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Biden's DOJ must confront what to with outstanding cases in which it is defending Trump. The first test could come Friday.

CNN Top Stories - 6 hours 25 min ago
As the Biden administration begins to take shape, one key question President Joe Biden's Justice Department must confront is whether to continue defending Donald Trump, who relied on Department of Justice lawyers to fight some of his personal battles.
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'Go back to where you came from': Cricket fan details allegations of racial abuse by staff and supporters

CNN Top Stories - 6 hours 37 min ago
Krishna Kumar had long dreamed of watching the Indian cricket team play in Australia. But when that dream materialized at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) earlier this month, the experience, he says, was belittling.
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LOOK: Duterte registers for the national ID system

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 37 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte has registered himself on the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys), official photos from Malacaang revealed. Photos sent to reporters late Thursday showed Duterte having his biometric information being taken by Philippine Statistics Authority(PSA) personnel for the national ID. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Duterte's long-time aide Senator Bong Go were also seen having themselves registered into the PhilSys. https://twitter.com/inquirerdotnet/status/1352420055389102081 Duterte last month approved the P3.52-billion additional budget for theimplementation of the national ID system for 2021.The ad...

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Feds briefed Biden's interim DOJ leaders on Capitol attack probe

CNN Top Stories - 6 hours 41 min ago
Federal investigators leading the probe into the January 6 Capitol riot briefed interim Biden administration leaders at the Justice Department on Wednesday -- their first day on the job -- as the sprawling nationwide hunt for suspects continues, an official briefed on the matter said.
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COVID-19 bed capacity: Only 6 of 149 NCR hospitals under critical level — DOH

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 43 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines --- Six out of 149 hospitals in Metro Manila were placed under critical level in terms of bed capacity solely for COVID-19 patients, based on data from the Department of Health (DOH) as of January 20, 2021. This figure decreased from seven hospitals recorded as "critical" last Jan. 15. Of the hospitals under "critical" level, two have already reached 100 percent bed occupancy, namely: Mary Chiles General Hospital Inc. Ospital ng Muntinlupa   The DOH classifies occupancy levels for COVID-19 beds in health centers as either critical, high risk, moderate, and safe. Under the critical level, hospitals hav...

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Florida man accused of being in Capitol riots was arrested at the inauguration, Justice Department says

CNN Top Stories - 7 hours 38 sec ago
A Florida man knew he was wanted by authorities for being at the US Capitol riots but returned to Washington, DC, to attend the inauguration, the Justice Department said in a court filing Thursday.
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Bernie Sanders sports 'grumpy chic' style at inauguration

CNN Top Stories - 7 hours 53 sec ago
Bernie Sanders' mittens leave viewers smitten. Check out the best memes. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
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Japan privately concludes Tokyo Olympics should be canceled due to Covid-19–report

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 5 min ago
TOKYO- Japan's government has privately concluded the Tokyo Olympics will have to be canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Times reported, citing an unnamed senior member of the ruling coalition. The government's focus is now on securing the Games for Tokyo in the next available year, 2032, the newspaper said. Japan has been hit less severely by the pandemic than many other advanced economies, but a recent surge in cases has spurred it to close its borders to non-resident foreigners and declare a state of emergency in Tokyo and major cities. About 80% of people in Japan do not want the Games to be held this summer, recent opinion polls show, over fears the influx...

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Army changes account of key phone call on response to Capitol riot

CNN Top Stories - 7 hours 11 min ago
The US Army has changed its account of a key phone call that took place on January 6 as rioters stormed the US Capitol. More than two weeks after the riot, the Army put forward two senior generals to speak with reporters Thursday to explain their roles on that afternoon after conflicting accounts of what took place circulated.
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Second Covid-19 swab test now mandatory for quarantined inbound passengers

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 17 min ago
    MANILA, Philippines --- Passengers from countries with travel restrictions due to the new variant of Covid-19 are now required to undergo a second RT-PCR test on their fifth day of quarantine. This is in accordance with the proposal of the Department of Health (DOH) to the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF) after contacts of the 29-year-old Filipino who tested positive for the Covid-19 variant initially tested negative for the viral illness but later on yielded positive test results after re-swabbing. "They [inbound passengers] shall be quarantined until the result of that test is released," Palace and...

