The Daily Populous

Wednesday February 2nd, 2022 day edition

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(CNN Business) ABC News suspended "The View" host Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks on Tuesday night, one day after she drew significant criticism for falsely declaring that the Holocaust was "not about race.".

"Effective immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks for her wrong and hurtful comments," ABC News president Kim Godwin said in a statement.

"While Whoopi has apologized, I've asked her to take time to reflect and learn about the impact of her comments," Godwin added.

"The entire ABC News organization stands in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, friends, family and communities.".

As Godwin said in her statement, Goldberg had in fact apologized for her remarks.

And on Tuesday, Goldberg opened up "The View" offering yet another apology.

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AOC asks whether public-housing residents should seek warmth on Sen. Joe Manchin's 'yacht' after the senator declared Biden's spending plan 'dead'

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President Joe Biden's nearly $2 trillion healthcare, climate, and social-spending plan has been floundering for over a month since Manchin came out against the bill in December.

That left the party with little to show after six months of negotiations with the Democratic holdout.

Manchin told Insider when asked about a tax break being included in a skinnier version of the plan. »

Anti-Vax Trucker Convoy Has Shut Down a Chunk of the Canada-US Border

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Lovepreet Singh, a trucker not affiliated with the demonstrations, was one of hundreds stuck at the border crossing.

Anti-mandate demonstrators gather as a truck convoy blocks the highway the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts, Alberta, Monday, Jan. 31, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh.

He estimates that 150 trucks are stranded on either side of the border right now. »

B.C. doctors can now prescribe a year-long pass to Canada's national parks

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A new agreement with Parks Canada means doctors can prescribe a free year-long pass to a network of over 80 national parks across Canada | Natulive Canada/Wikipedia.

Doctors across several Canadian provinces can now prescribe patients a pass to the country’s national parks system in a bid to improve their mental and physical health.

For people in British Columbia, that could include Vancouver Island residents near Pacific Rim National Park Reserve or Mount Revelstoke National Park in the province’s Interior, among five national parks in the province. »

Amnesty accuses Israel of enforcing 'apartheid' on Palestinians

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JERUSALEM, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Amnesty International accused Israel on Tuesday of subjecting Palestinians to a system of apartheid founded on policies of "segregation, dispossession and exclusion" that it said amounted to crimes against humanity.

It accused Amnesty UK of using "double standards and demonization in order to delegitimize Israel".

Amnesty said Israel was enforcing a system of oppression and domination against Palestinians "wherever it has control over their rights", including Arab citizens of Israel, Palestinians in Israeli-occupied territory and refugees living abroad. »