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Trump neglects to answer Acosta's immigration question

CNN Top Stories - 10 hours 34 min ago
President Trump gets contentious with CNN's Jim Acosta and another reporter during a press conference in which he declared a national emergency.
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Casey Affleck’s new film explores fatherhood in world without women

Inquirer Breaking News - 10 hours 35 min ago
  BERLIN---A new film about a father-daughter relationship in a world without women was shaped by Casey Affleck's own struggles with becoming a single parent, the Oscar-winning actor said at the Berlin Film Festival, where "Light of My Life" premiered this year.   In the movie, which Affleck directs, he plays a father who isolates his daughter from society in a desperate attempt to protect her from a pandemic that has wiped out most women. The father and daughter---who's dressed as a boy---fear discovery and plan escape routes wherever they stop.   Affleck, who won the best actor Oscar in 2017 for his performance in the family drama "Manchester by the Se...

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Trump goes on tirade over being sued

CNN Top Stories - 10 hours 36 min ago
President Donald Trump says he's expecting to be sued over his national emergency declaration to fund his border wall.
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Rapper 21 Savage speaks out after arrest

CNN Top Stories - 10 hours 38 min ago
Rapper 21 Savage, whose musical persona revolves around the city of Atlanta, is British and in the country illegally, according to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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Why Luis isn’t ready to ‘take the plunge’ just yet

Inquirer Breaking News - 10 hours 40 min ago
  While Luis Manzano said he was "certain" he would marry girlfriend Jessy Mendiola in the future, the TV host has admitted that he was pushing back the wedding date because he was still "saving up for their future."   "I am sure about her. I'm not having doubts at all. It's just that I want to provide for her and give her the life that I think she and my would-be family deserve," Luis told the Inquirer during a recent visit to the set of the ABS-CBN reality talent search, "World of Dance."   "To get married is easy, but maintaining a home isn't. I keep saying, yes, our lives will be good and comfortable for X amount of years, but what if something untow...

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7 women claim Ryan Adams was inappropriate

Inquirer Breaking News - 10 hours 46 min ago
  NEW YORK---A New York Times report says seven women have claimed singer-songwriter Ryan Adams offered to help them with their music careers, then turned things sexual, and he sometimes became emotional and verbally abusive.   In the story published on Wednesday, a 20-year-old female musician said Adams, 44, had inappropriate conversations with her while she was 15. Identified by her middle name Ava, she said that Adams exposed himself during a video call.   Adams' ex-wife, actress and singer Mandy Moore, said Adams was psychologically abusive toward her throughout their marriage. Their divorce became official in 2016.   The accounts have bee...

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Dennis-Matteo flick lined up for ‘PBB’ alumna

Inquirer Breaking News - 10 hours 51 min ago
  More than a decade after her "Pinoy Big Brother" stint, former housemate Dionne Monsanto is still very much active in show business.   The Cebuana actress is set to appear alongside Kapuso actor Dennis Trillo and Kapamilya hunk Matteo Guidicelli in the movie "Mina Anud," a comedy crime caper that bagged the Basecamp Colour Prize in the Southeast Asia Film Financing Forum in Singapore in 2017.   The production is presented by Regal Entertainment and EpicMedia, the team behind the award-winning indies, "Gusto Kita with All My Hypothalamus" and "Oda sa Wala."   Controversial flick   And while "Mina Anud" is slated for release later t...

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Joshua Rush on playing gay in Disney show

Inquirer Breaking News - 10 hours 55 min ago
  Teen actor Joshua Rush continues to express gratitude for his character, Cyrus, a gay kid in the teen drama "Andi Mack." The character is the first to say "I'm gay" in a Disney Channel show.   In the story, Cyrus recently came out to his friend Jonah (Asher Angel), who is accepting of his gender identity.   In an interview with "Good Morning America," Rush said of portraying the self-aware boy, "Cyrus has taught me a lot about being comfortable with myself no matter what others think. I was bullied a lot at Cyrus' age."   Fan response has been "overwhelmingly positive," according to the 17-year-old actor. "Over the last few days, I've gotten...

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Fascinating fusion of fact and fiction in prison drama ‘O.G.’

Inquirer Breaking News - 11 hours 1 min ago
  HBO Films' prison drama "O.G." has yet to open next week---Feb. 24 at 11 a.m., with an 11:30 p.m. encore telecast on HBO and HBO Go---but its lead star Jeffrey Wright already has good reasons to be proud of it.   The 53-year-old actor, best-known for his roles in "Angels in America," "Basquiat," "Casino Royale," "Boardwalk Empire" and "Westworld," won best actor at the Tribeca Film Festival last year for his portrayal of an inmate at a maximum-security prison in the last five weeks of his commuted 60-year sentence.   Louis Menkens (Jeffrey) has been in the slammer for 24 years and three months, and while he's grateful for his new lease on life, he's wo...

