The Daily Populous

Tuesday March 16th, 2021 night edition

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington, U.S., March 14, 2021.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden remains committed to his campaign pledge that no one earning less than $400,000 should see an increase in their taxes, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday.

Psaki said the Biden administration was working closely with members of Congress about how best to fund plans for an ambitious infrastructure package, but those plans had not been finalized yet.

“His priority and focus has always been on people paying their fair share, and also focusing on corporations that may not be paying their fair either,” Psaki said.

“That remains his overarching approach, but there isn’t a package yet. »

Oscars: Walking Dead Vet Steven Yeun Snags Historic Lead Actor Nomination

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Walking Dead alum Steven Yeun snagged an Oscar nomination on Monday for his performance in Minari.

The actor’s nod was an historic one: Yeun becomes the first Asian-American performer to ever be recognized in the in the Lead Actor category.

Yeun was quick to note that he was nonetheless “incredibly grateful” for his time on Walking Dead. »

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says he is at strict prison camp outside Moscow

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is being held in a prison camp in Russia’s Vladimir region northeast of Moscow known for its strict control of inmates, a message posted on the opposition politician’s Instagram account confirmed on Monday.

“Hi everyone from ‘Heightened control sector A’,” Navalny said in a message posted online shortly after his lawyers visited him at the facility.

I never imagined that it was possible to build a real concentration camp 100 kilometres from Moscow”. »

Judge authorizes city to shut off electricity to Burbank restaurant that defied health order

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A Los Angeles Superior Court has authorized the City of Burbank to disconnect the electricity to a restaurant that remained open in defiance of a temporary restraining order.

RELATED: Judge issues temporary restraining order against operators of Tin Horn Flats to enforce its closure.

RELATED: City of Burbank to take civil action against Tin Horn Flats to seek closure of the restaurant. »

Magic Mushrooms Are Decriminalized in DC as of Today

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DC Initiative 81, which passed with overwhelming support last fall, goes into effect Monday, March 15.

Under the Entheogenic Plant and Fungus Policy Act of 2020, natural psychedelics including magic mushrooms, ayahuasca, and mescaline are decriminalized, making arrests for their possession or use the lowest priority for DC police.

Harris, who set off a metal detector near the House floor while carrying a concealed gun this January, had framed the matter as a public-safety issue. »