The Daily Populous

Saturday November 3rd, 2018 evening edition

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To be clear: seeking asylum at the border is not illegal, but turning asylum seekers away is illegal.

Providing a bridge to safety to those seeking protection is a responsibility our nation took on after the Holocaust.

Despite the rhetoric and policy efforts of this administration, U.S. and international law explicitly state that we must offer individuals a fair opportunity to request asylum.

Individuals approaching the border must first alert a Customs and Border Patrol agent that they are afraid to return to their home countries.

Those who have experienced human trafficking, rape, and domestic violence have an especially difficult time communicating these fears to armed, uniformed border guards.

For years, bona-fide asylum seekers have been released through parole or use of alternatives to detention.

Archi Pyati is chief of policy for the Tahirih Justice Center, a nonprofit advocacy organization focused on helping immigrant women and children. »

Republican: Vote Democrat, hold Donald Trump accountable

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President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., on June 22, 2018.

After almost two years of President Donald Trump, the very foundations that America rests on are beginning to crack.

That means when you vote on Nov. 6, it is imperative to vote for people who are not Trump supporters. »

TIL that an Irish suffragette named Mary Maloney followed Winston Churchill around in his every move for a week ringing a very large bell every time he tried to speak. Her most famous “interruption” was on May 6th 1908 while Churchill was campaigning in Dundee.

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In her lecture, Professor Pedersen explored the symbiotic relationship between the press and the activities of the Scottish suffragettes.

In the Scottish coverage of the campaign, it was the Scottish leaders that the press followed and reported on.

The fates of Scottish suffragettes in London on hunger strike were reported daily, Scottish ‘Outrages’ and the trials made sensationalist stories. »

Python is becoming the world’s most popular coding language

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In the past 12 months Americans have searched for Python on Google more often than for Kim Kardashian, a reality-TV star.

The number of queries has trebled since 2010, while those for other major programming languages have been flat or declining.

Fortran, Lisp and Ada were all highly popular in the 1980s and 1990s, according to the TIOBE index, which tracks coding practices among professional developers. »

US Supreme Court allows historic kids' climate lawsuit to go forward

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A landmark climate-change lawsuit brought by young people against the US government can proceed, the Supreme Court said on 2 November.

But those plans were scrapped last month after President Donald Trump's administration asked the Supreme Court to intervene and dismiss the case.

Although the Supreme Court has now denied the Trump administration's request to the dismiss the case, the path ahead is unclear. »