The Daily Populous

Friday November 2nd, 2018 evening edition

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At last, some good campus news: The Trump administration is going to require colleges to allow cross-examination in sex-assault cases.

In draft Education Department rules that leaked in August, schools were merely given the option of giving the accused the right to cross-examine their accusers.

Even that would be progress, since Obama-era rules essentially forbid that basic fairness — a lunacy that has led regular courts to repeatedly overrule the findings of campus tribunals when they lead to lawsuits.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ team recognizes that accusers face a special burden in face-to-face hearings, so the two sides could sit in different rooms, with questions relayed by a neutral party and the defense barred from asking about the accuser’s sexual history and other inappropriate questions.

Basic rights for the accused are a keystone of justice, and it’s a sad fact that campus sex-assault claims can prove false — infamously so in such cases as the Duke lacrosse prosecutions, Rolling Stone’s retracted University of Virginia story and Columbia’s Mattress Girl.

The Education Department likely will publish the new rules this month, the Wall Street Journal reports, with a public comment period to follow before they go into effect.

The change can’t come soon enough. »

Asia Bibi: anti-blasphemy protests spread across Pakistan

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Thousands of Islamist protesters have brought Pakistan to a standstill, burning rickshaws, cars and lorries to protest against the acquittal of a Christian woman who spent eight years on death row on false charges of blasphemy.

The release of Asia Bibi is a small step towards a more open Pakistan | Kunwar Khuldune Shahid Read more.

Traffic jams held up ambulances and forced mothers to feed their babies by the side of the road, while authorities shut schools across most of the country. »

Cop killer in Trump video was released by Sheriff Joe | Longest-serving Republican congressman behind in poll

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Cop killer in Trump video was released by Sheriff Joe: A video ad tweeted by President Donald Trump is incorrect in suggesting that Democrats are solely responsible for an immigrant cop killer’s presence in the U.S., according to reports from the Sacramento Bee and other media outlets.

In the ad tweeted by Trump, which reads “Democrats let him in, Democrats let him stay,” Bracamontes is heard saying he wished he’d killed more officers.

The Alaska Survey Research poll found 49% of respondents supported Galvin, while 48% backed Young and 3% were undecided. »

Nigerian army posts Trump video to justify shooting Shiites

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Nigeria's army on Friday posted a video of US President Donald Trump saying soldiers would shoot migrants throwing stones to justify opening fire on a Shiite group this week.

In the video, Trump warns that soldiers deployed to the Mexican border could shoot Central American migrants who throw stones at them while attempting to cross illegally.

"The video was posted in reaction to the Amnesty International report accusing the army of using weapons against pacifist Shiite protesters," said Agim. »

Population of the United States by Race and Hispanic

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau: National Population Estimates; Decennial Census.

In 1970, some people from the Midwest or the South mistakenly identified as "Central or South American," and many more did not identify themselves with the target nationalities despite being of Latin American descent.

The most recent census, which introduced the wording of "Latino," saw a significant upturn in responses from U.S.-born Latino persons. »