The Daily Populous

Monday May 18th, 2020 evening edition

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In a Sunday night tweet-storm, Trump baselessly called Bright a "fake" whistleblower and a "disgruntled employee who supports Dems" after CBS News aired the scientist's "60 Minutes" interview.

We don't yet have a national strategy to respond fully to this pandemic.".

"I don't know this guy, never met him, but don't like what I see," the president continued.

"How can a creep like this show up to work tomorrow and report to [HHS Secretary Alex Azar], his boss, after trashing him on T.V.?

This whole Whistleblower racket needs to be looked at very closely, it is causing great injustice and harm.".

"How can federal employees feel safe to speak up when the president wants to take away their legal protections?"

McCullough said in response to Trump's tweet, which was hardly the first time the president has publicly attacked a whistleblower. »

Ardern becomes New Zealand's most popular PM in a century: poll

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The first public poll since the coronavirus crisis took hold showed popularity for Ardern’s Labour jumped 14 points to 56.5% - the highest for any party ever.

The poll was conducted between May 8 and May 16, with half of the responses taken after the federal budget on Thursday.

As preferred PM, Ardern was at 59.5%, up 20.8 points on the last poll and the highest score for any leader in the Reid Research poll’s history. »

Derry Girls: criminally underrated Irish sitcom fuses hilarity with political heft

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Facebook Twitter Pinterest Erin Quinn (Saoirse-Monica Jackson) and Orla McCool (Louisa Harland) in Derry Girls.

The event is known as Bloody Sunday and it had a galvanising impact on the Irish republican movement.

The fact that Derry Girls can regularly pull off these moments of fun and hilarity, and in the same breath force us to reckon with the impact of political violence is why it’s such an irresistible show. »

Family, friends of slain postal worker to gather for drive-thru funeral Sunday - WISH-TV

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(WISH) — Family and friends will pay their respects to an Indianapolis postal worker Sunday who was shot and killed while working her route in April.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Summers’ family is having a tent drive-thru service at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1977 S. State Road 135, Greenwood.

Family, friends, coworkers and community members will remain in their vehicles and can stop briefly to pay their respects. »