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Israeli army fires artillery at Lebanon after rocket fire

Inquirer Breaking News - 13 hours 44 min ago
JERUSALEM --- The Israeli army said it launched artillery towards Lebanon on Monday in response to rocket fire from the neighboring country that failed to hit the Jewish state. "Six failed launch attempts were identified from Lebanon that did not cross into Israeli territory," the army said in a statement. "Artillery forces fired toward the sources of the launches." A Lebanese military source told AFP three rockets had been fired from Southern Lebanon towards Israel. "Three Grad-type rockets were fired from the Shebaa Farms area," not far from the Israeli border, the Lebanese military source said. "The situation in the area is now calm," tweeted the UN peacekeeping...

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Arizona Republicans feud over audit as Trump pushes falsehoods about 2020 election

CNN Top Stories - 13 hours 47 min ago
Arizona Republican officials are pushing back against false claims from former President Donald Trump and his allies about the 2020 election -- another sign of how the same divisions that led the House GOP to oust Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from her post as No. 3-ranking member last week are fracturing the party outside of Washington.
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New York Gov. Cuomo to receive over $5 million from book deal

CNN Top Stories - 13 hours 50 min ago
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will receive more than $5 million from his book about leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic, tax records released on Monday show, a considerable sum for a project under scrutiny by the state attorney general's office.
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White House releases Biden's tax returns in restoration of presidential tradition

CNN Top Stories - 13 hours 57 min ago
The White House released the 2020 tax returns for both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday, restoring a presidential tradition that had been ignored under former President Donald Trump.
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Hot, humid weather to prevail over PH, with isolated rainshowers — Pagasa

Inquirer Breaking News - 14 hours 5 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Tuesday said that isolated rainshowers may occur in the afternoon and evening, even as the heat and humidity is expected to continue throughout the country. This is due to the Pacific easterlies or warm winds coming from the Pacific Ocean, according to Pagasa in its weather bulletin issued at 4 a.m. "Patuloy nating mararanasan ang mainit at maalinsangang panahon.Subalit pagdating ng hapon at gabi, posible pa rin ang pagkakaroon natin ng pulo-pulong pag-ulan at pagkidlat at kulob," said Pagasa weather specialist Meno Mendoza. (We will continue to experience...

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GOP leaders split on the January 6 probe but No. 2 Republican predicts Senate will pass bill 'in some form'

CNN Top Stories - 14 hours 6 min ago
Senate Minority Whip John Thune predicted Monday that his chamber would pass a bill to establish a bipartisan commission probing the January 6 attack "in some form" and seemed content on focusing mainly on the events that transpired at the Capitol, splitting with other GOP leaders who want the investigation to dig into left-wing extremism as well.
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South Carolina deputies involved in Jamal Sutherland's death have been fired, sheriff says

CNN Top Stories - 14 hours 10 min ago
The two deputies involved in the in-custody death of Jamal Sutherland have been fired, Charleston County Sheriff Kristin Graziano said a statement tweeted by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.
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Re-imagining EdTech and the classroom in a post-pandemic era

Inquirer Breaking News - 14 hours 18 min ago
The educational system's response to the global health crisis demonstrated how technology can transform the way teachers teach and students learn. This new transformative approach and beyond-the-classroom learning found schools in all levels embracing education technology apps and online remote classes, with every teacher and student trapped in the online space for more than a year. But as lockdowns ease and everyone seems to be looking forward to going back to traditional campus learning, we are rethinking where EdTech solutions can be continually used. Will an on-campus education benefit from the potential merge and infusion of digital solutions? What modality of education will we then...

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Biden administration approved $735 million arms sale to Israel — sources

Inquirer Breaking News - 14 hours 36 min ago
  WASHINGTON --- President Joe Biden's administration approved the potential sale of $735 million in precision-guided weapons to Israel, and congressional sources said on Monday that U.S. lawmakers were not expected to object to the deal despite violence between Israel and Palestinian militants. Three congressional aides said Congress was officially notified of the intended commercial sale on May 5, as part of the regular review process before major foreign weapons sales agreements can go ahead. The sale was first reported by the Washington Post. Congress was informed of the planned sale in April, as part of the normal informal review process before of the formal not...

