The Daily Populous

Saturday September 15th, 2018 day edition

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrive on Capitol Hill, August 2, 2017.

At the time, President Donald Trump wanted to withdraw from the deal, claiming Iran had violated the terms.

Others, including then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, pushed back, citing a lack of evidence of any violation.

Russia, Woodward then notes,"had privately warned Mattis that if there was a war in the Baltics, Russia would not hesitate to use tactical nuclear weapons against NATO.".

Some experts prefer the term "non-strategic nuclear weapons," as the use of nuclear weapons would have both tactical and strategic implications.

Russia and the US have more than 90% of the world's nuclear warheads, though Russia's arsenal is slightly larger.

"It would lose, and as a result of that, they have placed more emphasis on more usage of tactical nuclear weapons as a leveler. »

Almost half of US cellphone calls will be scams by next year, says report

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Many of us are already conditioned to ignore phone calls from unknown numbers.

A new study seems to validate that M.O. By next year, nearly half of the mobile phone calls we get will be scams, according to a new report from First Orion, a company that provides calls management and protection for T-Mobile, MetroPCs, Virgin Mobile and others.

The company works with carrier giants like T-Mobile to alert consumers of scam calls by displaying "Scam Likely" as caller ID on their phones. »

Japanese proposal to reinstate commercial whaling defeated

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Members of the International Whaling Commission defeated a Japanese proposal to reinstate commercial whaling at a meeting in Brazil on Friday.

Other countries argued that many whale populations are still vulnerable and that whaling is increasingly seen as unacceptable.

Some, however, say the research program remains a cover for commercial whaling because the whale meat is sold for food. »

Miami-Dade police lieutenant accused of molesting girl held without bond

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MIAMI - A Miami-Dade police lieutenant accused of molesting a girl over the course of two years appeared in court Friday, where he was ordered to be held without bond.

According to the arrest warrant, the victim told her psychologist Sept. 5 about what had happened to her.

Authorities said Gonzalez then led the girl to his bedroom, where he had her lay down on his bed and molested her. »