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Kurds strike deal with Syrian government

CNN Top Stories - 12 hours 26 min ago
With Kurdish-led forces focusing on the Turkish offensive in northern Syria, some ISIS fighters and their families have escaped. Hundreds of thousands have been displaced, and Kurdish-led forces have struck a deal with the Assad regime.
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US House backs 3 bills to support protests in Hong Kong

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 35 min ago
WASHINGTON - The US House of Representatives has passed three bills aimed at showing U.S. support for Hong Kong protesters who have been fighting a human rights crackdown by China.     The votes Tuesday follow months of protests aimed at the Beijing government's aggressive attempts to enforce control over the semi-autonomous territory.   One of the bills condemns China's intrusions into Hong Kong's affairs and supports the right of people to protest. Another requires regular evaluations of Beijing's attempts to interfere in Hong Kong society.   A third bill would ensure that U.S. weapons are not being used against protesters by police. &nbs...

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As NBA-China tweet rift continues, LeBron James enters spotlight

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 40 min ago
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - LeBron James has stepped into the spotlight of the now-strained relationship between the NBA and China with his comments about the league executive who started the ongoing fallout with what James derided as a "misinformed" tweet. Politicians, human rights groups and ordinary fans on social media have criticized the outspoken superstar, questioning the motivation of James' comments.     James spoke out Monday, his seven-minute session with reporters putting him squarely in the center of the ongoing international schism. Houston general manager Daryl Morey was "not really educated on the situation," James asserted, when he sent out that since-del...

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House approves bills supporting pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong

CNN Top Stories - 12 hours 42 min ago
The House of Representatives sent a clear rebuke to Beijing and reaffirmed American support for pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong on Tuesday afternoon, as police have intensified crackdowns on protesters in the semiautonomous region in recent weeks.
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Acting attorney general gunned down in Micronesia

CNN Top Stories - 12 hours 45 min ago
A New York attorney serving as an acting attorney general in the Federated States of Micronesia was gunned down outside her home on Monday, the state confirmed to CNN.
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Catalan protesters, police clash for second straight night

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 48 min ago
BARCELONA, Spain - Violent clashes erupted for a second night in Barcelona between police and protesters angry about the conviction of a dozen Catalan separatist leaders, as Spain launched an investigation Tuesday into an activist group organizing the demonstrations.       Thousands of people held vigils near the Spanish government offices in Catalonia's four provinces. But the gatherings turned into melees, with protesters hurling firecrackers and other objects at anti-riot officers and kicking temporary fences around the official buildings.   In Barcelona, protesters sang the Catalan anthem and shouted "The streets will always be ours" and "Ind...

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After ending protests, Ecuador faces dire economic outlook

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 52 min ago
QUITO, Ecuador - President Lenn Moreno survived the toughest political crisis of his presidency by negotiating an end to indigenous anti-austerity protests. Now he faces an even tougher challenge.     Ten years of populist rule and a drop in oil prices have left Ecuador with a $64 billion public debt, which is more than half the gross domestic product, and the government has a $10 billion annual budget shortfall, about a third of the entire budget. Moreno persuaded indigenous protesters to return home Sunday night by restoring fuel subsidies that cost the government $1.3 billion a year.   The streets were calm Tuesday afternoon, but Moreno and his admini...

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Why tonight's debate matters so much to Joe Biden

CNN Top Stories - 12 hours 52 min ago
Former Vice President Joe Biden has benefited, to borrow a phrase from a man who once held the office he is seeking, the "soft bigotry of low expectations" so far in the 2020 presidential debates.
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Russia seeks to cement its role as power broker in Syria

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 56 min ago
CEYLANPINAR, Turkey - Russia moved to fill the void left by the United States in northern Syria on Tuesday, deploying troops to keep apart advancing Syrian government forces and Turkish troops. At the same time, tensions grew within NATO as Turkey defied growing condemnation of its invasion from its Western allies.   Now in its seventh day, Turkey's offensive against Kurdish fighters has caused tens of thousands to flee their homes, has upended alliances and is re-drawing the map of northern Syria for yet another time in the 8-year-old war.   Russia moved quickly to further entrench its role as a power broker after U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the pullout...

