The Daily Populous

Tuesday April 4th, 2023 evening edition

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Days after last week's shooting, thousands of demonstrators flooded the Tennessee state Capitol to decry GOP lawmakers' inaction in the face of deadly gun violence.

Inside the House chamber, Democratic Reps. Justin Jones, Gloria Johnson, and Justin Pearson took to the podium with a bullhorn and led demonstrators in chants supporting gun control legislation.

The Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators said in a statement that "this political retribution is unconstitutional and, in this moment, morally bankrupt.".

"—to which Republican House Speaker Cameron Sexton responded by ordering the galleries cleared and calling on state troopers to remove protesters.

Far from backing gun control legislation, Tennessee Republicans have sought to make firearms even more readily accessible in recent years.

"THE PEOPLE are demanding we act to stop kids from being murdered in school," Jones wrote on Twitter.

This story has been updated with a statement from the Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators. »

‘Much less stressful’: London City airport ends 100ml liquid rule

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City announced the planned changeover last year, beginning with a trial security lane before gradually switching the rest over.

With all four now upgraded, the airport claims to have “London’s fastest security experience”.

With nearly 4 million passengers expected to pass through this year, London City is the first major UK airport to be able to fully relax the liquid rule. »

Finland becomes a Member of NATO on Tuesday 4 April

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Finland will become a Member of NATO on Tuesday, 4 April 2023.

President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö will travel to Brussels and attend an accession ceremony at NATO Headquarters.

The flag-raising ceremony marking Finland’s accession to NATO will be held at NATO Headquarters after the deposit. »

Planned Parenthood seeks to block Utah ban on abortion clinics

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April 3 (Reuters) - Planned Parenthood on Monday asked a state court judge in Utah to block a law set to take effect next month that would effectively ban abortion clinics from operating in the state.

The case is before Judge Andrew Stone, who last year issued a preliminary order preventing the state from enforcing an earlier abortion ban while he hears a legal challenge by Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood argued that Stone should block the newer law for the same reason, saying it would ban 95% of abortions in the state if allowed to take effect on May 3. »