The Daily Populous

Sunday May 2nd, 2021 evening edition

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A young radio journalist for a Kansas City public radio station died Sunday after suffering a gunshot wound in her apartment, apparently from a bullet that pierced a window, her station reported.

Aviva Okeson-Haberman, 24, was found in her first-floor apartment Friday afternoon, KCUR reported Sunday in announcing her death.

Okeson-Haberman was "an especially beloved friend and colleague just beginning what promised to be a brilliant career," KCUR, Kansas City's NPR station, said.

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly were among those who expressed condolences.

Okeson-Haberman was looking to move to Lawrence, Kansas, which is about 40 miles from downtown Kansas City, according to the station.

She was transitioning into a new role covering social issues and criminal justice for the Kansas News Service, which is a reporting partnership. »

Republicans still try to claim Abe Lincoln's heritage — that's offensive and absurd

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Back in 2019, I interviewed Carlson about a monologue he delivered on his Fox News show urging in Republicans to pursue more populist policies.

First of all, Lincoln literally used military force to put down a rebellion sparked by unhappiness over an election result.

Flawed as he was, Lincoln's greatness lay in personal values worlds away from the cynical, know-nothing ideology of today's Republicans. »

Chinese Communist party wing mocks India’s Covid crisis on social media

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A social media post by a powerful wing of the Communist Party of China (CPC) had ridiculed the Covid-19 humanitarian crisis unfolding in India, comparing the lighting of funeral pyres at an Indian crematorium with the launch of a Chinese rocket last week.

The caption to the collage reads something along the lines of - “When China sets things on fire vs. when India does it”.

Chinese official media, too, has a history of mocking Indians during times of bilateral tension. »

Republicans ask Biden to withdraw ‘divisive’ proposal to teach more Black history

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Dozens of Senate Republicans called on the Biden administration on Friday to withdraw what they say is a “divisive” education proposal that would place greater emphasis on slavery and the contributions of Black Americans in history and civics lessons taught in U.S. schools.

"Young Americans deserve a rigorous understanding of civics and American history.

It would encourage schools to adopt projects that incorporate "the systemic marginalization, biases, inequities and discriminatory policy and practice in American history.". »