The Daily Populous

Sunday October 14th, 2018 evening edition

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Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it would retaliate to possible economic sanctions taken by other states over the case of Jamal Khashoggi, the state news agency SPA reported quoting an official source.

The kingdom will respond to any measure against it with bigger measures, the source said, adding: "The Saudi economy has vital and influential roles for the global economy.".

Should the U.S. sanction Saudi officials if proven they were involved in the murder or disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi? — (@haaretzcom) October 14, 2018.

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Communist challenger exposes cracks in Putin’s grip on power

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In the far east, another Communist candidate looked set for victory until a suspicious burst of votes for the pro-government candidate.

Moscow cancelled the election wholesale for ballot-stuffing, the first time that’s happened since the 1990s.

But somewhere along the line, this turned into a real election, which the authorities have tried to cancel. »

It’s better to be born rich than gifted

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The least-gifted children of high-income parents graduate from college at higher rates than the most-gifted children of low-income parents.

Only about 24 percent of people born to low-income fathers in that high-potential group graduate from college.

That means they’re at least as likely to graduate from college as the highest-scoring low-income students. »

Mike Pence’s wife is backing a candidate who wants to jail gay people

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Vice President Mike Pence’s wife Karen Pence travelled to North Carolina to campaign for a GOP candidate who thinks things were better when gay sex was a crime.

Right Wing Watch reports that the candidate is a member of the Family Research Council’s Watchmen on the Wall network.

The Family Research Council is a listed anti-LGBT hate group whose leader has been condemned for comparing gay people to Nazis. »