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Here's why Democrats aren't holding an impeachment inquiry vote -- yet

CNN Top Stories - 6 hours 44 min ago
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‘Joker’ continues winning streak at world box office

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 46 min ago
The Todd Phillips-directed origin story of Batman's nemesis retains the top spot at the world box office for the second weekend in a row, according to Comscore date. Since its early October release,"Joker" has raked in over $544 million. For the second weekend in theaters, the Joaquin Phoenix-led feature, which has been released in 80 markets, has generated a gross of $178.7 million. "Joker" surged ahead of Ang Lee's sci-fi opus "Gemini Man," starring Will Smith. Over its debut weekend, the production took in $51.6 million. Chinese action flick "The Captain" stays in the third spot, adding $33.4 million to its tally. Waiting for its spot on the podium is the animat...

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Congressional progressives to endorse Sanders, sources say

CNN Top Stories - 6 hours 52 min ago
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, along with progressive freshmen Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, are endorsing Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, several sources told CNN on Wednesday.
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Nationals beat Cardinals, finally make it into World Series

CNN Top Stories - 6 hours 53 min ago
Finally, after 15 frustrating seasons, the Washington Nationals are going to the the baseball mountaintop -- the World Series -- for the very first time.
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Lam abandons speech as Hong Kong lawmakers say she has 'blood on her hands'

CNN Top Stories - 7 hours 6 min ago
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam's annual policy address ended in chaos Wednesday as pro-democracy lawmakers repeatedly disrupted her speech and heckled her with calls to honor the demands of months-long anti-government protests.
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Porn, politics are key targets in ‘deepfakes’—study

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 8 min ago
So-called "deepfake" videos are proliferating online, with most of them pornographic but with some politically motivated as well, security researchers said on Oct. 7. A report by the security firm Deeptrace identified 96% of deepfakes as "nonconsensual pornography," which use the images of female celebrities or others in videos manipulated using artificial intelligence. The researchers found the number of deepfake videos almost doubling over the last seven months to 14,678. The report said four websites dedicated to deepfake pornography received more than 134 million views, which "demonstrates a market for websites creating and hosting deepfake pornography, a trend...

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Trevor Noah's take on 2020 candidates

CNN Top Stories - 7 hours 11 min ago
"Daily Show" host Trevor Noah mocked some interesting moments from the CNN/New York Times debate during his opening monologue.
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Reddit’s first content sharing integration is with Snapchat

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 17 min ago
Reddit launched its first content integration ever on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Snapchatters can now share Reddit content with their friends on the platform. Reddit has announced that it has partnered with Snapchat to let its iOS app users share content through the photo sharing platform via a first-of-its-kind integration; basically, iPhone users can now share Reddit texts and images and link posts---but only Safe for Work content---with their Snapchat contacts or publish them on their Snapchat Stories. https://twitter.com/reddit/status/1183805975381327874 Content shared on Snapchat will be published with a Reddit sticker that links back to the Reddit app (or the App Stor...

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Davao del Sur cop accidentally shoots self

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 18 min ago
DIGOS CITY ---- A non-commissioned officer, who police believed had accidentally shot himself, was found dead at the back of the police station in Kiblawan, Davao del Sur on Tuesday. He had a gunshot wound in his forehead. Police Master Sgt. Brigham Wayne Pascual, the police on duty, still appeared sleeping on a hammock when his fellow police officer found him dead Tuesday morning, Kiblawan police chief PCAT Robert James Carumba said. Carumba said Pascual's issued M-16 Armalite rifle was on the ground along with a spent bullet shell casing nearby. Police rushed Pascual to the Gregorio Matas Provincial Hospital for treatment but the attending physician declared him dead on arriva...

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Chaos as Hong Kong lawmakers thwart leader’s annual address

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 20 min ago
  HONG KONG --- In chaotic scenes, furious pro-democracy lawmakers twice forced Hong Kong's leader to stop delivering a speech laying out her policy objectives and then clamored for her to resign after she walked out of the legislature on Wednesday. Carrie Lam's inability to deliver her annual policy address marked a slap in the face for the embattled chief executive. Lam had already started delivering the speech when chanting pro-democracy lawmakers forced an interruption. She left the Legislative Council chamber and then came back a few minutes later to try again, only to be interrupted one more time. Again, she left. One lawmaker tossed a placard as Lam was leaving. ...

