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Delta CEO demands Trump administration issue a mask mandate

CNN Top Stories - 17 hours 19 min ago
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the United States, travelers are still not federally required to wear a mask on a passenger jet. But Delta CEO Ed Bastian said the government should make it a mandate.
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Palace reporters on ABS-CBN’s lost franchise bid: One less watchdog is one step towards tyranny

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 23:56
MANILA, Philippines --- Journalists covering Malacaang on Friday denounced the decision of lawmakers to reject ABS-CBN's franchise application, calling it as another attack on press freedom and a step towards tyranny. "Today is a dark day for journalism," the Malacaang Press Corps (MPC) said in a statement. Voting 70-11, the House committee on legislative franchises denied Friday the consolidated bills which would have granted the embattled television network a fresh 25-year congressional franchise to resume its broadcast operations. "We deplore the blatant and arrogant abuse of power. This is a warning to the press: Do not offend the powers that be," the MPC said. "One l...

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Chua: With ramped up coronavirus testing, PH not likely to revert to ECQ

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 23:50
The country's chief economist on Friday (July 10) expressed confidence that with coronavirus testing being ramped up, the country won't have to revert to a very stringent lockdown to prevent a surge in COVID-19 cases. Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua told an online press briefing that the Bayanihan 2 package being crafted by Congress will contain not only monetary response to the health and socioeconomic crises caused by COVID-19 but also measures to resume business and consumer confidence through mass testing and full resumption of public transport. The Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, which allowed President Rodrigo Duterte to realign funds for COVID-19 ...

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Lea Salonga tells ABS-CBN supporters: Every crisis there’s opportunity

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 23:46
MANILA, Philippines --- Broadway singer and actress Lea Salonga urged ABS-CBN's supporters and employees to be optimistic despite losing the bid for a fresh 25-year franchise, reminding people that every crisis presents another opportunity. In a tweet on Friday night, hours after the House of Representatives' committee on legislative franchises adopted a resolution junking the franchise renewal, Salonga said that there are things that cannot be controlled. Rather, she noted that people can control how they react. "We can't always control what happens around us, but we can control how we react. For myself, I choose optimism rather than vengeance and hate," Salonga, who features a...

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Elon Musk about to get another $1.8 billion payday from Tesla

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 23:35
At the end of May Tesla granted CEO Elon Musk stock options worth $1.8 billion today. Now, it's about to that again -- for a second time in just over two months.
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Analysis: How Trump's vanity may have doomed his reelection bid

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 23:34
• Analysis: Trump hits historic low on handling Covid-19 • Doctor calls out White House for running misinformation campaign
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Search for the body of "Glee" actress Naya Rivera set to resume

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 23:32
The search for the body of "Glee" actress Naya Rivera is set to resume Friday after she went missing from a lake in Southern California.
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South Korean shipbuilder to bankroll integration of new PH warships’ combat systems with Link 16

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 23:17
SUBIC BAY---South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has offered to bankroll expenses for the full integration of combat management systems (CMS) to Link 16 should there be problems with the two frigates it had built for the Philippine Navy. Rear Admiral Alberto Carlos, chairman of the technical inspection and acceptance committee for the frigate acquisition project, said HHI gave a guarantee to pay for the costs if the two warships experience trouble with the integration of the CMS with Link 16, once it acquires this capability in the future. "The South Korean minister of defense confirmed this," Carlos told reporters on Friday (July 10) on the sidelines of BRP Jose...

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Trump hits historic low on handling Covid-19

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 23:12
• Analysis: How Trump's vanity may have doomed his reelection bid • Doctor calls out White House for running misinformation campaign
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What it's like to vacation in Florida right now

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 23:07
Florida, as usual, has been making headlines, as coronavirus cases across the state spike as angrily as the summer heat. But even in raging pandemic times, there's still no putting a state this diverse in a box.
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UN experts worry rise of early marriage among girls due to pandemic

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 23:00
  MANILA, Philippines --- A group of experts from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has warned local authorities that the number of girls being wed before even reaching 18 years old would increase because of the COVID-19 pandemic. UNFPA's representative to the Philippines Iori Kato said that the current figures --- one in six girls entering marriage before the legal age --- may see a spike because government efforts were interrupted by the health crisis. "In the Philippines, even before the outbreak of COVID-19, 1 out of 6 Filipino girls married before 18," Kato said in an online conference in commemoration of the World Population Day on Friday. "And because the...

