The Daily Populous

Tuesday February 22nd, 2022 morning edition

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his Defense Ministry to send Russian troops into eastern Ukraine's two breakaway regions, according to a decree published early on Tuesday, after he said Moscow would recognize their independence.

The Kremlin said Putin ordered the Russian forces to "maintain peace" in eastern Ukraine.

Although the eastern Ukrainian provinces of Luhansk and Donetsk are claimed in whole by pro-Russia separatists, only parts of the provinces are under their control.

It is not immediately clear if the order in the decree means Russian troops will be dispatched only within the territory already controlled by the separatists.

Zelenskyy said that Ukraine is "not afraid of anything or anyone," after Russia's recognition of the two separatist regions.

"Today's recognition of the separatist self-declared 'People's Republics' in eastern Ukraine... is a serious blow to all diplomatic efforts," Baerbock said Monday evening in Berlin.

"Russian troops moving into Donbas would not be a new step," he said, stressing that Russian forces have been deployed covertly in the separatist regions since 2014. »

‘Arthur’ will end with 25 seasons as the longest-running kids animated series in history

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Show Screenwriter Kathy Waugh initially revealed that PBS Kids planned to end the longterm series during an interview on the “Finding DW” podcast over the summer.

“To me, it just felt evergreen, like it was never going to end but it did end,” Waugh revealed in the podcast.

Waugh also went on to mention that even though the series will end, the “Arthur” characters won’t be gone completely. »

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Tucker Carlson's on-air fixation with her is 'targeted, libelous harassment'

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said comments about her by Tucker Carlson were "libelous.".

Hillary Clinton said recently that Fox attacks on her were approaching a point where she could sue.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez described personalized attacks on her by Fox News host Tucker Carlson as "targetted, libelous harassment," deepening the feud between the two. »

Putin orders Russian forces into Ukraine's breakaway regions after recognizing their independence

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Kyiv, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday recognized the independence of two Russian-backed breakaway republics in the east of Ukraine.

Putin announced during an extraordinary public meeting of his security council in Moscow earlier that he would decide whether to formally recognize the independence of the breakaway republics.

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the Security Council in Moscow, Russia, February 21, 2022. »

A restaurant in San Francisco that has a no tip-policy and instead shares profits with its staff says it wasn't hit by the labor shortage

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The co-owner of a SF restaurant says it's avoided the labor shortage thanks to its staff benefits.

The restaurant also has a no-tip policy and instead shares profits with staff.

But the co-owner of Zazie, a French restaurant in San Francisco, says that it's managed to avoid the labor shortage thanks to the benefits it offers staff. »