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Gerald Anderson “Ghosting” Bea Alonzo Issue: Young JV Defends Actor

Young JV defended Gerald Anderson on ‘ghosting’ issue with Bea Alonzo Gerald Anderson is accused of “ghosting” his ex-girlfriend Bea Alonzo but his best friend Young JV defended him against allegations. The issue of Gerald, Bea, and including Julia Barretto who was linked to the actor became the talk of the town a few weeks […]

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'Nobody likes him': Hillary Clinton bashes Bernie Sanders
Hillary Clinton criticized the campaign of her former Democratic presidential rival Bernie Sanders in a new documentary in which she says he was an ineffective U.S. senator who accomplished little because "nobody liked him."
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Bitter exchanges and incriminating evidence rock Trump's impeachment trial
President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial, if its first real day is any guide, will be a dramatic, divisive and fact-bending showdown in his own confrontational image and its aftershocks will rumble for decades to come.
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Use of force incidents against homeless people are up, LAPD reports
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Tech startups confront growing wildfire threat
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Macau confirms first Wuhan virus case, tightens screening in casinos
The Chinese-ruled gambling hub of Macau confirmed on Wednesday its first case of pneumonia linked to an outbreak of a newly identified coronavirus and tightened temperature screening measures in casinos and around the city.
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Trump’s Impeachment Trial Opens with an Interminable Rules Debate
The Senate began debating trial rules midday Tuesday. It was still going by Wednesday.
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How Romaro Gill grew into Seton Hall’s unstoppable force
Sometimes, Romaro Gill thinks back about the past five years. He remembers where he was and how far he has come, from a high school graduate in his native country of Jamaica with no set plans to a key piece on one of the best college basketball teams in the country. It still seems surreal...
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Astros players will apologize publicly for sign-stealing scheme
Houston Astros owner Jim Crane said the team will apologize publicly for stealing opposing teams' pitching signs.
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Hong Kong’s Protesters Finally Have (Some) Power
HONG KONG—Prior to his second-ever district-council meeting last week, Napo Wong, elected just a couple of months ago, chatted with constituents who voiced concern for protesters arrested during recent demonstrations here. The residents who remembered Hong Kong’s wildly corrupt police force of decades ago worried about what might be happening to demonstrators once they were loaded onto vans or detained for processing, out of sight of onlookers and journalists. They suggested that Wong address the issue at the upcoming meeting.Wong agreed, but before heading to the council offices, he stopped by a local market where his parents work as vegetable vendors. He wanted to ensure his questioning of the police would be memorable, so he procured a prop—a hunk of raw pork.Later that day, as he sparred with Hong Kong Police Force Commissioner Chris Tang about allegations of police violence during ongoing demonstrations, Wong made his move, unpacking the meat from a red plastic bag and dangling it from a piece of string. Wong’s theatrics were a reference to Cantonese slang for framing someone, but even without the linguistic explanation, his actions made clear his displeasure with the way officers have been treating protesters.Prodemocracy candidates such as Wong, buoyed by months of demonstrations, won huge gains in November’s district-council elections—the city’s only directly contested vote—capturing majorities in 17 of Hong Kong’s 18 district councils. Though the elections were for assemblies that have little power, the outcome was a sharp rebuke of Beijing and an embarrassing result for powerful pro-establishment parties, which have blamed the current political climate on Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive, and her disastrous handling of a controversial extradition bill. Prodemocracy councilors, for their part, have reveled in the victory and discord: When they officially began their tenures this month, they made quick work of turning their positions into a continuation of the protest movement.[Read: Hong Kong doesn’t have a pro-China ‘silent majority’]District councilors do not make laws, working instead on community-related issues and overseeing day-to-day neighborhood tasks. But already it is clear that the newly elected representatives have plans to seize their popular mandates and use their positions to aggressively challenge Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing government. Generally formulaic meetings have become contentious, raucous events live-streamed to thousands of viewers. Councilors say they will continue to press police for answers on their actions, investigate a mob attack by alleged triads in July, scrap a proxy-voting system that they argue was used by pro-Beijing members to evade debates, and examine the finances of previous pro-Beijing councils, looking for irregularities in funding distribution. (One notable project that has drawn the prodemocracy camp’s ire is a proposed multi-million-dollar musical water fountain that was approved by pro-Beijing councilors.)They have begun using the district councils to turn Hong Kong’s mass street protests into a lasting and permanent movement, one of several ways in which pro-democracy campaigners here are trying to shift political power in the territory. The momentum built up through one-million-strong rallies in June has also, for example, led to the formation of dozens of new labor unions that seek to end the dominance of pro-Beijing business lobbies and advocate for patronizing only businesses sympathetic to the protests. “I think that the district councils can be a base for the democratic movement in Hong Kong,” Wong told me after his encounter with the police chief.Ma Ngok, a politics professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, told me councilors were in a good position to confront police brass and scrutinize finances, but he said they could also have a more profound impact. Ma said he had already seen some representatives in their neighborhoods, meeting and answering questions from residents, a sharp contrast to pro-Beijing councilors who largely interacted with and funneled funds to affiliated patronage groups, or what Ma described as “patriotic clients.” The assemblies’ lack of wide-ranging powers, he explained, even held some advantages: “The good thing about that powerlessness is that people don’t have a lot of expectations.”