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This country is selling Covid-19 vaccines to tourists

CNN Top Stories - 15 hours 6 min ago
The country of San Marino is now selling Russia's Sputnik Covid-19 vaccine to tourists. CNN's Delia Gallagher reports.
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Traffic cones confused a Waymo self-driving car. Then things got worse

CNN Top Stories - 15 hours 10 min ago
A confused Waymo self-driving car was captured on video as it became stranded on an Arizona road earlier this month while carrying a passenger and then unexpectedly driving away as a worker from the company's roadside assistance arrived to help.
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Under pressure, Biden works for ceasefire in Israel-Gaza violence

Inquirer Breaking News - 15 hours 20 min ago
WASHINGTON --- President Joe Biden and aides worked behind the scenes on Monday pressing for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas amid what one source said was frustration over Israel's bombing of a Gaza building that housed some news organizations. Biden is facing growing pressure from lawmakers in his own Democratic Party to play a more vocal role, but U.S. officials say he and his team have opted for a quieter effort, talking with Israeli officials and U.S. allies in the Arab world. "Our calculation at this point is that having those conversations behind the scenes ... is the most constructive approach we can take," White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters. Biden ...

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Ariana Grande marries real estate agent boyfriend

Inquirer Breaking News - 15 hours 34 min ago
LOS ANGELES --- Pop star Ariana Grande married her real estate agent boyfriend in California over the weekend, some five months after the couple got engaged, the singer's representatives and TMZ.com said on Monday. Grande, 27, tied the knot with Dalton Gomez, 25, whom she started dating in January 2020. "They got married," Grande's representative told People magazine. "It was tiny and intimate --- less than 20 people. The room was so happy and full of love. The couple and both families couldn't be happier." Grande's representative confirmed the marriage. Celebrity website TMZ said the wedding took place at Grande's home in Montecito, Southern California. The "Thank U, ...

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The Houston tiger was found with help from a local businesswoman

CNN Top Stories - 15 hours 53 min ago
A Houston businesswoman says she helped arrange for the return of India the tiger after being was contacted by investigators.
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Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez are officially married

CNN Top Stories - 16 hours 56 min ago
Congratulations and best wishes to the newly married Ariana Grande.
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6-year-old airstrike survivor pulled from rubble

CNN Top Stories - 17 hours 15 min ago
CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on the rising death toll and the latest developments in the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
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DOH warns against complacency as Metro Manila hospitals return to ‘safe zone’

Inquirer Breaking News - 17 hours 18 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Along with the downward trend in coronavirus infections in Metro Manila, the region's health-care utilization rate (HCUR) is back in the "safe zone," the Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday. The DOH, however, warned against complacency in following health protocols during the coronavirus pandemic. It said hospital occupancy remained high in several cities and towns in the National Capital Region (NCR) and the nearby provinces of Rizal, Cavite, Laguna and Bulacan, collectively called "NCR Plus." "Our health-care utilization rate and ICU (intensive care unit) utilization rate in the NCR is now in the safe zone but still at high risk in some NCR Plus ...

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Mexico wins Miss U title but Myanmar steals show

Inquirer Breaking News - 17 hours 26 min ago
After being canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Miss Universe pageant made a comeback and crowned its third winner from Mexico, 26-year-old Andrea Meza, in a three-hour spectacle beamed around the world from Hollywood, Florida, in the United States on Sunday (Monday morning in Manila). During the pageant's round of questioning, Meza was asked how she would have handled the pandemic in her country. "What I would have done is to create a lockdown even before everything was that big, because we lost so many lives and we cannot afford that. We have to take care of our people," she said with the help of an interpreter. For the final statement segment, Meza talked abo...

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Enrile to Duterte: Marcos also blocked from buying arms from US over rights issues

Inquirer Breaking News - 17 hours 38 min ago
https://youtu.be/ZTR0P026Jz0 MANILA, Philippines --- Like President Rodrigo Duterte, President Ferdinand Marcos was also blocked from buying arms from the United States over human rights issues, former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said Monday. During his taped public address, Duterte recalled how the government tried to acquire about 23,000 assault rifles for the Philippine National Police (PNP) but was halted by the US Congress due to human rights issues. "You know, that was put on hold by [US] Congress because they said that I was a human rights violator and [they rifles] will be used against my citizens," Duterte said, speaking partly in Filipino. Enrile laughed and ...

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Dollar remittances up for 2nd straight month

Inquirer Breaking News - 18 hours 8 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Expatriate Filipinos sent home more dollars in March as deployment of workers increased with the easing of travel restrictions, according to the central bank. In a statement, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said personal remittances from the country's overseas citizens amounted to $2.801 billion in March 2021, which was higher by 5.6 percent than the $2.652 billion recorded in the same month last year. "This is the second consecutive month that remittances were higher than last year's levels, reflecting the easing of travel restrictions, reopening of borders to foreign workers, and progress in COVID-19 vaccine rollout in many advanced countries," the BSP sai...

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