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After the Moon in 2024, NASA Wants to Reach Mars by 2033

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:53
NASA has made it clear they want astronauts back on the Moon in 2024, and now, they are zeroing in on the Red Planet -- the US space agency confirmed that it wants humans to reach Mars by 2033. Jim Bridenstine, NASA's administrator, said Tuesday that in order to achieve that goal, other parts of the program -- including a lunar landing -- need to move forward more quickly. https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1113092195416969218 "We want to achieve a Mars landing in 2033," Bridenstine told lawmakers at a congressional hearing on Capitol Hill. "We can move up the Mars landing by moving up the Moon landing. The Moon is the proving ground," added the former Republican congressman,...

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Nipsey Hussle Death Underscores Deep-Rooted Violence of US Streets

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:47
For some, his death recalled the 1990s era of targeted hip hop killings thought to be bygone: the assassination of Hussle, 33, comes more than two decades after a spate of slayings claimed the lives of rap superstars including Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.Sunday's killing in broad daylight, which Los Angeles police believe is gang-related and personal in nature, prompted some comparisons to those fatal shootings: all talented musicians, all from impoverished neighborhoods, all shot dead at a young age.But for Najee Ali, a California civil rights activist, "music has nothing to do with it." "Poverty and low-income areas have everything to do -- that's what breeds violence, it's no...

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Boeing Needs More Work Done on Proposed 737 Fix

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:45
Much work is needed "to ensure that Boeing has identified and appropriately addressed all pertinent issues," a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said in a statement. "The FAA will not approve the software for installation until the agency is satisfied with the submission," he added. The FAA statement is the bureaucratic equivalent of a "stop" sign after Boeing officials touted their proposed remedy last week during a media tour at the company's manufacturing plant in Seattle, Washington. https://twitter.com/went1955/status/1108409006819893248 Boeing's 737 MAX planes were grounded globally last month following the second of two deadly crashes to occur in less than five m...

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Bleaching hits world’s southernmost coral reef: scientists

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:43
SYDNEY, Australia --- The world's southernmost coral reef has been hit by bleaching this summer, Australian scientists said Wednesday, as they warned rising sea temperatures from climate change were affecting even the most isolated ecosystems. The corals off Lord Howe Island -- some 600 kilometers (370 miles) offshore from Sydney -- were affected by elevated temperatures this summer, despite escaping severe bleaching that damaged the Great Barrier Reef in 2016 and 2017. "It's a canary in the coal mine that we are seeing bleaching at this very isolated southernmost reef, which is worrying," Associate Professor Bill Leggat of the University of Newcastle told AFP. "It's just another in...

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Stock Markets Extend Gains on China Turnaround

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:42
Europe and Asia posted gains at the close, and Wall Street registered another strong session to open the second quarter.Analysts also cited optimism over US-China trade talks as a positive driver. https://twitter.com/vxschmid/status/1113087512409444352 The broad-based S&P 500 jumped 1.2 percent, extending the positive trend after notching its best quarterly performance since 2009. Markets had stumbled towards the end of March on worries about slowing growth or a recession but "it feels like some of that concern is receding," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at National. "The data is starting to stabilize," he said. US manufacturing data was strong. US retail sales ...

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US State Passes Bill Banning First-Heartbeat Abortion

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:40
The governor of the southern US state of Georgia was expected to sign a bill banning abortion as soon as a heartbeat is detected, after legislators on Friday approved the text which Hollywood celebrities vowed to fight. https://twitter.com/Letha_Hughes/status/806233086652456960 Georgia's lower house approved the "heartbeat bill" which prohibits abortions as soon as the first beats of the fetus are heard -- from six weeks -- something that happens when most mothers still don't know they are pregnant. "Georgia values life. We stand up for the innocent and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves," Governor Brian Kemp, a Republican, wrote in a statement congratulating legislat...

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US President Trump says he called Xi Jinping the 'king' of China

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:39
US President Donald Trump said he called Chinese President Xi Jinping a "king" during a state visit to Beijing in 2017 and that the Communist Party leader appeared to appreciate the remark.
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Gun Control, Climate Change: A New US Generation

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:38
They may only be teenagers, but both have drawn worldwide followings for their clear messages and fierce commitment -- symbols of a generation of surprising militancy.Hogg, who is 18, is a leader of the March for Our Lives movement, launched by students from his high school in Parkland, Florida, where a heavily armed gunman massacred 17 people on February 14, 2018.The movement, pushing for stricter gun control legislation, has mobilized hundreds of thousands of young Americans. Thunberg, a pig-tailed Swedish student who looks younger even than her 16 years, has become the European face of the fight against global warming, inspiring huge crowds of young protesters to take to the street...

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Prince Harry and Meghan grieve loss of elderly fan in Australia

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:36
LONDON --- Prince Harry and his wife Meghan the Duchess of Sussex are planning to write to the family of an elderly war widow who was among his biggest fans before she died in Australia. The royal couple is described as deeply saddened by the death of Daphne Dunne. She was 99. Her family said on social media on Tuesday that their mother and grandmother "passed away peacefully" on Monday. "She was a truly special lady who will be greatly missed by so many," the family said. "The simple act of stopping Daphne in the street and holding her hand meant more to Daphne than anyone could ever imagine," it added. The Australian press reported that she died after being hospi...

