The Daily Populous

Wednesday January 4th, 2023 morning edition

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The House adjourned Tuesday evening without a resolution, scheduling a fourth round of voting to begin around noon Wednesday.

“It won’t [end] until McCarthy drops out,” a former House leadership aide who has been involved in anti-McCarthy planning told The Post.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy failed to receive enough votes to become the next speaker of the House on the first and second ballots on January 3, 2023.

This is the first time in 100 years that a second vote for speaker of the House has been necessary.

Advertisement McCarthy could only afford to lose the votes of four House GOP members in order to win the election.

On the second ballot, all 19 holdouts supported Jordan, who tried to head off the revolt by giving the nominating speech for McCarthy.

Previous 1 of 5 Next Advertisement Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy failed to attain the required votes to become House speaker on the first three ballots Tuesday. »

U.S. FDA allows abortion pills to be sold at retail pharmacies

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WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will allow retail pharmacies to offer abortion pills in the United States for the first time, the agency said on Tuesday, even as more states seek to ban medication abortion.

The changes included permanently removing restrictions on mail order shipping of the pills and their prescription through telehealth.

Retail pharmacies will have to weigh whether or not to offer the pill given the political controversy surrounding abortion, and determine where they can do so. »

Top British universities offer Afghan women free courses until Taliban lift learning ban

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More than 20 top British universities have pledged to offer Afghan women free courses for as long as the Taliban ban females from attending universities in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan's ruling Taliban announced last month that women would no longer be able to study at universities and higher education establishments.

Now, a number of British universities have teamed up through FutureLearn to offer the women in Afghanistan free access to digital learning platforms. »

Netanyahu Unbound: Israel Gets Its Most Right-Wing Government in History

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Netanyahu may ultimately be forced to moderate some of his autocratic and ideologically extreme behavior to cater to international audiences.

Netanyahu has always shown two faces, the ideological radical and the reasonable pragmatist, adapting his preferred image to the political and international circumstances.

As he formed his new government, Netanyahu tried to distance himself from his ultra-Orthodox, racist, and homophobic partners. »