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Tough-talking President Takes Office in the Philippines

A harsh-spoken man known for ruthlessly enforcing laws at the city level took office as president of the Philippines Thursday with pledges to get just as tough on crime nationally.  But there are hopes he will pursue a broader agenda as head of state. Rodrigo Duterte, former mayor of the second largest Philippine city, Davao, was inaugurated after beating four other candidates in last months election with 39 percent of the vote. The 71-year-old outsider to national politics was...

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