The Daily Populous

Wednesday July 10th, 2019 night edition

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Billionaire businessman, philanthropist and independent presidential candidate Ross Perot is dead at 89, CNBC has confirmed.

Perot, who ran for president in 1992 and 1996, died after a five-month battle with leukemia, said James Fuller, a representative for the Perot family.

This 1992 file photo shows presidential hopeful H. Ross Perot at a rally in Austin, Texas.

As a disruptive third-party candidate for president, Perot ran on a platform of fiscal responsibility and protectionism.

1968: American businessman H. Ross Perot holding a business machine manufactured by his company, Electronic Data Systems, Dallas, Texas.

But "quirky Ross Perot, just like he pulled out of the presidential race, he pulled out of the biography," Lichtman said.

Presidential candidate Ross Perot speaks during the 1992 Presidential Debates. »

Apple kills $999 MacBook Air and 12-inch MacBook

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Apple upgraded its newest MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops on Tuesday, but it looks like two notebooks have vanished from the company's site.

Now playing: Watch this: Apple cuts new MacBook Air price, but kills off $999... Apple says the $999 MacBook Air will still be available via its Education Institution store.

Apple said new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro units would come with a new third-generation keyboard that will supposedly address those issues. »

House Dems set to subpoena Kushner, Sessions and 10 other Mueller witnesses

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Chairman Jerry Nadler's House Judiciary Committee plans to subpoena 12 of former special counsel Robert Mueller's witnesses.

| Alex Wong/Getty Images) Congress House Dems set to subpoena Kushner, Sessions and 10 other Mueller witnesses.

The committee has faced repeated resistance from the White House as it investigates obstruction of justice allegations against the president. »

Apple releases 2019 Retina MacBook Air with True Tone display, lowers price to $1099 — $999 for students

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The price drop of the Retina MacBook Air to $1099 means that Apple has finally killed off the previous-gen non-Retina MacBook Air, which held the $999 price point for more than eight years.

MacBook Air today starts at a lower price of $1,099 and features a stunning Retina display, now with True Tone.

Cupertino, California — Apple today updated MacBook Air, adding True Tone to its Retina display for a more natural viewing experience, and lowering the price to $1,099, with an even lower price of $999 for college students. »