The Daily Populous

Saturday September 14th, 2019 morning edition

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President Donald Trump shocked onlookers at the G7 meeting when he praised the president of Egypt as a dictator.

“Inside a room of the ornately decorated Hotel du Palais during last month’s Group of Seven summit in Biarritz, France, President Trump awaited a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi,” The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

“Mr. Trump looked over a gathering of American and Egyptian officials and called out in a loud voice: ‘Where’s my favorite dictator?’ Several people who were in the room at the time said they heard the question,” the newspaper reported.

“Even if lighthearted, Mr. Trump’s quip drew attention to an uncomfortable facet of the U.S.-Egypt relationship,” The Journal reported.

“Mr. Sisi has drawn criticism for his authoritarian rule since taking power following a 2013 coup.

“Within minutes of the quip, Mr. Sisi met Mr. Trump and reporters were allowed in.

Mr. Trump, among other comments, celebrated his relationship with Mr. Sisi, noting that the two leaders had begun talking with each other soon after Mr. Trump won the presidential election in 2016,” the paper noted. »

45 Percent of Millennials Say That Living Costs Hold Them Back From Buying Homes

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Forty-five percent of prospective Millennial home buyers say that the cost of living inhibits them from purchasing a home, according to a survey released on Wednesday.

The survey reinforces prior research that has found the price of housing is rising at a rate that surpasses inflation.

Millennials, more than their older counterparts, are less likely to have $1,000 in emergency savings, meaning a recession could hit them particularly hard. »

Felicity Huffman Gets Prison Time in College Admissions Scandal

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“I can only say that I am so sorry, Sophia,” Huffman, 56, said minutes earlier, her voice cracking through tears.

Huffman admitted to paying a Harvard graduate $15,000 to correct Sophia’s answers on the SAT, securing her a 400-point boost on the college entrance exam.

Meanwhile, he said, 17-year-old Georgia is still in high school and busy with “attendant proms, boys, and college applications.”. »