The Daily Populous

Sunday March 7th, 2021 evening edition

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Senator Dick Durbin offered a rebuke to Senator Ted Cruz over who would get $1,400 stimulus checks.

"The statement of the senator from Texas is just plain false," Durbin said.

Senator Dick Durbin on Saturday offered a searing rebuttal to claims made by Senator Ted Cruz about undocumented immigrants getting stimulus checks, as part of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.

Cruz on Saturday morning had proposed an amendment to the bill, seeking to block some $1,400 stimulus checks that he said would be sent to "every illegal alien in America.".

Durbin said: "Let me be clear, undocumented immigrants do not have social security numbers, and they do not qualify for stimulus relief checks, period.

Durbin was referencing the $900 billion stimulus package approved by the Senate in December then signed by President Donald Trump.

In a statement posted on Twitter, Durbin said Cruz had been trying to "rile people up over something that's not true.". »

John Cleese writes emu film with Rob Schneider

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BCG People News John Cleese emu film John Cleese writes emu film with Rob Schneider John Cleese and US comedian Rob Schneider are working on a new film called The Great Emu War.

John Cleese has written a film with Deuce Bigalow star Rob Schneider... about Australia losing a war with emus.

Schneider has been developing The Great Emu War with Australian stand-up Monty Franklin since at least 2018, and is planning for it to be released in cinemas next year. »

Pandemic Has Created a Generation of Schoolchildren More Interested in STEM Careers Than Ever, Poll Says

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The pandemic has created a generation of schoolchildren interested in a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—a new poll has revealed.

Two-thirds have also been inspired by the hard work of the nurses and doctors working during the pandemic.

And 48 percent of secondary-age schoolchildren would be interested in a career in STEM after seeing how people working in these industries have helped people. »

Higher income predicts feelings such as pride and confidence

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In a study of data from 162 countries, researchers found consistent evidence that higher income predicts whether people feel more positive "self-regard emotions," including confidence, pride and determination.

The analyses also included a category of emotions people feel about others, such as love, anger or compassion.

"Having more money doesn't necessarily make a person more compassionate and grateful, and greater wealth may not contribute to building a more caring and tolerant society," Tong said. »

Stray Dogs Master Complex Moscow Subway System

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They can be found everywhere, from markets to construction sites to underground passageways, scrounging for food and trying to survive.

Sometimes a pack will send out a smaller, cuter member apparently realizing it will be more successful at begging than its bigger, less attractive counterparts.

The stray dogs of Moscow - including those who use the subway - have themselves already done a lot to work for peaceful coexistence. »