The Daily Populous

Wednesday January 11st, 2023 evening edition

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"They're not analyzing that he is totally unreasonable," the ambassador added, noting French President Emmanuel Macron's repeated and failed efforts at dialogue with Moscow, which have been roundly condemned within Ukraine.

The war in Ukraine will most likely have to end with a negotiated settlement, as Putin himself has acknowledged.

"Unfortunately, there are people who still believe they can get through with the negotiations with Putin, because in their minds he has to be reasonable," the ambassador said.

Russia's full-scale invasion has deepened animosities between Moscow and the West, with top Kremlin officials framing the operation as a pre-emptive strike against Ukraine and its NATO partners to prevent an attack on Russia.

"The system made him this way," the ambassador said of Putin.

Even if Putin does fall, those most successfully building their political cachets in Moscow are cultivating ultra-nationalist pro-war—not moderate pro-dialogue—personas.

The threat along the Belarusian border remains, with Ukrainian officials warning that Minsk may finally throw its troops into Putin's morass in Ukraine. »

The American public no longer believes the Supreme Court is impartial

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In one recent poll, a majority of Americans opined that Supreme Court justices let partisan views influence major rulings.

Democrats say the court no longer mirrors society, a disconnect that spans politics and religion.

“There’s a good chance that, sooner or later, we will get term limits for the Supreme Court,” Somin said. »

Computer system glitch causes chaos after all flights grounded across US

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All flights across the US were grounded due to a glitch with the Federal Aviation Administration's computer system this morning.

Earlier it said "final validation checks" were being carried out and the system reloaded after "operations across the National Airspace System" were affected.

"As of this morning we were told that the NOTAM system had failed, which is part of the air traffic control system. »

Petrol falls below 150p a litre for first time in 11 months

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The average price of petrol has fallen below 150p per litre for the first time in nearly 11 months.

Figures from data company Experian show the average price of a litre of the fuel at UK forecourts on Monday was 149.7p.

The last time the average price of petrol was below 150p per litre was on February 24, last year, the day Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine. »

Olentangy Schools official cuts off reading of Dr. Seuss book during NPR podcast

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An Olentangy Schools elementary teacher was reading "The Sneetches" as part of NPR’s "Plant Money" podcast when a school official halted the reading.

The assistant director of communications for Olentangy Local School District abruptly stopped the reading of the Dr. Seuss book "The Sneetches" to a third-grade classroom during an NPR podcast after students asked about race.

This article originally appeared on The Columbus Dispatch: Olentangy Schools halts reading of Dr. Seuss book during NPR podcast. »