The Daily Populous

Saturday June 26th, 2021 day edition

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Besides feeling less pain and anxiety about their lives and their financial situations, a surprising percentage of the program’s recipients got jobs.

Providing this modest monetary cushion allows folks to realize their potential, which benefits the entire community.

This project in Stockton was an experiment to see how low-income folks’ lives would be affected if they received $500 a month with no strings attached.

4,200 letters were sent to randomly chosen folks who lived in neighborhoods where the average income was below the local $46,000 yearly average.

There’s a $24 million program in the current L.A. mayor’s budget proposal — the largest city to try this so far.

A Canadian trial in the ‘70s found that there was a drop in crime, hospital attendance and mental illness as well as poverty.

The idea that people might know what’s best for themselves is radical, but these results seem to support that. »

Trudeau says Pope should apologize on Canadian soil for church's role in residential schools

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OTTAWA, June 25 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday he has asked the pope to come to Canada to apologize for the Catholic Church's role running residential schools for indigenous children, after nearly 1,000 bodies were found in two mass graves.

"I know that the Catholic church leadership is looking and very actively engaged in what next steps can be taken.".

"I have heard directly from many Catholics across this country who want to see the church play a positive role in this," Trudeau added. »

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says If The GOP Controlled House on 1/6, Election Wouldn't Be Certified

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However, during the event's Q&A portion, an attendee asked how House Republicans who voted against the 2020 election certification would be held accountable.

The congresswoman said that accountability will be aided by Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent creation of a committee to investigate the January 6 insurrection.

By the early morning hours of January 7, 139 of the 211 House Republicans voted against certifying Biden's election victory. »