The Daily Populous

Thursday October 18th, 2018 evening edition

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But thanks to the Trump administration, it’s now a slow-boiling controversy that might take down Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, whose department administers the census, and who appears to have lied under oath to Congress.

Secretary Ross approved the question on March 26, but there are now six lawsuits over the change.

One of them is headed to the Supreme Court, in what will likely be Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s first politically contentious case.

From the start, the proposal was controversial, and opposed by nearly every expert on the census who voiced an opinion about it.

In fact, Ross had requested that DOJ send the letter to justify the policy change that he’d already decided to make.

Turns out, Ross also lied under oath about whether he’d talked with presidential advisers Steve Bannon and Kris Kobach.

Ross even lied about the “fact-finding” meetings he held in early 2018 with civil rights and community organizations. »

White woman dubbed 'Golfcart Gail' calls police on black father at soccer game

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Ginger Williams, who was watching the game, posted photos of the incident to Facebook on Sunday with the heading "Soccer While Black."

Chuck Mulligan, a spokesman for the St. Johns County Sheriff's Department, said the woman who called police, being dubbed "Golfcart Gail," is a field marshal.

And on Friday, a black man filmed as a white woman tried to block him from getting into his apartment building because she didn't believe he lived there. »

Kid Rock's posh childhood home listed in Macomb County for $1.3M

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Front aerial view of 5.5-acre estate where rap rocker Kid Rock grew up in Bruce Twp., Mich. (Photo: Cambridge Fine Homes).

A luxurious estate in northern Macomb County on the market for $1.295 million was the childhood home of Robert James Richie — better known as the rap-country-rock music star Kid Rock.

The location is 3.7 miles from Romeo High School, which he attended in the late 1980s, according to Ritchie’s online bios. »

Kushner and Saudi crown prince communicated informally on WhatsApp: report

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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner Jared Corey KushnerMueller assembles team of cooperators in Russian probe Secret Service: Agent who blocked reporter questioning Kushner reacted to ‘abrupt movement’ Kushner and Saudi crown prince communicated informally on WhatsApp: report MORE raised concerns among administration officials by communicating with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on private channels, including through the messaging service WhatsApp, CNN reported Wednesday.

Once concerns were raised about Kushner's close ties to bin Salman, Kushner reportedly told others within Trump's team about his conversations with the crown prince, according to CNN.

Turkish officials have said they believe Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on orders from Saudi leadership. »

Christian pharmacist refused to fill prescription for woman who was having a miscarriage: lawsuit

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A complaint filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan is alleging that a pharmacist employed by chain store Meijer refused to fill a prescription on religious grounds for a woman who was undergoing a miscarriage.

She called in the prescription to the Meijer in Petoskey, Michigan, where she and her husband were staying for a weekend getaway.

Shortly after calling the prescription in, however, she got a call back from the pharmacist informing her that he would not fill it. »