The Daily Populous

Monday February 8th, 2021 evening edition

image for Alex Kearns died thinking he owed hundreds of thousands for stock market losses on Robinhood. His parents have sued over his suicide.

And when those investors needed help — as Alex did the day he died — Robinhood provided no "meaningful customer support," the suit says.

Alex was interested in investing, and before he graduated from high school, he opened an account with Robinhood.

Dan Kearns said his household was "joyful," after the pandemic brought Alex home early from college.

It was "Grandma and Grandpa money," Dan Kearns said, from birthday gifts and cash saved from his summer job lifeguarding.

Dan Kearns said, adding he spoke with his son about responsible investing and believed Alex had "limited exposure.".

But Dan and Dorothy Kearns didn't realize Robinhood had also approved Alex to buy and sell options, a risky financial instrument with the potential for huge losses.

"I don't understand how they allowed that to happen in the first place," Dan Kearns said. »

In America’s ‘Uncivil War,’ Republicans Are The Aggressors

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The Jan. 6 insurrection and the run-up to it is perhaps the clearest illustration that Republicans are being more hostile and anti-democratic than Democrats in this uncivil war.

But there are numerous other examples of conservatives and Republicans going overboard in their attempts to dominate liberals and Democrats:.

We could also compile a long list of anti-democratic and hostile actions taken by Trump himself against Democrats. »

The Republican Party Is Radicalizing Against Democracy

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But the politics of the Iraq War inverted, helping the U.S. avoid another calamity of that magnitude.

Broadsides against marriage equality or lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals have largely disappeared from the Republican Party’s mainstream political messaging.

It just so happens that 52 of the people in the room are wearing sweatshirts and 48 have T-shirts on. »

Hyundai and Kia confirm they are no longer in talks with Apple regarding Apple Car production

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Hyundai made a bold statement last month when it confirmed that it was in talks with Apple about a potential partnership for Apple Car.

A variety of sources had suggested over the last several weeks that Apple and Hyundai were in talks regarding Apple Car.

New filings today from Hyundai and Kia confirm that the companies are not in talks with Apple regarding Apple Car production — at least talks that they are willing to make public. »

U.S. moves to rejoin UN Human Rights Council

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is set to announce this week that it will reengage with the much-maligned U.N. Human Rights Council that former President Donald Trump withdrew from almost three years ago, U.S. officials said Sunday.

The decision is likely to draw criticism from conservative lawmakers and many in the pro-Israel community.

Trump also threatened to withdraw from the International Postal Union and frequently hinted at pulling out of the World Trade Organization. »