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Seven Senate Democrats request ethics probe into Cruz and Hawley over Capitol riot

CNN Top Stories - 7 hours 17 min ago
Seven Senate Democrats filed an ethics complaint on Thursday against Republican Sens. Josh Hawley of Missouri and Ted Cruz of Texas and called for the Ethics Committee to investigate how their objections to the Electoral College votes on January 6 may have contributed to inciting the violent Capitol insurrection.
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DOTr to public: Beware of infra projects fund solicitation scam

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 32 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Transportation (DOTr) warned the public on Friday to watch out for a certain individual who is allegedly using the government's infrastructure projects to solicit funds. The DOTr said it received reports that said a certain John Petalcorin, who identifies himself as representing a company Infratechnik, is allegedly claiming that his company handles several China-funded projects, including the Subic-Clark railway project. The agency said Petalcorin allegedly solicits funds from contractors to finance the construction of the said project. "Please be informed that the DOTr does not authorize individuals/groups to solicit in any form fro...

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Texas doctor charged with stealing a vial of Covid-19 vaccine

CNN Top Stories - 7 hours 33 min ago
A public health doctor in Texas has been charged with stealing a vial of Covid-19 vaccine, according to the Harris County District Attorney's Office.
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IATF OKs licensure exams scheduled from January to March 2021

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 43 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The government has allowed the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) to conduct licensure examinations scheduled from January to March 2021, Malacaang said Friday. "[T]he request of the Professional Regulation Commission to conduct and administer the licensure examinations for professionals scheduled for January to March 2021 was approved," presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement. According to PRC's website, licensure examinations for medical technologists, sanitary engineers and architects are scheduled this month. In February, scheduled licensure examinations are those for veterinarians, physical therapists, occupational thera...

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Champ and Major Biden have not yet moved into the White House

CNN Top Stories - 7 hours 55 min ago
The new administration is working doggedly in its first days in office, but President Joe Biden's four-legged companions aren't joining in just yet.
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'Fat but fit' is a myth when it comes to heart health, new study shows

CNN Top Stories - 8 hours 2 min ago
The negative effects of excess body fat on heart health can't be canceled out by maintaining an active lifestyle, according to new research.
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Age restriction relaxed in MGCQ areas: From 15-65 to 10-65

Inquirer Breaking News - 8 hours 11 min ago
      MANILA, Philippines --- The government has eased age restrictions in areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) as it allowed persons aged 10 to 65 years old to step out of their homes by February 1, 2021, Malacaang announced Friday. "Sa MGCQ, ano po 'yun inapruban? Pupuwede na pong lumabas ang mga bata na may edad 10 gulang hanggang senior citizens na 65 years," presidential spokesperson Harry Roque announced over PTV. (In MGCQ, what was approved? Children aged 10 up to senior citizens aged 65 are now allowed to go outside of their homes.)     Under the previous policy of the Inter-Agency Task Force...

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Friday weather forecast: Rain showers expected; warmer weather down south

Inquirer Breaking News - 8 hours 42 min ago
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKVcKV0m_KI&feature=emb_logo     MANILA, Philippines --- A low pressure area (LPA) and the tail-end of a frontal system will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms to Palawan and the eastern sections of Northern and Central Luzon on Friday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). Pagasa weather specialist Shelly Ignacio said in the 4a.m. update that the LPA was last spotted 220 kilometers east of Kalayaan Islands and still has a minimal chance of developing into a storm. "Itong LPA na ito ay mababa ang tsansa na maging ganap na b...

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Tim Cook once gave President Trump a $5,999 Mac Pro

CNN Top Stories - 9 hours 18 min ago
In a new financial document released just hours after he left the White House, former President Donald Trump disclosed Apple CEO Tim Cook once gave him a $5,999 Mac Pro computer.
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