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Philippine Court OKs Marcos Burial in Heroes' Cemetery

The Philippine Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the country's former dictator, Ferdinand Marcos, could be buried in a national heroes' cemetery. "There is no law that prohibits the burial," the court's spokesman told reporters. Marcos ruled the Philippines from late 1965 until early 1986.  His 20-year presidency was marked by widespread corruption and human rights abuses to silence opponents.  He was forced from power in February 1986, when protests...

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