The Daily Populous

Friday September 13rd, 2019 evening edition

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A Republican state politician has sent what appears to be a threatening tweet to Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, triggering outcry online.

Mr O’Rourke, who is running for the Democratic nomination for president, had discussed his plans for gun control during a debate on Thursday night.

“My AR is ready for you Robert Francis,” said Briscoe Cain, a Republican member of Texas’ House of Representatives, responding to the remark on Twitter.

AP 8/50 5 September 2019 Authorities work at the scene of a train crash in Yokohama, south of Tokyo.

More than 30 people were on board the boat, which is thought to have been on a three-day diving trip.

AFP/Getty 15/50 A beagle jumps through hoops during a show at the Pet Expo Championship 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Mr Sanders went on to say that he was not afraid of the National Rifle Association, an influential gun rights organisation. »

Liberals’ child benefit lifting children out of poverty, StatCan says

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OTTAWA — The national statistics office says fewer children are living in poverty and it is connecting the drop to the Liberal government’s signature child benefit.

The Liberals introduced the income-tested Canada Child Benefit midway through 2016, replacing a previous system of tax credits and the Conservatives’ universal child care benefit.

READ MORE: Canada child benefit — how your family is affected by the changes. »

America can learn from China’s amazing high-speed rail network

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China already had an extensive conventional railway network, one of the few infrastructure achievements of the Mao era.

The Ministry of Railways began planning China’s high-speed rail network in the 1990s.

The high-speed railway network, trains, and services are owned and operated by the China Railway Corporation (CRC). »

Decline of migrating birds could be partly due to pesticides

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It’s not just bees that are being harmed by the pesticides called neonicotinoids, it’s birds too.

A study in Canada has shown that migrating white-crowned sparrows lose weight just hours after eating seeds treated with the neocotinoid imidacloprid, delaying their onward migration by several days.

But lab studies by Morrissey have shown that even low doses of imidacloprid make white-crowned sparrows (Zonotrichia leucophrys) lose weight. »