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Maisie Williams pulls prank with major ‘Game of Thrones’ spoiler

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:32
MANILA, Philippines --- Actress Maisie Williams wins among all the April Fools' pranks as she dropped a major spoiler about the fate of her character Arya in the "Game of Thrones" season finale. During her guesting at "The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon" on Tuesday (Monday in US time), Williams was asked, "Can you tell me anything? Can you talk about anything?" "I've just decided to keep a tight lip on everything. HBO sent out a lot of memos recently about just saying nothing. So there's really nothing I could say. They will absolutely kill me," Williams said. "You couldn't give one little spoiler, one little hint? A crumb is all I ask," Fallon asked. Williams shared, "During s...

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Whirlpool is the most trusted brand in the Philippines

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:30
For nine straight years, the Filipinos have once again chosen Whirlpool as their preferred brand for washing machines. Whirlpool is recognized at the Reader's Digest Asia's Trusted Brand 2019 Awards as one of the Most Trusted Brands for Household Products for the Washing Machine Category. The Reader's Digest Asia Trusted Brands has been the premier consumer-based survey in Asia for two decades and is considered as a reliable reference in the decision-making process of consumers. Receiving the Ultimate Seal of Consumer Approval is tangible proof of the people's faith and confidence in their chosen brands in the market. Receiving the award that night was Blanco Wong, managing dire...

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New beginnings have never been this exciting with Cherry Mobile

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:30
Celebrate success and new beginnings with Cherry Mobile as you start to embark onto the newest chapter of your life. Embrace your future with a smartphone that can be your reliable companion as you combat your way to the real world. Continue to believe in your dreams and get ready to take your passion into the next level together with Cherry Mobile! Cherry Mobile Omega Lite 3s: Own Your Future. Be confident as you strive for success post-graduation. The newest smartphone from Cherry Mobile's Omega series will definitely help you get there. Running on Android Oreo Go OS, this device will give you an optimized mobile experience that will help you accomplish all your tasks daily. You...

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Philippine Navy chief, landing dock ship to attend China fleet review

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:28
      MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine Navy will sendi its strategic sealift vessel BRP Davao Del Sur (LD-602) to take part in China's multinational fleet review later this month.   Navy Flag-Officer-in-Command Vice Adm. Robert Empedrad said the Philippine Navy's participation was "part of goodwill." The review is being held to mark the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Liberation Army Navy.   Empedrad said he will also be attending the event.   "Asean Navy chiefs will be coming. I heard more than 30 chief of the Navy are attending the celebration," he told Inquirer.net.   This will be the first time th...

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African-American woman elected Chicago mayor

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:25
Former Assistant US Attorney Lori Lightfoot made holding abusive officers accountable for their actions a bedrock of her campaign.
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Facts about Sharia law around the world

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:19
HONG KONG, China --- Brunei on Wednesday introduced harsh new sharia laws -- including death by stoning for adultery and gay sex -- despite a storm of global criticism from rights groups. Although most Muslim nations incorporate elements of sharia law in their legal systems, very few carry out the harsher punishments -- known as hudud -- which even Muslim scholars disagree on. Here are some facts about sharia law and how it is interpreted around the world: What is sharia law? Sharia is a religious law forming part of the Islamic faith derived from the Koran and the hadiths -- the words or actions of the prophet Mohammed. The manner of its application in modern times has been a sub...

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De Lima seeks probe on PH move to delist 625 disappearances

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:05
MANILA, Philippines --- Opposition senator Leila de Lima has called for a Senate probe on the government's move to have the United Nations delist more than 600 cases of enforced and involuntary disappearances in the Philippines. De Lima filed Senate Resolution No. 1032, which was released to the media Wednesday, urging the appropriate Senate committee to look into the government's call for the removal of 625 names from the list of enforced or involuntary disappearance cases from the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) records. "There is a need to strongly reconsider this motion by the government as this is a grave injustice not only for the victims of e...

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WATCH: Iron Man, Captain America reunite in new ’Avengers: Endgame’ trailer

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:00
  MANILA, Philippines --- Fans of Marvel are in for a treat as another "Avengers: Endgame" trailer has been unveiled.   The "special look" was released on Tuesday via Marvel's official Youtube account.   https://youtu.be/KCSNFZKbhZE     The one-minute video sees the reunion of Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr., and Captain America, played by Chris Evans, and it seems like their civil war might finally be over.   Iron Man and Captain America stood on the opposite ends of the field in the previous film "Avengers: Infinity War" after events from "Captain America: Civil War" shattered the Avengers.   But it looks like...

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First African-American female mayor in Chicago history elected

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 09:58
Lori Lightfoot has been elected the next mayor of Chicago, according to the Associated Press, becoming the first African-American woman picked to lead the country's third-most populous city.
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Singapore's 'fake news' bill is bad news for Facebook

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 09:51
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he welcomed more regulation of big tech, but he probably didn't mean this.
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This Supreme Court ruling is exceptionally cruel

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 09:50
Russell Bucklew is on death row in Missouri, and the United States Supreme Court just gave that state the go-ahead to kill him in one of the most torturous and cruel ways possible. Bucklew, who has a rare condition that leaves his body riddled with bleeding-prone tumors, will convulse, choke, and eventually suffocate on his own blood if he is executed by lethal injection, according to his lawyers. If this is true, his death will be slow. It will be brutal. It will be excruciatingly cruel.
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