The Daily Populous

Monday March 8th, 2021 morning edition

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The family of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter activists rallied this weekend ahead of the trial for the police officer accused of murdering him, which is set to begin on Monday local time.

"We're watching this trial hoping and praying and wishing for justice to be served because we didn't receive it," she said.

The shocking footage of Mr Floyd's 25 May death sparked a wave of "Black Lives Matter" protests against police brutality and racial injustice across the United States and in capitals around the world.

Mr Katyal described Mr Chauvin's trial as a "landmark criminal case, one of the most important in our nation's history.".

Judge Peter Cahill has announced that he will only allow ONE member of George Floyd's family to attend Derek Chauvin's criminal trial.

Ben Crump, a lawyer representing the Floyd family, said Saturday he was expecting the defense team to attack Mr Floyd's character.

The authorities have mobilised thousands of police officers and members of the National Guard to provide security during the trial. »

$1,400 Stimulus Check Is 'Down Payment,' Recurring Checks Need to Follow, Says Senator Ed Markey

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The Senate passed Biden's America Rescue Plan earlier Saturday, bringing a third direct payment one step closer to Americans.

Democrats in the upper chamber agreed to drop the $15 minimum wage hike, lower the income threshold for the checks, and reduce weekly unemployment benefits from $400 to $300.

Now the bill and amendments will be sent back to the House for approval, before Biden can sign it into law. »

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. »

The new Google Pay repeats all the same mistakes of Google Allo

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The new Google Pay app came out of beta this week, and it marks the first step in a major upheaval in the Google Pay service.

On top of all that, the Google Pay website will be stripped of all payment functionality in the US on April 5, and New Google Pay won't support doing anything from the web.

This move also kills the synergy between NFC tap-and-pay Google Pay and Send-money-to-people Google Pay. »