The Daily Populous

Friday July 21st, 2023 day edition

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“We don’t know where he is,” White House national security spokesperson John Kirby said during a briefing with reporters.

“We don’t know the conditions in which he’s living in right now.”.

Pentagon deputy press secretary Sabrina Singh later told reporters that the whereabouts of King are unknown, as North Korea hasn’t responded to U.S. outreach.

“Unfortunately, no, we have not heard any communication or correspondence from the North Koreans on this incident,” she said.

State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said Thursday that King’s case is “an extremely high priority” and messages have been relayed to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the formal name for the North Korean government.

But instead, King booked a ticket to a South Korean tour to the demilitarized zone with North Korea, joining it from the airport. »

Texas worker accused of being on drugs was actually dying of heatstroke

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According to the lawsuit, Infante began exhibiting heatstroke symptoms including confusion, altered mental state, dizziness and loss of consciousness.

Infante later died in a hospital from severe heatstroke and had a recorded internal temperature of 109.8F (43.2C).

The Center for Disease Control states a body temperature of 103F (39.4C) or higher is a main symptom of heatstroke. »

Florida Insurance Premiums Have Soared 206% Since DeSantis Became Governor

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As Florida grapples with an unfolding property insurance crisis, recent data show that insurance premiums in the state have reportedly surged by over 200 percent since Ron DeSantis won the governor's office in 2018.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks during a campaign rally on June 26, 2023, in Eagle Pass, Texas.

Insurance premiums have increased 206 percent since DeSantis became governor in 2018. »

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signs bill outlawing pelvic exams on unconscious patients without consent

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— A little-known practice that allowed medical students to perform pelvic and other intimate exams on unconscious patients without their consent is now banned in Missouri after action taken Thursday by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson.

Two months after our investigation, Arthur introduced legislation to prohibit unauthorized exams on unconscious patients.

Missouri’s new law includes a provision for “emergency implied consent,” but states health care providers shall inform patients when any such exams are done. »

Greenpoint mystery solved: serial litterer was NYPD sergeant

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In April, the serial litterer was finally identified to residents as NYPD Sergeant John Trzcinski.

An NYPD probe resulted in discipline for Trzcinski: loss of one vacation day, according to public records.

Gothamist reviewed notes and correspondence with the NYPD and sanitation department about the mystery. »