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Duterte vows to ‘wipe out’ drug gangs by end of term

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 07:21
CEBU CITY---President Duterte has warned those involved in illegal drugs that the last three years of his administration will be "the most dangerous." In a speech at the rally of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan, Mr. Duterte vowed to wipe out all illegal drug syndicates at the end of his term. "I still have three years. They will be wiped out," he told a crowd of 10,500 people gathered at Plaza Independencia on Sunday night. "Those who are into illegal drugs ... I will make it very, very dangerous for you to live," he added. US intelligence forecast The President claimed that in the 1990s, US intelligence made a forecast that the Philippines may becom...

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Bishops call on people to seek common good in May polls

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 07:20
The celebration of the 33rd anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution on Monday was a quiet affair: no VIPs, no crowds. But an important and timely message to all Filipinos was issued from the Eucharistic celebration at the Edsa Shrine in Quezon City: "Seek the common good" in May's midterm elections. Pastoral letter It came through a pastoral letter from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, written by Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles, president of the group, and read during the homily by Fr. Lazaro Abaco. "In our country today, the checks and balances in the government are being undermined. So far, the Senate is the institution in the government that ...

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Tesla driver killed in high-speed Florida crash and fire

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 07:19
  DAVIE, Florida --- The driver of a Tesla Model S was killed when his car crashed near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and erupted in flames. Witnesses told police in Davie, Florida, that the car was traveling 75-to-90 miles per hour (120-to-145 kilometers per hour) Sunday afternoon when it left the road for an unknown reason. The driver over-corrected and the car slid across three lanes and into some trees in the median. A police officer arrived almost immediately after the crash but wasn't able to rescue the driver before the car was engulfed in flames. Officers identified the driver as Omar Awan. The crash remains under investigation. Tesla said in a statement that it was ...

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Two US Navy ships sail through Taiwan Strait

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 07:09
WASHINGTON, United States -- The US Navy has sailed two ships through the Taiwan Strait, officials said Monday, in what the military described as a "routine transit" that is nonetheless sure to upset China. In a statement, the Pentagon said the USS Stethem destroyer and the USNS Cesar Chavez cargo ship sailed between the South China Sea and the East China Sea through the Taiwan Strait Sunday through Monday. "This routine transit through international waters of the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the US commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific," the statement read. The Defense Department "will continue to fly, sail and operate anywhere international law allows." In recent mon...

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Here's the vision for Bernie Sanders' utopia

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 06:47
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is running in the Democratic presidential primary, but he's long been an independent who self-identifies as a democratic socialist. His vision for government is very different from the one currently employed in the US by either party.
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Trump, North Korea’s Kim en route to Vietnam for second summit

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 06:40
WASHINGTON, United States -- Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un headed toward Hanoi on Monday for their second high-stakes summit, with the world watching to see if the US leader can deliver concrete results on curbing the nuclear threat from Pyongyang. Tweeting from Air Force One, Trump said he was "looking forward to a very productive Summit," after earlier reiterating his case for North Korean disarmament. "With complete Denuclearization, North Korea will rapidly become an Economic Powerhouse," he tweeted. "Without it, just more of the same." "Chairman Kim will make a wise decision!" The Hanoi summit comes after Trump and Kim met in June in Singapore, pro...

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Facebook to get tougher on anti-vaxers

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 06:37
Facebook will soon take action against misinformation about vaccines, according to a Facebook representative.
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Peggy Drexler: The reason your job can't buy your happiness

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 06:36
Fifteen years ago, when journalist and author Charles Duhigg received his degree from Harvard Business School, he remembers he and his classmates being excited by their "good luck," as he writes in the New York Times Magazine. "A Harvard M.B.A. seemed like a winning lottery ticket, a gilded highway to world-changing influence, fantastic wealth and ... a lifetime of deeply meaningful work."
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Oscar viewership up for first time in five years

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 06:29
LOS ANGELES, United States -- The 91st Academy Awards telecast rebounded from a four-year slump to record 29.6 million viewers this time around, an 11 percent rise from 2018's all-time low, ABC said on Monday. The increase is welcome news for organizers who stumbled through a series of headline-grabbing missteps in the run-up to the show, including backtracking on a best popular film category and pulling the plug on a host for the first time in three decades. The hostless and shortened format appears to have pleased viewers, with the 200-minute show broadcast by ABC the most-watched entertainment telecast in two years, ABC said in a statement. "Year to year, 'The Oscars' aud...

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A mom found videos on YouTube Kids that gave children instructions for suicide

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 06:28
Most parents feel pretty safe letting their children watch YouTube Kids, the child-friendly version of the video platform.
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