The Daily Populous

Monday June 8th, 2020 morning edition

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80% of Americans believe that the current situation in the United States is "out of control," according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll of 1,000 registered voters.

Why it matters: The dual crises of the coronavirus pandemic and racial unrest have Americans pessimistic about the state of the country.

Of the voters who believe the country is out of control, 92% are Democrats, 78% are independents and 66% are Republicans.

46% of voters describe the economy as "poor," and 54% fear that it will take a year or more for the coronavirus to be contained.

However, he remains 7% behind in a head-to-head matchup with Joe Biden, who received 49% support to Trump's 42%.

51% of voters polled said Biden would be better at uniting the country, while 26% said Trump would.

Methodology: This poll surveyed 1,000 registered voters from May 28 through June 2 and has a margin of error of ±3.1 percentage points. »

Predator Drone Spotted in Minneapolis During George Floyd Protests

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But one was spotting over Minneapolis this week, during the protests and civil unrest following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers.

Predator drones, officially called the General Atomics MQ-1 Predator, are often used by the Air Force and CIA, and have been deployed in various U.S. wars, including Iraq and Afghanistan.

According to, one such drone was spotted in Minneapolis during the protests. »

No active cases and no new cases of Covid-19 in NZ

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There are no active cases and no new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand, the Ministry of Health has confirmed.

Dr Bloomfield said it's the first time since 28 February that there have been no active cases.

There are also no new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand for the 17th day in a row, and no further deaths. »

The only way to truly solve the race problem in America is to narrow the wealth gap, black economists say

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Since the 1960s, the wealth gap has been largely ignored by the economics profession, black economists say.

For years, black economists struggled in the American Economics Association to even study the subject of wealth disparity between the races, black economists said.

Black economists think that reparations — the direct payment to descendents of former slaves — would narrow the wealth gap. »

George Floyd protesters turn White House fence into memorial wall

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Protesters in Washington are in the process of turning the fence erected around Lafayette Square to push them away from the White House into a memorial wall honoring victims of police violence and racial injustice.

The fence outside the White House has been converted to a crowd-sourced memorial wall — almost like an art gallery — to black men and women who lost their lives at the hands of police.

Hundreds are strolling, looking, adding names and paintings and posters. — Hannah Natanson (@hannah_natanson) June 7, 2020. »