The Daily Populous

Tuesday October 18th, 2022 day edition

image for Ted Cruz reimbursed himself $555,000 after successfully challenging a political spending law at the Supreme Court

It comes after Cruz successfully challenged a law that capped the amount candidates could repay themselves.

Ethics advocates and some Supreme Court justices warned that the decision could lead to corruption.

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Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas received $555,000 from his campaign account two months ago, according to new documents filed with the Federal Election Commission.

And the one-time presidential candidate and two-term senator has the US Supreme Court to thank for it.

Six years later, facing an unexpectedly competitive re-election campaign against then-Rep. Beto O'Rourke in 2018, Cruz opted to challenge the law.

That allowed Cruz to initiate a lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission, which eventually made its way up to the Supreme Court. »

Iranian female rock climber returns from Seoul after hijab controversy

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In a statement posted on her Instagram account, Elnaz Rekabi said she was on her way back to Iran with the rest of the team.

Infuriating: One day after competing without headscarf at Asian Climbing Competition, #Iran’s Elnaz Rekabi has gone missing, phone confiscated, @IranWireEnglish reports that she is being flown to Evin prison.

What has Iranian rock climber Elnaz Rekabi accomplished?. »

Starbucks sued for accusing unionized workers of assault, kidnapping

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The workers filed a lawsuit in South Carolina state court against Starbucks and the manager at the store in Anderson, a few miles from Clemson University.

They claimed the manager urged police to charge them with assault and kidnapping after the workers pressed her for a raise in August.

She then called a Starbucks district manager and falsely claimed the workers were preventing her from leaving the store, the plaintiffs claim. »

The Thaw on Russia’s Periphery Has Already Started

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The Russian military’s failures and resort to widespread atrocities have exposed Moscow’s conventional military capabilities as a Potemkin force.

If Putin were to follow through on his threat to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, it would only compound his strategic defeat.

We don’t know how exactly this war will end, but we do know that Russia will not win. »

EA Is Closing Severs For Some Classic Games Including Mirror’s Edge

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EA has confirmed the closure of servers for some of their legacy games that also include Mirror’s Edge.

EA has shared this news on their official website where they share updates on the server status for their games.

The four games that have been added to the server closure list include Mirror’s Edge, Shank 2, Gatling Gears, and NBA Jam: On Fire Edition. »