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The agreement between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Dito Telecommunity, formerly Mislatel, has yet to be approved by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.
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Abortion Protester Bursts Into Senate Impeachment Trial Gallery, Calls Schumer 'The Devil' Before Being Dragged Out
During Wednesday's impeachment trial, an abortion protester interrupting the proceedings by yelling and calling Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer "the devil."
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State Department considers fighting 'birth tourism' with tighter travel restrictions for pregnant women
The State Department is expected to introduce new immigration rules to crack down on "birth tourism" and prevent pregnant women from giving birth in America to facilitate U.S. citizenship for their child. 
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Lindsey Graham Defends Himself from Democrats Amid Impeachment Trial: 'I'm Covering Up Nothing! I'm Exposing Your Hatred'
Senator Lindsey Graham reacted to claims that the GOP were "covering up" for Trump at the Senate impeachment trial by insisting that he was instead exposing Democratic "hatred."
Dems unload 'overwhelming' impeachment case on the Senate — even as they press for more
House managers work to balance their case with urgent pleas for new witnesses and documents.
2nd child molester dies after being beaten with cane in California prison
A second convicted child molester has died after being beaten with a walking cane by another inmate at a California prison last week, authorities said Wednesday. Graham De Luis-Conti, 62, — who was serving a life sentence for aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 years old — was pronounced dead Sunday, corrections officials...
‘A Fighting Chance’: Tulsi Gabbard Could Possibly Win Her Defamation Suit Against Hillary Clinton
The case will come down to whether or not Clinton statement's were "statements of fact" or "statements of opinion"
Grammys exec decries Deborah Dugan’s ‘abusive and bullying conduct’
Claudine Little, director of administration, called Dugan's behavior "inexcusable."
Wendy Williams and Kevin Hunter finalize divorce: reports
After 21 years of marriage, Wendy Williams is officially single.
Sen. Josh Hawley: Nadler basically accused senators of treason before Chief Justice Roberts admonished him
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Wednesday that he had never seen U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts admonish litigators the way had admonished House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. and members of President Trump's legal team near the end of the first day of the Senate impeachment trial.
Asian markets drop as coronavirus death toll climbs
Stocks in Asia were broadly down Thursday as the death toll from the Wuhan coronavirus jumped to 17, deepening fears across the region of a potential public health emergency.
Indian man dies after getting attacked by his rooster on their way to a cockfight
An Indian man has died after a tussle with his rooster -- on their way to a cockfight.
To end mass incarceration, U.S. needs alternatives to prison for violent crimes
More than half of those incarcerated in the USA are convicted of violent crimes. System should not be about punishment but about making victims whole.
Felipe Alou: My son Luis Rojas is ready and won’t cheat the game
Rest assured Mets fans, new manager Luis Rojas is a good man who will not cheat the game of baseball. Those strong words come from his father Felipe Alou, in his first comments about Rojas becoming Mets manager at the age of 38. Alou managed 14 years in the majors after a 17-year playing career....
January 22 coronavirus news
At least 17 people are dead in China and more than 500 infected as the Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread throughout Asia and across the world. View the latest news here.
H.E.R., JB Smoove among recent big tippers at Brooklyn Chop House
Despite its reputation as a big-tipper hotspot, the co-owner hasn't seen a spike in applications.
Chiefs’ Super Bowl 2020 recalls run my ‘twin’ Derrick Thomas had
Things were not going well. That happens sometimes when you are interviewing someone, and the first thing he tells you is, “I’m really not in the mood to talk about myself” and the second thing he tells you is, “I have about five minutes for you.” This was July of 1997. I had just started...
Glenn Greenwald speaks out on cybercrime charges, slams 'authoritarian' Brazilian president
Journalist Glenn Greenwald is speaking out about the criminal charges made against him by the Brazilian government and slammed its "authoritarian" President Jair Bolsonaro for not believing in a free press.
Multiple Victims Reported in Shooting in Popular Seattle Shopping Area
The shooting is the third in Seattle in two days
Behind Mets’ decision to hire Luis Rojas as manager
In the cold of winter only 2½ weeks before the start of spring training, the Mets will remain in the comfort of home in hiring a new manager. Luis Rojas has spent 13 years in the organization in various capacities, but will now have the spotlight on him like never before, as he prepares to...
Hyundai Venue del 2020, un económico SUV para los guerreros urbanos
El Hyundai Venue debutó en el Auto Show de Nueva York del 2019, dejando una buena impresión ante una creciente ola de jóvenes, que buscan un SUV como los turcos: bueno, bonito y barato.
Stolen car once owned by Rita Hayworth returned to owner
A World War II veteran had his car returned to him after the vehicle, which once belonged to Rita Hayworth, was stolen, police said on Twitter. Curly Bunfill, who earned three Purple Heart medals, got the Cadillac back on Monday after Sacramento police nabbed the thief, Sacramento County Main Jail records show. James William King,...
Politico: Sanders, Warren supporters clash after last debate
Senator Bernie Sanders' campaign has sharpened its attacks against rivals in recent weeks, but his recent clash with Senator Elizabeth Warren has been front and center. Stephanie Murray has been reporting on the hard feelings carried by Sanders and Warren supporters over accusations that Sanders told Warren a woman couldn't win the presidency. Murray joins CBSN to discuss the clash.
