The Daily Populous

Saturday February 29th, 2020 night edition

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DeLauro’s comments were indicative of the growing political tensions around the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus response.

But at least one Democrat was also irritated by DeLauro's remarks.

Rep. Donna Shalala (D-Fla.), who led the health department under President Bill Clinton, said it wasn't the appropriate setting for the criticism.

DeLauro, the leading House health appropriator, accused the administration of a lack of urgency and warned that there were several crucial questions that remained unanswered about the coronavirus response.

The briefing, led by CDC Director Robert Redfield and NIH infectious disease specialist Tony Fauci, was called to update members on the state of the coronavirus’ spread.

Fauci said the coronavirus is “unlikely to disappear” any time in the near future, according to the person.

Robert Kadlec, the HHS assistant secretary for preparedness and response, emphasized that no response workers had gotten sick while receiving the evacuees. »

Judge: Military funds for Washington state can’t go to wall

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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2015, file photo, two sailors stand with a gun as the USS John Stennis aircraft carrier leaves Naval Base Kitsap in Washington state.

SEATTLE (AP) — President Donald Trump may not divert $89 million intended for a military construction project in Washington state to build his border wall, a U.S. judge in Seattle ruled Thursday.

“We’re looking forward to this $89 million being used the way Congress intended — to support a military construction project in Washington state. »

A Chinese Citizen Journalist Covering Coronavirus Just Live-Streamed His Own Arrest

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In recent days, China has been hailing the success of its efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus as infection numbers and the death rate begins to decline.

But China’s security officials are showing no signs of slowing down in their efforts to silence dissenting voices critical of the regime and its response to the coronavirus.

Cover: Citizen journalist Li Zehua narrating with Chinese agents outside his door. »

Baby boomers jazz up their funerals with Monty Python and fancy dress

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Hits by Queen also proved popular choices of funeral music, with nine songs by the band - including Who Wants to Live Forever and Don’t Stop Me Now - among the most commonly chosen.

Among the bizarre funeral themes requested was an Abba theme, a Beach Boys-style surf theme and a Blues Brother theme.

David Collingwood, Operations Director at The Co-operative Funeralcare, said: “We will accommodate any individual request, no matter how unusual, providing it is legal and decent. »