The Daily Populous

Sunday October 4th, 2020 day edition

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell didn’t plan to let President Donald Trump’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis stop him from confirming a Supreme Court justice.

But now that a handful of Republican senators—including two on the critical Senate Judiciary Committee, tasked with approving Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination—have tested positive for the coronavirus, that ambitious scheme may be upended.

North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis also announced late Friday that he tested positive and planned to isolate for 10 days.

(Barrett, who currently serves as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, has tested negative for the coronavirus.).

Still, on Saturday, McConnell doubled down on his promise to confirm Barrett, even though Trump had been transferred to the hospital the day before.

Although Senate floor activity will be rescheduled until October 19, he said, the Senate Judiciary Committee is still set to start hearings about Barrett on October 12.

McConnell had hoped to vote on Barrett ahead of the election on November 3. »

Conservatives turn on Boris Johnson over handling of UK Covid crisis

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He recorded the second-lowest score of any cabinet member, with only education secretary Gavin Williamson performing worse.

Johnson added: “Provided people show common sense and they look on the local websites – that is the best way to get this virus down.”.

Jesse Norman, a Treasury minister, warned that Conservatives should be wary of tearing down institutions. »

Hospital Employee Is Fired After Speaking to The New York Times

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NeuroBehavioral Hospital, a psychiatric hospital in Crown Point, Ind., fired an employee last week after she was quoted in a New York Times article about nursing homes and their illegal dumping of unprofitable patients at emergency rooms and psychiatric hospitals.

The employee, Kimberly Jackson, was a discharge planner at the hospital.

“The homes seem to be purposely taking symptoms of dementia as evidence of psychosis,” Ms. Jackson said in the article. »

Keanu Reeves Actor Facts

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For more on the actor, including why he believed he was sent to “movie jail” for a decade, read on.

While there, Reeves had an opportunity to try out for the Windsor Spitfires, a hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League.

In order to combat this hurdle, Reeves began using “K.C. Reeves,” “Chuck Spadina,” and “Page Templeton III” instead. »

Virginia bill would ban pre-arrest sex between police and detainees

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Karrie Delaney said she proposed the bill to close a loophole.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A bill to charge law enforcement officers with a Class 6 felony if they engage in sexual relations with a detainee has unanimously passed both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly.

Virginia law currently states that employees of correctional facilities or jails cannot have sexual relations with someone in their custody. »