The Daily Populous

Friday March 13rd, 2020 night edition

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TORONTO -- Sophie Gregoire Trudeau has tested positive for COVID-19, the prime minister's office confirmed.

“Following medical recommendations, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau was tested for COVID-19 today.

She is feeling well, is taking all the recommended precautions and her symptoms remain mild," the PMO said in a statement Thursday.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is self-isolating after his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, began exhibiting flu-like symptoms after returning from a speaking engagement in the U.K.

According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, she immediately sought medical advice after developing the symptoms and a low fever late Wednesday.

“The doctor’s advice to the Prime Minister is to continue daily activities while self-monitoring, given he is exhibiting no symptoms himself.

In a tweet sent Thursday afternoon, Trudeau said his wife was feeling better, but echoed the message of caution. »

Sorry, Einstein: Hard workers may make better role models than geniuses

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“This just isn’t true and may be a big factor in deterring people from pursuing science and missing out on a great career.

Struggling is a normal part of doing science and exceptional talent is not the sole prerequisite for succeeding in science.

“Knowing that something great can be achieved through hard work and effort, that message is much more inspiring.”. »

A sneaky attempt to end encryption is worming its way through Congress

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But if the EARN IT Act were passed, tech companies could be held liable if their users posted illegal content.

This was the chief outcome of FOSTA-SESTA, the last bill Congress passed to amend Section 230.

[The law] threatens any website owner with up to 10 years in prison for hosting even one instance of prostitution-related content. »

Bernie Sanders finally wins California

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It’s finally official: Sen. Bernie Sanders has won the California primary, guaranteeing him an influx of delegates and momentum as he tries to stave off gains by former Vice President Joe Biden.

The outcome in California ultimately had Biden and Sanders within roughly seven points of each other.

By coming in first in California, Sanders may recapture some of the momentum he previously had. »

Prison whistleblower who exposed unsafe conditions in Arizona facility found dead

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Prison whistleblower who exposed unsafe conditions in Arizona facility found dead Police in Arizona said her death is being treated as a suicide.

An Arizona correctional sergeant who blew the whistle on corruption and unsafe conditions inside a jail facility was found dead in an apparent suicide, officials confirmed to ABC News.

The whistleblower was suspended for a week when she was caught downloading the videos. »