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Jesse Jackson: 'We're tired of being used as target practice'

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 03:34
Civil rights leader Reverend Jesse Jackson talks to Amanpour about the death of George Floyd and says that America must fight white supremacy to the very end.
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Trump launches unprecedented attack on China

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 03:29
President Donald Trump launched a blistering attack on China Friday, naming misdeeds that range from espionage to the violation of Hong Kong's freedoms, and announced a slew of retaliatory measures that will plunge US-China relations deeper into crisis.
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CNN legal analyst breaks down charges against ex-officer

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 03:11
CNN legal analyst Laura Coates explains the charges against ex-officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.
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Van Jones: It's not the racists we have to worry about

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 02:48
CNN's Van Jones says that the black community is tired of hearing empty promises of change and that they should be more worried about "the White Liberal Hillary Clinton supporter" than a white racist.
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New video appears to show George Floyd being kneeled on by 3 police officers

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 02:41
A new video posted on social media appears to show three Minneapolis Police Department officers kneeling on George Floyd during his arrest.
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What Poland's 'ghost' election' can teach us about pandemic-era democracy

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 02:17
A deeply divided country is preparing for a presidential election in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, facing starkly polarized debates about how to protect voters and still ensure them access to the ballot box.
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Investigators: US official used office to get son-in-law job

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 02:09
    BILLINGS, Mont. --- A senior Trump administration official misused his office for private gain by capitalizing on his government connections to help get his son-in-law hired at the Environmental Protection Agency, investigators said in a report obtained by The Associated Press. The Interior Department's Inspector General found that Assistant Interior Secretary Douglas Domenech reached out to a senior EPA official in person and later by email in 2017 to advocate for the son-in-law when he was seeking a job at the agency. Investigators said Domenech also appeared to misuse his position to promote a second family member's wedding-related business to the same EP...

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Minneapolis cop who knelt on handcuffed black man arrested

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 01:59
    MINNEAPOLIS --- The police officer seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday after three days of often-violent protests that resulted in fires and looting across parts of Minneapolis. Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington said state investigators arrested Derek Chauvin, who was one of four officers fired this week, but he did not provide details. The state attorney who would oversee any prosecution on state charges, whose home was also the site of protests, was scheduled to provide an update later Friday. News of the arrest came moments aft...

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Trump adds fuel to protest fires with denounced tweet

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 01:53
    WASHINGTON --- President Donald Trump added fuel to racial fires Friday as he threatened to take action to bring the city of Minneapolis "under control," calling violent protesters outraged by the death of a black man in police custody "thugs" and reviving a civil-rights era phrase fraught with racist overtones. "W)hen the looting starts, the shooting starts," Trump wrote in a tweet that was quickly flagged by Twitter as violating rules against "glorifying violence." The White House said the president "did not glorify violence. He clearly condemned it." Trump's comments came after protesters torched a Minneapolis police station on Thursday night, capping thr...

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CHEd bats vouchers for kids of OFWs to ensure they continue schooling

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 01:31
MANILA, Philippines --- The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) on Friday proposed a voucher system for children of displaced overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), that would ensure that they continue with their studies amid the economic challenges posed by the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. In the joint virtual hearing of the Senate committees on finance and public affairs, CHEd chairman Prospero de Vera said that the voucher system would be a "laudible initiative." "We can target for example, the first batch, yung mga anak ng OFWs na umuwi na hindi made-deploy. And maybe grant them a one time grant just so that they could pay the tuition for this school year, ...

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SWS: 41% NCR folks relied on cash aid, 33% got it from own salaries

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 01:04
MANILA, Philippines -- A recent survey found out that around 41 percent of Metro Manila residents relied heavily on external monetary assistance while only 33 percent used their own salaries during the COVID-19 lockdown period. The survey results from the Social Weather Stations (SWS) on Friday --- obtained through online interviews from May 4 to 10 --- showed that 41 percent of people in Luzon also used the social aid given to them. This is possibly because enhanced community quarantines and work suspension centered on Luzon and Metro Manila, considered as the epicenter of the local outbreak. A lot of workers who rely on daily earnings and whose jobs cannot adjust to a work-fr...

