The Daily Populous

Friday March 11st, 2022 day edition

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"Russia has a well-documented history of using chemical weapons and has long maintained a biological weapons program in violation of international law," Dalton said, adding, "Russia also has a track record of falsely accusing the West of the very violations that Russia itself is perpetrating.".

"This is exactly the kind of false flag effort we have warned Russia might initiate to justify a biological or chemical weapons attack," she said.

Washington had warned earlier this week that Russia could escalate the violence in its war in Ukraine with the use of biological or chemical weapons, or by claiming Ukrainian forces used them as a pretext.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday dismissed Russia's claims as "preposterous" and suggested Russia may be laying the groundwork for using such weapons itself.

"This is all an obvious ploy by Russia to try to try to justify its further premeditated, unprovoked, and unjustified attack on Ukraine.".

"We are not, not developing biological or chemical weapons inside Ukraine.

The Friday meeting will hear briefings from U.N. disarmament chief Izumi Nakamitsu and Under Secretary General Rosemary DiCarlo, a former U.S. Mission to the U.N. Ambassador-rank official. »

Jussie Smollett Sentenced to Jail, Probation for Lying to Police in Staged Hate Crime

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Smollett was convicted of lying to police about the staged attack, which he hired two brothers to help him undertake near his Streeterville apartment.

The judge said that he believed Smollett “craved attention” and that he faked the crime to “make yourself more famous.”.

Jussie Smollett's brother, Joel Smollett, Jr., told the court that Jussie is “not a threat to the people of Illinois. »

Democrats unveil plan to issue quarterly checks to Americans by taxing oil companies posting huge profits

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Democrats rolled out a plan to issue quarterly checks to Americans paid for with big oil profits.

Democrats introduced a bill on Thursday to tax the largest oil companies recording their biggest profits in years — and use the money to provide quarterly checks to Americans facing sticker-shock just about everywhere they look.

The plan would also establish a quarterly payment program to provide direct payments to Americans struggling with rising prices. »

Coors Light to Become Largest U.S. Beer Brand to Ditch Plastic Rings

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Parent-company Molson Coors announced Tuesday that six-packs of its Coors Light brand would no longer come in the infamous plastic rings that trap marine life, CNN reported.

“We’re chill about a lot of things, but single-use plastic isn’t one of them,” Coors Light tweeted Tuesday.

Coors Light is the second best-selling U.S. beer brand after Bud Light. »