The Daily Populous

Monday December 24th, 2018 day edition

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President Donald Trump increasingly feels like it’s him against the world.

And he has fewer and fewer people at his side who he can trust.

In a devastating New York Times piece, Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman write that the commander in chief is increasingly feeling isolated and paranoid.

As a result, he is retreating to spending time alone, which means he is watching more television than ever.

Trump has been telling his associates that he feels “totally and completely abandoned,” as one source put it.

The president’s relationship with his kids has grown more distant as the time in the White House has increased.

The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker notes that “Trump’s family members are ascendant” as the commander in chief keeps bleeding advisers. »

Trump rebuked by Macron over Syria troop withdrawal: ‘An ally should be dependable’

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Emmanuel Macron has hit out at Donald Trump’s decision to withdrawal US troops from the conflict in Syria, saying “an ally should be dependable”.

“I very deeply regret the decision made on Syria,” Mr Macron said during a news conference in Chad.

Mr Mattis had said in his resignation letter that the president needed a defence secretary whose views “better aligned” with his own. »

Jon Jones drug test nets 'atypical finding,' UFC 232 moved to Los Angeles on one week's notice

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LAS VEGAS – A Jon Jones drug testing abnormality has caused the UFC to move Saturday’s UFC 232 event from Las Vegas to Southern California.

A drug test earlier this month found a trace amount of Chlorodehydromethyltestosterone (DHCMT), or turinabol, in Jones’ system.

UFC VP of Athlete Health and Performance Jeff Novitzky said Jones’ positive test is not a violation. »

Man whose wife has cancer gets help to pay bills by winning $100K lottery prize

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Man whose wife has cancer gets help to pay bills by winning $100K lottery prize.

The Marine veteran claimed a $100,000 prize on Dec. 16, taking home more than $70,000, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery.

The security guard, whose wife has been undergoing chemotherapy, will use the money primarily to pay bills, WJZY-TV reported. »

Someone is trying to take entire countries offline and cybersecurity experts say 'it's a matter of time because it's really easy'

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The hackers we really ought to be worrying about are the ones trying take entire countries offline.

People who are trying to take down the internet, switch the lights off, cut the water supply, disable railways, or blow up factories.

"You can have a team of five people sitting in a basement and be just as devastating as WMDs," he said. »