The Daily Populous

Wednesday June 26th, 2019 evening edition

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US war with Iran spells catastrophe for global economy, expert tells RT.

In February, the US President said that around 5,000 soldiers should remain in Iraq to keep a close “watch” on Iran.

While at the time Trump said he would not use Iraq as a springboard to strike Iran, the growing US vendetta against the Islamic Republic could see all American assets in the region drawn into the confrontation, should large-scale conflict erupt.

President Trump said Friday that he canceled the attack after being told that as many as 150 people could die.

Also on Trump threatens Iran with ‘OBLITERATION’ by ‘overwhelming force’ if it attacks ‘anything American’.

At the same time, the US president admitted that he has no exit strategy should he choose to go to war.

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Mueller to Testify on Russia Probe Before Congress

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In a joint statement, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler and House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff said that Mueller had agreed to testify in an open session.

Mueller’s appearance will mark the first time that anyone from the special counsel’s office has appeared before Congress to testify about the Russia investigation.

The negotiations included extensive conversations about how Mueller would testify, including the possibility of him appearing behind closed doors. »

Duncan Hunter: Married Republican congressman used campaign donations to fund five extra marital affairs, say prosecutors

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Duncan Hunter, who has represented the state’s 50th district since 2013, was accused of spending thousands of dollars from his campaign on meals, cocktails and vacations.

His wife, Margaret Hunter, pleaded guilty this month to one corruption count and agreed to testify against her husband.

Prosecutors said Mr Hunter used campaign funds to rent the car, pay the hotel tab and fly back to Washington. »

Cannabis use associated with abnormal brain structure in region involved in processing facial emotion

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Cannabis use associated with abnormal brain structure in region involved in processing facial emotion.

Cannabis use is associated with reduced brain volumes in a region involved in facial emotion processing, according to a new study in Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging.

“People with depression and anxiety often have differences in brain structure in regions that process facial emotions. »