The Daily Populous

Saturday September 7th, 2019 night edition

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The South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona and Kansas Republican Parties are preparing to toss their 2020 primary or caucus processes, a sign of how thoroughly Trump loyalists have pervaded the system.

According to Politico, Trump’s primary opponents are denouncing the brazen path-smoothing.

“Primary elections are important, competition within parties is good, and we intend to be on the ballot in every single state no matter what the RNC and Trump allies try to do,” said former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) said.

“We also intend to loudly call out this undemocratic bull on a regular basis.”.

Donald Trump is doing his best to make the Republican Party his own personal club.

Republicans deserve better,” chimed in former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld (R).

In response, Team Trump pointed to other times in history that state parties have cancelled primaries when they had an incumbent President. »

Law to stop no-deal Brexit passed by Parliament

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Hilary Benn, the chair of the Commons Brexit committee, was speaking after Mr Johnson suggested he would rather be “dead in a ditch” than request a further delay to Brexit negotiations.

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Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, said the passage of the bill was a “hugely important victory in the fight to stop Boris Johnson’s plan for a no-deal Brexit”. »

Strong support for Trump linked to willingness to persecute immigrants

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But it has been difficult to quantify the extent to which his language has really inspired or triggered such crimes.

Now a study has found that people who strongly identify with Trump say they are more willing to commit violence against immigrants.

People whose identities were more fused with Trump were more likely to say they were willing to commit violence in these scenarios. »

DMVs Are Selling Your Data to Private Investigators

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Motherboard has obtained hundreds of pages of documents from DMVs through public records requests that lay out the practice.

A small section of a document from the Virginia DMV showing which private investigators the DMV has data selling agreements with.

Multiple DMVs stressed to Motherboard that they do not sell the photographs from citizens' driver licenses or social security numbers. »

One of the world's largest retailers bans Brazilian leather after Amazon fires

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Hennes & Mauritz AB said its temporary ban on leather from Brazil will remain in place "until there are credible assurances ... that the leather does not contribute to environmental harm in the Amazon.".

In 2017, less than 1% of H&M's range of clothes was made of leather and it used synthetic leather products five times as much as real leather.

Last week, VF Corp., the owner of Timberland, Vans and several other shoe and clothing brands said it also stopped buying leather from Brazil because of the rainforest fires. »