The Daily Populous

Monday November 1st, 2021 morning edition

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Sunday that she had tested positive for COVID-19, days after pulling out of the president's overseas trip due to a family emergency.

Psaki said in a statement on Sunday that emergency was "members of my household testing positive for COVID-19.".

"Since then, I have quarantined and tested negative (via PCR) for COVID on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday," Psaki said.

Psaki said she planned to return to work in person after quarantining for 10 days following a negative rapid test, which she said is the White House requirement.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki calls on reporters during the daily news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on October 27, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images.

Deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre is accompanying President Biden on this overseas trip.

Mr. Biden, 78, received the two-dose Pfizer vaccine in December and January, and received his booster shot on September 27. »

The Only U.S. President to Be Impeached Twice Calls Biden ‘Worst President in History’

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But in Trump’s opinion, President Biden has had the “worst presidency in history,” the former president told Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro in an interview that aired on the network Saturday night.

– President Trump’s report card for the Biden White House — Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) October 31, 2021.

In fact, there’s only one president since 1953 who had a lower approval rating at this point in his presidency, according to Gallup. »

Philadelphia to become first major US city to ban police from stopping drivers for low-level traffic violations

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(CNN) When Philadelphia's mayor signs landmark legislation as soon as this week, the city will become the first major US city to ban police from stopping drivers for low-level traffic violations -- stops that studies show target Black drivers at disproportionately higher rates.

While Philadelphia is the largest city to ban such traffic stops, some local and state governments have also enacted similar policies.

As of this year, Black drivers account for 67% of stops compared to just 12% of White drivers, the data shows. »

ConcernedApe discusses "combat, shields, stuns, & my approach" for his upcoming game, Haunted Chocolatier

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I plan on using this blog in a casual way, to write about what I’m up to and to share tidbits about Haunted Chocolatier.

Haunted Chocolatier has a greater focus on combat, so it needs to be very fun, satisfying, and engaging, while also appropriately fitting into the big picture.

On the contrary, almost everything in Haunted Chocolatier, including the combat, is completely coded (and drawn) from scratch. »

Pineapple on Pizza OK for Most Canadians, But Pepperoni is Tops

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In the online survey of a representative national sample, 73% of Canadians say they would “definitely” or “probably” eat pizza with pineapple, up seven points since a similar Research Co. poll conducted in July 2019.

In 1962, cook and businessman Sam Panopoulos of Chatham, Ontario, was the first person to add canned pineapple to a pizza.

More than three-in-five Canadians (77%, -2) say they would “definitely” or “probably” eat poutine—a proportion that jumps to 82% among Quebecers. »