The Daily Populous

Friday October 30th, 2020 evening edition

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The United States presidential election is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 3 November 2020, with an inauguration ceremony on Wednesday 20 January 2021.

Political activity including rallies and protest activity can be expected in the lead up to the election and the Presidential inauguration.

Since early 2020, there have been widespread protests and demonstrations occurring around the United States.

Some protests have resulted in violence and/or looting and civil unrest.

Even protests or political rallies, which are intended to be peaceful, can result in violence.

New Zealanders in the United States are advised to avoid areas where political rallies or protest activity may occur.

We encourage all New Zealanders living and travelling offshore to register on SafeTravel, the official registration facility for New Zealanders travelling or living overseas. »

If Democrats win, they need to enact a transformative agenda, fully prosecute Trump — and ignore any hand-wringing from pundits

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Progressives in the Democratic Party need to take this seriously — these are trial balloons to ensure a tilt to the right.

Politico reported this week that he was considering several former GOP lawmakers, including Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Jeff Flake, for Cabinet positions.

Lepore opined in The Washington Post that the nation should not prosecute Trump but let history do the judging. »

Lil Wayne and President Trump: Community star Yvette Nicole Brown calls out rapper for posting photo smiling alongside Trump

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The photo in question shows the 38-year-old – real name Dwayne Michael Carter Jr – posing alongside the president with his thumbs up.

The pair had met to discuss his plan for investing $500m in the African-American community should he win the forthcoming election.

His photo was met with consternation from some of his fans as well as other celebrities, including Community star Yvette Nicole Brown. »

Louisville police officer sues Kenneth Walker, boyfriend of Breonna Taylor, for emotional distress, assault and battery

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An officer involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor has filed a civil suit against the 26-year-old's boyfriend for emotional distress, assault and battery on the night she was killed.

The lawsuit claims Louisville Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly experienced "severe trauma, mental anguish, and emotional distress" because of Kenneth Walker's actions on March 13.

Walker subsequently sued the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department and also sought immunity based on the state's "Stand Your Ground" law. »

Hidden Baggage: Behavioral Responses to Changes in Airline Ticket Tax Disclosure

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We show that the more prominent display of tax-inclusive prices is associated with significant reductions in consumer tax incidence, demand, and ticket revenues along more heavily taxed itineraries.

In particular, the fraction of unit taxes that airlines passed onto consumers fell by roughly 75 cents for every dollar of tax.

These results present evidence of consumer inattention in a novel institutional setting featuring quasi-experimental variation in tax salience, economically significant tax amounts, and endogenous price responses. »