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Dictator's son Marcos Jr. takes oath as Philippine president

Dictator’s son Marcos Jr. takes oath as Philippine president

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the namesake son of an ousted dictator, was sworn in as Philippine president Thursday in one of the greatest political comebacks in recent history but which opponents say was pulled off by whitewashing his family’s image. His rise to power, 36 years after an army-backed “People Power” revolt …

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Lone survivor attacker in Paris massacre guilty of murder

Lone survivor attacker in Paris massacre guilty of murder

PARIS (AP) — The lone survivor of a team of Islamic State extremists who terrorized Paris in 2015 was convicted Wednesday of murder and other charges and sentenced to life in prison without parole for the deadliest peacetime attacks in French history. The special terrorism court also convicted 19 other men involved in the assault …

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A viral recovery: When COVID-19 strikes again and again

A viral recovery: When COVID-19 strikes again and again

For New York musician Erica Mancini, COVID-19 made repeat performances. March 2020. Last December. And again this May. “I’m bummed to know that I might forever just get infected,” said the 31-year-old singer, who is vaccinated and boosted. “I don’t want to be getting sick every month or every two months.” But medical experts warn …

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US officials announce more steps against monkeypox outbreak

US officials announce more steps against monkeypox outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) — Reacting to a surprising and growing monkeypox outbreak, US health officials on Tuesday expanded the group of people recommended to get vaccinated against the monkeypox virus. They also said they are providing more monkeypox vaccine, working to expand testing, and taking other steps to try to get ahead of the outbreak. …

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Pelosi receives Communion in Vatican amid abortion debate

Pelosi receives Communion in Vatican amid abortion debate

ROME (AP) — US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with Pope Francis on Wednesday and received Communion during a papal Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, witnesses said, despite her position in support of abortion rights. Pelosi attended the morning Mass marking the feasts of St. Peter and St. Paul, during which Francis bestowed the woolen …

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Macron says Russia can't win in Ukraine after strike on mall

Macron says Russia can’t win in Ukraine after strike on mall

KREMENCHUK, Ukraine (AP) — France’s president denounced Russia’s fiery airstrike on a crowded shopping mall in Ukraine as a “new war crime” Tuesday and vowed the West’s support for Kyiv would not waver, saying Moscow “cannot and should not win” the war. The strike, which killed at least 18 people in the central city of …

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Colorado GOP deals blow to election denial movement

Colorado GOP deals blow to election denial movement

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Republicans on Tuesday rejected two of the state’s most prominent election deniers, a setback for the movement to install those who echo former President Donald Trump’s lies about mass voter fraud in positions overseeing voting. Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, who gained national notoriety after her felony indictment for her role …

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