The Daily Populous

Monday January 18th, 2021 morning edition

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A California man who was afraid to fly due to COVID-19 lived inside the secure area of an O’Hare International Airport terminal for nearly three months before being caught on Saturday, prosecutors said.

The man, who was found to have an airport worker’s misplaced credentials, survived “largely from other passengers giving him food,” Assistant State’s Attorney Kathleen Hagerty said.

Aditya Singh, 36, arrived at O’Hare’s Terminal 2 on a flight from Los Angeles on October 19, Hagerty said.

Saturday morning, two United Airlines employees confronted Singh at the airport about his status and asked to see his work ID, Hagerty said.

According to his defense attorney, Singh, who has no criminal background, lives in the Los Angeles suburb of Orange, California.

Prosecutors charged him with felony criminal trespass to a restricted area of an airport and misdemeanor theft.

Ortiz denied a defense request to allow Singh to fly home while the case works its way through the court system. »

Parler CEO and family in hiding after receiving death threats

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Parler's chief executive John Matze and his family have gone into hiding after receiving multiple death and harassment threats, multiple US news agencies reported.

Parler is a conservative social media app and is favored by supporters of President Donald Trump and claimed more than 12 million users.

It was revealed that the family went into hiding after a new court filing from Parler's legal team revealed documents obtained by Fox News. »

Thor 4: Matt Damon Reportedly Cast In Marvel Sequel

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Matt Damon has joined the already stacked cast of Thor: Love and Thunder.

While he is yet to star in an MCU project, Damon is no stranger to the Marvel Universe, and specifically the Thor franchise.

It feels a little odd to say “Matt Damon is back in the MCU,” but technically, that's the case. »

Minimum Wages and Racial Inequality

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This article shows that the expansion of the minimum wage played a critical role in this decline.

The 1966 Fair Labor Standards Act extended federal minimum wage coverage to agriculture, restaurants, nursing homes, and other services that were previously uncovered and where nearly a third of black workers were employed.

Our findings shed new light on the dynamics of labor market inequality in the United States and suggest that minimum wage policy can play a critical role in reducing racial economic disparities. »

Yes, Trump Can Be Convicted by the Senate After January 20

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Now that the House of Representatives has impeached Donald Trump for Incitement of Insurrection, he will stand trial in the Senate.

In light of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s refusal to hold the trial before January 20, the question arises whether Trump can be tried after he leaves office.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may transmit the article of impeachment to the Senate for trial as early as January 18. »