The Daily Populous

Sunday June 18th, 2023 morning edition

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According to data analysis by The Texas Tribune, last year in Texas, there were 279 heat-related deaths in the state, the most since 1999.

This seems like the perfect time for the State of Texas to pass laws mandating water breaks for workers required to work in the heat.

This bill will nullify any local city ordinances that require water breaks for employees who work in the heat and prevent any local jurisdiction in the state from passing such laws in the future.

OSHA, however, does not have a national standard for heat-related illnesses and issues citations for over-exposure to heat only AFTER an injury or death.

Because the factory is outside the city limits of Austin, they were not subject to Austin's water break law.

This new law will undoubtedly lead to the deaths of innocent workers in Texas who work hard to support their families.

Now, thanks to this new Texas law, local communities won't even legally be able to do anything about it. »

Kremlin decides that goal to "demilitarise" Ukraine has largely been achieved

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Quote: "Indeed, Ukraine was heavily militarised at the time of the beginning of its [special military operation, as the Russian Federation calls the war against Ukraine – ed.].

And, as [Russian President Vladimir] Putin said yesterday, one of the tasks was to demilitarise Ukraine.

To justify the direct invasion of Ukrainian territory in February 2022, the Kremlin set the goal of "denazification and demilitarisation" of Ukraine. »

Russia Says It's Selling Oil to Pakistan Without 'Special Discount'

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His petroleum minister later revealed Pakistan had paid in yuan for the first government-to-government Russian crude oil import.

Russian Energy Minister Nikolai Shulginov said there was no reduced pricing for Pakistan.

Pakistan has purchased 100,000 metric tons of Russian crude oil, of which 45,000 tons arrived earlier this week, said Petroleum Minister Musadik Malik. »

Ron DeSantis: I’ll purge FBI on day one of my presidency

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The Florida governor has reportedly been working for months on a plan to gut and then drastically reform the US Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Mr DeSantis, who remains Donald Trump’s strongest challenger for the Republican nomination, said if he won the 2024 election: “You have a new FBI director on day one.

The proposal has formed part of Mr DeSantis’s response to the criminal charges against Mr Trump for allegedly mishandling classified government secrets. »