The Daily Populous

Saturday November 17th, 2018 morning edition

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Scarborough: Pence giving Baghdad Bob a bad name MORE's loyalty, The New York Times reported Friday.

Trump reportedly questioned Pence's allegiance so many times that many of his advisers are alarmed, as those kinds of inquiries tend to indicate that he is irritated with someone.

According to the Times, most people within the White House have been supportive of Pence when asked, but some of Trump's outside advisers have suggested that the vice president may have used up his utility.

Trump has reportedly not made it clear whether he is seriously considering a 2020 ticket change or whether he is simply trying to get advisers' opinions before the campaign begins.

Trump praised Haley when she announced her intentions to leave her post at the U.N. in October.

At a press conference earlier this month, Trump asked Pence to be his 2020 running mate in an impromptu exchange.

"Well I haven’t asked him, but I hope so," Trump said. »

The Latest: CNN’s Acosta returns to White House after ruling

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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. »

Humans need Mars as a 'plan B' to avoid extinction, says physicist Michio Kaku

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"I predict that our grandkids will have the ability to honeymoon on the Moon," says world renowned theoretical physicist Michio Kaku.

Professor Kaku says in the near future humans will also colonise Mars — not just because we can, but because we might have to.

"The dinosaurs did not have a space program and that's why they are not here today to talk about it.". »

UK austerity has inflicted 'great misery' on citizens, UN says

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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. »

Bankrupt Sears wants to give executives $19 million in bonuses

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New York (CNN Business) Sears is seeking court approval to pay executives as much as $19 million in quarterly bonuses while the company struggles to restructure in bankruptcy.

The first is for the top 18 "key" executives, who would collectively get as much as $2.1 million per quarter.

Sears Holdings, which includes both Sears and Kmart, has been burning through cash at a rate of about $125 million a month. »