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year captured this frightened marmot

CNN Top Stories - 12 hours 57 min ago
It could almost be a scene from a slapstick comedy: a marmot stands frozen in fear, slack-jawed and balanced on one foot, as it suddenly notices a charging fox.
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Mounting frustration inside White House over Hill depositions

CNN Top Stories - 12 hours 59 min ago
President Donald Trump on Tuesday dismissed the escalating impeachment inquiry on Capitol Hill during a jovial Rose Garden appearance, but sources say there is mounting frustration over the cavalcade of administration witnesses providing testimony.
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EU: Brexit deal in sight but UK must still do more

Inquirer Breaking News - 13 hours 1 min ago
LUXEMBOURG - European Union officials were hoping Tuesday that --- after more than three years of false starts and sudden reversals --- a Brexit deal with Britain might be sketched out within hours.     The bloc said that it might be possible to strike a divorce deal by Thursday's EU leaders' summit, which comes just two weeks before the U.K's scheduled departure date of Oct. 31. One major proviso: The British government must make more compromises to seal an agreement in the coming hours.   Britain and the EU have been here before --- within sight of a deal only to see it dashed --- but a surge in the British pound Tuesday indicated hope that this time c...

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Google touts privacy options, but still depends on your data

Inquirer Breaking News - 13 hours 5 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO - Google's latest phone and smart-home devices came packaged with a not-so-subtle message: Google cares about your privacy. Does it?       The tech company has had a complicated relationship with user information in the past. Google's latest steps offer consumers some additional protections, although it's unclear how much more secure users will feel.   Google unveiled a new Pixel smartphone and other hardware devices on Tuesday, all aimed at getting people more hooked on services powered by the company's Google Assistant and other artificial-intelligence technology.   But privacy has emerged as a bigger issue with these p...

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Ex-officer who killed woman in her home refuses to tell investigators what happened

CNN Top Stories - 13 hours 36 min ago
Detectives have seen body camera footage and heard an 8-year-old boy tell them how Atatiana Jefferson died but the officer who shot her has not shared his side of the story.
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Begala: Trump Jr. tweet 'indescribably stupid'

CNN Top Stories - 13 hours 41 min ago
CNN's Jake Tapper speaks to a panel about Hunter Biden's past dealings with a Ukrainian gas company.
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Airline to use gender-neutral terms instead of 'ladies and gentlemen'

CNN Top Stories - 13 hours 53 min ago
Passengers on board Air Canada won't hear flight attendants say "ladies and gentlemen" any more. Soon they will hear gender-neutral terms.
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NASA's new spacesuits for the moon

CNN Top Stories - 13 hours 55 min ago
NASA is showing off the newly designed spacesuits astronauts will wear during the agency's mission to the moon.
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‘Ninja cops’ may end up dead – Magalong

Inquirer Breaking News - 14 hours 37 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The lives of 13 policemen accused of pilfering and selling a huge amount of "shabu" (crystal meth) that they confiscated during a sting operation in Pampanga province six years ago could be in danger, Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong and Sen. Richard Gordon said on Tuesday. Magalong, who investigated the irregularity when he was chief of police for criminal investigation, said in a television interview that the policemen could all be killed like the civilian agents involved in the antinarcotics operation. "I hope that those involved in the 2013 drug bust in Mexico, Pampanga, will finally realize that they are on their own," Magalong said. 'Anything...

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PGH calls fro more permanent positions for nurses

Inquirer Breaking News - 14 hours 39 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine General Hospital (PGH) wants more permanent positions to be made available to its nurses because the current nurse-to-patient ratio at the country's premier hospital remains "far from ideal." PGH Director Gerardo Legaspi said on Tuesday that the hospital continued to hire nurses under job-order contracts since the 80 plantilla slots opened recently were "still not enough" as it was catering to roughly 650,000 patients each year. Ideally, the nurse-to-patient ratio should be 1:12. But at the PGH's wards, the current ratio is 1:16, while it is 1:28 in the emergency room, according to Legaspi. "PGH is a big hospital. And unlike other hospitals...

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