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Facebook is taking on Linkedin by letting companies post jobs and recruit candidates.

Why it matters: Facebook has been touting its Pages to small and medium businesses for a while, regularly adding new features like video tools and location-based content, it hopes will make Facebook even more useful than a website. And since businesses were already posting job listings on their pages, the added feature is a natural next step.

How it works: Businesses with a Page can post available jobs free of charge and without limits. When a user applies for a job, the application is pre-populated with their Facebook data (although they can manually edit it), and then sent to the employer via Facebook's Messenger. The company hopes the employer and candidate will then chat via Messenger to communication. Starting on Wednesday, the feature will be available in the U.S. and Canada.

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"I assume full responsibility," Duterte says of drugs war

Rodrigo Duterte in 2017. Photo: Linus Escandor II/AFP via Getty Images

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday that he assumes full responsibility for a violent war on drugs that has killed thousands of people, Reuters reported.

Why it matters: Last month the International Criminal Court (ICC) formally authorized an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity during Duterte's war on drugs.

CDC approves boosters for Moderna and J&J and mix-and-match

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's independent advisory panel voted unanimously to recommend booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine for certain populations and allow people to mix-and-match doses.

The big picture: The agency aligns with the Food and Drug Administration authorization Wednesday night which said people could switch to whichever vaccine they wanted for their booster shot.

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Israel to approve new construction in West Bank settlements

Bennett (L) and Biden discussed the settlements issue. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty

Israel will approve the construction of 4,400 new homes in the West Bank next week: 3,10o in the Jewish settlements and 1,300 in Palestinian villages.

Why it matters: This will be the first time Israel has approved new settlement building since President Biden assumed office, and it's the first time since 2007 that it approves a significant number of new homes for Palestinians in "Area C" of the West Bank, which is controlled by Israel.

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