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Protesting Russian journalists charged with violating lockdown laws

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 00:47
Several prominent Russian journalists have been charged with violating laws on protesting and social distancing, after being temporarily detained on Thursday in Moscow. They had been holding separate solo demonstrations in support of a jailed colleague, according to statements from their employers.
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Hong Kong's trading relationship with US at risk

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 00:40
As Beijing moves to tighten its grip on Hong Kong, the United States may soon terminate its special economic and trading relationship with the territory. CNN's Kristi Lu Stout reports.
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Wave of violence against black people throws black parents a devastating challenge

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 00:39
It's time to have a talk about "The Talk."
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Assunta raring to be a mother after 18-year wait

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 00:30
  Amid the pandemic, a miracle came Assunta de Rossi's way. After 18 years of waiting, she and her husband, Jules Ledesma, are finally infanticipating They resorted to in vitro fertilization in 2016 and were planning to try it again. So, it's a "miracle baby," indeed. As Carl Sandburg once said, "A baby is God's opinion that life should go on." So, pregnancy in the time of coronavirus is truly a spark of hope. I remember when I interviewed Assunta a few years ago, she said, "Jules and I are busy being stewards of our two haciendas in Negros. We plan to become philanthropists. We are too blessed to complain why we don't have a baby yet, aside from Jules' grown-up chil...

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How theater helped Mike Tan find his ‍acting mojo

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 00:20
  Mike Tan's good looks and strong presence are a given---and, up close, he's even more striking and charismatic, especially when he's far away from the rigid formality of show biz functions. After all, you can't be declared "StarStruck's" ultimate survivor (along with Ryza Cenon, for its second season in 2005) if you don't have the "potential" to make it big in the biz. And while Mike has yet to reach the pinnacle of stardom enjoyed by the enduring likes of Jennylyn Mercado and Mark Herras, the talent search's first big winners, the 33-year-old actor has nonetheless been consistently cutting his thespic teeth in various GMA 7 teleseryes---whether as a lead star ("Ika-6 na...

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WWII aircraft buried by sand discovered on beach after 76 years

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 00:19
A British couple have found the wreckage of a crashed World War II fighter jet, believed to be a Bristol Beaufighter TF.X aircraft, on a beach in northeastern England.
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Woman kept grandmother's body in basement freezer for 16 years in social security scheme, police say

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 00:19
Last year, police in Pennsylvania found old human remains in a freezer. Now, an investigation has concluded that it was all part of a scam to collect social security checks.
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Queen’s Brian May says he’s ready to rock after ‘near-death’ experience

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 00:15
  For Queen lead guitarist Brian May, the "torrent of love and support" he has received after suffering a potentially lethal heart attack was completely unexpected and incredibly touching. "This is going to sound really strange, but I sort of feel like I had died, and yet, I was able to come to the funeral and saw all the tributes," he said in a recent video message on Instagram. "You know, how all these people say wonderful things about the person who's gone, but he or she can't hear it. I'm so lucky I got to hear it. My life is complete. I can't compare it to anything," Brian said, adding that his email and other inboxes are full of "incredible messages" right now. ...

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Man from Oriental Mindoro is 42nd COVID-19 case in MIMAROPA

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 00:15
CITY OF CALAPAN -- A 46-year-old male from Baco town in Oriental Mindoro province is the latest confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case of Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan (MIMAROPA) region. In a Facebook post at 3 p.m. Friday, May 29, the Department of Health in Mimaropa said that the new case has no travel history. The patient is now the 42nd COVID-19 case of the region. Oriental Mindoro is on the top of the list with 21 cases, followed by Occidental Mindoro with 10, Marinduque with six, Romblon with three, and Palawan with two. As of Friday, the active cases in the region are five -- two each in Oriental Mindoro and in Occidental Mindoro, and one in Romblon -- a...

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