The Daily Populous

Sunday March 14th, 2021 evening edition

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The public tends to pay close attention when Congress does things like pass $2 trillion spending bills.

But it's the day-to-day activities that get little attention and keep the place buzzing.

Democrats say, for the time being, it's about Republicans not sharing a fundamental belief in democracy and elections.

But the next day, Republican Rep. Jason Smith of Missouri responded — posting an image of an email between their offices.

Our office is declining to work with your office at this time given your boss's position on the election.".

Axne refiled the bill Tuesday, unveiling it with Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., who voted to impeach Trump.

Rep. Ann McLane Kuster, D-N.H., said she will only work with Republicans who “recognize the lawful election of Joe Biden.”. »

A man wrongfully convicted of murder sues a rental car company for not providing a receipt that supported his alibi

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(CNN) A Michigan man was recently exonerated of murder, a charge for which he spent nearly five years in prison.

Now, he's suing a rental car company for not providing records that, his lawyers say, would've exonerated him earlier.

Herbert Alford was wrongfully convicted of second-degree murder in 2016 and freed in 2020 after the Hertz Corporation provided a receipt that showed Alford was renting a car from the Lansing airport minutes before the murder took place. »

Bernie Sanders: US Public Cares Far More About Bold Relief Than Bipartisanship

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"I think everyone wants bipartisanship," Sanders, the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, told NPR.

"I think they're going to be understanding that finally, that the United States Congress, the president, are beginning to respond to their needs.".

"Democrats always maintain they have big, bold ideas but claim their hands are tied by Republicans," said Sunrise press secretary Ellen Sciales. »

U.S. administers 105.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: CDC

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(Reuters) - The United States has administered 105,703,501 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country and distributed 135,846,665 doses as of Saturday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

According to the tally posted on March 12, the agency had administered 101,128,005 doses of the vaccines and distributed 133,337,525 doses.

A total of 7,538,985 vaccine doses have been administered in long-term care facilities, the agency said. »

Bonsai thief steals $118,000 of tiny trees, including prized 400-year-old juniper

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Hong Kong (CNN) A bonsai thief has stolen seven tiny trees worth at least 13 million yen ($118,000) from a garden space in Saitama prefecture near Tokyo.

The loot included a rare 400-year-old shimpaku tree, a star of the bonsai world, which was due to be entered in a Japanese beauty competition this month.

The prize shimpaku alone was worth over 10 million yen ($90,000), according to Fuyumi Iimura, wife of the bonsai master who crafted the trees. »