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Watch the Terminator get his Covid-19 vaccine

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 22:16
"The Terminator" actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger posted a video on Twitter of his experience getting the coronavirus vaccine at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
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Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks, Katy Perry boost Joe Biden at inauguration concert

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 22:15
Fireworks burst over the White House Wednesday for a star-studded night of socially distanced music celebrating America's new President Joe Biden, a pandemic-era special that replaced the traditional bevy of balls. A-listers made a valiant effort to keep up the energy at the mostly virtual, pre-produced show dubbed "Celebrating America." Among the few live artists was opener Bruce Springsteen, a man strumming his guitar in solitude, save for Abraham Lincoln in his neoclassical sanctuary. Clad in jeans, a black peacoat and three discreet gold hoops in his ears, America's dad played "Land of Hope and Dreams" to launch the special event hosted by actor Tom Hanks set at the Lincoln...

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First big suicide attack in Baghdad for three years kills at least 32

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 22:11
BAGHDAD --- Two men blew themselves up in a crowded Baghdad market on Thursday, killing at least 32 people in Iraq's first big suicide bombing for three years, authorities said, describing it as a possible sign of the reactivation of Islamic State. Reuters journalists arriving after the blasts saw pools of blood and discarded shoes at the site, a clothing market in Tayaran Square in the center of the city. Health authorities said at least 110 people had been wounded. "One (bomber) came, fell to the ground and started complaining 'my stomach is hurting' and he pressed the detonator in his hand. It exploded immediately. People were torn to pieces," said a street vendor who did no...

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Malonzo, Muyang, Manzo submit PBA Draft applications

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 22:06
MANILA, Philippines---A slew of talent on Thursday submitted their applications for the coming 2021 PBA Draft with prospective top pick Jamie Malonzo leading the charge. Malonzo, 24, spent just one year with De La Salle in the UAAP but had a significant impact for the Green Archers averaging 15.8 points, 9.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.2 steals en route to being part of the Season 82 Mythical Team. The 6-foot-6 forward also played for Mighty Sports that won the 2020 Dubai International Tournament. Other players that put their name on the pot are Larry Muyang, Jun Manzo, David Murrell, James Laput, and Michael Javelosa. Manzo was instrumental in the success of University of the Phi...

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Army now acknowledges the brother of Michael Flynn was a part of Army response to Capitol riot

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 21:55
The Army is now acknowledging that Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn, the brother of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, was in the room for one of the key January 6 phone calls in which DC government and US Capitol Police were asking for National Guard troops to quell the unfolding violence at the US Capitol.
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Biden quickly issues plan to improve vaccine distribution

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 21:54
President Joe Biden's first full day in office Thursday will focus on getting the Covid-19 pandemic under control, rolling out his national strategy that includes several executive actions related to vaccinations and testing in hopes of moving the federal response in a different direction.
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ToonMe is making waves on Twitter — how wary should we be?

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 21:53
It's without a doubt the application of the moment on Twitter. A big hit on the social network, ToonMe can make us look like we're characters from a Pixar movie. On the platform, regular web users and celebrities alike are having a laugh as they post photos of themselves, seemingly unconcerned about sharing their personal data, which is a very real issue. Having your own Pixar or Disney-style avatar is now possible, but it doesn't come totally free. On Twitter, users have been having a blast playing around with ToonMe, an application that's been all the rage in recent days, making it one of the most downloaded apps on the App Store and Play Store. With just a few clicks and a p...

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Biden's first full day in office

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 21:52
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Snapchat filter marks inauguration of Joe Biden

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 21:39
Joe Biden's team has shown its social network savvy frequently during the presidential campaign. And inauguration day was no exception for involving fans virtually. In collaboration with the team of the 46th President of the United States, Snapchat launched a new filter. Using augmented reality, users of the application were able to pretend to be on the edge of the Capitol, using the front camera as confetti falls from the sky. According to The Verge, by using the back camera on their phone, users will be able to discover Joe Biden on a giant screen addressing them directly: "Hey Snapchat!!! It's me, Joe. Welcome to inauguration" in front of a crowd of selfies of the Democrat's...

