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Few congressional Republicans publicly back Trump's charges of election fraud

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 08:44
Only a handful of congressional Republicans have spoken out in defense of President Donald Trump's cries of election fraud and calls to stop the counting in his race for reelection, which has drawn the wrath of the President's sons, who tweeted their frustration and anger about that lack of vocal support from elected Republicans.
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5,903 drug war deaths as of September – PDEA

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 08:32
      MANILA, Philippines --- Forty-seven more drug suspects were killed in anti-drug operations nationwide in August and September, raising the drug war death toll from the start of the Duterte administration up to September this year to 5,903, latest data from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) showed Friday.   The additional drug war deaths were based on PDEA's Real Numbers figures which showed an increase in drug war deaths from 5,856 in August this year to 5,903 in September this year.   In the same period, PDEA said 896 government workers - 438 are government employees, 356 are elected officials, and 102 uniformed perso...

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US stock futures retreat slightly following Thursday's rally

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 08:21
US stock futures dipped during after-hours trading Thursday, after ending the day in the green.
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Media ‘decision desks’ under fire as tight US vote count nears end

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 08:14
WASHINGTON--Every four years, an American tradition is to watch the presidential election results roll in on one of several news networks, which project the winner of each US state. But this year, as the battle between Donald Trump and Joe Biden tightens, the "decision desks" run by US media outlets have found themselves in the middle of a storm over a few key calls -- and whether one in particular came too early. At issue is the decision late Tuesday by Fox News and the Associated Press to proclaim Biden the winner in Arizona over Trump, based on incomplete results. AFP reported the projections based on its methodology of making state calls based on information from two maj...

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Cebu Pacific refunds P2.7B for cancelled flights due to COVID-19 pandemic

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 08:04
        MANILA, Philippines --- Cebu Pacific announced that it has already refunded a total of P2.7 billion for cancelled flights triggered by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, and apologized to affected passengers for the delayed processing of refund requests.   In a statement Thursday, Cebu Pacific said it continues to process a "high volume" of refund requests due to COVID-19 related flight cancellations.   "We have refunded an additional PHP 300 million since our last update, for a total of PHP2.7 billion, and are currently processing refund requests filed in June," the airline said.   Cebu Pacific a...

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Should I get a cooking range for my kitchen?

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 08:00
If you need an activity that lets you release some creative juices, cooking is definitely one of the best options. Maybe you want to try your grandmother's recipe or a snack that's going viral online. Nevertheless, it's vital that you have the proper tools and equipment at home in order to get the results you want. An important requirement is, of course, having the right appliances. Every appliance gives you at least one method of cooking, but have you ever heard of a product that gives you four different methods? This item is called a cooking range -- a combination of a stove on top and an oven on the bottom. If you're unsure if your kitchen is fit for this kind of appliance, he...

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Storm Siony expected to make landfall in Batanes; LPA spotted off Mindanao

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 07:52
MANILA, Philippines --- Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 2 is still up over Batanes and Babuyan Islands even as as the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) sees Severe Tropical Storm Siony exiting the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) Friday night. Pagasa said areas under TCWS No. 2 are currently experiencing "damaging gale-to storm-force winds," while those under TCWS No. 1 are experiencing "strong breeze to near gale conditions." Meanwhile, a low pressure area outside PAR was last spotted 1,515 kilometers east of Mindanao. It is forecast to move generally west-northwest or northwest and may enter the PAR this Friday af...

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Biden on cusp of White House victory with key results due soon

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 07:46
WASHINGTON--The nail-biting US election was on the cusp of finally producing a winner Thursday, with Democrat Joe Biden declaring "no doubt" he would beat President Donald Trump and all eyes on the decisive state of Pennsylvania. Two days after the most tense election in decades, the meticulous vote counting process -- complicated this year by a flood of mail-in ballots due to the coronavirus crisis -- reached the end game. Biden, 77, was just one or at most two battleground states away from securing the majority to take the White House. Trump, 74, needed an increasingly unlikely combination of wins in multiple states to stay in power. In comments to reporters in his hometow...

