The Daily Populous

Saturday March 28th, 2020 morning edition

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President Donald Trump bashed governors he claims weren't "grateful" enough for federal assistance, and said he's directed Vice President Mike Pence not to call such governors unless they "treat him right.".

In particular, Trump called out Washington Gov. Jay Inslee — calling him "a failed presidential candidate" — and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who he said, "has no idea what's going on.".

"I say Mike (Pence), don't call the governor of Washington; you're wasting your time with him.

Don't call the woman in Michigan," Trump said.

I’m willing to work with anyone as long as we get the personal protective equipment we need for the people of Michigan.

In Michigan, 60 people have died, and there are nearly 3,000 confirmed cases across the state.

Trump was also asked about his decision to invoke the Defense Production Act to order GM to begin producing ventilators to address a nationwide shortage. »

Germany Has Rolled Out a Staggering €50 Billion Aid Package For Small Businesses That Boosts Artists and Galleries—and Puts Other Countries to Shame

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The news from the ministry comes less than two weeks after Germany first made its promise of support.

“We know the hardships, we know the desperation,” said culture minister Monika Grütters in the statement.

“The cultural sector in particular is characterized by a high proportion of self-employed people who now have problems with their livelihoods.” »

China Orders Re-Closing Of All Cinemas Nationwide

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EXCLUSIVE: China is re-shuttering all of its cinemas nationwide as it continues to battle coronavirus, according to Deadline sources.

The spread of COVID-19 has slowed considerably in China recently, with only one locally-transmitted case recorded in the last three days.

China was the original epicenter of the virus when it first emerged in the city of Wuhan. »

The plan to turn half the world into a reserve for nature

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The idea first received public attention in 2016 when E.O. Wilson, the legendary 90-year-old conservation biologist, published the idea in his book Half Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life.

Once thought of as aspirational, many are now taking these ideas seriously, not only as a firewall to protect biodiversity, but also to mitigate continued climate warming.

Conducted by hundreds of researchers around the world, the study is considered the most comprehensive analysis of the state of the world’s biodiversity ever. »

Sanders files to run in N.J. Democratic primary

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Bernie Sanders filed nominating petitions today to run in the June New Jersey Democratic presidential primary.

Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-Dennis) filed his petitions today, the first time in a nearly 30-year political career that he will run in a Republican primary.

In the 6th district, 25-year-old entrepreneur Sammy Gindi filed to run in the GOP primary. »