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McCarthy to visit the former president in Florida, showing where he stands in a post-Trump Republican Party

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/28/2021 - 08:12
• 'Really?': Don Lemon reacts to Nikki Haley's take on Trump's trial
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Metro Manila mayors favor GCQ extension until February

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/28/2021 - 08:02
      MANILA, Philippines --- Metro Manila mayors are in favor of further extending the general community quarantine (GCQ) until February, Metro Manila Council (MMC) chairman and Paraaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez said Thursday. "Ang consensus po ng nakakarami, ng lahat, ng buong council yung 16 na city mayors at isang municipal mayor na irekomenda po sa ating IATF [Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases] ay manatili po tayo sa GCQ sa darating na February," Olivarez said in an interview on Telerdyo. (The consensus among the entire council, the 16 city mayors and one municipal mayor is to recommend to the ...

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Cloris Leachman, award-winning sitcom star, dead at 94

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/28/2021 - 07:54
Cloris Leachman, the acclaimed actress whose one-of-a-kind comedic flare made her a legendary figure in film and television for seven decades, has died, according to a statement from her longtime manager and representatives. She was 94.
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Facebook plans to reduce political content in the News Feed

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/28/2021 - 07:35
Facebook's business continues to fire on all cylinders even as the company faces growing scrutiny from regulators over its acquisitions and from critics for the role its platform may have played in spreading lies about the US presidential election.
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After '7 minutes of terror,' NASA's Perseverance rover will begin an 'epic journey' on Mars next month

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/28/2021 - 07:34
In 22 days, NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover will land on Mars in Jezero Crater to search for signs of ancient life that may have been on the red planet in the past.
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Apple just had a blowout quarter, thanks to iPhone 12 sales

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/28/2021 - 07:21
Analysts have talked for at least a year about the potential for Apple's first 5G iPhone to drive a "supercycle" of device sales. On Wednesday, Apple's earnings report for the three months ended December 26 — the first since the iPhone 12 went on sale — offered an initial look at how actual sales are stacking up against that projection.
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Cannes Film Festival postponed due to COVID-19

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/28/2021 - 07:16
      PARIS - The 2021 edition of the Cannes Film Festival will be postponed until July because of the coronavirus pandemic, organisers said on Wednesday. Last year's event was cancelled and replaced by a low-key event in October showcasing short films but without the A-list movie stars, directors and producers. The festival will take place from July 6-17, the organisers said in a statement, two months later than planned. Hollywood superstars normally flock to the Mediterranean town's "Croisette" promenade for the two-week extravaganza, the world's biggest cinema showcase and a major market for the industry. The palm-fringed town has been a subdued...

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IOC says it is fully committed to staging Tokyo Olympics

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/28/2021 - 07:10
      BERLIN - IOC President Thomas Bach said on Wednesday the International Olympic Committee was fully committed to the successful organisation of the Tokyo Summer Olympics this year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Though much of Japan is under a state of emergency because of a third wave of infections, Bach said all stakeholders were committed to pressing ahead as planned with the rescheduled Games, which are due to open on July 23 after being postponed for a year because of the coronavirus. Bach said any speculation about the Tokyo Olympics, including talk of postponement or cancellation, was not helpful. "We are losing our time and energy on spec...

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Teachers fight return to classrooms without proper safety measures

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/28/2021 - 07:05
Teachers in Chicago fight for proper coronavirus safety measures as Chicago Public Schools is pushing to have kindergarten through eighth grade students return to classrooms. CNN's Omar Jimenez reports.
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Black Lives Matter needs to be more than a slogan, says Ray Allen

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/28/2021 - 07:02
      NBA great Ray Allen believes more investment in underserved communities is needed if the rallying cry that sparked the Black Lives Matter movement is going to lead to meaningful change. The sharpshooting Hall of Famer, who won championships with the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat, has long been an advocate for social justice causes and thinks now is the time to make overdue improvements. "We've talked for years that Black lives matter," Allen told Reuters. "But Black lives only matter when you start putting funding into these communities, when you start making sure these issues don't continue to exist and that people are properly cared for. ...

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Biden takes sweeping steps to curb climate change, vows job creation

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/28/2021 - 06:53
    WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed a new raft of executive actions to combat climate change, including pausing new oil and gas leases on federal land and cutting fossil fuel subsidies, as he pursues green policies he billed as a boon for job creation. The orders map out the direction for the Democratic president's climate change and environmental agenda and reverse the policies of his Republican predecessor, Donald Trump, who sought to maximize U.S. oil, gas and coal output by removing regulations and easing environmental reviews. "In my view, we've already waited too long to deal with this climate crisis," Biden told a White House ceremony...

