The Daily Populous

Monday August 17th, 2020 day edition

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Taylor Swift Photo : Steven Ferdman ( Getty Images ).

Now Taylor Swift has gone political once again, and she’s using her Twitter page to recommend that her followers join in on a controversial form of political subterfuge called “voting.”

Apparently, this “voting” could be a way to bring down Donald Trump, and to ensure that this plan is as successful as possible, Swift even wants her fans to vote early by requesting mail-in ballots.

But hey, stuff like Taylor Swift asking her Twitter followers to vote early can’t hurt, so it’s cool.

Who knows, maybe things will work out. »

Worried voters are buying stamps and merch to fund the USPS

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In response, Americans are flocking to USPS's website to buy merchandise in an effort to support the postal service.

The USPS website has a wide range of products available for purchase including: Sweatshirts, T-shirts, kids costumes, dog costumes, tote bags, stamps and toy trucks.

The express mail T-shirt, USPS backpack, blue hoodie sweatshirt and Earth Day coasters are all labeled as "discontinued" on the website. »

Death Valley reaches 130 degrees, hottest temperature in U.S. in at least 107 years

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If verified, it would be the hottest temperature recorded in the U.S. since 1913, and perhaps the hottest temperature ever reliably recorded in the world.

The highest temperature ever recorded on Earth was also observed in Death Valley — 134 degrees Fahrenheit in 1913.

Because of these discrepancies, experts say the hottest temperature ever "reliably" recorded on Earth is 129.2 degrees, from 2013 in Death Valley. »

Egypt disposing of dangerous materials at ports, minister says

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FILE PHOTO: Egypt's Finance Minister Mohamed Maait gestures during a news conference in Cairo, Egypt July 17, 2019.

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has started disposing of abandoned and dangerous materials at ports after the massive explosion in Beirut’s port this month, the finance minister said on Sunday.

“What happened in Beirut made us examine our own situation and we actually got rid of large quantities of abandoned and neglected and dangerous materials that were in the ports,” Mohamed Mait told parliament. »