The Daily Populous

Sunday February 13rd, 2022 night edition

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(CNN) After a week of backlash, the University of Alabama System's Board of Trustees voted Friday to name a building after the school's first Black student instead of having her share the name with a Ku Klux Klan leader.

The trustees reversed a February 3 decision to name the building Lucy-Graves Hall after its first Black student and civil rights activist Autherine Lucy Foster and Bibb Graves, a former Alabama governor and a Ku Klux Klan leader.

Students, faculty and community members cried out, saying it was wrong to recognize the legacy of these two people in one building.

"Somehow, the honoring of Autherine Lucy Foster sort of took the background and that's not what we wanted," England said.

"We've heard enough from people whose opinion matter to us -- students, faculty, staff -- that we can do that in a better way than what we've done.". »

Marjorie Taylor Greene Addresses ‘Gazpacho Police’ Gaffe, Makes The Mockery Worse

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Extremist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Friday addressed the dayslong mockery she received for her “gazpacho police” gaffe, receiving even more ridicule in response.

Greene then evoked one of former President Donald Trump’s more bizarre posts on the platform, writing: “So in the famous words of some one I hold dear.. — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) February 11, 2022. »

Manilow, 'Macarena' Played On Loop To Flush Out Anti-Vaccine Mandate Protesters In NZ

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Initial moves to try and flush out several hundred protesters who have been camped on Parliament’s grassy grounds since Tuesday had little effect.

Protesters brought in bales of straw, which they scattered on the increasingly sodden grounds at Parliament.

An outbreak of the omicron variant has been growing, with New Zealand reporting a record 454 new community cases Saturday. »

Biden warns Putin of ‘severe costs’ of Ukraine invasion

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This image provided by The White House via Twitter shows President Joe Biden at Camp David, Md., Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022.

It offered no suggestion that the hourlong call diminished the threat of an imminent war in Europe.

Before talking to Biden, Putin had a telephone call with French President Emmanuel Macron, who met with him in Moscow earlier in the week to try to resolve the crisis. »

Trump held up and waved classified documents around in front of reporters at the Oval Office, says former Homeland Security aide

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Taylor said Trump once waved around classified documents in front of reporters and a photographer.

Aides were scared to give former President Donald Trump classified information because they feared he would leak it, former Homeland Security aide Miles Taylor told MSNBC on Friday.

Taylor said that the former president waved around classified documents in front of reporters and photographers in the Oval Office on one occasion. »