The Daily Populous

Saturday September 17th, 2022 day edition

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SACRAMENTO - California Governor Newsom has challenged Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to a pre-election debate.

On Friday, Newsom tweeted the challenge to DeSantis and referenced the Republican governor sending two planes of immigrants to Martha's Vineyard this week.

"Hey @GovRonDeSantis, clearly you're struggling, distracted, and busy playing politics with people's lives.

Since you have only one overriding need -- attention --let's take this up & debate.

On Thursday, Newsom called for an investigation into Republican governors sending busloads of migrants to Democratic states to protest the Biden administration's immigration policies.

The question now is will DeSantis -- and CNN -- take up the challenge?. »

The US is moving one step closer to letting Americans file their taxes online for free directly to the IRS, cutting out private companies like TurboTax and H&R Block

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The US is inching closer to modernizing how Americans file their taxes and breaking the grip that private tax-prep companies, like TurboTax and H&R Block, have over the process.

The Inflation Reduction Act is set to ease some of that pain, with Democrats directing $80 billion toward the IRS. »

'Now 15 per cent is rude:' Tipping fatigue hits customers as requests rise

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Tipping fatigue is hitting consumers as requests for gratuities increase and spread to new businesses amid the rise of automated payment machines and preset tip suggestions.

Tipping prompts at some point-of-sale terminals increasingly suggest amounts ranging from 18 to 30 per cent, though another amount can be manually added.

But prices are also more expensive and then I'm being asked to tip 25 per cent as a preset option.". »

Sony says original PSVR games won't be compatible with PSVR2

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Sony has revealed its upcoming PSVR2 headset for PlayStation 5 won't be compatible with games for the original PSVR.

That's according to PlayStation's SVP of platform experience, Hideaki Nishino, speaking in the latest episode of the Official PlayStation Podcast (jump to the 29:10 mark).

"PSVR games are not compatible with PSVR2," he explained in answer to a question from the host, "because PSVR2 is designed to deliver a truly next-generation VR experience". »

Migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard moving to US military base

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Migrants who were flown to the wealthy US island of Martha’s Vineyard this week in what critics have denounced as a “cruel political stunt” by Republican lawmakers are being moved to a military base, Massachusetts state officials announced.

The move left some of the Martha’s Vineyard residents who volunteered to shelter the migrants in a church for two nights in tears.

On Thursday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent two buses carrying approximately 100 migrants to Vice President Kamala Harris’s home in the US capital. »