The Daily Populous

Friday March 31st, 2023 evening edition

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Lauren Boebert's 17-year-old son got his girlfriend pregnant, and she's excited to be a grandmother.

She now says she won't "nitpick" what the Bible says is right or wrong.

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Rep. Lauren Boebert says she doesn't plan to "nitpick what the Bible says" about whether it was right or wrong for her 17-year-old son, Tyler, to get his girlfriend pregnant.

"We can nitpick what the Bible says is right and wrong, but I think just having that heart posture of wanting to serve God, it's so important.".

In February, she also suggested without evidence or substantiation that God used her to stand up to "demons" such as Rep. Kevin McCarthy.

Representatives for Boebert did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider sent outside regular business hours. »

‘Absurdity to a new level’ as Russia takes charge of UN security council

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But at the UN, Russia is about to take charge of a powerful international body, the security council.

The ambassador said Ukraine would stay away from the security council in April except in the case of an “issue of critical national security interest”.

01:33 Russia taking charge of UN security council is 'worst joke ever', says Ukraine minister– video. »

The Australian government wants to slap games with loot boxes—like FIFA—with a mature rating

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The Albanese government announced yesterday its terms for a modified National Classification Scheme, and among the changes include a minimum M rating for games with paid loot boxes, and a minimum R18+ rating for games containing "simulated gambling".

That means any game with loot boxes purchasable with real money could be slapped with an M rating, even a good 'ol soccer game like FIFA, which normally receives a G rating in Australia (for general audiences).

Even then, it's not a dead certainty: the proposals need the support of each of Australia's states and territories. »

Finland cleared to join NATO following Turkish vote

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The Turkish parliament on Thursday unanimously ratified Finland’s accession to NATO, effectively allowing Helsinki to join the military alliance but leaving Sweden out in the cold.

His country, the president added, “is now ready to join NATO.”.

Now that Finland has Turkey’s formal support, only procedural steps are left before Helsinki officially joins NATO. »

Belarus' Lukashenko calls for immediate ceasefire in Ukraine-Russia War

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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Friday called for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine and for talks to start on a lasting peace settlement.

In a scheduled address to the nation, Lukashenko said there should be no preconditions for a ceasefire.

He warned Ukraine against launching an anticipated counter-offensive, saying it would make negotiations between Moscow and Kyiv impossible. »