10 things you need to know today: September 6, 2016

Today’s headlines are here … early!

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1. Obama cancels meeting with Philippines president after insult
President Obama canceled a meeting planned for Tuesday with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, after the new leader referred to Obama using a derogatory Tagalog phrase. Duterte was threatening to curse Obama if he raised the issue of the extrajudicial killings of more than 2,000 suspected drug dealers by Philippine authorities. “Clearly, he’s a colorful guy,” Obama said ahead of a regional summit both leaders are attending in Laos. Duterte later said he regretted his words “came across as a personal attack on the U.S. president,” and that he looked forward to “ironing out our differences.”

Source: The Associated Press, CNN

2. Phyllis Schlafly dies at 92
Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly, who helped defeat the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s, died Monday at her home in St. Louis after what her daughter said…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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