The Daily Populous

Sunday October 28th, 2018 morning edition

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“U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz represent the hard left and right of American politics,” the editorial board wrote.

That is why the El Paso Democrat would make the best senator for Tarrant County’s future, and the future of Texas,” the editorial board continued.

“These are the same Texas values that O’Rourke now defends,” the newspaper wrote.

Though the newspaper pointed out that Cruz and O’Rourke both support free trade, the editorial board claims the Texas Democrat would have “more room to oppose the president’s questionable trade and tariff decisions, which threaten Texas.”.

“Cruz is closer to Texas’ and Tarrant County’s views on issues related to faith and values, and also on energy policy.”.

The newspaper went on to say that Cruz was elected with “no experience in any council or legislature, and it shows.”.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s endorsement of O’Rourke arrives on the heels of The Houston Chronicle’s endorsement of the Democrat earlier this month and Dallas Morning News’s endorsement on Thursday. »

Pittsburgh shooting: Multiple casualties at Squirrel Hill synagogue

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Eleven people have been killed, officials say, in a gun attack on a synagogue in the US city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The gunman, who opened fire as the Tree of Life synagogue held a service, was later taken into custody.

On Saturday morning, worshippers had gathered at the synagogue, in the Squirrel Hill neighbourhood, for a baby naming ceremony during the Sabbath. »

'No pencils, no lunch': why teachers dip into their own pockets

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"Every term I will stock up on the things that their parents can't buy for them," she says.

"I can spend anywhere from $900 to $1800, $2000 a year – depending on the needs of the class.

Some 78 per cent buy stationery, 76 per cent buy classroom equipment and 44 per cent buy library resources and textbooks, according to the Australian Education Union's State of Our Schools research report. »

Reports: Votes in Texas, Georgia are being changed at polls

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In Texas, voter selections across both sides of the aisle have reportedly been changed.

Votes for Democrat Beto O’Rourke have been switched to incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, while votes for Cruz have ended up selecting no candidate at all.

The problems stem from glitches in the Hart Intercivic eSlate voting machine, according to the Texas Secretary of State's office. »

Apple bars Bloomberg from iPad event as payback for spy chip story

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Meanwhile, Apple has decided to give Bloomberg the old Gizmodo treatment — by banning the company from next week’s “There’s More in the Making” event.

Apple declined to comment but the move is obviously a diss for not retracting the spy chip story.

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos both called on Bloomberg to retract its Chinese spy chip story. »