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Liberal US Supreme Court Justice Breyer to retire, letting Biden pick successor

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/27/2022 - 09:28
WASHINGTON --- Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire, lawmakers said on Wednesday, giving President Joe Biden the opportunity to fulfill a campaign promise to appoint the first Black woman to the nation's top judicial body. The retirement of Breyer, who is 83 and has served on the court since 1994, gives Biden a first chance to shape the court, whose 6-3 conservative majority has shown an increasing assertiveness on issues including abortion and gun rights. Biden's Republican predecessor Donald Trump was able to appoint three justices during his four years in office. Biden's fellow Democrats hold a razor-thin majority in the Senate, which under the U...

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Upgrade the way you clean with ROIDMI’s vacuum cleaners

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/27/2022 - 09:00
MANILA, Philippines, January 26, 2022 -- ROIDMI, the leader of the cordless vacuum cleaner industry in China, is now in the Philippines. ROIDMI is a part of the Xiaomi ecosystem and has over 400 technical patents and 10 design awards including iF, Red Dot and Good Design awards. Sold in over 80 countries, ROIDMI offers quality hi-tech consumer products perfect for different home needs. ROIDMI X30 VX Self-cleaning Cordless Vacuum and Wipe Cleaner The ROIDMI X30 VX has a 2-in-1 vacuum and wipes cleaning function. The wipe function serves two purposes---dry mopping and wet wiping of floors. It has a 120,000 rpm digital brushless motor with a suction power of 150W while the mops rot...

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Telcos, IT industry offer highest entry-level pay – JobStreet

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/27/2022 - 08:23
MANILA, Philippines --- The telecommunications industry is offering the highest entry-level salary, based on the latest salary report from leading online job portal JobStreet. According to JobStreet Salary Report 2022, the median entry-level salary in the telecommunications industry is at 20,000. Next to telecommunications is the computer or IT industry that offers a median entry-level salary of 19,550; followed by the communication service industry at 19,500; and consulting companies at 19,000. Meanwhile, the entry-level salary for insurance and electronics companies were at 17,000; hospitality and manufacturing at 15,500; consumer goods at 15,...

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North Korea conducts what could be its 6th missile test this month, South Korea says

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/27/2022 - 08:04
North Korea fired an unidentified projectile or projectiles into waters off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula on Thursday in what, if confirmed, could be its sixth missile test this month, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
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Moderna begins trial of Omicron-specific vaccine booster

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/27/2022 - 07:51
  WASHINGTON - US biotech company Moderna announced on Wednesday that it has begun clinical trials of a booster dose of vaccine designed specifically to combat the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. The trials will involve a total of 600 adults -- half of whom have already received two doses of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine at least six months ago, and half of whom have received two doses plus the previously authorized booster dose. The booster specifically targeting Omicron will therefore be evaluated as both a third and a fourth dose. The company also reported results on the efficacy against Omicron of the booster that has already been authorized. It said that six...

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N.Korea fires projectile into sea off east coast, S.Korea says

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/27/2022 - 07:46
    SEOUL - North Korea fired at least one "unknown projectile" into the sea off its east coast, South Korea's military said on Thursday, in what would be the sixth round of missile tests this month. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said it had detected the launch, but did not elaborate. On Tuesday, North Korea had fired two cruise missiles into the sea off its east coast, South Korea's military said, amid rising tension over a recent series of weapons tests. Earlier in the month North Korea tested tactical guided missiles, two "hypersonic missiles" capable of high speed and maneuvering after lift-off, and a railway-borne missile system. gsg...

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Barty targets first final as Australian Open down to last four

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/27/2022 - 07:37
  MELBOURNE, Australia - World number one Ashleigh Barty will look to reach her first Australian Open final Thursday but is wary of "exceptional athlete" Madison Keys blocking her path. The first Grand Slam of the year hits the women's semi-final stage with top seed Barty trying to stay on course to be the first Australian woman to lift the trophy since 1978 against unseeded Keys. In the second semi-final, Polish seventh seed Iga Swiatek faces 27th-seeded American Danielle Collins, who is enjoying life and tennis after surgery last year freed her from chronic pain. Barty is renowned as one of the best tacticians in the game and has out-thought and out-played all her ...

