The Daily Populous

Friday November 11st, 2022 night edition

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Jones and his company have been ordered to pay an extra $473 million to families and an FBI agent for calling the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting a hoax.

FILE - Infowars founder Alex Jones appears in court to testify during the Sandy Hook defamation damages trial at Connecticut Superior Court in Waterbury, Conn., on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Infowars host Alex Jones and his company were ordered by a judge Thursday to pay an extra $473 million for promoting false conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook school massacre, bringing the total judgment against him in a lawsuit filed by the victims’ families to a staggering $1.44 billion.

Christopher Mattei, a lawyer for the Sandy Hook families, said he hopes the award sends a message to conspiracy theorists who profit from lies.

On his show Thursday, Jones called the award “ridiculous” and a “joke” and said he has little money to pay the damages.

In a similar trial in Texas in August, Jones was ordered to pay nearly $50 million to the parents of another child killed in the Sandy Hook shooting for calling the massacre a hoax. »

Should we trade with the enemy? | Lord Adonis, John Kay and Janne Teller

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Politician, journalist and academic Lord Andrew Adonis, one of the U.K.’s leading economists John Kay, and macroeconomist, novelist and former UN humanitarian Janne Teller, recently debated the moral perils of international trade at the HowTheLightGetsIn festival in London.

The line-up was stellar, including former Labour politician, journalist and academic Lord Andrew Adonis; one of the U.K.’s leading economists John Kay, and macroeconomist, novelist and former humanitarian Janne Teller.

Perhaps the most surprising part of the debate however was what John Kay said next: Sanctions are essentially a paper tiger. »

Democrat Gabe Vasquez defeats Republican incumbent in New Mexico

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Democrat Gabe Vasquez is projected to defeat Republican Rep. Yvette Herrell in New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District, denying her a second term and adding to GOP woes this midterm cycle.

During the redistricting process, Democrats in New Mexico drew new lines for the southern border district that made the once reliably Republican seat more competitive.

The Republican was leading the New Mexico race in polls just ahead of Tuesday, but Vazquez eked out a win. »

Lauren Boebert Defeat Could Cost Republicans the House

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A Boebert defeat would be as unexpected as it would be disastrous for the GOP, likely causing Republicans to fail to flip the House.

At the moment, Republicans have an 83 percent chance of controlling the House, according to The New York Times.

At the moment, Democrats are estimated to have 211 seats in the House, against Republicans' estimated 224 seats. »

Taylor Parker sentenced to death for killing pregnant friend to steal her unborn baby

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A Texas jury sentenced a woman to death Wednesday for killing a pregnant woman she knew to take her unborn daughter.

Jurors returned with the sentence for Taylor Parker, 29, after deliberating for just over an hour, the Texarkana Gazette reported.

After a little more than an hour of deliberation a Bowie County jury on Wednesday sentenced convicted murderer Taylor Parker to death. »