The Daily Populous

Friday November 16th, 2018 night edition

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The UK government has inflicted “great misery” on its people with “punitive, mean-spirited, and often callous” austerity policies driven by a political desire to undertake social re-engineering rather than economic necessity, the United Nations poverty envoy has found.

He highlighted predictions that child poverty could rise by 7% between 2015 and 2022, possibly up to a rate of 40%.

Austerity Britain was in breach of four UN human rights agreements relating to women, children, disabled people and economic and social rights.

Cuts of 50% to council budgets were slashing at Britain’s “culture of local concern” and “damaging the fabric” of society.

The middle classes would “find themselves living in an increasingly hostile and unwelcoming society because community roots are being broken”.

Charities working to alleviate poverty said the report on the UK was a “wake-up call for government”.

I never thought I would be 48 and in this position – Sharon Morton, 48, at Newcastle Citizens Advice Bureau. »

US Sen. Ed Markey says mobile carriers' alleged throttling practices highlight need for 'net neutrality'

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"Data collected through an app called Wehe shows that AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile all slowed down at least one video streaming service," he tweeted.

They further alleged "delayed throttling," or boosting, on T-Mobile for Netflix, NBC Sports and Amazon Prime.

The new FCC rules sought to restore the classification of broadband internet access service as an "information service," among other things. »

Judge orders White House to return Jim Acosta's press pass

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Later in the day he arrived at the White House and received his Secret Service "hard pass," the pass that was taken from him nine days ago.

He sided with CNN on the basis of the suit's Fifth Amendment claims, saying the White House did not provide Acosta with the due process required to legally revoke his press pass.

He left open the possibility that the White House could seek to revoke Acosta's pass again if it provided due process. »

William Goldman Dies; Oscar Winning Writer Of ‘Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid’ Was 87

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UPDATED: I have been informed by friends of the family that William Goldman died last night.

Goldman, who twice won screenwriting Oscars for All The President’s Men and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, passed away last night in his Manhattan home, surrounded by family and friends.

From his scripting work to his books like Adventures in the Screen Trade, Goldman is one of the greats, a true legend. »

The Latest: White House writing up rules for reporters

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CNN's Jim Acosta speaks to journalists on the North Lawn upon returning back to the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly ordered the White House to immediately return Acosta’s credentials.

The White House says it will “temporarily reinstate” the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta in response to a judge’s order.

10:47 a.m. CNN’s Jim Acosta has thanked the judge who ordered the Trump administration to immediately return his White House press credentials. »