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What the Trump administration says is happening at the border

CNN Top Stories - 11 hours 5 min ago
Officials tasked with carrying out the nation's border security mission are facing a trifecta of migration challenges, along the US-Mexico border, according to officials, as President Donald Trump announces he will declare a national emergency.
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President partially vetoes tax amnesty bill

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 23:46
  MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte has issued a partial veto on the Tax Amnesty Act, a measure which seeksto provide amnesty for delinquent taxpayers. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed the development on Friday. Malacaang, however, is yet to explain which provisions of the bill were vetoed by Duterte. The President has a line-item veto power for any budget, tax and tariff bill passed by Congress. The tax amnesty bill would provide for a one-time opportunity to settle tax obligations, including estate taxes, general taxes and delinquent accounts, for those who failed to pay these for the year 2017 and earlier. Those who avail themselves...

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Ilocos Norte vice gubernatorial bet Mariano Marcos II dies

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 23:20
  LAOAG CITY - Ilocos Norte Board Member Mariano Marcos II, who is running for vice governor in the May elections, passed away Friday evening. Sources said Marcos was supposed to board a Manila-bound aircraft at the Laoag International Airport when he was found lying on the comfort room floor . He was rushed to the Laoag City General Hospital's emergency room but was declared dead at 9:42 p.m. He was 62. He was a businessman and a three-term board member from 2004-2013. He is the son of Pacifico Marcos, the younger brother of former president Ferdinand E. Marcos. He is survived by his wife Cecilia Araneta and their three children. /gsg  ...

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North and South Korea want to unify teams for Tokyo 2020

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 22:54
North and South Korea have requested that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) allows some teams from the two countries to unify for next year's summer Olympics in Tokyo.
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Duterte vetoes coco levy fund bill

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 22:47
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte has vetoed the measure seeking to create a P100-billion trust fund for coconut farmers. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed this development on Friday. Malacaang, however, has yet explain why Duterte vetoed the bill. The bill had to go through thebicameral conference committee twice as the Palaceraised issues with the composition of the council that will manage the fund, and the lack of sunset provisions for the funding for coconut farmers. The Palace wanted more government offices than farmer - representatives to be part of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) board, which will manage the fund. Under the secon...

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Senate bet says Comelec’s illegal campaign posters list absurd, malicious

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 22:40
  MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Elections (Comelec)'s list of senatorial candidates with illegal posters was "absurd and malicious," according to former Consultative Committee spokesman and Senate candidate Ding Generoso. "This is absurd and malicious and could be part of attempts to eliminate our candidates for reasons known only to the Comelec," Generoso said in a statement on Friday.   Generoso issued the statement came after Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon released the names of more than a dozen of senatorial bets who still have illegal posters as of Thursday, Feb. 14.   READ:Comelec names 40 candidates with illegal campaign posters Gener...

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UK climate protest: Students walk out

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 22:34
Thousands of school students walked out of classrooms across the UK on Friday to join a national climate change protest.
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China, US announce more trade talks next week

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 22:28
      BEIJING --- With a deadline looming, U.S. and Chinese negotiators will hold more talks in Washington next week aimed at ending a battle over Beijing's technology ambitions.   The announcement Friday came after U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told Chinese President Xi Jinping that negotiators "made headway" in talks this week in Beijing. They had been the last scheduled before planned U.S. penalties on $200 billion of Chinese products are due to take effect March 2.   The United States "hopes to see additional progress," a White House statement said. It gave no indication whether President Donald Trump would extend the de...

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Nicanor S. Abelardo musical tribute at SPU Manila

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 22:26
St. Paul University Manila (SPU Manila), with the National Commission on Culture and Arts, present "Pagpupugay," a tribute to Nicanor S. Abelardo on his 125th birth anniversary, on Feb. 17, 6 p.m. at the Fleur-de-lis Theater of SPU Manila, Pedro Gil Street, Malate, Manila. Featured artists are the faculty and students of the SPU Manila Music Graduate School Program headed by Dr. Raul M. Sunico, chair of the Doctor of Musical Arts. With Dr. Sunico are Mary Anne Espina, Nenen Espina, Ronan Ferrer, Jonathan Velasco, Eugene de los Santos, Thea Perez, Elisanta Cortes, Hermenigildo Ranera (conductor) Gina Medina-Perez, Dino Decena, George Ong with Renato Lucas, secretary general of the Nati...

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Trump will sign border deal but will also declare emergency

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 22:23
  WASHINGTON --- Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise that would avert a second painful government shutdown. But a new confrontation has been ignited --- this time over President Donald Trump's plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency to siphon billions of dollars from other federal coffers for his wall on the Mexican boundary. Money in the bill for border barriers, about $1.4 billion, is far below the $5.7 billion Trump insisted he needed and would finance just a quarter of the 200-plus miles (322 kilometers) he wanted. The White House said he'd sign the legislation but act unilaterally to get more, prompting condemnations from Dem...

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