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Chris Cillizza's winners and losers from the fourth Democratic debate

CNN Top Stories - 7 hours 26 min ago
A dozen (!) Democratic presidential candidates took the stage in Ohio for the fourth debate of the 2020 election, the largest field ever to participate in a single debate.
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LOOK: Yasmien Kurdi buys painting to release inmate

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 27 min ago
Yasmien Kurdi helped set free an inmate from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Tagaytay City by purchasing an artwork created by another convict. The actress took to Instagram on Monday, Oct. 14, to share the good news with her fans and followers. Kurdi noticed that there were many artworks on display at the BJMP while they were taping for an episode of the TV drama "Beautiful Justice" there. https://www.instagram.com/p/B3mbwMWl00g/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link "Yun pala, kapag nakabili ka daw ng isang art piece na gawa ng mga preso, makakalaya ang isang tao dahil may pang piyansa na siya," she said. (It turns out, if you buy one art piece which is made by the con...

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Archaeologists uncover more than 20 sealed coffins from ancient Egypt

CNN Top Stories - 7 hours 28 min ago
Archaeologists have uncovered a "huge cache" of more than 20 sealed coffins in the city of Luxor, according to Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities.
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Marcos changing strategy midway poll protest, says ex-Comelec exec

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 28 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines --- Former Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. seems to be changing his game plan by asking the Supreme Court (SC), sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), to nullify election results in three provinces in the former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), a former commissioner of the Commission on Elections said Wednesday.   Atty. Gregorio Larrazabal said Marcos should have stuck solely with his initial demand for the recount of votes in Camarines Sur, Negros Occidental, and Iloilo --- pilot provinces where he believed had the most number of cheatings.   But while the initial recount for these provinces was ongoing,...

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'Church of Bones' to ban selfies due to inappropriate tourist behavior

CNN Top Stories - 7 hours 28 min ago
The Sedlec Ossuary chapel in the Czech Republic town of Kutná Hora has become the latest attraction to clamp down on photography.
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WATCH: Disney makes 3-hour trailer for Disney+ launch

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 31 min ago
How to best capture the depth of content available in Disney+ to be released on Nov. 12? The Mouse House put together a trailer filled with 10- to 20-second snippets to show it can compete with, or complement, established offerings from Netflix, Amazon Video and others. Covering 82 years of Disney output --- Disney+ launches on Nov. 12, Tuesday, with 629 shows and movies. That's the message clearly received by Disney's social media followers, after the Disney+ Twitter account (@disneyplus) listed "basically everything" coming to the service upon its US debut. Those range from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937), "Pinocchio" and "Swiss Family Robinson" (1940) to 2019...

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The bestselling 'fruit' drinks for kids deemed unhealthy

CNN Top Stories - 7 hours 40 min ago
Americans spent $1.4 billion on the most popular brands of children's fruit drinks and flavored waters last year. Yet according to nutritional guidelines, none of the drinks were healthy.
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Marijuana ‘brick’ seized in Laguna buy bust

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 44 min ago
SAN PEDRO CITY ---- Police recovered a "brick" or at least four kilograms of suspected marijuana in a buy-bust operation in Sta. Cruz, Laguna. The police also arrested the suspect identified as Renz Marion Lucea, 22. In a text message Wednesday, Col. Eleazar Matta, Laguna police chief, said the operation happened around 11 p.m. Tuesday in the suspect's residence in Barangay Pagsawitan. Matta said Lucea sold to an undercover police officer a sachet of suspected marijuana for P500. When authorities arrested him, police recovered 12 more sachets of the illegal substance and a brick of marijuana./lzb...

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Australia expels tourist caught with 22 lb of food, including raw pork, in luggage

CNN Top Stories - 7 hours 50 min ago
Australian border officials kicked a Vietnamese tourist out of the country after they found 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of banned food products in her luggage, including a large amount of raw pork -- amid global concerns over swine fever.
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’Hello, Love, Goodbye’ gets nod as best Asian film in Australia

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 54 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines --- Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards-starrer "Hello, Love, Goodbye" has been nominated as Best Asian Film at this year's Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts (AACTA) Awards.   The film helmed by Cathy Garcia-Molina was described as a "highly relatable romantic-comedy" which "broke box office records" in AACTA's announcement of nominees Tuesday via its official website.   "Hello, Love, Goodbye" is now the highest-grossing Filipino film after it earned over P880 million, beating Bernardo and boyfriend Daniel Padilla's 2018 movie "The Hows of Us" which was likewise directed by Garcia-Molina. READ: 'Hello, Love, Goodbye' is h...

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