The Daily Populous

Saturday April 6th, 2019 night edition

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Mike Judge (writer, director): The Aspen Comedy Festival played a bunch of my stuff, including my original animated shorts.

Usually when you go to an audition, you’re either standing or sitting in a chair in front of a camera.

I videotaped him and I called Mike, and I said, “I’m going to send you something you’re not going to believe.”.

I know he wasn’t a bankable star, but originally, the idea was this was going to be a little movie.

It makes the fact that I don’t like it more depressing because I didn’t think I deserved better.

Tim Suhrstedt (cinematographer): When I first came on, Mike knew he wanted Ron and [the studio] was still pushing Ben Affleck.

He was like, “I think Ron’s really the guy and I don’t think this is a movie about movie stars.” »

Jussie Smollett: actor refuses to reimburse city for investigation costs

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The city of Chicago says the Empire actor owes more than $130,000 for investigating what they say was a staged attack.

The city of Chicago says Jussie Smollett has refused to pay more than $130,000 to reimburse costs of investigating what authorities say was a staged racist, anti-gay attack.

The Jussie Smollett saga: a look into Chicago's broken criminal justice system Read more. »

Sikhs aim to plant million trees as 'gift to the planet'

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The project aims to reverse environmental decline and help people reconnect with nature as part of celebrations marking 550 years since the birth of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak.

Rajwant Singh, the president of the Washington DC-based environmental organisation EcoSikh, which is coordinating the Million Tree Project, said he wanted to mark the anniversary in a significant way.

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Volunteers and children from Longford primary school in Coventry plant trees as part of the Million Tree Project. »

157 Republicans, and 1 Democrat, Side With NRA as House Passes Updated Violence Against Women Act

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The new version passed the House 263-158 with support from all but one Democrat and only 33 Republicans.

"While stalking is a strong indicator of future violence, people convicted of stalking misdemeanors are still eligible to purchase guns.

After @RepDebDingell -- speaking on behalf of Violence Against Women Act reauthorization -- urges members to "not let the NRA bully you," Republicans shout her down. »

Warren: GOP knows 'if all the votes are counted, we'll win every time'

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slammed Republicans in a speech Friday, saying "they know that if all the votes are counted, we’ll win every time.".

"And they know that if all the votes are counted, we’ll win every time.".

"Just last year, Republicans in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District threw enough votes in the trash to rig an election," she added. »