The Daily Populous

Monday October 14th, 2019 evening edition

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President Donald Trump and senior officials had for the past two years assumed Turkey was bluffing and would never invade northern Syria, Axios reported.

Even Erdogan was surprised by how quickly Trump made that decision, Axios reported.

President Donald Trump and his advisers had assumed that Turkey wouldn't follow through its threats to invade northern Syria, Axios reported Sunday.

Senior Trump officials also though Turkey would never follow through on its threat to invade northern Syria, Axios reported.

The White House did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment on the Axios report.

Trump has faced fierce criticism for the decision to withdraw from Syria, including from some of his closest Republican allies.

Details of Trump's call with Erdogan have been slowly spilling out since Trump's announcement of the US withdrawal. »

[Update] Singer and actor Sulli found dead

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Singer-actor Sulli, 25, was found dead Monday at a house in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Provice, police said.

Her manager found her dead on the second floor of the house at around 3:21 p.m.

”Sulli, whose real name is Choi Jin-ri, debuted in 2005 as a child actor on a TV drama show. »

Trump gives Russia free hand in Syria: 'Putin can't believe his luck'

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"Putin continues to get whatever he wants and generally doesn't even have to do much," a NATO official told Insider.

The call ended the US mission to fight the terrorist group ISIS and reduce Iranian and Russian influence in war-shattered Syria.

Russian President Vladimir "Putin likely can't believe his luck," said a Western military official from the anti-ISIS coalition who recently served in Syria. »

New psychology study identifies ‘hypo-egoic nonentitlement’ as a central feature of humility

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The research found that humility is unrelated to downplaying your positive traits and accomplishments.

Rather, what separates the humble from the nonhumble is the belief that your positive traits and accomplishments do not entitle you to special treatment.

By setting their positive attributes aside, humble people treat everyone more as equals than nonhumble people do,” Leary said. »