The Daily Populous

Friday November 29th, 2019 night edition

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China’s fury over President Donald Trump’s decision to sign legislation supporting human rights in Hong Kong is evident.

Protester holds U.S. flags during a demonstration in Hong Kong, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019.

Hong Kong, a former British colony that was granted semi-autonomy when China took control in 1997, has been rocked by six months of sometimes violent pro-democracy demonstrations.

“I signed these bills out of respect for President Xi, China, and the people of Hong Kong,” Trump said in a statement.

He suggested Hong Kong was being used as a “proxy” for China and the legislation was a way to hit back at Beijing.

Associated Press writers Eileen Ng in Hong Kong and Elaine Kurtenbach in Beijing contributed to this report. »

Republicans tried to rig the vote in Michigan – but ‘political novices’ just defeated them

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After a Republican bragged about cramming ‘Dem garbage’ into certain districts, a grassroots campaign has given the power to redraw political maps to the people.

But Fahey’s post would create a movement that could provide a roadmap for making US elections fairer.

More than 2.5 million Michigan voters approved the measure to amend the Michigan constitution and create the commission last year. »

A falling rocket booster just completely flattened a building in China

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No one was injured, but videos and photos of the incident showed wreckage left in the booster’s wake, with toxic rocket fuel evaporating.

It’s the latest incident in China’s long history with falling rocket parts causing destruction below.

There’s one very cheap tool that could increase pressure on China and other groups to take steps to mitigate launch debris hazards: social media. »

‘Generation Greta’: Angry youths put heat on climate talks

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Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of mostly young people are expected to rally in cities around the world Friday to demand that governments step up their efforts to curb climate change.

“The short-term gain is just awful because then our generation, and ones after that, will need to bear the consequences,” he said.

Dorothee Thiesing in Berlin, Lekan Oyekanmi in Lagos, Nigeria, and Rebecca Santana and Stacey Plaisance in New Orleans contributed to this report. »