The Daily Populous

Wednesday February 3rd, 2021 night edition

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History tends to repeat itself, but actor Shia LaBeouf tends to repeat others: Even his apologies for plagiarism are plagiarized.

The former Disney star claims that this is all a piece of performance art (sound familiar?

To rationalize the plagiarism, LaBeouf lifted another quote from David Mamet.

In April 2012, LaBeouf announced his intention to become a comic book writer and artist at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo.

Unfortunately Joaquin Phoenix beat LaBeouf to the punch five years ago, as part of Casey Affleck’s mockumentary I’m Still Here.

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Democrat senators vow to legalise cannabis this year

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The Democratic senators also stipulated that as “states continue to legalise marijuana” they will also work to “lift up people who were unfairly targeted in the War on Drugs.”.

Consideration of these reforms will be a “priority” of the senators throughout the 117th Congress, the statement said.

“We will legalise adult-use recreational cannabis, joining 15 other states who have already done so,” Gov Cuomo said during a State of the State address in January. »

Manchin will support Democrats' reconciliation bill, allowing COVID relief to move forward without GOP

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And on Tuesday, they got the final vote they needed to solidify that majority, as holdout Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) indicated he'd support the resolution.

But "because of the urgency of the COVID-19 crisis," Manchin said in a Tuesday statement he'd vote for the budget.

Democrat @Sen_JoeManchin says he'll support moving forward procedurally to tee up doing a new Covid aid package with only Democrat votes, but notes that Biden "remains hopeful that we can have bipartisan support moving forward." »

Dolly Parton rejected Trump’s offer of Presidential Medal of Freedom — twice

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Speaking to The Today Show this Monday, country music legend Dolly Parton said she was offered the Presidential Medal of Freedom two times from President Trump, but she turned him down on both occasions.

Aside from her music, Parton has received praise for her charity work.

Parton said she’s been offered the Medal by the newly-minted Biden administration, but she’s still hesitant. »

Capt Sir Tom Moore dies at 100 after testing positive for Covid

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Moore was admitted to Bedford hospital on Sunday after having been treated for pneumonia for some time and testing positive for Covid-19 last week.

The Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, tweeted: “Captain Tom Moore put others first at a time of national crisis and was a beacon of hope for millions.

The NHS, for which Sir Tom raised millions of pounds, tweeted: “Thanks for everything Sir Tom.” »