The Daily Populous

Wednesday May 30th, 2018 morning edition

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ABC canceled its hit sitcom "Roseanne" on Tuesday after the show's biggest star, Roseanne Barr, went on a racist Twitter rant.

ABC was planning to air a repeat of "Roseanne" Tuesday night, but a rerun of "The Middle" will air in its place.

"What she wrote is antithetical to our core values, both as individuals and as an agency," the agency said in a statement.

When asked why ABC ultimately decided to cancel the show, a Disney source said, "It's a question of right and wrong.

Congressman John Lewis thanked ABC, saying that "There is not any room in our society for racism or bigotry.".

"Some things apparently are more important than money," even for a network like ABC, "and that's heartening," CNN's Van Jones said on the air.

Social media lit up with criticism of both Barr and ABC, with some demanding a response from the broadcast network. »

ABC cancels 'Roseanne' after Roseanne Barr compares black Obama aide Valerie Jarrett to an ape

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ABC announced on Tuesday that it would cancel the hit sitcom "Roseanne" following "abhorrent" comments from the show's star, Roseanne Barr, who had compared former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett to an ape.

Just an hour later, Barr's talent agency ICM Partners dropped her as a client, the firm confirmed to CNBC.

In a since-deleted tweet, Barr said of Jarrett: "muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.". »

USGS: Don't Roast Marshmallows Over Hawaii Volcano

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The USGS responded to one twitter user who asked, “Is it safe to roast marshmallows over volcanic vents?

Not only would it be unsafe, the USGS said, but the marshmallows would simply taste bad.

The agency had also issued a red-level aviation code, which warns an eruption is imminent or underway with significant volcanic ash and plume in the air. »

Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko is shot and killed in Kiev

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Read Meduza's look back at Babchenko's life A man made by war Why we’ll remember journalist and writer Arkady Babchenko.

Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko was shot and killed in Kiev on Tuesday, May 29.

In a press statement, the Kiev police department said it believes Babchenko was killed as a reprisal for his work as a journalist. »