The Daily Populous

Saturday January 23rd, 2021 morning edition

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President Biden has issued another two executive orders aimed at the coronavirus pandemic's economic fallout.

Millions of Americans have claimed unemployment insurance as they lost their jobs amid the pandemic, not to mention thousands of noncitizen workers who haven't been eligible for the benefits.

Congress has so far passed two relief bills aimed at helping those who have lost their jobs, though many families are still struggling.

Biden is pushing Congress to pass another $1.9 trillion stimulus program, but took initial and immediate relief steps Friday with another round of executive orders.

The first order would increase how much families are given through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program each week.

Notably, the order will also let people claim unemployment benefits even if they quit their job because they feel unsafe working it during the pandemic, among other economic benefits aimed at low-income Americans.

Biden has spent the first two days of his presidency issuing executive orders to combat Trump's policies on immigration, climate, the pandemic, and more. »

Xbox Live Gold just became the worst deal in gaming [Update]

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Subscription Xbox Live Gold PlayStation Plus Free games online Subscription required Subscription not required 1 month $10.99 $9.99 3 months $29.99 $24.99 6 months $59.99 N/A 12 months N/A $59.99. Microsoft used to offer Xbox Live Gold for $60 per year, equivalent to Sony's PlayStation Plus service.

As usual, you can upgrade your Xbox Live Gold subscription into an Xbox Game Pass subscription at no additional cost, but that's not much comfort to someone who isn't interested in Xbox Game Pass.

No doubt, it is ultimately the plan to persuade gamers to move from Xbox Live Gold to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. »

Bond Agreement for Kyle Rittenhouse Modified After He Allegedly Flashed White-Power Signs at Bar

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Kyle Rittenhouse's bond agreement has been modified after prosecutors said he flashed white-power signs while posing for photos at a southeastern Wisconsin bar, WTMJ, the NBC affiliate in Milwaukee reported.

Prosecutors in Kenosha, Wisconsin are attempting to modify Kyle Rittenhouse's bond agreement after they say the 18-year-old flashed white-power signs while posing for photos, drank several beers and was 'loudly serenaded' with the Proud Boys' official song at a Wisconsin bar.

The bond agreement didn't restrict Rittenhouse from entering a bar, drinking alcohol or interacting with known members of white supremacist groups. »

Italy orders TikTok to block underage users after 10-year-old girl dies doing viral challenge

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Italy's data protection watchdog has ordered TikTok to block access to users whose age cannot be confirmed.

The ban comes just days after the death of a young girl in Palermo, who had been taking part in an online "challenge" that has been viral on the platform.

"The authority decided to intervene as a matter of urgency following the terrible case of the 10-year-old girl from Palermo.". »

Senators introduce bill to award Officer Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal

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A bipartisan bill was introduced in the Senate on Friday to award Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal for his actions during the riot that occurred Jan. 6.

It seeks to gives Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal after he was credited for leading rioters away from a door to the Senate.

The Congressional Gold Medal is one of the highest awards a civilian can receive. »