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Biden's first full day in office

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 21:37
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‘Virus-free’ Turkmenistan to vaccinate foreign athletes

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 21:37
Turkmenistan plans to vaccinate foreign athletes competing in the isolated Central Asian state, one of the few countries in the world yet to declare a coronavirus case, state media said Thursday. The ex-Soviet nation is set to hold qualifying events for tennis' Davis Cup and will host the Track Cycling World Championships in October. President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov was shown discussing preparations for the sports events with another official, in a broadcast on a state-owned sports channel. The Turkmen leader said foreign athletes should be able to choose the vaccine they want to be inoculated with. "And we must provide this vaccination for free," he added. Kirill Dmi...

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Glastonbury music festival canceled for second year amid ongoing pandemic

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 21:31
The organizers of Glastonbury have announced that Britain's famous music festival will be canceled for a second consecutive year amid the coronavirus pandemic -- an ominous move for live music promoters and artists ahead of an uncertain summer.
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Impeachment trial hangs over Biden's first days in office

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 21:23
President Joe Biden is calling for unity, but with an impeachment trial of an ex-President around the corner, a long list of nominations still to be confirmed in the US Senate and Republicans already casting doubt on the need for another massive Covid-19 relief package, don't expect the mirage of bipartisanship to last long.
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BREAKING: Magnitude 7.1 quake rattles Mindanao seas; Intensity V felt in GenSan

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 21:04
MANILA, Philippines --- A 7.1 magnitude quake jolted a large part of Mindanao and was felt as far as Zamboanga City at 8:23 p.m. Thursday, sending people out of houses and buildings here, most of them not wearing their face masks. A bulletin from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) disclosed that the epicenter of the quake was traced at 231 kilometers southeast of Jose Abad Santos town in Davao Occidental. Intensity V was recorded in General Santos City, Intensity IV in Davao City, and Intensity II in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, it added. Other Instrumental Intensities were also felt in the following: Intensity V: Kiamba, Sarangani In...

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Golden State Warriors pay tribute to Kamala Harris in 'great day' for Oakland

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 21:01
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr called it a "great day" for Oakland after Kamala Harris, a native of the city, was sworn in as Vice President of the United States.
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Recipients of cash aid in November at only 69% – SWS

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 20:59
  MANILA, Philippines --- It is highly likely that the number of families who got cash aid from the government amid the Covid-19 pandemic did not increase as a recent survey has revealed that 69 percent of families received assistance --- not far off from previous numbers recorded. According to the survey from the Social Weather Stations (SWS) released on Thursday, the 69 percent figure obtained from surveys done from November 21 to 25, 2020 is relatively similar to the 71 percent it recorded in the September version of the survey, and to the 72 percent from the July edition. SWS said that respondents were asked whether they have received any cash aid of any amount from wha...

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Senate panels OK proposed ‘Good Samaritan at Sea’ law

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 20:53
MANILA, Philippines --- Two Senate panels have recently approved a bill seeking to mandate the duty of rendering assistance at sea and stiff penalties for violators. The Senate foreign relations committee and public service jointly recommended the plenary approval of Senate Bill No. 9172, or the proposed "Good Samaritan at Sea" law, through Committee Report No. 161 The report was signed by 14 senators. Under the measure, the shipmaster has the duty to "render assistance to any person or persons found at sea in danger of being lost" and to "proceed with all possible speed to the rescue of persons in distress" upon receiving a distress signal from any source. After a collision ...

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Evidence shows Capitol rioters brutally attacked police with flagpoles, fire extinguishers and fists

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 20:45
The unprecedented images spoke for themselves, but as prosecutors start filing criminal charges against pro-Trump rioters who attacked the US Capitol, new evidence is emerging of the horrifying scenes police officers faced while fighting for their lives that day.
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New approach to cultivated meat promises ‘more natural’ texture, flavor

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 20:45
Canadian researchers have developed a new form of cultured meat that offers a taste and texture similar to that of traditional meat. Made from rabbit cells, this fake or synthetic meat could eventually replace meat as we know it, particularly given the crisis in meat supply and the consequences of meat production and consumption on the environment. While there is some debate as to how to name and label the many meat alternatives that have emerged in recent months, and still others point to the fact that these alternatives have nothing to do with meat, researchers are moving at breakneck speed to develop new forms of cultured meat, that is meats made primarily from animal cells. ...

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