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Republican women see record-breaking success in the House

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 07:45
House Republicans are defying expectations this week by gaining seats -- in large part due to the success of female candidates.
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Global stocks keep climbing after US election as dollar retreats

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 07:29
      NEW YORK, United States- Stock markets continued to push higher Thursday on continued buying momentum following the US election despite the still unresolved presidential contest, while the dollar slid as the Federal Reserve pledged to continue to support the economy. There were no major developments in the US presidential contest, with five states still undeclared. Challenger Joe Biden is ahead in the Electoral College tally following wins in Michigan and Wisconsin, but vote counting continued in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina and Nevada. "Investors largely ignored the heated debates and the uncertainty regarding the too-close-to-ca...

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Biden urges calm as votes are counted, saying 'the process is working'

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 06:57
Joe Biden says he and his campaign "continue to feel very good" about the Democratic nominee's prospects of winning the presidency as votes are counted in several key states.
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ESPN to cut jobs as pandemic hits sports broadcaster

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 06:51
    NEW YORK - ESPN said Thursday it was cutting some 300 jobs in response to turmoil in the sports world as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The sports channel, a unit of Walt Disney Co., said it was also leaving 200 positions unfilled within its workforce of around 5,000. The cuts, across all divisions, follow prior ESPN moves that included furloughs, pay cuts and other cost-saving moves. "We are parting ways with many exceptional teammates, all of whom have made important contributions to ESPN. These are not easy decisions, and we will work hard to make their transitions easier," ESPN sports content chairman Jimmy Pitaro said in a memo to employees. ...

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Biden says ‘no doubt’ he will win US election

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 06:42
    WILMINGTON, United States - Democrat Joe Biden said Thursday he has "no doubt" he will defeat President Donald Trump and be declared winner of the US election, insisting that voters remain patient and that the result will be known "very soon". "We continue to feel very good about where things stand. We have no doubt that when the count is finished, Senator (Kamala) Harris and I will be declared the winners," Biden told reporters in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. Biden, 77, is leading Trump in the race for the 270 electoral votes that will put one of them over the top, with the Democrat's campaign asserting they believe he has enough votes to win in ke...

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One-by-one: Why is the US vote count so slow?

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 06:34
    WASHINGTON - A slow grind of ballot counting has held the United States and the world in suspense since Tuesday's presidential election. Fresh updates were coming in at a painful rate of a few thousand votes at a time, so why is it taking so long? "Fast is great, and we appreciate fast. We more appreciate accuracy," said Gabriel Sterling, an elections official in Georgia.   - The Covid mail-in - Worries about spreading Covid-19 pushed many to embrace voting by mail for the first time. Some states have been overwhelmed by the volume of mailed-in ballots, which are expected to top 70 million out of more than 150 million votes. The short tim...

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Facebook removes pro-Trump ‘Stop the Steal’ election group

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 06:21
      SAN FRANCISCO, United States - Facebook on Thursday shut down a pro-Trump group organizing protests against vote-counting, saying it was being used to delegitimize the election process and included "worrying" calls for violence. The group, called "Stop the Steal," was just days old but had topped 300,000 members by the time it was removed for violating Facebook policies. The social network acted as ballot counting continues in battleground states two days after Tuesday's vote, with Democrat Joe Biden still confident of capturing the presidency from incumbent Donald Trump. "In line with the exceptional measures that we are taking during this peri...

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This bar's been named the world's best (now good luck getting in)

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 06:01
Being named best bar in the world in 2020 is a lot like being declared world's most eligible bachelor while stranded on a deserted island.
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Why are there fears of civil war in Ethiopia?

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 05:58
When Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia received the Nobel Peace Prize last year, he was lauded as a regional peacemaker. Now, he is being asked to pull his own country back from the brink of civil war.
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