The Daily Populous

Friday March 5th, 2021 day edition

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The Arkansas resident's attorneys have reportedly attempted to secure his bonded release with no success thus far.

he yelled at one point, according to the Times.

His outburst appeared to come in response to the judge setting Barnett's trial date in May, a prospect which he exclaimed would force him to remain in jail “another month.”.

In response, Judge Christopher Cooper called a five-minute recess while Barnett's attorneys calmed him down, according to the newspaper.

Barnett plead not guilty earlier this month to a handful of charges stemming from the riot, including bringing a weapon into a restricted area as well as obstruction of Congress. »

Covid-19: U.S. Vaccination Pace Increases to 2 Million Doses a Day

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The United States as a whole is averaging 19 new daily cases per 100,000 people.

Like most of the rest of the European Union, Austria has lagged behind some other wealthy nations — such as Britain, Israel and the United States — in its vaccine rollout.

Germany’s independent vaccine panel has said that the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine can be used on people 65 and over, reversing earlier guidance. »

Senators call on FCC to quadruple base high-speed internet speeds

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In a letter to government leaders Thursday, a bipartisan group of senators called for a quadrupling of base high-speed broadband delivery speeds making 100Mbps down and 100Mbps up the new base for high-speed broadband.

Michael Bennet (D-CO), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Angus King (I-ME), and Rob Portman (R-OH) wrote to the FCC and other agencies.

The current base speeds for high-speed broadband aren’t nearly enough for a moderately sized family working from home. »

Democrat launches campaign to unseat Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

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But Democrats are facing a daunting task in winning in Georgia's solidly red 14th District, where Greene won with nearly 75% of the vote in 2020.

Abigail Collazo, a Georgia-based Democratic strategist, said McCormack will not be the only Democrat to go up against Greene in 2022, though she, too, acknowledged the challenges.

McCormack sought to downplay her identity as a Democrat running in a heavily Republican district and vowed to run a campaign that would have broad appeal. »

Bolsonaro tells Brazilians to ‘stop whining’ after Covid-19 deaths hit record high

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After two straight days of record COVID-19 deaths in Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday told Brazilians to stop “whining” and move on, in his latest remarks attacking distancing measures and downplaying the gravity of the pandemic.

Brazil also recorded 1,699 deaths, decreasing slightly from the previous two days of record deaths.

Nevertheless, Bolsonaro’s popularity has been supported by 322 billion reais ($57.7 billion) in emergency aid payments to poorer Brazilians last year. »