[Read: The Hong Kong protesters aren’t driven by hope]On the day of Wong’s pork protest, Tang had been summoned by councilors to answer questions about police conduct during the protests, and anticipation of a showdown turned the meeting into a political spectacle. (Public trust in the police has collapsed since protests began, and there is widespread support for an independent inquiry into the numerous allegations of the misuse of force. Lam has rejected those demands, saying that claims of police violence are “a campaign smearing and demonizing the police.”) On the 14th floor of a drab office tower, journalists spilled out of the meeting room into narrow hallways and jammed themselves into doorways, holding their cameras above their head to catch the proceedings inside. Officials hurried to print a new batch of press passes to accommodate the influx of reporters. Outside the building, dozens of sunglasses-wearing pro-police protesters gathered, waving Chinese flags and holding posters depicting valiantly posed officers, clad in futuristic body armor.Wong told me later that the issue of police misconduct was personal: He alleges he and others were beaten by officers in a police van in 2014, and he has sued the force. The case is ongoing. His pork stunt grabbed press attention, and a few laughs. He was happy to hear Tang say that the police were looking into expanding CCTV systems in police stations, but without a firm timeline, he remained highly skeptical that it would be implemented. Tang was more defiant on other issues, refusing to apologize for police actions and saying instead that “rioters” owed the city an apology. As prodemocracy councilors put forward a motion to condemn the force, government officials and police then walked out of the meeting, later saying that they did so because the proposal was based on “unfounded allegations.”Seated near Wong was Sam Yip, another district councilor who in November ousted a pro-Beijing incumbent who had held his seat since 1988, the year after Yip was born. Yip, who was himself arrested in September, kept a white construction helmet on the meeting-room table and, during a brief break, strapped it on as he walked into the hallway. It was meant, he said, to serve as a reminder of the protesters. A lanyard around his neck held his identification card, serving not just its obvious purpose but also to needle police officers who frequently remove or obscure the IDs they are required to wear on their uniforms.Yip told me he wanted to run for office after attending the Umbrella Movement protests in 2014 with his younger brother. Inside areas occupied by protesters, he said, activists and demonstrators shared similar ideas, but just outside, pro-Beijing parties had set up shop and were more organized, with greater resources to promote their own message. “It made me and my friends think, Where is our district councilor? Where are the prodemocracy district councilors?” Yip ran in 2015, but lost. Now in office, he said he had discovered the job was “way busier than what I thought before,” but he was adjusting to the pace and balancing more traditional council matters, such as traffic congestion and holiday decorations, with the broader prodemocracy fight.[Read: Hong Kong’s worsening press climate]“It’s a tough road,” said Jordan Pang, a university student who serves with Wong and Yip. “It’s our time to prove ourselves, that we can do a better job at district works and at the same time fight for democracy.” At 21, Pang is the minimum allowable age to serve as a councilor. He scored one of the elections’ most jarring upsets in November, when he defeated the vice chairman of Hong Kong’s largest pro-Beijing party, who is also a member of the city-wide assembly and Lam’s cabinet. The upset caught the attention of China Daily, a Beijing mouthpiece, which lamented that voters had not made a “rational decision.” Pang, who still lives in a university dorm, said he might need to skip a few classes to fulfill all of his duties.At another council meeting, across Victoria Harbor in the Kowloon district, I waited for an elevator to take me to the floor where the council met. When it arrived, the doors opened and a crowd of pro-Beijing representatives and assistants rushed out. The council, I later learned, had moved to read a statement in support of the protests and observe a moment of silence for those injured during demonstrations. Opponents of the effort had walked out.Upstairs, Timothy Lee, 26, a newly elected councilor, was taking stock of his first meeting. “It was a bit chaotic,” he told me. Prodemocracy lawmakers, used to being in the minority, have a history of protesting—half a dozen were disqualified from Hong Kong’s mini-parliament in 2016 after they demonstrated during the oath-taking ceremony—but this time, “there was some disorderly conduct by pro-Beijing members, which is very unusual.”Lee had planned to run for his district council before protests began last summer, but said the demonstrations invigorated his efforts. He now wanted to use his newfound, albeit limited, powers to meet with imprisoned protesters. Like all the other councilors I spoke with, he had no illusions about how the protests had helped his campaign. “I don’t see this as my win,” he said. “I didn’t get elected on my own merits; it is because the people have a very, very strong desire for change.”
