The Daily Populous

Thursday December 13rd, 2018 evening edition

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Jim Costa (Calif.), Al Lawson (Fla.), Collin Peterson (Minn.), Dutch Rupperberger (Md.

), and David Scott (Ga.)—sent the exact opposite message by backing the GOP-led effort to kill the resolution.

MSNBC's Chris Hayes was just one of the journalists and other experts following the story who expressed outrage about the House vote.

"There is literally no domestic constituency of actual voters who are agitating for the U.S. to continue facilitating the bombardment and starvation of Yemen," Hayes tweeted.

Does the voting public support Republicans sliding in language to a farm bill rule to subvert the War Powers Act and block any debate on Yemen?

Some estimates say more than 50,000 civilians have died in Yemen — Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) December 12, 2018.

In other words, these 5 Democrats could have voted both for the farm bill and against blocking a vote on Yemen. »

Delayed high school start times in Seattle increase sleep, grades and attendance

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In Seattle, Washington, delaying the start time of two high schools by nearly an hour lengthened students' daily sleep by more than half an hour, and was associated with reduced sleepiness and increased academic performance.

These results offer quantitative evidence that delaying school start times is beneficial for students.

However, quantitative data showing that delaying school start times would increase daily sleep and academic performance is lacking. »

Confederate plaque removed from West Virginia courthouse

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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A plaque honoring Confederate soldiers has been removed from a West Virginia courthouse.

The Journal reports the Jefferson County Commission voted 3-2 last week to remove the plaque and it has been taken down.

Some residents with family who fought on the Confederate side of the Civil War argued that the plaque should remain. »

Trump's press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders wants to be remembered as 'transparent and honest'

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders hopes she will be remembered as being “transparent and honest” during her time as White House press secretary.

According to PoltiFact, there are five confirmed times where the press secretary offered “false statements.”.

Sanders told Politico reporter Eliana Johnson during the sixth annual Women Rule Summit that she wants her legacy to be being remembered in a positive light. »

China Involved in 90 Percent of Espionage and Industrial Secrets Theft, Department of Justice Reveals

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“From 2011-2018, more than 90 percent of the Department’s cases alleging economic espionage by or to benefit a state involve China, and more than two-thirds of the Department’s theft of trade secrets cases have had a nexus to China,” the report stated.

Some policy analysts have recommended that the U.S. should tailor sanctions to address economic espionage.

“Too many folks in Washington cling to an imaginary distinction between Chinese businesses and the Chinese Communist Party,” Sasse said. »