The Daily Populous

Monday April 10th, 2023 night edition

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"The great risk” Europe faces is getting "caught up in crises that are not ours," says Macron | Ludovic Marin/ AFP via Getty Images.

“The paradox would be that, overcome with panic, we believe we are just America’s followers,” Macron said in the interview.

“The question Europeans need to answer … is it in our interest to accelerate [a crisis] on Taiwan?

Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron in Guangdong on April 7, 2023 | Pool Photo by Jacques Witt / AFP via Getty Images.

Macron also argued that Europe had increased its dependency on the U.S. for weapons and energy and must now focus on boosting European defense industries.

Macron has long been a proponent of strategic autonomy for Europe | Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images.

This violates POLITICO’s editorial standards and policy, but we agreed to the terms in order to speak directly with the French president. »

Orange County, Va., Board revokes funding for arts center over drag design class

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The Orange County, Va., Board of Supervisors last week released its proposed fiscal year 2024 budget that removes $9,000 in funding it approved last year for the nonprofit Arts Center In Orange in response to plans by the center to host a design class taught by a local drag performer.

News media outlets in the Orange County area have reported that the Arts Center in Orange “indefinitely” postponed the class by the drag performer after opposition by county board members and others first surfaced in January.

A spokesperson for Equality Virginia, said the Board of Supervisors continued efforts to defund the Arts Center even though the “drag” class has never taken place. »

Inequality in the U.S. is Finally Lessening

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Since 1980, the top 10% of earners have seen income grow 144%, while the bottom half of earners saw just 20% growth in income.

Clemens proposes that the government produce statistics that show income growth for Americans in different income brackets.

Whether or not that will once again grow inequality may come down to policy decisions that are to come. »

Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Adds Online Co-Op With New Mod

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You can now play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild online with your friends thanks to modders hired by content creator PointCrow.


"Incredibly disappointed that [Nintendo] has decided to block my videos on Breath of the Wild," the tweet reads. »

Critically endangered Amur leopard cubs born at San Diego Zoo

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The tiny population of critically endangered Amur leopards has increased by two with the birth of twins at the San Diego Zoo.

The cubs are the third litter of Amur leopards born at the San Diego Zoo.

The newest cubs are the third Amur leopard litter born at the San Diego Zoo, according to the news release. »