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Amazon boss Jeff Bezos' phone hacked by Saudi crown prince: reports
The mobile phone of billionaire Jeff Bezos was reportedly hacked during a conversation between the Amazon founder and Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the WhatsApp messaging service, according to reports.
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White House Counsel Nukes Jerry Nadler: 'This Is the United States Senate. You're Not in Charge Here.'
Cipollone to Nadler: "Mr. Nadler, you owe an apology to the President of the United States and his family. You owe an apology to the Senate. But most of all, you owe an apology to the American people."
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St. John’s has no answers for Marquette, Markus Howard
MILWAUKEE — Markus Howard scored 32 points with six rebounds and four assists and Marquette beat St. John’s 82-68 on Tuesday night. Howard moved into sixth place on the Big East’s all-time scoring list with 1,292 points. He surpassed Chris Mullin of St. John’s (1,290) and Villanova’s Kerry Kittles (1,288). The Red Storm (12-7, 1-5),...
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Mexican Police Say They’ve Arrested a Suspected Tijuana Serial Killer After Finding 5 Bodies
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Furries rescue woman being assaulted near California convention
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Death toll from mystery coronavirus in China rises to 9
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Los Angeles’ Garcetti to meet with HUD Secretary Carson to talk homelessness: report
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is reportedly flying to Washington, D.C., late Tuesday to meet with Ben Carson, the head of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, to discuss the homelessness, a report said.
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Cable, not broadcast, is the main stage for Trump's impeachment trial
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The best places to order cookies online: Milk, Mrs. Fields, and more
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Boxing qualifiers set for Wuhan nixed over health fears: media
Qualifying boxing matches for Asia and Oceania for the 2020 Olympic Games that were set to take place in China's Wuhan next month have been canceled due to fears over the new flu-like coronavirus, Japan's Kyodo news agency said on Wednesday.
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GOP Rep. Collins: Democrat 'Whining and Theater' Shows How Weak Impeachment Case Is
Tuesday during an appearance on Fox News Channel, Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), one of the congressional members of President Donald Trump's legal team, criticized the House Democrat impeachment effort led by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA).
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Arizona mom sang to young children as she smothered them: police
After allegedly killing her three children Monday, Rachel Henry "placed all of the children in a position on the living room couch as if they were taking a nap," according to court documents released Tuesday evening.
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Senators stifle yawns as impeachment debate drags on for hours
The impeachment trial of President Trump has just kicked off, but Tuesday’s lengthy arguments over the trial rules had the American public — and many lawmakers — zoning out. Dozens and dozens of seats in the Senate gallery went unfilled as House impeachment managers and lawyers for President Trump sparred over whether or not additional...
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Australia PM 'misled public' on fires
Malcolm Turnbull tells the BBC he "cannot explain" Scott Morrison's actions during the crisis.
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A Michigan woman says a passenger assaulted her as she slept on a Spirit Airlines flight
A Michigan woman says a passenger assaulted her as she slept on a Spirit Airlines morning flight from Atlanta to Detroit.
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Thailand finds fourth China coronavirus infection
Thailand has quarantined a fourth patient with the new coronavirus including one Thai national, authorities said on Wednesday, days before the Lunar New Year holiday when thousands of Chinese tourists are expected to arrive.
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READ: Amendment to subpoena former national security adviser John Bolton
Democrats on Tuesday proposed subpoenaing former national security adviser John Bolton through an amendment to the organizing resolution to set the rules for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Read that amendment below:
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RuPaul is hosting 'SNL' for the first time
This is not a drill, Mama Ru will be sashaying into Studio 8H.
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Wuhan coronavirus death toll rises to nine sparking fears of wider spread
The death toll from the Wuhan coronavirus has risen to nine, as dozens more cases were reported across China and as far afield as the western United States sparking fears of a possible pandemic.
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Jeff Sessions: Democrat Impeachment Effort 'a Political Attack Ad, Paid for by the Taxpayers'
Tuesday during an appearance on Fox News, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a candidate for U.S. Senate in Alabama, dismissed the idea of prolonging the Senate impeachment trial.
