The Daily Populous

Sunday March 15th, 2020 morning edition

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(CNN) Former Vice President Joe Biden says he now backs Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's bankruptcy plan, endorsing his former Democratic rival's proposal to repeal portions of a law they had clashed over 15 years earlier.

Biden touted his support for Warren's plan as an olive branch to supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in a virtual town hall for Illinois voters Friday night, calling it "one of the things that I think Bernie and I will agree on.".

He highlighted a portion of Warren's plan that would allow student loan debt to be eliminated in bankruptcy just like other debts.

"I'm going to endorse -- I've endorsed -- Elizabeth Warren's bankruptcy proposal, which in fact goes further, allows for student debt to be relieved in bankruptcy, provides for a whole range of other issues that allows us to in fact impact on how people are dealing with their circumstances," Biden said.

"So there's a whole range of things we agree on.".

Biden's move to back Warren's plan shows that, as he moves toward clinching the Democratic presidential nomination and seeks to soothe over tensions from a year-long intra-party battle, the former vice president is taking steps to embrace his former rivals and adopt planks of their platforms -- and is willing to move left to do so. »

Watchmen Showrunner Damon Lindelof Wants to Make a Marvel Studios Project

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Now that it looks like Damon Lindelof's time on Watchmen has come to an end, the writer is looking for his next project.

Though something with Marvel Studios might not be the next thing the acclaimed scribe boards, it appears he'd like to join the team at Marvel Studios sooner or later if the stars managed to align.

“I think that doing something in the Marvel universe, anywhere in the Marvel Universe, would be really potentially exciting for me, especially as they start to get a little bit more experimental,” Lindelof says. »

Coronavirus: Wuhan doctors celebrate closure of last temporary hospital after dramatic fall in cases in China

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China built 14 new hospitals, including two in Wuhan, early last month in just weeks to provide thousands of beds for the sick as the virus spread rapidly.

The country has recorded 80,824 cases of coronavirus and 3,189 deaths since the start of the outbreak at the end of last year.

Meanwhile the US and China have fallen into a war of words over coronavirus. »

COVID-19: Kijiji bans listings for toilet paper, hand sanitizer, face masks and other items

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Based on user feedback, and to curb pricing practices that run counter to the community-minded spirit of Kijiji, we will temporarily ban listings for health care masks including N95/N100 and surgical masks, hand sanitizer/gel, disinfecting wipes and toilet paper," a message reads on the site.

Some users have listed toilet paper for as little as $1, while others list small bottles of hand sanitizer for as much as $500.

Some Montrealers who tried to stock up and items like hand sanitizer on Saturday found prices had gone up in brick-and-mortar stores as well. »