The Daily Populous

Tuesday March 2nd, 2021 night edition

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin and anyone else who opposes raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

“Any person who thinks that a $15 minimum wage is the ‘crazy, socialist agenda’ is living in a dystopian, capitalist nightmare,” Ocasio-Cortez said on MSNBC Sunday.

"Any person who thinks that a $15 minimum wage is the 'crazy, socialist agenda' is living in a dystopian, capitalist nightmare.

People are sleeping in their cars," Rep. Ocasio-Cortez says about increasing the minimum wage. — MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 1, 2021.

The Senate's parliamentarian recently ruled that a provision raising the federal minimum wage could not be included in the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package.

However, some Democrats, such as Sen. Sherrod Brown, vowed to “find a way” to raise the minimum wage.

"I do think that [there are] fascistic tendencies, and we certainly saw a lot of fascist sympathizing," she said. »

Schools Are Abandoning Invasive Proctoring Software After Student Backlash

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It was a frequent presence at the Online Teaching Conference (OTC), the premiere event for remote learning educators in California.

The conference is put on in part by the California Community College system and several of the member schools, including Cabrillo College, decided not to renew their Proctorio software license in December.

On Feb. 23, OTC announced that it had decided not to offer any sponsorships to exam proctoring companies as a result of the backlash. »

'Many' US Capitol Police officers want to retire or leave after Jan. 6 insurrection, union says

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The union representing United States Capitol Police officers said "many" members of the force are looking to retire from or leave the federal law enforcement agency after the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Since January 6th, several Officers have retired as a result," Gus Papathanasiou, chairman of the United States Capitol Police Labor Committee, said in a statement Friday.

Meanwhile, six U.S. Capitol Police officers have been suspended with pay and 29 others have been placed under investigation for their actions during the insurrection. »

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy sentenced to jail for corruption

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When the verdict came, it reduced the Paris court to a stunned silence: Nicolas Sarkozy was guilty of corruption and influence peddling, and sentenced to three years in prison, two of them suspended.

Sarkozy supporters have accused French judges of making the former president the target of an unfair and relentless legal crusade.

After the verdict, Damien Abad, the president of LR’s parliamentary group, tweeted: “Today I want to again express my friendship with President Nicolas Sarkozy. »

“UT needs rich donors”: Emails show wealthy alumni supporting “Eyes of Texas” threatened to pull donations

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They blasted off emails to UT-Austin President Jay Hartzell, calling the image of the abandoned quarterback "disgusting," "embarrassing" and "disturbing."

While those who emailed represent a fraction of the more than 540,000 UT-Austin alumni, their threats had some university fundraisers sounding the alarms.

Alumni and donors threatened to cancel season tickets, end donations and boycott games. »