The Daily Populous

Monday November 12nd, 2018 night edition

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Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) has an insurmountable lead over her Republican opponent, Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), and will be the next United States Senator from Arizona, according to the Cook Political Report.

Projection: Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D) has defeated Rep. Martha McSally (R) in #AZSEN.

Although partial returns showed McSally with a slight lead on election night, the sun rose the next day with many ballots still uncounted in Democratic leaning areas of the state.

As of this writing, Sinema now enjoys a 1.5 percentage point lead over McSally, with some ballots still left to count.

Sinema will be the first Democratic senator from Arizona since Sen. Dennis DeConcini left office in 1995.

Though Sinema’s election is obviously good news for Democrats, the 2018 election results highlighted the massive structural advantages Republicans enjoy due to Senate malapportionment.

Democratic House candidates are on track to win the national popular vote by as much as 7 points, yet Republicans gained seats in the Senate. »

Fastest growing religion in Minnesota, the nation, is 'none'

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An estimated 56 million strong, and growing, there are more of them than all mainline Protestants combined.

“I can’t imagine that only one religion has access to the pearly gates,” said Lisa Pool, explaining her church breakup after class ended.

More than half of U.S. churches now see fewer than 100 worshipers on weekends, and they’re getting older, reports the Hartford Institute for Religion Research. »

Trump torches allies, threatens NATO pullout after tense WWI memorial trip to Paris

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"Just returned from France where much was accomplished in my meetings with World Leaders," Trump tweeted on Monday morning.

"I told them that this situation cannot continue," Trump said of the military and trade relationships with some of the US's closest allies.

The result was a collective response from NATO countries that still have forces fighting and dying alongside US forces in Afghanistan today. »

Report: Comic book titan Stan Lee dead at 95

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Lee was declared dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to Kirk Schenck, an attorney for Lee's daughter, J.C. Lee.

"Captain America" actor Chris Evans mourned the loss on Twitter: "There will never be another Stan Lee.

Stan Lee Media also sought to reach out to Web-savvy youth through deals with pop artists the Backstreet Boys and Mary J. Blige. »