The Daily Populous

Sunday November 13rd, 2022 day edition

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Dolly Parton is the latest recipient of the Bezos Courage and Civility Award.

“We can’t wait to see all the good that you’re going to do with this $100 million award, @DollyParton.”.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Parton donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s vaccine research efforts.

In 1988, Parton established the Dollywood Foundation, and eventually The Imagination Library, a program that helps children across the world access books.

Among her philanthropic efforts in her home state of Tennessee, Parton also created the Dolly Parton Scholarship, which provides $15,000 to recipients towards a college education.

Last year, Bezos awarded $100 million each to CNN contributor Van Jones and chef José Andrés.

Bezos, the founder and former head of, said at a press conference at the time that the grant had no string attached. »

Democrats maintain control of Senate, NBC News projects, defeating many Trump-backed Republicans

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Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona won his re-election contest in Arizona, NBC News projected Friday evening, directing all eyes to Nevada.

Both Laxalt and Masters were endorsed by Trump and promoted his false claims about the presidential race he lost.

He added that Republicans were hampered by "flawed challengers who had no faith in democracy, no fidelity to the truth or honor.”. »

Cortez Masto defeats Laxalt in Nevada, handing Democrats control of the Senate

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Cortez Masto’s campaign leaned heavily on the issue of abortion and vigorously attacked Laxalt in both English and Spanish ads.

Laxalt tied Cortez Masto to President Joe Biden’s economic policies, blaming them both for rising inflation and gas prices.

Laxalt also sought to tie Cortez Masto to rising crime and what Republicans have said are Biden’s failed border policies — themes that pervaded many Republican campaigns. »

Turkish bakers' union head arrested after calling bread-eating societies 'stupid'

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Turkey jailed a bakery union head for "publicly insulting the Turkish nation" on Nov. 9, state media reported, after he said society's "stupid" fondness for bread explained why it had elected President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's governments for two decades.

Union for Bread Producers Chair Cihan Kolivar made the comments to broadcaster Haberturk on Monday as he spoke about the rising price of bread and Turkey's soaring inflation.

"Bread is the staple food for stupid societies. »

Russian Language Excluded from Kyiv State Schooling

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Kyiv City Council has completely excluded the Russian language from being taught as part of the curricula at municipal institutions of preschool and general secondary education.

According to the Kyiv City Council’s press service, Kyiv City Council held a vote on Thursday, Nov. 10, in which 64 local lawmakers of the 120-member council approved the exclusion of Russian language from local schooling.

He added that the decision provides for carrying out organizational and legal actions to transitional groups and classes from Russian to Ukrainian, the state language. »