The Daily Populous

Tuesday September 3rd, 2019 night edition

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PayPal suspended an account used to raise funds by one of the US's largest white supremacist groups six days after it was first flagged by an anti-bigotry campaigner.

The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan had promoted the account via a donation page on its website.

PayPal acted on Friday after others picked up on the issue and urged it to block the recipient.

A spokesman for PayPal said: "Due to our legal and data protection obligations, we cannot comment on any specific PayPal customer's account.

"We do not allow PayPal services to be used to promote hate, violence, or other forms of intolerance that are discriminatory.".

She said it was "alarmingly common" for white nationalist groups and personalities to raise funds via a range of legitimate online payment and advertising platforms.

These, she said, included the social media network Pinterest, the friendship and dating app Bumble, and the fundraising site Patreon. »

Poland opposes Trump bid for Russia's G7 return

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Poland's president on Monday opposed a proposal by US President Donald Trump to reintegrate Russia into the elite G7 group, insisting that "business as usual" was unacceptable given Moscow's occupation of Ukrainian territory.

I believe that we cannot under the current circumstances," President Andrzej Duda told reporters at a joint press conference with visiting US Vice President Mike Pence.

Speaking alongside Duda on Monday, Pence struck a different tone, insisting that it was crucial to "remain vigilant" towards Russia. »

Americans Are Starting to Love Unions Again

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The current 64 percent reading is one of the highest union approval ratings Gallup has recorded over the past fifty years.”.

The first factor — substandard wages and benefits — only makes sense when you consider it alongside the other two.

But worsening conditions don’t automatically juice unions’ approval rating, and they certainly don’t lead directly to increased union membership. »

Hurricane Dorian: Trump causes confusion by saying record storm will hit Alabama, forcing national weather service to issue correction

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Mr Trump tweeted: “In addition to Florida – South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated.

The US National Weather Service branch for Birmingham, Alabama responded to Mr Trump’s tweet saying: “Alabama will NOT see any impacts from #Dorian.

Many pointed out it was remarkable Mr Trump had repeatedly said he had never heard of a category 5 hurricane. »

Forest loss in Brazil contributing to rising temperatures

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A global team of scientists including researchers from The University of Western Australia and the United States has found deforestation in the Brazilian Amazaon-Cerrado region is causing temperatures to rise in areas as far as 50km away from deforestation sites.

The researchers analysed satellite observations in the Amazon-Cerrado region to observe changes to forest cover and temperatures at more than 2000 sites between 2000 and 2015.

They also examined how far away from the area of deforestation temperatures would be affected. »