The Daily Populous

Friday February 7th, 2020 evening edition

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The 2020 Democrat presidential hopeful called for a "revolution in education," including teacher salaries that start at $60,000 a year.

"Number two, my goal -- it's a radical goal, but this is what I believe -- my goal is to make sure that within a few years, every teacher in America earns at least $60,000 a year.".

Sanders called it "quite unbelievable" that in New Hampshire, "there are teachers starting off in certain districts making less than $29,000 a year.

"And I can tell you, having visited South Carolina on many occasions, you got great teachers there who have been in the profession 20 or 30 years.

I am going to be impacting the lives in my career of hundreds, if not thousands of young people.

Host Anderson Cooper followed up, noting that Sanders wants to freeze federal funding for all new charter schools.

So I think public money should go to public schools, and we're going to freeze all private charter schools funding. »

Coronavirus whistleblower doctor dies, sparking outpouring — and censorship — on social media

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Some who were more critical of the government included the hashtag #IWantFreedomOfSpeech in their posts, but that hashtag was censored on Weibo.

Ophthalmologist Li Wenliang sounded the alarm in December when he told a group of doctors on Chinese social media about seven cases he saw.

Chinese social media had already been buzzing with anger and concern about Li's health for several hours. »

Super Bowl 2020: Christian activist sues NFL for halftime show, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez

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NFL: Jennifer Lopez and Shakira brought the heat to their halftime performance at Super Bowl 54 in Miami, and boy it didn't disappoint!.

Christian activist Dave Daubenmire is planning to sue the National Football League, claiming the Super Bowl halftime show was discriminatory against the Christian community.

The Super Bowl LIV halftime entertainment featured Latina divas Jennifer Lopez and Shakira in daring outfits, their sexy choreography a heavily-debated topic. »

Air pollution responsible for half of childhood asthma cases in Barcelona

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Air pollution is responsible for nearly half of all childhood asthma cases in Barcelona, according to research published by the Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal).

The researchers then considered two scenarios to estimate the burden that air pollution has on childhood asthma.

David Rojas, a researcher at ISGlobal and lead author of the study said: ‘This is the first quantitative health impact assessment to include multiple pollutants and the development of childhood asthma. »

Virginia will eliminate a state holiday honoring Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. It'll make Election Day a day off instead

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This week, the Virginia House voted to strike Lee-Jackson Day from the list of state holidays.

The holiday, observed on the Friday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January, honors Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson as "defenders of causes.".

If Election Day becomes a state holiday, he said, it'll be easier for Virginians to vote. »