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

CNN Top Stories - 7 hours 48 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 54 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 55 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 - 8 hours 9 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 - 8 hours 10 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 - 8 hours 20 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 - 8 hours 32 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 39 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 48 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 - 9 hours 19 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 55 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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Global stocks mixed as Lagarde warns of continued Covid-19 drag

Inquirer Breaking News - 10 hours 23 min ago
  NEW YORK - Global stocks were mixed Thursday, with the Nasdaq pushing to a fresh record on lingering optimism over the US presidential transition while European Central Bank Chief Christine Lagarde warned of continued challenges from Covid-19. Thursday's Wall Street sessionwas choppy after all three major indices surged to records on Wednesday in anticipation of an improving economic picture thanks to newly-installed US President Joe Biden's stimulus plan and efforts to bolster the Covid-19 vaccine rollout. The Nasdaq finished at a second straight record behind strength in Apple, Facebook and other tech shares. But petroleum-linked shares plummeted following a seri...

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US resumes WHO support, launches $1.9 trillion virus plan

Inquirer Breaking News - 10 hours 30 min ago
    GENEVA - The United States on Thursday said it would resume its funding for the UN's health agency as President Joe Biden shifts towards greater international cooperation in the fight against Covid-19, while also launching a $1.9 trillion plan to tackle the pandemic at home. On his first day in the job, Biden confirmed he had reversed the decision of former president Donald Trump to quit the World Health Organization (WHO). And on Day Two, Biden's chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci confirmed that the US would continue its hefty payments into the organisation's budget, prompting a wave of relief among international health experts.     ...

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Republicans position themselves for 2024 with Trump's future looming large

CNN Top Stories - 10 hours 34 min ago
Republicans are already making moves toward the 2024 election, jockeying to succeed former President Donald Trump now that he has departed Washington, either by picking up his mantle or by trying to steer the party in a new direction.
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EU summit eyes border closures to curb spread of virus variants

Inquirer Breaking News - 10 hours 46 min ago
  BRUSSELS - EU leaders discussed tighter travel restrictions for Europe's internal borders at a virtual summit Thursday as part of efforts to slow and detect the spread of new coronavirus variants. Their gathering came just as the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said there was a "very high" probability of strains with much higher infectivity propagating in the 27-country bloc. These mutations -- which emerged in Britain, South Africa and Brazil -- have already prompted bans or restrictions on travellers from those countries. Now calls are increasing to also shut internal EU borders to all but essential travel, though German Chancellor Angela Merke...

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Fauci was asked if he feels 'free' under Biden. Hear his response

CNN Top Stories - 10 hours 47 min ago
During a White House press briefing, Dr. Anthony Fauci told reporters that he feels liberated to speak freely and honestly about the coronavirus pandemic and the science behind it under the Biden administration.
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Biden orders masks, travel clampdown in new war on Covid-19

Inquirer Breaking News - 10 hours 53 min ago
    WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden on Thursday tightened mask wearing rules and ordered quarantine for people flying into the United States, as he got to work on tackling the coronavirus pandemic on his first full day in power. Signing 10 executive orders in the White House, Biden told the nation that the Covid-19 death toll would likely rise from 400,000 to half a million next month -- and that drastic action was needed. "We're in a national emergency. It's time we treated it like one," he said, adding that he wants to restore public trust in the wake of the divisive Donald Trump era. Scientists, he said, will "work free from political interference" under ...

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Biden may have to give up Peloton over security concerns

Inquirer Breaking News - 11 hours 14 min ago
WASHINGTON ---Joe Biden may have to find another way to stay fit at the White House, as experts worry the president's Peloton interactive fitness bike could create security risks. Some of Peloton's top features -- internet connectivity, a camera and microphone that allow users to participate in live classes -- could prove problematic for White House security, experts explained to US media. According to The New York Times, Biden began his days at the family home in Delaware with an exercise routine that included weights, a treadmill and a Peloton exercise bike. The brand has become hugely popular during the pandemic, as home workouts -- particularly alongside fitness junkies ...

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