The Daily Populous

Thursday July 18th, 2019 day edition

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Trump tore into Omar early on in his rally in Greenville, N.C., a continuation of his days-long attacks against her and three other progressive minority congresswomen.

The crowd raucously booed Omar at the first mention of her name.

The president went on to accuse Omar of demeaning U.S. service members and minimizing the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

“She looks down with contempt on the hard-working Americans saying that ignorance is pervasive in many parts of this country,” Trump said.

The crowd then broke into a chant of “send her back” in reference to Omar, who came to the U.S. as a Somali refugee as child.

Crowd at tonight's Trump rally in North Carolina breaks out into chants of "Send her back!"

Omar responded to the chants on Twitter roughly an hour later by quoting the poem "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou. »

Netflix reports first net subscriber loss in the US, misses global subscriber growth predictions – TechCrunch

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The company’s overall growth for paid subscribers climbed by 2.7 million worldwide, but it actually added 2.83 million new subscribers around the world — while losing around 130,000 net in the U.S. to account for the difference.

Netflix’s price for consumers went up from $10.99 to $12.99 during its fiscal Q2 reporting period, which definitely could account for some of the fall-off.

Instead, Netflix points at its content library, as well as those pricing changes in markets where they do apply. »

Scotland Is Now Generating So Much Wind Energy, It Could Power Two Scotlands

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Now, we have yet another impressive stat to celebrate: in the first half of 2019, Scotland generated enough energy from wind power to supply its homes twice over.

"These are amazing figures, Scotland's wind energy revolution is clearly continuing to power ahead," says Robin Parker, the Climate & Energy Policy Manager at the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

"These figures show harnessing Scotland's plentiful onshore wind potential can provide clean green electricity for millions of homes across not only Scotland, but England as well.". »

33 dead after explosion at Kyoto Animation studio, dozens injured

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The Kyoto Animation building is seen on fire in Kyoto's Fushimi Ward on July 18, 2019.

KYOTO -- An explosion at an animation studio here on the morning of July 18 has left 33 people dead, police and firefighters said.

A man allegedly entered the No. 1 studio of the Kyoto Animation building in Fushimi Ward in the western Japan city of Kyoto at around 10:30 a.m., poured what appeared to be gasoline around while screaming, "Go die," and set fire to it. »