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Fact-checking Trump's ABC interview

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 23:09
In an extensive interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos that aired Sunday evening. President Donald Trump made several factual blunders and repeated many of his favorite incorrect claims.
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Treaty with US is only ‘weapon’ in PH arsenal, says Lacson

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 23:08
MANILA, Philippines --- Following the collision between Filipino and Chinese vessels in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Monday said the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) between the Philippines and the United States would be "the only weapon in our arsenal." "No less than [US Secretary of State] Mike Pompeo said as much recently," Lacson said on Twitter. "We're not praying for WW3 [World War 3], just a balance of power being felt in the WPS, unless we can stomach being pushed around forever. Just a thought." https://twitter.com/iampinglacson/status/1140607274970312704 Lacson made the comment in response to Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., who ech...

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Future summers will 'smash' temperature records every year

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 23:08
If you think it's hot now, you haven't seen anything yet. A new study predicts that parts of the world will "smash" temperature records every year in the coming century due to climate change, "pushing ecosystems and communities beyond their ability to cope."
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Couple use Twitter to rescue newborn girl abandoned on garbage dump

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 22:55
Vinod Kapri, an Indian filmmaker based in New Delhi, checks Twitter first thing every morning -- like virtually every journalist on the planet.
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Fashion icon and artist Gloria Vanderbilt dies at 95

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 22:49
Gloria Vanderbilt died Monday morning, according to her son, CNN's Anderson Cooper. The fashion designer and socialite was 95.
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Beyond Meat will start making 'ground beef'

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 22:27
Beyond Meat is taking a new shape. The alternative meat maker is debuting a plant-based "ground beef," which marbleizes and tenderizes just like the real thing.
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Airbus shows up Boeing on day one of the Paris Air Show

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 22:27
Airbus kicked off the Paris Air Show by unveiling a new jet and announcing orders for over 100 new planes. Its chastened rival Boeing was meanwhile stuck playing defense over the 737 Max.
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Duterte ‘feckless, spineless’ before China – Hontiveros

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 22:17
    MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Risa Hontiveros has called President Rodrigo Duterte "feckless and spineless" before China after the Chief Executive branded the incident between a Chinese vessel and a Filipino boat at Recto (Reed) Bank as a "little maritime accident."   Hontiveros in a tweet Monday night said Duterte's comments reveal the former Davao City mayor's true character and identity.   "Your statement on the Recto Bank hit-&-run incident reveals a lot," Hontiveros said in a tweet.   "Thank you for confirming who you truly are, Mr. Pres: violent & cruel towards the poor, foul-mouthed & obscene to women & dem...

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Taylor Swift puts Katy Perry feud to bed in new video

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 22:03
Taylor Swift's "You Need To Calm Down" is a pop anthem for equality and understanding.
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Eighth US tourist dies in Dominican Republic, resort says

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 21:49
Another US tourist has died in the Dominican Republic, bringing to eight the number of Americans to die in the country over the past year.
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Vatican will consider ordaining married men as priests in Amazon

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 21:45
The Vatican will consider allowing some married men in the Amazon region of South America to be ordained as priests, in order to help alleviate a shortage of Catholic clergy there.
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500 years of Indian treasures poised to break auction records

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 21:43
A collection of nearly 400 jewels, objects and gemstones from India is expected to fetch more than $144 million when it goes on sale this week -- a figure which would make it the most valuable jewelry auction in history.
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China blinks on Hong Kong, but divide remains

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 21:42
BEIJING --- The leader of China, it turns out, may not be all-powerful. Faced with huge and disruptive protests in Hong Kong, China blinked. The decision to shelve the legislation that sparked the demonstrations shows that limits still exist to how hard China can, or is willing, to push. It also exposed a fundamental contradiction in the "one country, two systems" framework that governs the semi-autonomous city. Chinese President Xi Jinping has cemented his hold on power since taking the helm in 2012. His government has expanded control over information, religion and other aspects of society. In Hong Kong, the local government has disqualified a pro-independence party, sent the...

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Arizona family in police confrontation gets backing from Jay-Z group

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 21:35
A philanthropy affiliated with Jay-Z's Roc Nation, said it is offering support an Arizona family after a confrontation with police in Phoenix last month following an alleged shoplifting incident.
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NWRB urges LGUs, consumers: Conserve water, recycle rain showers

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 21:25
  MANILA, Philippines -- Households and local government units (LGUs) in Metro Manila and nearby provinces have been urged to conserve water and recycle rain showers instead, as the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) braces for lower elevation levels at the Angat Dam. NWRB Executive Director Sevillo David explained on Monday that LGUs can help in minimizing the effects of water shortage by strictly implementing water austerity measures in their jurisdiction. "'Don sa pag-kontrol o pag-limit ng gamit, 'yong mga mga LGUs, makakatulong sila in terms of pag-enforce ng mga measures lalo na sa mga panahon na ito," David said in a press briefing at NWRB's office in Diliman,...

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Prince Harry picks up Diana's mantle on landmine removal

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 21:25
Prince Harry has urged governments around the world to finally clear Angola of landmines, continuing the work of his mother, Princess Diana, who famously walked through minefields in the war-torn country months before her death.
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Duterte asks public to ‘find another Marcos’

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 21:22
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte has asked the public to "look for another Marcos" as he admitted he cannot fight corruption solely on the powers vested in him by the Constitution. Speaking before the 121st anniversary of the Philippine Navy in Sangley Point, Cavite, Duterte lamented the rampant corruption in government, saying that he cannot fulfill his promise to get rid of corruption even with 20 years as president. "Totoo, sabihin ko nagsisi ako kasi akala ko within the Constitutional powers na ibinigay sa akin, kaya ko. But truth to tell, kung araw-araw na lang pati every table dito sa Pilipinas ganoon, hindi ko talaga mahabol," Duterte said. (It's true, I ...

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Go unconvinced China ship purposedly hit PH boat

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 21:17
MANILA, Philippines --- Even President Rodrigo Duterte's closest aide, incoming Sen. Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go, apparently remains unconvinced by the testimony of 22 Filipino fishermen that their fishing boat was rammed and destroyed by a Chinese trawler at Recto in the West Philippine Sea. "We are currently waiting for the result of the ongoing investigation of both the Chinese government and our government to determine exactly whether the collision was a maritime accident or an intentional act on the part of the Chinese vessel," Go said in a statement issued on Monday. "This matter should be discussed by the two countries in a diplomatic manner. Should there be findings ...

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WATCH: Spotify separates music, podcasts with ‘Your Library’ update

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 20:43
Spotify is introducing an updated "Your Library" tab for Premium users, offering quicker and easier access to favorite content. The new layout also aims to help users get started and stay up-to-date with podcasts on Spotify in a smooth, customized experience. Music and podcasts now each have three distinct sections for managing content: playlists, artists, albums for music; episodes, downloads and shows for podcasts. This updated library also gets a new design, notably with larger album artwork and easy toggling between the two sections. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=17&v=qM60-hob0a8 This distinction between music and podcasts is clearly a trend at the mome...

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Chinese President Xi Jinping to make first official visit to North Korea

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 20:39
Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive in North Korea on Thursday for a two-day state visit, his first official trip to the country since he came to power in 2012.
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