The Daily Populous

Saturday April 3rd, 2021 morning edition

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“President Biden affirmed the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s ongoing aggression in the Donbass and Crimea,” a U.S. statement said.

President Biden assured me that Ukraine will never be left alone against Russia’s aggression,” the Ukrainian president said in a video statement afterwards.

Russia said this week that an escalation in Donbass could “destroy” Ukraine and warned against any NATO deployment.

Ukraine, Western countries and NATO accuse Russia of sending troops and heavy weapons to prop up proxies in Donbass who seized a swathe of eastern Ukraine in 2014.

Russia says it only provides political and humanitarian support to separatist fighters in what it casts as an internal conflict.

Biden, a point person for Ukraine when vice president for Barack Obama, also stressed Washington’s support for Zelenskiy’s anti-corruption and reform agenda.

Biden also expressed a wish to visit Ukraine again, as he had as vice president, Zelenskiy’s office said. »

Nuclear should be considered part of clean energy standard, White House says

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In a press conference yesterday with reporters, White House climate adviser Gina McCarthy said the administration would seek to implement a clean energy standard that would encourage utilities to use greener power sources.

The clean energy standard adds a climate dimension to the Biden administration’s recently announced infrastructure plan, seeking to put the US on a path to eliminating carbon pollution.

Though the Biden administration favors the clean energy standard, McCarthy said they aren’t ruling out a carbon tax or fee to get to net-zero. »

Rep. Matt Gaetz's communications director steps down amid federal investigation of congressman

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Rep. Matt Gaetz's communications director has left the office of the Florida Republican amid a federal criminal probe into whether the congressman paid women for sex.

"The Office of Congressman Matt Gaetz and Luke Ball have agreed that it would be best to part ways," Gaetz's office said in a statement to Fox News.


MLB moving 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta over Georgia voting law

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"I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year's All-Star Game and MLB Draft.

The governor said in a statement that MLB "caved to fear" by moving the All-Star Game.

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who is to guide the National League All-Star team, applauded MLB for moving the game from Georgia. »