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Rain expected in parts of Luzon due to LPA off Palawan — Pagasa

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/27/2022 - 07:27
    MANILA, Philippines --- The low-pressure area (LPA) south-southwest of Puerto Princesa City will bring rain to parts of Southern Luzon on Thursday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). Pagasa said that as of 3:00 a.m., the LPA was spotted 190 kilometers south-southwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. "Nananatili na mababa ang tsansa nito na maging bagyo pero dahil sa LPA inaasahan ngayong araw ang pag-ulan sa ilang bahagi ng Southern Luzon," Pagasa weather specialist Aldczar Aurelio said. (This LPA still has a low chance of developing into a storm but is rain in expected in ...

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Tesla reports record profit, but warns of continued supply chain issues

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/27/2022 - 07:12
Tesla shook off supply chain issues to more than triple earnings from year-ago results, easily topping Wall Street's expectations for the quarter.
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Wanted: Volunteers to catch COVID in the name of science

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/27/2022 - 06:38
  The world's first medical trial authorised to deliberately expose participants to the coronavirus is seeking more volunteers as it steps up efforts to help develop better vaccines. The Oxford University trial was launched last April, three months after Britain became the first country to approve what are known as challenge trials for humans involving COVID-19. Its first phase, still ongoing, has focused on finding out how much of the virus is needed to trigger an infection while the second will aim to determine the immune response needed to ward one off, the university said in a statement on Tuesday. Researchers are close to establishing the weakest possible virus ...

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Spotify removing Neil Young’s music after his Joe Rogan ultimatum

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/27/2022 - 06:33
    Neil Young's music is being removed from Spotify's streaming service after the singer-songwriter objected to his songs playing on the same platform that offers Joe Rogan's podcast, the company and the musician said on Wednesday. Earlier this week, Young had released a letter addressed to his manager and record label, Warner Music Group, demanding that Spotify no longer carry his music because he said Rogan spreads misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. On Wednesday, the "Heart of Gold" and "Rocking In the Free World" singer thanked his record label for "standing with me in my decision to pull all my music from Spotify," and he encouraged other musicians to ...

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Blinken says U.S. responds to Russia’s demands, seeks dialogue

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/27/2022 - 06:28
    MOSCOW/WASHINGTON - The United States delivered written replies on Wednesday to sweeping Russian security demands, a key step in a fragile diplomatic process as Russia staged new military drills on land and sea near Ukraine. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the document, handed over in person by U.S. ambassador to Moscow John Sullivan, addressed Russia's concerns and raised those of the United States and its allies. He told reporters the response sets out a serious diplomatic path forward, should Russia choose it, and has a principled and pragmatic evaluation of Moscow's concerns. He added that the United States was open to dialogue. "Putting things...

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Why Biden is keeping Trump's China tariffs in place

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/27/2022 - 06:14
President Joe Biden reversed a number of the Trump administration's policies during his first year in office -- but he has left tariffs in place on $350 billion of Chinese goods that were imposed by his predecessor.
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Los Angeles officials plead for help in solving the killing of teen girl dumped on the freeway

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/27/2022 - 06:06
Nearly three weeks after the body of a teenage girl was found dumped on a busy freeway off-ramp in Los Angeles, local leaders are pleading for tips from the public and offering a large reward as an incentive to solve her killing.
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From first lady to first female president: Meet Honduras' new leader

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/27/2022 - 06:06
When Xiomara Castro led a march through the Honduran capital in 2009, demanding that her husband, who was ousted in a military coup, be returned to power, it was the first time she seized the political spotlight, according to Honduran political experts CNN spoke to for this article.
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These outcomes in Ukraine would surprise CNN reporter

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/27/2022 - 06:02
CNN's Alex Marquardt asks senior international correspondent Matthew Chance what outcomes would surprise him as tensions build between Russia and Ukraine.
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Terrifying video captures moment parents rush to cops with choking toddler

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/27/2022 - 05:59
Dramatic body camera video shows an LAPD sergeant rushing to revive a toddler after being flagged down by frantic parents of a young girl who appeared to have stopped breathing.
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Judge casts doubt on Jan. 6 defense strategy of calling Trump to the stand

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/27/2022 - 05:57
A federal judge appeared unconvinced on Wednesday that Donald Trump should be allowed to testify at a trial of a US Capitol riot defendant who is arguing the former President could be a helpful witness.
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US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/27/2022 - 05:53
• Analysis: Breyer retirement a life raft for Biden
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