The Daily Populous

Wednesday February 15th, 2023 morning edition

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called for a minimum salary of $60,000 for public school teachers, capitalizing on the push by President Biden in his State of the Union speech to give public school teachers a raise.

“We should be paying public school teachers a minimum of at least $60,000 a year,” Sanders said at a town hall at the Capitol on Monday night with national teachers union leaders.

“I am proud to tell you I will soon be introducing legislation to do just that.”.

Sanders’s call for a minimum salary for public school teachers comes after Biden made a pitch for a number of education policies during his State of the Union, including providing increased access to preschool and giving teachers a raise.

Sanders blasted the pay of public school teachers in the U.S., and cited rising levels of stress and increasing trends of teachers quitting as the reason why the federal government needed to support them.

Lawmakers in the House introduced legislation late last year to increase the minimum wage of teachers in the U.S. to $60,000.

The American Teacher Act, sponsored by Reps. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) and Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.), would encourage states to raise their minimum salaries for teachers through a federal grant program. »

Apex Legends Devs Want it to 'Last 20 Years Like Counter-Strike'

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"Where we want to get to is that Apex is going to last for 20 years like Counterstrike.

Nikolich likens Apex Legends to traditional sports, explaining that games like basketball have evolved over the years as well.

Apex Legends Season 16, which adds the first new weapon in a while in the Nemesis energy assault rifle, launches today. »

Residents near Ohio train derailment report dead fish and chickens

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For days, authorities have been telling residents of the area around East Palestine, Ohio, that it is safe to return home after a 150-car train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed Feb. 3.

The day before, rail operator Norfolk Southern had burned train cars carrying vinyl chloride — a flammable gas — to prevent an explosion.

Reese said she saw dead fish in a stream that flows through her backyard. »

What China Has Learned From the Ukraine War

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Historically, China has criticized sanctions launched unilaterally by countries—most notably, the United States—as an illegitimate incursion on the targeted country’s sovereignty.

China will, however, try to absorb lessons from Russia’s Ukraine experience about how to plug vulnerabilities, assure resilience, and create more options.

China can wield frightening influence over its individual trading partners, but it does not have a corresponding coalition to muster. »