The Daily Populous

Friday March 10th, 2023 night edition

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., offered prayers to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, who was hospitalized after tripping at a local hotel Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell was being treated Thursday for a concussion and is expected to remain in the hospital for “a few days” after he tripped and fell at a hotel dinner the night before, his spokesman said.

McConnell’s office did not provide additional detail on his condition or how long he may be absent from the Senate.

First elected in 1984, McConnell in January became the longest-serving Senate leader when the new Congress convened, breaking the previous record of 16 years.

Romney predicted that McConnell would stay in the hospital over the weekend and return to the Senate next week.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said on the Senate floor Thursday morning that he had called McConnell but spoke with his staff “to extend my prayers and well wishes.”. »

Lauren Boebert rails against sex-ed then announces her teen son is having a baby

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Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) recently announced that in April, she would become a 36-year-old grandmother after the birth of her teen son’s baby.

Boebert, herself, dropped out of high school when she got pregnant as a teen, and now her son is following in her footsteps.

She then talked about how her son, Tyler, who is almost 18, joked it was “hereditary” since Boebert made her mother a 36-year-old grandma as well. »

Belgium bans gambling advertising from July 1

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"And for those who want to get rid of their gambling addiction, the tsunami of gambling advertising is an additional problem.".

Gambling advertising will be banned from television, radio, cinemas, magazines, newspapers and in public spaces.

The government argued that the ban follows scientific research showing that advertising encourages gambling addiction and contributes to gambling-related debt. »

Russia launches largest missile strike against Ukraine in months

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This sixteenth mass missile strike appears to be the largest Russian missile attack in months.

Since October, Russia has carried out repeated attacks against Ukraine that resulted in serious damage to 40% of the country's critical energy infrastructure.

Previously, during the Feb. 16. mass strike, Russia launched 32 missiles at Ukraine, while on Feb. 10, there was a total of 71 missiles launched. »

California won't renew $54 million contract with Walgreens

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Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that California will not renew its multimillion dollar contract with Walgreens after the company said it would not dispense medication abortion in multiple states where abortion is legal.

“Under this contract, Walgreens has received about $54 million from the State,” the statement said.

In a statement, Walgreens spokesman Fraser Engerman said the company was "deeply disappointed by the decision by the state of California not to renew our longstanding contract" due to what he called "false and misleading information.”. »