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Humvee recovered after being stolen from military facility

CNN Top Stories - 11 hours 56 min ago
A Humvee, valued at $120,000, was recovered early Wednesday morning after it was stolen from a military facility on last week, according to officials.
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LPA spotted off Palawan; isolated rain showers due nationwide — Pagasa

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 4 min ago
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzY8F9dnzOk&feature=emb_logo     MANILA, Philippines --- A new low-pressure area (LPA) was spotted near Palawan on Thursday morning while the other LPA in Central Luzon has dissipated, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). Pagasa, in its 4 a.m. weather update, reported that the new LPA was last located 210 kilometers south southwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. "Kaninang alas dos ng umaga ay may namataan tayo na panibagong LPA sa karagatan malapit sa Palawan province. Itong LPA ay nakapaloob sa ITCZ na nakakaapekto rin ngayon sa Mindanao at maging ...

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UP-DND accord does not hinder law enforcement, says IBP chief

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 11 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The agreement between the University of the Philippines and the Department of National Defense (DND) barring the unauthorized presence of police and military on campuses should not be a hindrance to law enforcement, according to Domingo Cayosa, national president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP). In a statement issued on Wednesday Cayosa, who is a UP alumnus, reminded the administration that recruitment to communist groups and other organizations opposing the government did not only happen in UP. "The U.P.-DND accord does not and should not hinder legitimate law enforcement and security operations as the agreement specifically provides that 'no...

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Analysis: How Trump could destroy the GOP, in 1 easy step

CNN Top Stories - 12 hours 18 min ago
Moments before Donald Trump boarded Air Force One for the final time on Wednesday morning, he offered this cryptic message to his supporters:
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Public health policy experts seek deeper probe into Bloomberg donation to FDA

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 26 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- National public health policy experts are calling for a deeper investigation into the receipt of funds by the Philippines Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from the anti-tobacco Bloomberg foundation to determine whether it violated both Philippine and United States laws. Dr. Joel L. Nitzkin, a US physician who was cross-trained in public administration, cited the need to shed light on the filing of a resolution by two Filipino lawmakers last month calling for a congressional probe on the Philippines FDA's acceptance of foreign funding from Bloomberg in possible breach of the Constitution and several laws. Prof. David John Nutt of Imperial College of London,...

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Wall Street closes at record highs as Netflix jumps, Biden inaugurated

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 36 min ago
      U.S. stocks closed at record highs on Wednesday as Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th U.S. president, while solid results from Netflix sparked a rally in shares of "stay-at-home" beneficiaries. Shares of the world's largest streaming service Netflix surged 16.85% after the company said it would no longer need to borrow billions of dollars to finance its TV shows and movies. The rest of the FAANG group, due to report results in the coming weeks, jumped with Google parent Alphabet Inc rising 5.36%. The NYSE FANG+TM index gained 4.77%. "It's a tech outperformance day which is pretty rare over the past two or three months as the cyclical rotation ha...

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NBA postpones another game, announces 11 new players test positive

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 47 min ago
    LOS ANGELES - Memphis' NBA game at the Portland Trail Blazers scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed with the Grizzles depleted by coronavirus contact tracing, the league said. The 16th such postponement of the season came on the day the league announced that of 502 players tested for Covid-19 since January 13, 11 new players had returned a confirmed positive test. The league's coronavirus protocols require anyone who tests positive, or who is identified as coming in close contact with an infected person, must isolate or quarantine. Contact tracing left the Grizzlies without the league-required eight players available for their scheduled game at Portl...

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Biden says Trump wrote him ‘very generous letter’

Inquirer Breaking News - 13 hours 4 min ago
    WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden said Wednesday that outgoing president Donald Trump had left him a "very generous" letter in the Oval Office, in keeping with tradition. "The president wrote a very generous letter," Biden told reporters at the White House. "Because it's private, I will not talk about it until I talk to him," he said.     It was unclear until Wednesday whether Trump would maintain the tradition of outgoing presidents leaving notes for their successors, after he opted to skip Biden's inauguration and never formally congratulated him on his election win. gsg...

