The Daily Populous

Friday May 12nd, 2023 morning edition

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that they’ve eased restrictions on blood donations by men who have sex with men in an effort to address blood shortages.

The new policy recommends a series of individual risk-based questions that will apply to all donors, regardless of their sexual orientation, sex, or gender.

Men who have sex with men in monogamous relationships will now be permitted to donate blood.

The previous FDA guidelines allowed gay and bisexual men to donate blood only after a three-month deferral period, which was reduced from the previous 12-month period.

Under the new policy, time-based restrictions will be eliminated in favor of a more inclusive approach based on scientific evidence that ensures the safety of the blood supply.

All prospective donors will be required to answer a series of individual, risk-based questions to determine eligibility. »

George Santos voting on employment fraud bill – 24 hours after being arrested for employment fraud

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Rep George Santos returned to the Capitol on Thursday following his arrest a day earlier for unemployment fraud – just in time to vote on a bill dealing with that exact topic.

It was a perfectly scripted moment to cap off a wild two-day media circus around his indicment in New York on 13 criminal counts.

barked the Republican lawmaker at a journalist as he jogged up a flight of stairs away from gathered reporters. »

Police find 'very upset goat' while responding to 'person' crying for help

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Police officers in Oklahoma who rushed to the scene of a "person" crying for help were left in fits of laughter after they discovered that the individual crying for help was actually a "very upset goat" who had been separated from its friend, police said.

Officers David Sneed and Neal Storey from the Enid Police Department in Oklahoma initially received a report from a concerned member of the public that someone could be heard yelling for help in the area.

Your swift actions (although in the end not necessary) are appreciated by us all," said the Enid Police Department. »

Report: 'Mortal Kombat 1' is a reboot, with a full reveal and launch date imminent

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This video was hinting that the next entry in the Mortal Kombat series wouldn't be Mortal Kombat 12, but a remake of the original Mortal Kombat or possibly a reboot of the series.

Spoiler warning for Mortal Kombat 11: The next Mortal Kombat being a reboot of the franchise does make sense considering how the storyline of the previous game, Mortal Kombat 11 panned out.

Going off from the previous game and the leak, Mortal Kombat 1 may be a retelling of the original Mortal Kombat game. »

F-22 Fighters and Typhoons deploy to Estonia

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The Typhoon’s ‘supercruise’ capability enables high-speed flight at sustained speeds of over Mach 1 without the use of afterburner.

For the RAF, this is the second deployment of Typhoons to eastern Europe since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russian last year.

The RAF deployed to Romania for Operation Biloxi in March 2022 to cover the southern portion of Nato’s east border. »