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‘New normal is to cry’: General turns over Basilan command in emotional rites

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 22:29
ISABELA CITY, BASILAN---A teary-eyed Brig. Gen. Fernando Reyeg turned over command of the anti-terror Joint Task Force Basilan to its new head, Col. Domingo Gobway, in a ceremony rare for the outpouring of emotion and the outgoing task force chief's candor in admitting where he failed. The turnover was witnessed by ranking officers and battle-hardened soldiers in Basilan at the headquarters of the Army's 101st Brigade here. Reyeg held the post for two years, starting in July 6, 2018. He is set to assume his new post as assistant deputy chief of staff for education and training in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) headquarters. Reyeg graduated from the Philippine Military...

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Turkey court ruling paves way for turning Hagia Sophia back into mosque

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 22:22
A court in Turkey has announced that it has ruled in favor of a government-backed proposal to turn the city's famous Hagia Sophia museum back into a mosque.
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'Pleading' from aides led to Trump finally agreeing to wear a mask

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 21:57
As coronavirus cases surged in the Sun Belt in recent weeks, one Republican leader after another has come forward to publicly endorse face masks -- and model the practice themselves -- in an attempt to depoliticize their use as a public health precaution.
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These are the most scandalous presidential pardons

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 21:55
From pardoning Richard Nixon to forgiving crimes like obstruction of justice and tax fraud, these presidential pardons are some of the most infamous to date.
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Folayang, Lee both interested in fighting each other

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 21:54
MANILA, Philippines---Christian Lee is the youngest of the World champions and is poised to have a career froth with further accolades, but the 22-year-old is looking in the previous generation to help bolster his path. Evolve MMA's standout holds the ONE World lightweight title and he's looking to have a scrap against former champion Eduard Folayang, who is 13 years his senior. "I would love to share the ONE Circle with Eduard Folayang," said Lee as per the promotion's website. "I have a lot of respect for all that he's accomplished in his career, and I think that we could put on a great show for the fans." Team Lakay's Folayang (22-9) is, arguably, the Philippines' best mixed martia...

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PBA coaches agree with league measures for workouts

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 21:47
MANILA, Philippines---The PBA's 12 head coaches are in line with the league's protocol that would protect players and staff from COVID-19 once individual workouts start. Commissioner Willie Marcial, Deputy Commissioner Eric Castro, and Legal Counsel Atty. Melvin Mendoza briefed the coaches and team managers on the league's guidelines to test players, according to PBA.ph. "I think it's all good, all we have to do is follow it," said Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone. The PBA will require all teams to undergo COVID-19 testing three days before training starts and they will still have to be tested for the virus every 10 days. Practice facilities should be disinfected using hospital...

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Woman soldier joining elite Green Berets unit for the first time

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 21:31
A woman soldier for the first time will join the Green Berets, one of the Army's most elite units, after graduating this week from US Army Special Forces training.
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Pediatrician from Manila hospital dies from COVID-19

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 21:27
MANILA, Philippines --- A medical doctor working in one of the City of Manila's hospitals has died due to COVID-19, City Mayor Isko Moreno confirmed on Friday. Moreno said that Dr. Reino "Nong" Palacpac, a pediatrician from Justice Jose Abad Santos general hospital (JJASGH), passed away on Tuesday. A separate Facebook post by the JJASGH said that Palacpac even considered how he can help fight the health crisis once he fully recovers from the virus until he succumbed to the complications caused by the said disease. Palacpac was hailed as a pioneer of the general hospital, serving under the children's ward before the coronavirus took a toll on his health. https://www.facebook.c...

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