The Daily Populous

Thursday October 25th, 2018 day edition

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Although Trump's aides have repeatedly warned him that his three personal iPhones are not secure, the president refuses to give them up, the Times reported.

He continues to use them to chat with friends and confidantes.

China has reportedly been keeping track of the people who Trump speaks to the most, compiling them into a list of figures to target with pro-Chinese messaging.

While Russia's efforts are reportedly less coordinated, they are listening in to conversations in order to seek insight into the U.S. president's thinking.

Chinese businessmen have reportedly been deployed to feed strategic messages to both men in the hopes that they will then report pro-Chinese arguments to the president.

Trump aides told the Times that they hope he does not share confidential information during those phone calls with friends, due to Chinese and Russian spies likely listening in.

The president has reportedly refused to swap out his official phones every 30 days as is typical, citing the inconvenience it causes, the Times reported. »

Black Voters in Georgia Say Something Funny Is Going on With Their Voting Machines

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Other voters have reported incidences of machines spitting their ballot card out when they inserted it into the electronic voting machines.

“These machines are old but it’s incumbent upon the people running the election to ensure that machines are fully functional.”.

In Georgia ... On the exact same voting machines that the NAACP has received complaints about. »

CNN to Trump: You incited this

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“There is a total and complete lack of understanding at the White House about the seriousness of their continued attacks on the media,” CNN President Jeff Zucker said in a statement.

Statement from CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker: — CNN Communications (@CNNPR) October 24, 2018.

The aforementioned press secretary, Sarah Sanders, said in a tweet that Trump’s “condemnation of these dispicable acts certainly includes threats made to CNN.” »

Scarlett Johansson reportedly turned down film funding from Saudi prince

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Scarlett Johansson reportedly vetoed funding from the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, for her next film.

The actor is set to play the Pulitzer prize-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario in a biopic directed by Ridley Scott, but when she found out the initial set of funders included Bin Salman, she rejected his involvement.

“Scarlett Johansson said absolutely not,” Addario said in an interview with Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times. »