The Daily Populous

Tuesday March 3rd, 2020 night edition

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As Staten Islanders marched proudly in the New York City borough's annual St. Patrick's Day parade Saturday, Miss Staten Island was restricted to the sidelines, reports CBS New York.

Just hours after Madison L'Insalata came out publicly as bisexual, she said, organizers banned her from taking part.

Jim Smith, the director of Miss Staten Island Scholarship Pageants, broke the news to L'Insalata late Saturday night.

He said parade organizer Larry Cummings called him saying L'Insalata and another pageant queen who supported her were banned.

Madison L'Insalata at the St. Patrick's Day parade on Staten Island.

Cummings has been harshly criticized for continuing to ban the Pride Center of Staten Island from participating in the parade.

She added that many community leaders and spectators applauded her decision to show her true colors at the parade. »

Brexit could cost the UK up to 30 times more than it will gain back from striking a Trump trade deal

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The UK government published its own assessment of the potential benefits of striking a post-Brexit trade deal with US President Donald Trump.

Brexit could cost the UK economy up to 30 times as much as the country hopes to gain back from securing a new trade deal with US President Donald Trump, official figures suggest.

This means the cost of Brexit could be 30 times as big as the projected economic gain of a trade deal with the US. »

James Lipton, 'Inside the Actors Studio' Host and Creator, Dead at 93 from Bladder Cancer

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"Inside the Actors Studio" host and veteran TV writer James Lipton has died ... TMZ has learned.

Of course, he served as the Dean Emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in NYC for several years.

And, he was responsible for spearheading his famous talk show, "Inside the Actors Studio" -- James interviewed actors, big and small, to pick their brains about the craft. »