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Ruben Enaje, center, dressed as Jesus, is seen nailed on cross
SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines (AP) — Several Roman Catholic devotees were nailed to wooden crosses in a gory Good Friday ritual in the Philippines, and others flogged themselves or took part in religious plays to reenact Jesus Christ’s suffering. Four men and a woman, some wearing crowns of twigs,...
U.S. astronaut Christina Koch
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA astronaut will spend nearly a year at the International Space Station, setting a record for women. Station astronaut Christina Koch will remain on board for about 11 months, until February. That approaches but doesn’t quite break Scott Kelly’s 340-day U.S. record...
David Bernhardt
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to lead the department on a permanent basis, despite complaints by Democrats that the former oil and gas lobbyist has used his federal position to benefit former industry clients. Senators voted 56-41 to...
Facebook logo
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — New Zealand’s official privacy watchdog on Monday described Facebook as “morally bankrupt” and suggested his country follow neighboring Australia’s lead by making laws that could jail executives over streamed violence such as the Christchurch mosque shootings. Privacy...
An Amazon Prime Air drone
(AP) — A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week, which included April Fool’s Day. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: CLAIM: Minimum wage of $...
packages of hemp
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal legalization of hemp arrived in the U.S. late last year and expanded an industry already booming because of the skyrocketing popularity of CBDs, a compound in hemp that many see as a health aid. But now, just a few months after Congress placed the marijuana look-alike...
Tourists visit the White House, Friday March 22, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — For Sean Hannity, the “witch hunt” was finally over. Rachel Maddow considered it the start of something. The diametrically opposed opinion hosts, who vie for the distinction of the most popular in cable news, were the windows through which many Americans digested Friday’s news that...
former U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison
(AP) —  A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: CLAIM: “US asylum officer to me: elective Lasik surgery...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in an AP file photo
(AP) — At first glance, Mark Zuckerberg’s new ”privacy-focused vision ” for Facebook looks like a transformative mission statement from a CEO under pressure to reverse years of battering over its surveillance practices and privacy failures. But critics say the announcement obscures Facebook’s...
Happy International Women’s Day from the women of the VCP PMU.
United Nations, NEW YORK — Marches and protests are held Friday across the globe to mark International Women’s Day under the slogan #BalanceforBetter, with calls for a more gender-balanced world. The day, sponsored by the United Nations since 1975, celebrates women’s achievements and aims to...

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