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May, 4, 2016

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Pitching as reliever, Wang earns first win in three years
Taiwanese pitcher Chien-Ming Wang claimed his first MLB win in three years on Tuesday as the Kansas City Royals beat the Washington Nationals 7-6 with a walk-off single by Lorenzo Cain.
 
Death row prisoner released, gets retrial
Cheng Hsing-tse (鄭性澤), previously convicted for killing a police officer, has been released after being jailed for 14 years, but can't leave the country, the Taichung Branch of the Taiwan High Court ruled on Tuesday.
 
Legislative Yuan hears plans for restructuring of CKS Hall
A New Power Party (NPP) lawmaker held a public hearing at the Legislature yesterday on plans for restructuring Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, a Taipei landmark named after former president Chiang Kai-shek.
 
Six deputies added to  Lin's Cabinet lineup amid protest
Six more members of Premier-designate Lin Chuan's (林全) incoming government were announced Tuesday, though women's rights' group members overturned a table at the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) headquarters in protest of the lack of female Cabinet appointees.
 
Agency posts shortfall in foster families
The Taiwan Fund for Children and Families said on Wednesday that recruitment fell short by about 500 foster families in 2015.
 
The head of Taiwan's coast guard said Tuesday that its vessels would enter waters within 200 kilometers of the Okinotori atoll, the area where a Japanese official ship seized a Taiwanese boat and its captain a week before.
 
Lawmakers order day care at firms with over 100 on payroll
The Legislative Yuan yesterday passed amendments requiring companies with over 100 employees to provide childcare facilities and nursing rooms.
 
Cabinet in final bid to pass Digital Convergence Act
The caretaker Cabinet is pushing to pass its Digital Convergence Act (匯流五法) on Thursday before stepping down on May 20, when President-elect Tsai Ing-wen's government takes office.
 
With the World Health Assembly (WHA) due to convene in Geneva in less than 20 days, Taiwan is considering alternatives should it not receive a formal invitation letter from the body to attend as in past years.
 
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday said the ministry is still optimistic that they will receive an invitation to this month's World Health Assembly (WHA) in time for a Taiwanese delegation to attend.
 
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