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Democrat Partisanship at Senate Impeachment Trial Sours Process Early
Democrats unexpectedly offered a series of amendments to the resolution that would formally commence the U.S. Senate impeachment trial.
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U.S. drinking water widely contaminated with 'forever chemicals': report
The contamination of U.S. drinking water with man-made "forever chemicals" is far worse than previously estimated with some of the highest levels found in Miami, Philadelphia and New Orleans, said a report on Wednesday by an environmental watchdog group.
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How healthy is your neighborhood for your child? Take a look
New research ranks every neighborhood in the US on measures that contribute to a child's healthy development, such as education, environment and healthcare.
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Porsche was famous for luxury sports cars. Then along came the SUV and everything changed
Volkswagen Group luxury brand Porsche has transformed itself into a sport-utility-vehicle brand with lower prices and bigger sales.      
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Porsche Macan, Porsche Cayenne SUVs lead brand's transformation
Porsche has remade itself in recent years with new SUVs: the Cayenne and the Macan.       
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'Instincts kick in': Dad describes strangling a rabid coyote that attacked his family
Ian O'Reilly said his instincts kicked in after a "very aggressive" coyote interrupted his family's leisurely stroll in the New Hampshire woods.        
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Chickens Have Personalities and May Have Impulse Control Comparable with Monkeys
Some chickens like to travel far. Others like to stick near the chicken coup. New research links a chicken's personality and ranging behavior to impulse control.
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Lori Loughlin’s daughters could be ‘star witnesses’ at her college admissions trial
Lori Loughlin's daughters could serve as prosecutors' "star witnesses" against her and husband Mossimo Giannulli in their upcoming trial for their roles in the far-reaching college-admissions scandal, a report said Tuesday.
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Pro-Vaping Instagram Posts Far Outweigh FDA's 'Not Very Popular' E-Cigarette Awareness Campaign Hashtag
A team of researchers examined hundreds of thousands of Instagram posts related to vaping.
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Peru to Install Cameras at World Heritage Site Machu Picchu After Tourists Illegally Sneak In and Damage Walls
Five tourists were deported last week after they sneaked into the iconic ruins before dawn; they're accused of destroying part of the ancient attraction.
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Former Arizona State football coach Todd Graham named Hawaii football coach
Hawaii announced the hiring of former Arizona State coach Todd Graham on Tuesday. Graham will replace Nick Rolovich, who left for Washington State.       
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Pilot: The mystery of Delta flight's fuel dump
Jet fuel rained down on schoolchildren at recess, as a plane made an emergency landing in LA recently, and Les Abend says the pilots' decision to lighten the plane's fuel load over a populated area is surprising and as yet unexplained.
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Police: Mom accused of killing her 3 kids said she smothered them while singing
A probable cause document doesn't provide a possible motive for the brutal killings that Rachel Henry is charged with.        
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WATCH: Wild Brawl Breaks Out at End of Kansas State-Kansas Game
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Third-ranked Kansas and Kansas State ended their bitter showdown Tuesday night with a wild melee in the disabled seating behind the Wildcats’ basket that included punches, shoving and at least one player threatening to swing a stool.
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Fact Check: Adam Schiff Tries to Defend Secret House Impeachment Hearings
Fact check - CLAIM: The House impeachment inquiry was fair, inclusive, and obeyed precedent from previous impeachments. VERDICT: False.
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Mark Meadows: 'Adam Schiff has amnesia' regarding his committee denying Trump a fair process
House Freedom Caucus member Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said that Lead House Impeachment Manager Adam Schiff, D-Calif., appears to have amnesia, as he lambasts Republicans for allegedly preventing a fair Senate impeachment trial.
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READ: Amendment to prevent the selective admission of evidence for Senate impeachment trial
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer proposed a series of amendments Tuesday, including one aimed at preventing the selective admission of evidence into the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Read that amendment below:
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NYPD officer injured by hit-and-run driver on the Lower East Side
An NYPD officer was injured by a hit-and-run driver during a traffic stop on the Lower East Side Tuesday night, police said. The crash happened as two plainclothes officers were walking back to their unmarked car near East Houston Street and Avenue D about 7:45 p.m., cops said. One of the cops from Police Service...
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar Campaign Held Afloat by Family, Supporters During Impeachment Trial
Democrat presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) has arrived in Washington, DC, to begin Senate work on the impeachment of President Donald Trump as her campaign is held up by her family and supporters.
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