The Daily Populous

Sunday November 7th, 2021 morning edition

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Protests against Poland's restrictive abortion laws rocked Warsaw and several other cities on Saturday.

Under Polish law, abortion is only allowed if the pregnancy is life-threatening for the mother or if it is a result of rape or incest.

Tens of thousands of protesters shouted for one minute in commemoration of the death of a pregnant woman, according to Polish broadcaster TVN24.

Protests were also held in Gdansk, Poznan, Wroclaw, Bialystok and in many other cities.

The woman, named only as Izabela, died in September at the age of 30, but her death only became known last week.

Under the motto of "Not One More" woman to die, protesters gathered before Poland's Constitutional Tribunal in Warsaw and marched to the Health Ministry.

Last year, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal sided with the ruling pro-Catholic populist Law and Justice (PiS) party. »

Multi-level marketing companies shower Kyrsten Sinema with cash, in apparent bid to kill labor bill

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For starters, they're all multi-level marketing businesses, engaged in the oftentimes-disparaged industry of convincing their customers to become salespeople.

The outlet notes that Sinema is one of the only national-level politicians the companies, all connected to the trade group Direct Selling Association, have made donations to.

The bill would restrict businesses' ability to classify workers as independent contractors, which presents a challenge for MLM businesses that rely on non-traditional employees. »

Crowd surge kills at least 8 at Houston music festival

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Several people died and numerous others were injured in what officials described as a surge of the crowd at the music festival while Travis Scott was performing.

The dead ranged in age from 14 to 27, and 13 people were still hospitalized Saturday, Mayor Sylvester Turner said.

“It was the crowd control at the point of the stage that was the issue, especially as the crowd began to surge toward the stage,” Peña said. »

Hero Dog Awarded Trophy for Rescuing More Than 100 Koalas During Australia Bushfires

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A dog that rescued more than 100 koalas during last year's bushfires in Australia has been awarded a gold medal for his heroic efforts.

Bear the Australian koolie excelled as a rescue dog last year when he helped save dozens of koalas from catastrophic Black Summer bushfires.

"In addition, Bear has an ongoing day job of locating koalas for welfare rescue missions, in collaboration with local rescue groups. »