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Vernon Jordan, civil rights leader and close ally of Bill Clinton, dies

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 00:28
Vernon Jordan, a civil rights leader and close adviser to former President Bill Clinton, died Monday evening, multiple sources close to the family tell CNN. He was 85.
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‘Serendipitous . . . surreal’: ‘CLOY’ fans Ben&Ben on theme song of Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin’s new TV ad

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 00:20
  For Ben&Ben, working on the theme song of Smart's new television advertisement, featuring Hyun-Bin and Son Ye-jin, was a "serendipitous" moment. Many of the pop-folk group's members are fans of the Korean superstars' hit drama series "Crash Landing On You" (CLOY). And so, it came as a big surprise when the telecommunications company got in touch with them for the project. "It was actually quite surreal for us to work on this, because---even without knowing about the project yet---a lot of us were already, in fact, big fans of 'CLOY.' Like most of us in the Philippines, that's how we started the quarantine ... by watching 'CLOY,'" Miguel Guico said in a recent virt...

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See this volcano in Indonesia erupt

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 00:16
Mount Sinabung in Indonesia erupted on March 2, launching a cloud of ash and dust several kilometers into the sky. No one was injured in the eruption but authorities have warned people to stay away from the crater.
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Reel and real-life partners Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte share interesting ‘discoveries’ about each other

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 00:10
  Reel and real-life partners Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte, collectively known as LoiNie, have admitted to being able to spend more time together during the pandemic but denied already living under one roof. Loisa said they are aware of talks saying she has already agreed to "live in" with Ronnie, but clarified that: "Yes, we get to see each other often. This is because Ronnie's house is so close to ours. He's just one scooter ride away." "I often go to her house so I could also visit Tito and Tita (Loisa's parents)," added Ronnie. "We're simple folks. We really don't go out, especially since everyone is supposed to be practicing social distancing, anyway. Ronnie ...

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Woman being vaccinated in viral FB photo isn’t me – Robredo

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/02/2021 - 23:54
MANILA, Philippines --- Vice President Leni Robredo clarified on Tuesday that the woman being vaccinated in a photo that had gone viral on social media was not her as insinuated by administration supporters. "This is ridiculously funny. That's not me," Robredo said in a Facebook post, partly in Filipino, with a face-palm emoji. "I didn't want to react, but so many sent me screenshots. If you're not busy, please just report it [to Facebook]." The screenshots Robredo got showed administration supporters sharing a photo of a woman whom they implied was her getting a COVID-19 vaccine shot for show. Those who shared the photos asked why the sleeve of the woman's shirt was not rolled ...

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Horse racing faces new welfare scrutiny after more footage appears of a jockey posing on a dead horse

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 03/02/2021 - 23:27
The horse racing industry is facing renewed scrutiny over animal welfare after footage emerged showing an amateur jockey jumping onto the back of a dead horse.
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Vaccine delays and skimpy stimulus holding back EU's recovery

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 03/02/2021 - 23:16
The United Kingdom is banking on a rapid vaccine rollout to bring its economy back to life this summer, while the United States is pinning its recovery hopes on another giant stimulus package. Europe won't have either, and it could be left behind.
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PH calls for immediate release of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/02/2021 - 23:10
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippines is calling for the immediate release of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained after a military power grab in the Southeast Asian country. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. issued the call during Tuesday's Informal Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Foreign Ministers Meeting on regional and international issues. "Our call is for the complete return to the previously existing state of affairs: with respect to the preeminent role of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi; alongside the Army her father created for the protection of the people he led to freedom and the country he gave them at the cost of his life. This ...

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How precarious is Andrew Cuomo's political future?

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 03/02/2021 - 23:04
Following positive press for his handling of covid-19 at the beginning of the pandemic, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is now facing an onslaught of criticism for misleading information about nursing home deaths, alleged bullying, and alleged sexual harassment. In this latest episode of The Point, CNN's Chris Cillizza explains what this means for Cuomo's political future.
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FBI director testifies on Capitol riot security failures

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 03/02/2021 - 23:03
• Trump is facing probes from 5 independently elected investigators • Opinion: Trump and his CPAC fans lead GOP down a losing path
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It's not yet time to relax the Covid-19 restrictions

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 03/02/2021 - 22:59
There have rarely been so many positive signs at any stage throughout this pandemic. A third Covid-19 vaccine is being rolled out across the United States. Millions of people are getting their shots. Fewer Americans are being hospitalized. Yet public health experts are https://cnn.com/2021/03/01/health/us-coronavirus-monday/index.htmlpleading loud and clear: This is absolutely not the time to let your guard down.
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