by 2021, approval hit a sky-high 94%.

As vice president, Biden got out ahead of President Obama in advocating for same-sex marriage — on national television.

The potential for its overturning was the impetus for passing the Respect for Marriage Act in the first place. »

Ukrainian army issues instructional video telling Russians how to surrender to a drone

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Ukraine's army issued an instruction video on Monday with a step-by-step guide for Russian soldiers on how to surrender to one of its drones.

The video comes as part of Ukraine's "I Want to Live" project, a hotline that encourages Russians who are reluctant to fight in Ukraine to surrender.

A still from an instructional video issued by the Armed Forces of Ukraine on December 12, 2022, showing Russian soldiers how to surrender to a drone. »

Recount confirms Lauren Boebert narrowly held her House seat

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FILE - Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., addresses attendees to the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit, July 23, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. An automatic recount confirmed Monday, Dec. 12 that Boebert won her reelection bid against Democrat Adam Frisch.

DENVER (AP) — An automatic recount confirmed Monday that Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert won her reelection bid against Democrat Adam Frisch.

Frisch netted a total of four votes in the recount, far from enough to close a 500-plus vote gap with Boebert. »

U.S. announces nuclear fusion energy breakthrough: "One of the most impressive scientific feats of the 21st century"

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"Today, we tell the world that America has achieved a significant scientific breakthrough," said Granholm. U.S. expected to announce fusion energy "breakthrough".

Nuclear fusion has been considered the holy grail of energy creation that some say could save humans from extinction.

Scientists believe fusion plants would be much safer than today's nuclear fission plants — if the process can be mastered. »