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Sotto says Galvez assured him there was no overpricing in PH vaccine deals

Inquirer Breaking News - 13 hours 5 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., who oversees the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines, assured senators that there would be "no room for overpricing" in the government's vaccine deals with pharmaceutical firms, Senate President Vicente Sotto III told reporters Wednesday following a meeting with Galvez. "Secretary Galvez assures us through the agreements that there will be no room for overpricing by any person, entity or group as all payments will go directly to the pharma companies from the lending institution who will also set in place proper safeguards," Sotto said. Aside from Sotto and Galvez, Senators Panfilo Lacson and Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa, as well as cont...

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Sandiganbayan denies again bid of Gigi Reyes for temporary release

Inquirer Breaking News - 13 hours 6 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The Sandiganbayan has denied again the bid of Jessica Lucila "Gigi" Reyes, who was the chief of staff of former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, to be released temporarily in line with the dangers posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In its 15-page resolution dated Monday, the Sandiganbayan's Third Division clarified that the prisoners who were released to avoid outbreaks inside detention facilities --- which Reyes mentioned --- were actually serving short sentences and not grave charges like plunder, which she is facing. Reyes repeatedly reasoned out in her motions that she should be allowed temporary freedom despite plunder being a non-bailable case in c...

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Rep Clyburn reveals what Bush said about Trump and Biden at inauguration

CNN Top Stories - 13 hours 9 min ago
Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) says George W. Bush told him that Joe Biden was the only candidate that could have beaten former President Donald Trump.
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Biden looks to galvanize COVID-19 fight, vaccinations as he takes office

Inquirer Breaking News - 13 hours 19 min ago
      WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden will attempt to jump-start the federal government's response to the coronavirus pandemic with a string of immediate executive orders on Wednesday after his inauguration to lead a country reeling from its worst public health crisis in more than a century. Biden takes office a day after the United States marked 400,000 deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic broke out last March while vaccination programs have lagged far behind the target of 20 million Americans inoculated by the end of 2020. "We're entering what may be the toughest and deadliest period of the virus and must set aside politics and finally face this pa...

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An inauguration like no other: Notable moments of a momentous day

CNN Top Stories - 13 hours 20 min ago
President Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday looked a bit different from past ceremonies ushering in a new administration.
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Biden announces US will rejoin Paris climate accord

CNN Top Stories - 13 hours 21 min ago
Hours after he was sworn in, President Joe Biden announced the US plans to reenter the Paris climate accord, the landmark international agreement signed in 2015 to limit global warming, in a sign of Biden's urgency to address the climate crisis.
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Biden takes sweeping Day One action on energy, climate, immigration

Inquirer Breaking News - 13 hours 24 min ago
      WASHINGTON - U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday began signing 15 executive actions addressing the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and racial inequality, and undoing some policies put in place by his predecessor Donald Trump. The actions, fulfilling his promise to move quickly on Day One of his presidency, initiate the process of the United States rejoining the Paris climate accord and include the revocation of the presidential permit granted for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. The steps Biden is taking will end a travel ban Trump put in place on some majority-Muslim countries. He is also calling upon his administration to streng...

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Opinion: Did that really just happen?

CNN Top Stories - 13 hours 27 min ago
CNN Opinion contributors react to the most memorable moments of Inauguration Day. The views expressed in these commentaries are their own.
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A proud Harris smiles as she swears in new senators in her new role

CNN Top Stories - 13 hours 42 min ago
Vice President Kamala Harris swears in three new senators on the Senate floor.
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3 new Democratic senators sworn in, flipping control of the US Senate

CNN Top Stories - 13 hours 57 min ago
Vice President Kamala Harris formally swore in three new, barrier-breaking Democratic senators on Wednesday afternoon following her own inauguration, officially giving Democrats control of the Senate for the first time since they lost the chamber in the 2014 elections.
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CNN reporter asks Harris what her first job will be. See her response

CNN Top Stories - 14 hours 11 min ago
During the inauguration parade, CNN's Jim Sciutto asks Vice President Kamala Harris what her first job will be when she arrives at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
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