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We can win the war on Covid-19: WHO

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/28/2021 - 06:43
    GENEVA, Switzerland - Humanity is not losing the war against the Covid-19 pandemic and will eventually conquer the virus, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. As daily global deaths from the disease topped 18,000 for the first time and with new variants spreading rapidly around the globe, Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO's technical lead on Covid-19, said the mutations did not imply defeat. "Does it mean we're losing this war? No," she told a WHO live social media event. "We are in the fight of our lives. We have to make sure that we're not fighting each other; that we're fighting the virus... the variants included. "We can conquer this virus -- ...

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Daily Covid-19 deaths hit new record as nations shut borders

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/28/2021 - 06:38
      PARIS, France - Daily global deaths from Covid-19 topped 18,000 for the first time Wednesday, the latest reminder of the pandemic's devastating impact as governments tightened restrictions in a bid to contain alarming new coronavirus strains. With vaccines seen as the only real chance of returning to some form of normality, a row erupted between the European Union and drugs firm AstraZeneca over supplies. And in Lebanon, a third night of clashes was raging between police and anti-lockdown protesters, following similar violence in the Netherlands against a curfew this week. "We are here to demand food. People are hungry," said Mohammed Ezzedine, ...

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'Cut that crap out': Top Republican tells GOP to stop attacking each other

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/28/2021 - 06:33
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy privately made a blunt appeal to his colleagues in the aftermath of the divisive fight to impeach former President Donald Trump: Stop attacking each other and instead focus on Democrats.
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US demands ‘robust’ intl. probe into Covid-19 origins

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/28/2021 - 06:29
    WASHINGTON - The United States wants a "robust and clear" international probe into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic in China, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Wednesday. Speaking to reporters, she said it was "imperative we get to the bottom" of how the virus appeared and spread worldwide. Psaki highlighted "great concern" over "misinformation" from "some sources in China." The coronavirus has killed more than two million people, infected at least 100 million and hammered the global economy since first being detected about a year ago in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Earlier this month, a team of experts from the World Health Organizati...

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Prepare for the next pandemic like a ‘war,’ says Bill Gates

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/28/2021 - 06:22
  LOS ANGELES - Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has warned that the world must prepare for the next pandemic as it would for war, including the investment of tens of billions of dollars each year, in a letter released Wednesday. "We can't afford to be caught flat-footed again," wrote the Microsoft co-founder and his wife Melinda in an annual missive. "The threat of the next pandemic will always be hanging over our heads -- unless the world takes steps to prevent it." To avoid future destruction on the scale of that caused by Covid-19, "pandemic preparedness must be taken as seriously as we take the threat of war," Gates said. "Stopping the next pandemic will...

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Pasig first city to have approved Covid-19 vaccination plan

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/28/2021 - 05:52
MANILA, Philippines -- Pasig City is the first local government in the country to have a vaccination plan approved by the Department of Health and the World Health Organization, Mayor Vico Sotto announced on Tuesday. Under Pasig's approved vaccination plan, 16 schools, hospitals, and government buildings will be used as vaccination centers, while 74 medical and support staff will be deployed per site. The city's first priority for the inoculation program would be its 5,930 health workers in the rural health unit, city health department, and private and public hospitals. They will be followed by the vaccination of around 80,000 senior citizens, 107,291 people with disabilities and indigen...

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Hands, feet, tongue can show early signs of covid

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/28/2021 - 05:46
MADRID---Changes to the tongue, the hands, or the soles of the feet could give an early indication of COVID-19 infection, Spanish researchers found in a study presented on Tuesday. The conclusions emerged from research carried out among 666 patients with Covid-19 at Madrid's IFEMA field hospital set up during the first wave of the pandemic, the regional government said. One in four patients said they had noticed changes to their tongue, while four out of 10 spotted unusual signs on the palms of their hands or soles of their feet. 'Research letter' The study was carried out in April by health-care professionals from Madrid's La Paz hospital and primary care services, with the find...

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Ponytails and lipstick: US women soldiers get style

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/28/2021 - 05:36
  WASHINGTON---Women in the U.S. Army are going to be able to dress up a little. The Pentagon announced on Tuesday that female soldiers would be able to grow their hair long, color their nails, and don earrings. Revisions to army grooming policies expanded the number of hairstyles women could adopt, including wearing their hair long. In the past, women with longer hair had to tie it in buns, which many said was uncomfortable and interfered with their helmets. Under the new policy, long hair needs to be worn in ponytails or braids in training and tactical situations. A broadening of styles especially accommodated African American female soldiers, who wanted more...

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