The Daily Populous

Wednesday October 17th, 2018 night edition

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Election officials in a suburban Atlanta county have reportedly rejected hundreds of absentee ballots just weeks before the midterm elections, sparking legal challenges from voting rights advocates.

The Post noted that the ACLU filed a lawsuit against state and local election officials over this issue on Tuesday.

It remains unknown why Gwinnett County, Georgia's second-largest county, is rejecting the most absentee ballots in the state.

But voting rights advocates have told the newspaper that a new law regarding information citizens must provide may have caused the problem.

Nonetheless, Stephen Day, the chairman of the county elections board, has said that the board is looking into the matter.

In addition, a spokeswoman for Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp told the Post that his office is investigating the problem related to rejected ballots.

But Kemp's office has pushed back hard against the accusations, saying that Abrams and other groups were playing political games. »

Bruce Willis film 'Air Strike' canceled after co-star Fan Bingbing disappears

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Fan Bingbing poses for photographers as she arrives for the screening of the film "The Beguiled" on May 24, 2017 in Cannes, southern France.

BEIJING (AP) — The director of "Air Strike," featuring Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, says the film's release has been canceled in the wake of her disappearance and conviction on tax evasion charges.

The World War II thriller, also starring Bruce Willis and Adrien Brody, was to have been released Oct. 26. »

Vermont hits record 92.5 percent voter registration ahead of election

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With less than a month before the general election, a record number of Vermonters are registered to vote, according to the secretary of state’s office.

That’s roughly 16,000 more than two years ago, when registration peaked ahead of election day in 2016.

Eric Davis, an emeritus professor of political science at Middlebury College, said increased voter registration in Vermont doesn’t necessarily mean there that turnout will be higher than normal on election day. »

Why Narcissistic Parents Treat Their Children Like Babies

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Imagine you have a young daughter who’s just learned to tie the laces on her sneaker.

Parents who overparent, the authors argue, can “impede on appropriate development of young adult independence” (p. 3650).

Its most damaging effects, they go on to argue, are most “troubling for the psychological development of young adult children” (p. 3651). »