The Daily Populous

Sunday February 19th, 2023 day edition

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A Florida teacher has been fired after a video he filmed of empty school library shelves went viral amid outrage over Gov Ron DeSantis’ alleged efforts to ban books.

Brian Covey, a parent and substitute teacher at Mandarin Middle School, filmed the video in a bid to show the consequences of Florida’s new “curriculum transparency law”.

“Actually that video, that was a fake narrative,” the governor said in reference to Mr Covey’s video.

Duval County Public Schools addressed Mr Covey’s termination in a statement to First Coast News on Wednesday.

It confirmed that ESS, the organisation which contracts with the district to hire substitute teachers, had “parted ways” with Mr Covey.

The vetting was ordered by the district in response to a “curriculum transparency” law passed by Mr DeSantis last year.

Books that were removed from school libraries to be vetted by librarians in order to comply with Florida censorship laws. »

Macron wants Russia's defeat in Ukraine without 'crushing' Russia

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On the flight back from the Munich Security Conference on Feb. 18, French President Emmanuel Macron told reporters that while he wanted Moscow's defeat in Ukraine, France would never advocate for "crushing Russia.".

“I want Russia to be defeated in Ukraine, and I want Ukraine to be able to defend its position, but I am convinced that in the end, it will not be concluded militarily," Macron said, French newspaper Le Figaro reported.

The security conference held on Feb. 17-19 brought together multiple leaders, including German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron. »

Florida couple unable to get abortion will see baby die after delivery

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But, they have said, the doctors could not perform an abortion because of their interpretation of a Florida law that took effect after the supreme court overturned Roe v Wade.

The syndrome is a result of abnormal kidney growth and function, which affects how much amniotic fluid surrounds the fetus during pregnancy.

Additionally, the absence of amniotic fluid in a womb causes a baby to be born without the ability to breathe. »

Diablo 4 Beta Kicks Off Next Month

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Diablo 4 is getting an open beta next month, with pre-order early access buyers getting to play early on March 17 through 19, and the general public getting access March 24 through 26.

Custom characters will feature in Diablo 4's cinematics, of which there are apparently multiple in the beta alone to check out and even more across Diablo 4's 30+ hours of campaign and sidequests.

Diablo 4's full release is June 6, and it's coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, and PC. »