The Daily Populous

Monday April 24th, 2023 morning edition

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared Marjorie Taylor Greene the real leader of the House Republican caucus as she painted Kevin McCarthy as a puppet.

The New York congresswoman sat down with former White House press secretary Jen Psaki on her MSNBC programme on Sunday morning.

Asked whether she thinks Mr McCarthy is “actually running” the House Republican caucus, Ms Ocasio-Cortez did not mince her words.

“I think you’ve got Marjorie Taylor Greene running the caucus.

Every time something irks her, she communicates that McCarthy is doing her bidding.

The interview with Ms Psaki touched on a range of topics, including the legal battle over the widely-used abortion drug mifepristone.

And that is the line that we have to be willing to contend with. »

9 teenagers shot, wounded at after-prom party in Texas

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At least 9 teenagers were injured following a shooting at an after-prom party in Texas, according to authorities.

The incident happened just after midnight Sunday at a residence on County Road 263, just north of Jasper, Texas, according to the Jasper County Sheriff's Office.

Police said there were approximately 250 people at the party when the shooting took place. »

Turkey earthquake "miracle" baby girl finally reunited with mom almost two months after the deadly quakes

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Istanbul — A baby girl who was rescued after being buried under earthquake rubble in Turkey for 128 hours was finally reunited with her mother on Monday.

The mother and baby were the only survivors from their family, as the baby girl lost her father and two brothers when the earthquakes struck.

So far 1,774 children have been returned to their families in Turkey after being separated amid the chaos of the earthquakes, officials told CBS News. »

Russia outraged by US denying visas to Russian journalists: "We will not forget, we will not forgive"

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Russian journalists were not issued visas to cover Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s participation in UN events in New York.

A group of Russian journalists who were supposed to accompany Lavrov on this trip were denied visas at the very last moment.

An anonymous Russian diplomat told RIA Novosti that following the visa incident, Russia will treat US journalists like the US treated Russian journalists. »