Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) Supports Duterte, Marcos to Lead the Philippines

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The Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC/Church of Christ), a fast-growing global religious organization, is supporting the candidacy of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte for President and Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. for Vice President during the upcoming elections in the Philippines on May 9. In recent weeks, all of the presidential and some senatorial candidates in the Philippines visited and discussed their political platform to INC Executive Minister Bro. Eduardo V. Manalo to gain the support of the Church. The sample ballots distributed by the Iglesia Ni Cristo Administration to…

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Trump: Women Getting Abortions Deserve “Some Sort of Punishment”

Republican front-runner Donald Trump said women getting abortions deserved some form of punishment if the government prohibits the practice. He made the statement during an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Mathews. The billionaire  told Mathews that some people in his party are conservative, and they believed that abortion should be outlawed. Trump also stated that he is pro-life, abortion is a “very serious problem,” and he is in favor of banning the practice. Trump said, “There has to be some sort of punishment.” Mathews asked, “For the woman?  He said “Yeah”…

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U.S. Capitol Shooting: Police Shot and Arrested Suspect

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A U.S. Capitol police shot and arrested a male suspect following reports of a shooting at the Capitol Visitor Center, according to CNN based on information from law enforcement officials. The suspect tried to go through the metal detector at the Capitol Visitor Center entrance but was stopped by security when the magnetometers beeped. The suspect pulled out a gun and pointed at the police officer on duty. The officer shot the suspect and was brought to the hospital for treatment. A weapon was recovered. A female civilian bystander sustained…

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U.S. Wireless Carriers Offer Free Calls, Texts to Belgium after Terrorist Attacks

US Wireless Carriers Offer Free Calls to Belgium

U.S. wireless carriers including AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ), and Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) are offering free calls and text messages to Belgium after the terrorist attacks in the airport and metro station in Brussels on Tuesday. The three U.S. wireless carriers offered sympathy to the people of Belgium and to its customers who have friends and family there. Free calls and text messages to Belgium starts today AT&T said it would waive or credit charges incurred by its customers for calls placed from the United States to Belgium starting…

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Paris Attacks Fugitive Salah Abdeslam Captured Alive in Belgium

Salah Abdeslam, the primary suspect, and fugitive in the Paris attacks was captured by counterterrorism authorities during a raid in Molenbeek, a suburb in Brussels on Friday. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks that killed at least 130 people and injured hundreds of others in November. Ahmed El Khannouuss, the deputy mayor of Moleenbeek said Abdeslam’s knee was wounded during an intense shootout. Two other suspects were arrested in the raid. Theo Francken, the state secretary for asylum policy and migration of Belgium, confirmed that they captured…

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Contested Republican Convention More Likely: Speaker Paul Ryan

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Republican Convention

A contested Republican convention to select a presidential nominee is becoming increasingly possible, according to House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday. “This is more likely to become an open convention than we thought before, so we’re getting our minds around the idea that this could very well become a reality, and, therefore, those of us that are involved in the convention need to respect that,” according to the Republican House Speaker from Wisconsin. The Republican convention delegates will select the Party’s presidential nominee if none of the candidates— Donald Trump, Senator…

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Apple’s Rhetoric over iPhone Encryption False and Corrosive: DOJ

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The rhetoric of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) over the iPhone encryption related to the San Bernardino case was “false,” according to the Department of Justice in a filing to U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) obtained a court last month that required Apple to “provide reasonable technical assistance” to unlock the iPhone owned by Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the terrorists who killed 14 people and injured 22 others in the San Bernardino mass shooting. Apple rejected the court order and argued that…

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Facebook Enhances Tax Transparency in United Kingdom

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Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) decided to change its corporate structure in the United Kingdom to improve transparency on its operations particularly on taxes. The social network giant said it would no longer book sales to major clients in the United Kingdom through its subsidiary in Ireland. Facebook’s decision came after the British government implemented a new tax law on profits diverted offshore. In a statement, the social network giant said “UK sales made directly by our UK team will be booked in the UK, not Ireland. Facebook U.K. will then…

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Microsoft Receives 14 Data Requests on Suspects in Paris Terrorist Attacks

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) received 14 “lawful” requests for data on the suspects in the terrorist attacks that killed at least 130 people in Paris in November, and responded within 30 minutes on average, according to the Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer of the company. During the RSA cybersecurity-industry conference in San Francisco, Smith cited the situation as an example of Microsoft’s ability to respond quickly to provide information on cases related to terrorism if a request complies with proper legal procedure. Smith used the situation to emphasize…

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