The Daily Populous

Friday April 2nd, 2021 evening edition

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"Let's not water down a bill for a party that's not actually interested in bipartisanship or wait for Republicans to have some awakening on climate change," said Jayapal, chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

"Let's move with the urgency and boldness that this moment calls for.".

Let’s not water down a bill for a party that’s not actually interested in bipartisanship or wait for Republicans to have some awakening on climate change.

Let’s move with the urgency and boldness that this moment calls for. — Pramila Jayapal (@PramilaJayapal) April 2, 2021.

), the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, quickly rejected Biden's Oval Office invite as "disingenuous.".

As the Washington Post reported, Biden "phoned McConnell on Tuesday to brief him on the details before the White House unveiled the infrastructure plan."

"We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest in our infrastructure, climate, communities, and people," Jayapal said Thursday. »

Women are perceived differently from men — even when they're robots

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Previous studies have shown that gendered and realistic robots are seen as more human, but researchers have largely overlooked the differences between female and male bots.

Borau's research uses "what really makes something human as a building block [to] explain why female features are so prominent in AI settings."

Overall, participants perceived human women as having more positive human qualities than human men for nearly all variables in the study. »

DHS watchdog finds widespread mistreatment of immigrants at ICE facility

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Citing nearly 1,300 grievances from immigrants held at the detention facility, the internal watchdog said detainees depicted "an environment of mistreatment and verbal abuse.".

DHS inspectors found that employees at the Arizona detention facility had properly complied with ICE rules on separating immigrants with only civil immigration violations from those with criminal records.

The agency said it has provided immigrants in the facility soap and face coverings, as well as training on social distancing. »

A raise or a four-day week; biggest German union seals new deal

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Salaries will increase from July, but the additional money will not be paid out until February next year, as 18.4% of a single monthly salary, according to IG Metall.

The package is structured with the aim of allowing some workers to move to a four-day week without a significant loss of earnings.

However, Stefan Wolf, president of the Gesamtmetall employers’ association, said it was a good solution that could be adopted nationwide. »

Alabama to keep ban on school yoga as conservatives say they fear rise in Hinduism

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Democratic representative Jeremy Gray of Opelika, who has been trying since 2019 to get the ban revoked, sponsored the bill.

“This whole notion that if you do yoga, you’ll become Hindu — I’ve been doing yoga for 10 years and I go to church and I’m very much a Christian,” he said.

The Alabama Board of Education voted in 1993 to prohibit school personnel from “using any techniques that involve the induction of hypnotic states, guided imagery, meditation or yoga.”. »