The Daily Populous

Monday June 12nd, 2023 morning edition

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Donald Trump’s on-again, off-again ally in the Senate issued a half-hearted defence of the former president on Sunday as Republicans across Washington issued varied responses to the federal indictment against the former president.

Sen Lindsey Graham was on ABC’s This Week, where he received a grilling by host George Stephanopoulos about the allegations in the Justice Department’s 37-count indictment, unsealed last week.

"Well, yeah, I'm trying to answer the question from a Republican point of view.

That may not be acceptable on this show,” Mr Graham complained in response.

"Whether you like Trump or not, he did not commit espionage," Mr Graham continued.

There are a few facts that undermine the assertion that Mr Trump and his Democratic allies are (or should be) on the same playing field.

Secondly, as secretary of state, Ms Clinton’s records would not fall under the authority of the Presidential Records Act. »

Brazilian Amazon deforestation falls 31% under Lula

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Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon fell by 31 percent in the first five months of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's administration versus the same period last year, officials said Wednesday.

Under Bolsonaro, an ally of Brazil's powerful agribusiness sector, average annual deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon increased by more than 75 percent versus the previous decade.

"Brazil plays a major role in the balance of our planet's climate, largely thanks to the Amazon," Lula said. »

Hacker drains Russian special services wallets, transfers funds to Ukraine

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Western analysts consider it indisputable that Russian intelligence services use hackers for numerous operations.Chainalysis experts could only partially confirm the hacker's claims.

Chainalysis analysts assume that the hacker gained control of the wallets, which he claims were controlled by Russian special services, possibly through hacking, but maybe even thanks to "inside work.".

The hacker initially intended simply to destroy the funds stolen from the Russian intelligence agency wallets. »

Travel encounters show how US treats Puerto Ricans as ‘second-class citizens’

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Amid the first world war, the US enacted a law which gave Puerto Ricans US citizenship (and the American military about 20,000 more troops).

To many Americans, Spanish-speaking people from Puerto Rico are indistinguishable from Latinos with descendants from foreign countries south of the border, Anderson said.

“But the reality is wherever [Puerto Ricans] move around the United States with a valid Puerto Rico driver’s license, they are domestic travelers. »

Bethesda’s Todd Howard Confirms Starfield Performance and Frame-Rate on Xbox Series X and S

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Starfield runs at 30 frames per second on both Xbox Series X and S, Bethesda’s Todd Howard has confirmed.

Speaking to IGN in a new interview ahead of the Xbox and Starfield showcases, Howard said Starfield runs in 4K resolution on the Xbox Series X and 1440p on the Xbox Series S, but has locked Starfield at 30fps on console to ensure “consistency” of performance.

It's 1440 on the S. We do lock it at 30, because we want that fidelity, we want all that stuff. »