The Daily Populous

Thursday February 27th, 2020 night edition

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The congresswoman was asked the question as she was leaving a closed-door meeting in the House basement Wednesday morning.

Other congressional Democrats have balked at the idea of Sanders, a longtime independent and self-proclaimed democratic socialist, being the party's nominee in the general election.

"Look, the bottom line is very simple," Schumer said Tuesday when asked about Sanders's praise of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro's literacy program.

Sanders has surged to front-runner status after virtually tying for first in Iowa and winning New Hampshire and Nevada outright.

In the latest NBC News-Marist poll, Biden held a 27 percent-23 percent lead over Sanders in South Carolina.

Biden's candidacy could see new momentum after receiving the significant endorsement of House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) on Wednesday morning.

Clyburn is the highest-ranking black congressional lawmaker and Biden has held a firm lead on support from black voters. »

Why Hate Groups Went After Johnny Cash in the 1960s

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It was 1965, and embattled country music star Johnny Cash was facing a boycott in some parts of the Jim Crow South.

Back in 1951, Cash was just an Air Force radio operator about to be sent overseas to intercept Soviet transmissions.

That was about the time he met Vivian Liberto, a shy 17-year-old from San Antonio, at a skating rink. »

James Bond 'No Time To Die' Runtime

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Not content with playing the MI6 for longer than any other actor, his swansong will also be the longest Bond film in the franchise, according to runtime details released by cinemas in the US and the Netherlands.

US cinema chain Regal has revealed that the 25th Bond film will clock in at 163 minutes – that's two hours and 43 minutes fact fans – which beats the previous longest Bond film, Spectre, by a quarter of an hour.

Oddly enough, Craig's stint also includes the shortest Bond film, Quantum of Solace, which had a runtime of 106 minutes. »

Joe Biden Claims to Have Worked on 2016 Paris Climate Deal with Chinese Leader who Died in 1997

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But Biden, who has made multiple blunders while on the campaign trail, undermined his point by apparently confusing Chinese leaders, claiming to have worked on the deal with former premier Deng Xiaoping who died in 1997.

Current Chinese President Xi Jinping took power in 2013 and has overseen China's involvement in the Paris deal, which was signed in 2016.

Biden has long been a proponent of the Paris agreement, and has criticized Trump for stepping away from the deal. »

Missouri hunters donated nearly 350,000 pounds of deer meat to food banks this season

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(CNN) Missouri deer hunters donated nearly 350,000 pounds of venison to food banks and pantries across the state this season, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) said in a news release.

The hunters donated the meat to Missouri's Share the Harvest program, which provides "lean, healthy" venison to help feed hungry Missourians.

Since then, more than 4.3 million pounds of meat has been ground, packaged and donated to people in need. »