The Daily Populous

Wednesday January 20th, 2021 evening edition

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First lady Melania Trump attends an event at the White House on November 24, 2020.

First lady Melania Trump did not write her own "thank you" notes to the White House residence staff who have cared for her and her family for the last for years, according to two sources with knowledge of the notes and Trump's handling of them.

The 80 or so staff who received the type written notes were under the assumption the first lady had written them herself.

Instead, Trump tasked a lower-level East Wing staffer with writing them "in her voice," and she signed her name.

Much of the correspondence includes personal anecdotes and the letters become "cherished keepsakes" for the residence staff, says the source.

The butlers, cooks, housekeepers, ushers and maintenance workers do not typically turn over with each administration and many have been working at the White House for a decade or more.

Melania Trump will be exiting the White House with the lowest favorability rating of her tenure as first lady, according to a new CNN poll. »

New food warning labels begin to appear on store shelves

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New warning labels informing consumers about products that could be unhealthy are starting to arrive in supermarkets across Mexico.

The warnings are in addition to a labeling system that breaks down the percentages of total sugars, saturated fat, other fats, sodium and calories.

The government discussed the measure with health organizations and food manufacturers before it was approved by Congress last year. »

The case for a four-day week

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The number of workers who know what it feels like to have more free time has risen dramatically.

Moving to shorter working time can build on the good news and help put an end to the bad.

The book demonstrates a range of social, economic and environmental benefits that can accrue from a shorter working week. »

As Donald Trump exits, QAnon takes hold in Germany

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Ardent backers of outgoing US President Donald Trump flood the group with messages of diehard support.

QAnon is centered on the baseless belief that Trump is fighting the so-called deep state, child-trafficking elite, shadowy corporations and fake-news media.

But within a year, Germany has become home to the largest QAnon community outside of the English-speaking world. »

Biden to rescind 1776 commission via executive order

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(CNN) President-elect Joe Biden will issue an executive order to dissolve the 1776 commission, a panel stood up by President Donald Trump as a rebuttal to schools applying a more accurate history curriculum around slavery in the US, Biden's transition team announced Wednesday.

The commission had been formed as an apparent counter to The New York Times' 1619 Project , a Pulitzer Prize-winning project aimed at teaching American students about slavery that Trump, speaking last fall, had called "toxic propaganda."

The announcement comes just two days after the commission issued an inflammatory report on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and just hours before Biden will take over from Trump, whose time in office was marked by racist statements and actions. »