Tellwut CA Newsletter - 50 Exclusive Points - November 12 2021

Newsletter 11/12/2021

Canada could consider scrapping the pricey COVID-19 PCR test for travellers

As the U.S. reopens its land border, some experts say the Canadian government should consider scrapping its costly COVID-19 PCR test requirement for fully vaccinated travellers — particularly for short cross-border trips. - CBC News

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Texas death row case: Supreme Court wrestles with religious freedom in the execution chamber

The Supreme Court divided sharply Tuesday over a death row inmate's request to have a pastor pray and make physical contact during his execution in a case that could reshape religious accommodations for those sentenced to die. During more than 90 minutes of oral argument, several of the court's conservative justices pressed Ramirez's attorney on whether granting his request would prompt a flood of other challenges to state execution policies based on religious grounds. Texas lawyers told the court the state has an interest in limiting the interaction between an inmate and adviser to ensure the death sentence is carried out smoothly.

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Consumers Dread Holiday Shopping as Some Are Still Paying Off Last Year’s Bills

While retailers expect another record holiday spending season this year, many Americans are losing sleep worrying about how to pay for their gifting obligations amid the ongoing pandemic and rising inflation. Some people are even still haunted by the lingering debt from last Christmas. -Observer.com

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Twitter bans Ottawa law professor Amir Attaran for saying Trudeau should be 'tarred and feathered'

Twitter suspended the account of University of Ottawa professor Amir Attaran after his use of a seemingly violent turn of phrase in a tweet addressed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The tweet is part of a longer thread posted this week criticizing the Liberals’ slowness to approve vaccines for Canadian children. “Health Canada knew half a year ago this was coming,” he wrote. “Trudeau should be tarred and feathered for putting child lives in danger,” he continued. Late Wednesday evening, Attaran said Twitter sent him a notice that said his account would be restored if he deleted the offending Tweet. -National Post

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