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Philippine news site Rappler ordered to shut down

MANILA, Philippines (AFP) — A Philippine news site co-founded by Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa has been ordered to shut down, the company said Wednesday, a day before President Rodrigo Duterte — its arch-nemesis — leaves office. Ressa has…

US lawmakers agree bipartisan bill on gun safety

By Frankie TaggartAgence France-Presse (AFP) — US senators unveiled a bill Tuesday addressing the epidemic of gun violence plaguing the country as they locked down a narrow set of reforms that were nevertheless hailed as the first significant firearms controls in a generation. The…

Biden calls for 3-month suspension of gas tax

(Eagle News) — In a televised address Wednesday afternoon, U.S. President Joe Biden called on Congress to suspend the federal gas tax for three months. The announcement came as American drivers are revving up for the busy summer travel season while…

US jury finds Bill Cosby sexually assaulted teen in 1970s

(AFP) — A jury in California found Tuesday that entertainer Bill Cosby sexually assaulted a teenager at the Playboy Mansion almost five decades ago. Judy Huth, now aged 64, was awarded $500,000 in damages after the jury in Santa Monica…