Cremation has replaced traditional burials in popularity in America and people are getting creative with those ashes
Cremation is on the rise, fueled by cost, changing social values and the baby boomer generation. And you won't believe what can be done with the ashes.
China locks down epicenter of virus outbreak; nearly 600 infected
China is putting on lockdown a city of 11 million people considered the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak that has killed 17 and infected nearly 600 people, as health authorities around the world work to prevent a global pandemic.
Grammys employee slams ousted CEO's claims, calls them 'regrettable', 'inexcusable'
Grammys CEO Deborah Dugan's executive assistant has bashed her former boss' claims that former CEO Neil Portnow sexually assaulted a female recording artist.
Blind sled dog to race in Beargrease 120
5-year-old's bday wish inspires donations
Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore prolongs hiatus in push for criminal justice reform
Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore will sit out a second straight WNBA season to continue her push for criminal justice reform.
Review: An over-the-top Nicolas Cage wigs out in H.P. Lovecraft's 'Color Out of Space'
"Color Out of Space" stars Nicolas Cage in an H.P. Lovecraft adaptation about a family battling an alien organism after a meteorite crash-lands on their farm.
Senate Republicans slam Democrats’ impeachment case as nothing new
Trump’s defense team also sounded confident on Wednesday that Trump would win acquittal at the earliest stages of the process.
Red Cross Accused of Withholding Millions of Dollars in Donations Meant for Australian Bushfires
The Australian Red Cross strongly denies that they are withholding funds to fund future disaster relief.
Donna Brazile predicts Michael Bloomberg 'is going to have an impact' on the 2020 Democratic race
Former interim Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman Donna Brazile urged 2020 Democrats to unite if they want a chance at defeating President Trump in November.
Wuhan residents told not to leave as officials announce all outbound travel will be shut down
'Attack their own jury': GOP says Nadler may have alienated senators during impeachment trial
Republicans attacked Rep. Jerry Nadler on Wednesday, saying his remarks likely turned off key moderate Republicans.
U.S. Plan Would Ban All Service Animals From Planes Except Dogs
The Department of Transportation is proposing new rules that would make it harder to fly with an emotional support animal.
Markazi: Gary Payton explains why LeBron won't top Kareem, and why Clippers have edge over Lakers
Gary Payton opines on LeBron James' staggering assist totals and scoring limits, why the Clippers will beat the Lakers, and regrets over his one season in L.A.
Sundance Film Festival’s influence, cash flow on the wane, insiders say
One Sundance regular complained the whole thing’s become “too C-list.”
Junior Dos Santos still thinks another UFC title reign is in the cards
A bummer of an end to 2019 hasn't put a damper on Junior Dos Santos' spirits or his goals for 2020.        Related StoriesCurtis Blaydes plans to add Junior Dos Santos to resume of legends at UFC on ESPN+ 24Back from pregnancy hiatus, UFC on ESPN+ 24's Sara McMann won't repeat past mistakesManager doesn't condone Mike Perry's slang use of the N-word but understands where it comes from
Adam Schiff Cites Washington Post Editorial Against Trump in Senate Trial
Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) used an opinion article by the editorial board of the Washington Post in an attempt to prove the facts of his case against President Donald Trump in opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial Wednesday evening.
Joe Biden says he won't testify in impeachment trial in exchange for Republican witnesses
Former Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he would not make a deal where he would testify at the impeachment trial in exchange for the testimonies of former and current top Trump officials.
Why Eli Manning belongs in Hall of Fame no matter what
Next stop Canton. That’s where Eli Manning deserves to be. That’s where he will be. If not on his first ballot. Then very soon after. It’s a no-brainer. On Friday, Manning will officially announce he is retiring from the NFL after 16 seasons all spent with the Giants, offering an appropriate ending to a career...
Small plane crashes in Calif., 4 reported dead
Authorities say four people were killed Wednesday in the crash of a small airplane at a Southern California airfield. Firefighters found the plane burning in brush on the east side of the airport, not far from one end of the runway. (Jan. 22)
Mollie Hemingway: Biden wants no part of impeachment trial witness exchange because 'he's implicated'
The Federalist senior editor Millie Hemingway reacted Wednesday to former Vice President Joe Biden saying he wanted "no part" of a possible witness deal between Trump's legal team and Democrats during the Senate impeachment trial.
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Biden and Sanders appear to reignite feud with new campaign videos
Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders appeared to reignite a feud between their campaigns with new videos released Tuesday. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns discusses the latest from the campaign trail.
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Surgical gown shortage delays surgeries across the US
Cardinal Health, a large manufacturer of surgical gowns, told customers to stop using its Level 3 surgical gowns. The gown shortage is affecting the whole country and postponing surgeries.
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Matt Gaetz sees 'brush back' in being kept off Trump's defense team
The firebrand Trump ally thinks he may have been snubbed by a White House official for voting to rein in the president's war powers.
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Trump to attend anti-abortion March for Life in a presidential first
President Donald Trump will attend Friday's March for Life, an annual anti-abortion event in Washington, he announced on Twitter.
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Seattle shooting leaves 'multiple' victims, suspect on the loose, reports say
Seattle police officers are searching for a suspected gunman who fled a shooting Wednesday involving multiple victims, the department said.
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