The Daily Populous

Monday April 22nd, 2019 night edition

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According to new research of 2,000 Americans across the country, an amazing 11 percent of survey respondents have never traveled outside of the state where they were born.

That might explain why well over half of those surveyed (54 percent) say they’ve visited 10 states or fewer.

As many as 32 percent of those studied in the poll said they either don’t own or can’t actually remember ever buying any travel luggage.

And a great number of Americans have spent little time up in the clouds — in fact, as many as 13 percent say they have never flown in an airplane at all.

The study results were pretty astonishing, as 40 percent of those questioned said they’ve never actually left the country.

The cost of travel and leisure proves to be a barrier for many Americans.

Sixty-three percent of Americans who have never left the country said the trip would be just a little out of their price range. »

HSBC Taiwan boss walks gay employee down the aisle after her parents refuse to come to wedding

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When one lesbian woman’s homophobic parents refused to come to her wedding, the woman’s boss, John Li, CEO of HSBC Taiwan, stepped forward to be the one to walk her down the aisle.

“CEO John told us not to be nervous and to walk slowly,” HSBC employee Jennifer says in a video produced by the bank.

“Whenever my father sees Sam, he will push her out and tell her to get lost,” she confesses. »

Trump Slams Romney Over 2012 Loss, Despite Romney Actually Winning More of the Popular Vote

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Romney also tweeted Friday that in reading the special counsel's report he was "appalled" Americans working on the Trump campaign had welcomed help from Russia.

On Saturday, Trump responded via Twitter, saying if Romney "spent the same energy fighting Barack Obama as he does fighting Donald Trump, he could have won the race (maybe)!".

In 2012 Romney won a slightly greater percentage of the popular vote than Trump in 2016. »