The Daily Populous

Monday June 11st, 2018 morning edition

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The 44th Seattle International Film Festival announced its winners at the festival’s concluding ceremony Sunday, with Bo Burnham’s “Eighth Grade” taking home prizes for best film and best actress for star Elsie Fisher.

Mister Rogers documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” which has drawn attention since the release of its nostalgic trailer, won the best documentary prize for director Morgan Neville.

“Eighth Grade,” directed by Bo Burnham (USA 2018).

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” directed by Morgan Neville (USA 2018).

Elsie Fisher, “Eighth Grade” (USA 2018).

“Emergency,” directed by Carey Williams (USA 2017).

My Name is Myeisha (d: Gus Krieger, USA 2018). »

Trump Threatens to End All Trade With Allies

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Leaving the G7 summit on Saturday, President Trump said that the U.S. might end all trade with America’s closest allies if those countries don’t submit to his demands over reduced trade barriers.

“We’re the piggy bank that everybody is robbing, and that ends,” added Trump, who also repeated his exaggerations of U.S. trade deficits by tens or hundreds of billions of dollars.

Regarding the elimination of tariffs, Trump confirmed that he had suggested totally free trade among the G7 during the summit, explaining that, “Ultimately, that’s what you want. »

Inventor says Google is patenting work he put in the public domain

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After weeks of back-and-forth discussions, Google finally provided us with an on-the-record statement about the patent—albeit a very bland one.

It stated that Google had included information about Duda's prior work in its application and that "we await and will respect the USPTO's determination.".

Google never made someone like that available to us, so we can't explain how Google distinguishes its own invention from Duda's original work. »

PressTV-Trump’s G7 tweets destroys trust: Germany

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Trump departed early from Quebec, where the G7 leaders were gathering, on Saturday, saying a more urgent priority for him was an upcoming face-to-face meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong-un in Singapore.

“Europe United is the answer to America First,” wrote Trump in a series of angry tweets about the summit.

G7 members are especially angry at Trump’s decision in March to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. »