The Daily Populous

Tuesday September 10th, 2019 evening edition

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The husband of former US vice-presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, has filed for divorce, according to US media.

Papers filed in Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday identified the couple by initials - but birth and wedding dates match those of the Palins.

The paperwork, reportedly filed by Todd Palin, cited an "incompatibility of temperament" as the reason for divorce.

The documents mention "an incompatibility of temperament between the parties such that they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife".

Sarah Palin was governor of Alaska from 2006 till 2009, and shot to prominence when she became Republican Senator John McCain's running mate in the 2008 presidential election.

Nick Bryant explain Sarah Palin's rise to the top (almost).

She championed the grassroots Republican Tea Party movement, and was also a vocal supporter of US President Donald Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign. »

The UK ambassador forced to resign after he called Trump 'inept' and 'incompetent' is being made a Lord

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Sir Kim Darroch, the UK ambassador to the US who was forced to resign for describing President Donald Trump as "inept," has been made a Lord.

Sir Kim Darroch, the UK ambassador to the US who was forced to resign after calling President Donald Trump "incompetent," has been made a Lord by former Prime Minister Theresa May.

Read more: Kim Darroch resigns as UK ambassador to the US over leaked memos branding Trump 'incompetent'. »

California passes law that prevents cities from taxing energy generated by solar rooftop projects

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California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law last week financial protections for consumer investments in rooftop solar energy.

The law, AB 1208 authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), extends a prohibition on cities and counties taxing the energy generated by rooftop solar panels for use by homeowners and businesses.

The law also provides consumers that have already invested in solar energy with the assurance that cities and counties will not tax their solar energy in the future. »

Majority of Americans, Including Gun Owners, Support a Variety of Gun Policies

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Majority of Americans, Including Gun Owners, Support a Variety of Gun Policies.

Survey finds strong support among gun owners and non-gun owners for more than twenty gun violence prevention policies-including extreme risk protection orders.

Between 2015 and 2019, public support increased significantly for policies requiring purchaser licensing, safe gun storage, universal background checks, and extreme risk protection orders. »

Netflix, Amazon Movies Barred From Toronto International Film Fest's Industry Screening Venue

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Exhibitor Cineplex says only TIFF titles that respect "the traditional theatrical model" may play on Scotiabank Theatres screens.

There's a survival thriller at the Toronto International Film Festival playing out offscreen this week at Scotiabank Theatres, the traditional Press & Industry screening venue.

As a result, TIFF scheduled films that do not comply with their traditional theatrical windows, in other venues," the festival told THR in a statement. »