The Daily Populous

Thursday April 27th, 2023 evening edition

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) has condemned Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts for declining an invitation from the Senate to testify in an upcoming hearing regarding the ethics of the Supreme Court, as spurred by recent revelations of corruption among justices.

Ocasio-Cortez said on Tuesday that Roberts bears responsibility for the current corruption on the High Court, and denounced his decision not to appear in the Senate.

“Under Roberts, the Supreme Court has unraveled constitutional rights and seen several justices engage in corrupt financial arrangements.

The lawmaker has previously said that, if Roberts refuses to act to rein in the appalling corruption of Supreme Court justices, his legacy as chief justice will be forever tarnished.

Indeed, his refusal to testify comes as reporters are uncovering a seemingly unprecedented level of corruption on the Supreme Court.

The reports have shown that justices seemingly can’t even follow the lax rules that Supreme Court justices are legally bound to.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) wrote that the fact that Roberts isn’t willing to enforce ethics guidelines means that there are essentially no rules regarding the Supreme Court. »

Ukraine receives 98% of weapons needed for counteroffensive, US general says

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Cavoli stated that Ukraine and its Western allies calculated how much equipment Kyiv would require for the counteroffensive, after which Ukraine's partners began supplying it.

The general said that over 98% of the promised combat vehicles had already arrived in Ukraine, and also acknowledged the "generosity" of allies in supplying tanks and armored combat vehicles.

Read the original article on The New Voice of Ukraine. »

Pope Francis gives women right to vote in bishops’ meeting for first time

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Pope Francis has decided to give women the right to vote at an upcoming meeting of bishops, an unprecedented change that reflects his hopes to give women greater decision-making responsibilities.

In addition, Francis has decided to appoint 70 non-bishop members of the synod and has asked that half of them be women.

He has appointed several women to high-ranking Vatican positions, though no women head any of the major Vatican offices or departments, known as dicasteries. »

Parrots learn to make video calls to chat with other parrots, then develop friendships, Northeastern University researchers say

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The results suggest that video calls could help parrots approximate birds’ communication in the wild, improving their behavior—and, likely, their well-being—in their owners’ homes.

Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University.

Some caregivers watched their birds learn skills from their video friends, including foraging, new vocalizations and even flying. »

Spain reminds Lula that lasting peace for Ukraine must respect its sovereignty

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Spanish King Felipe VI told Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva during his visit to Spain that lasting peace for Ukraine "must be based on respect for national sovereignty and territorial integrity," El Mundo reported on April 26.

After meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on April 15, Lula also said that the U.S. should stop "encouraging war" in Ukraine and "start talking about peace.".

It is allegedly Lula's hope that Spain joins a coalition of countries that can help broker peace between Ukraine and Russia. »