The Daily Populous

Wednesday September 18th, 2019 day edition

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On Monday, the Trump White House appeared to compare the recent drone strikes on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, which did not result in any reported fatalities, to the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that left nearly 3,000 dead.

To be sure, the analogy didn’t come from Trump himself, and it wasn’t clear if Hook actually endorsed the comparison.

To liken any attack that didn’t result in any fatalities to 9/11, of course, would be sure to raise eyebrows.

But such an analogy is especially rich coming from Saudi Arabia, where 15 of the 19 hijackers on September 11 were citizens.

“You don’t ask Saudi Arabia about how to proceed,” Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, tweeted Sunday.

“You do not have the authority to attack any other country on behalf of Saudi Arabia without getting permission first from Congress,” Gallego added.

Both Hook and Pompeo have also supported increased pressure, including through the possible use of the military, on Tehran. »

Homeless denied social housing for being too poor, study says

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Homeless people in UK ‘denied social housing as risky tenants’ Read more.

More and more people are turning to local authorities and housing associations for help to access social housing.

“Our reforms have increased the amount of social housing stock by 79,000 since 2010, while the social housing waiting list has decreased by 40%. »

Colorado Town Offers 1 Gbps For $60 After Years Of Battling Comcast

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Colorado Town Offers 1 Gbps For $60 After Years Of Battling Comcast.

The network launch comes years after telecom giants like Comcast worked tirelessly to crush the effort.

A study (pdf) by the Institute for Local Reliance estimated that actual competition in the town was likely to cost Comcast between $5.4 million and $22.8 million each year. »

Pirates’ All-Star Closer Felipe Vázquez Facing Several Felony Charges, Including Sexual Assault Of Teen He Met At PNC Park

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Pirates’ closer Felipe Vázquez has been arrested on charges of pornography and soliciting a child.

Vázquez, 28, of Saint Cloud, Florida, is facing charges of computer pornography – solicitation of a child and one count of providing obscene material to minors.

WATCH: Pam Surano Breaks Down The Details Of The Charges Brought Against Felipe Vazquez. »

The US government is suing Edward Snowden for his book profits

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The lawsuit does not seek to block the release of the book.

Crucially, the suit does not seek to block the release of Snowden’s memoir, as doing so would be illegal under the First Amendment.

“Had Mr. Snowden believed that the government would review his book in good faith, he would have submitted it for review. »