The Daily Populous

Monday April 19th, 2021 evening edition

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) renewed her call for a congressional commission to investigate the January 6 Capitol insurrection in a “Dear Colleague” letter sent to her Democratic House colleagues Friday.

“Compromise has been necessary; now, we must agree on the scope, composition and resources necessary to seek and find the truth,” Pelosi wrote.

At the same time, committees in the House and Senate have been holding and planning hearings, which will be a resource to the commission.”.

Six people, including one Capitol Police Department officer, died as a result of the day’s events.

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Pelosi commemorated Brian Sicknick, the CPD officer who died during the insurrection, in her letter, as well as Billy Evans, a CPD officer who died when a car attempted to overrun a Capitol barricade earlier this month.

Both officers were lain in honor in the Capitol for their bravery in giving their lives to protect the Capitol and members of Congress. »

Playing With Money / How a $95,093.35 junk mail check changed Patrick's life

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Eight years ago he received a junk mail check for $95,093.35 and deposited it in his bank account.

Appropriately, "Man 1, Bank 0," is the name of the monologue that Patrick performed at the SF Fringe Festival last week.

Additionally, the bank missed its own legal deadline to notify him that the check had bounced as a "non-cash" item.) »

Adults in all U.S. states are now eligible for vaccination, hitting Biden’s target. Half have had at least one dose.

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Still, Dr. Mani said the pause was likely to harden the hesitancy of some Americans to get vaccinated.

At the same time, with the virus resurgent, public health experts are warning Americans not to let their guards down.

The United States is averaging more than 67,000 new cases a day over the past seven days, up from over 54,000 a month ago, according to a New York Times database. »

Suspected poacher killed by elephants at South African national park

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The man was fleeing from park rangers when he came across a herd of elephants.

A suspected poacher was killed by a herd of breeding elephants that he encountered while fleeing from park rangers, according to South African officials.

Three people attempted to run away after they were spotted by rangers at the Kruger National Park, one of Africa's largest game reserves, on Saturday, South African National Parks officials said. »