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Family Service of Rhode Island Annual Halloween Party for Clients

Providence, RI - Family Service of Rhode Island held its annual early childhood Halloween Party on Friday, October 27 from 10:30 AM to noon at their Thurbers Avenue. Providence offices.   The party is a safe place for young children to come in their costumes and trick or treat. The party was hosted by Family Service of Rhode Island’s Early Childhood Department, which includes Providence Talks, Healthy Families America, Early Intervention and First Connections The youngsters paraded through the Family Service of RI offices receiving treats from agency staff.   Family Service of Rhode Island is a statewide non-profit social service…
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Rhode Island College Wins $1.1 Million U.S. Department of Education Grant

WARWICK, — Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced a $ million Department of Education grant for Rhode Island College (RIC) to provide opportunities for disadvantaged students to pursue doctoral studies. The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement grant will be distributed over a five-year period to help low-income, first-generation college students prepare for graduate school.   The McNair program is one of eight federal TRIO programs that are designed to provide services to individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to help them progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate studies.  Students in…
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Local News

Commissioner Paré, Colonel Clements Introduce K-9 EDOX to the Providence Police Department’s Homeland Security Bureau

Providence, RI- Public Safety Commissioner Steven M. Paré and Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr. announce a new addition to the Providence Police Department’s Homeland Security Bureau, K-9 EDOX (explosive-detection-odor-expert,) a 16-month-old Belgian Malinois.  K-9 EDOX has been assigned to work with Officer Scott Keenan, who is a 16 year veteran of the force, and the team has been training together since August of 2017. He and Officer Keenan received an intensive training course through the Rhode Island K-9 Academy led by Master Trainer Sergeant Roger Reardon, who formerly served as a K-9 handler and trainer for the Rhode Island State…
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Entertainment

GENTE DE ZONA 4 SINGLES EN EL CHART DE TROPICAL AIRPLAY DE BILLBOARD

Miami, Fl- (18 de septiembre, 2017)-  Gente de Zona se coloca esta semana como el artista con más canciones en el top 10 de la lista tropical de Billboard al tener sus cuatro más recientes éxitos en la cartelera.   En la posición #3, "Ni tu, ni yo" junto a Jennifer López, "Quédate Conmigo" con Chyno Miranda y Wisin en el #5 , "Si no vuelves" #6 y en la #7 "3 " con el duo mexicano Jessy y Joy.   "Esto es un sueño para nosotros tener cuatro canciones en los primeros siete lugares en un chart de Billboard",…
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Trump Calls Russia Allegations ‘Witch Hunt’

HITE HOUSE — President Donald Trump's eldest son said Tuesday he did not tell his father about a meeting with a Russian lawyer last year, and also dismissed charges of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia as "ridiculous." President Donald Trump reiterated Wednesday his belief that questions about links between his presidential campaign and Russia amount to "the greatest witch hunt in history." The comments on Twitter came a day after his eldest son disclosed emails that show how he and others involved in the campaign met with a Russian lawyer in an active search for incriminating information about…
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LPR News

EE.UU. realiza exitosa prueba de interceptor de misiles

Estados Unidos anunció que ha realizado con éxito una prueba de su sistema de intercepción de misiles, (THAAD por sus siglas en inglés). La Agencia de Defensa de Misiles de Estados Unidos informó que logró derribar un misil enemigo simulado, lanzado desde un avión de combate sobre el Océano Pacífico al norte de Hawái. El Sistema THAAD que lo derribó, situado en el noroccidental estado de Alaska, "detectó, rastreó e interceptó el blanco", dijo la Agencia. Es la primera vez que emplaza el sistema THAAD para derribar un misil balístico de rango intermedio, que es un blanco más rápido y…
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US News

Tillerson Signs Pact with Qatar to Curb Terrorism Financing

VOA News - Cindy Saine STATE DEPARTMENT — Despite temperatures soaring above 50 Celsius in Kuwait City, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson scored a first tentative victory for cool diplomacy on his push to help find a resolution to the month-long blockade of Qatar by its Persian Gulf beside Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, Tillerson announced the United States and Qatar have signed a memorandum of understanding for Doha to take steps to curb terrorism financing. “I am here in Qatar today carrying with me the same spirit which President Trump traveled in Riyadh with in May," he said.…
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US News

Senate Republican Leader Delays Start of August Recess

VOA News Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has delayed the beginning of the chamber's August recess in an attempt to complete work on the Republican bill to overhaul the nation's health care coverage law and deal with Trump administration nominees. The Republican lawmaker announced the decision Tuesday in a statement that included a criticism of Democratic senators. "In order to provide more time to complete action on important legislative items and process nominees that have been stalled by a lack of cooperation from our friends across the aisle, the Senate will delay the start of the August recess until the…
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Republicans Still Searching for Obamacare Repeal Formula

VOA News/Michael Bowman CAPITOL HILL — After a weeklong recess, Senate Republicans returned to Washington on Monday still searching for a legislative formula to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law, known as Obamacare. Conservative Republicans want to dramatically pare back the federal government's role in health care, but moderates worry that their poor and vulnerable constituents would lose coverage. However, as discussions play out among Republican senators, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, the status quo is not working. "Obamacare has been hurtling toward collapse for years. Today it sits on the edge of total meltdown," McConnell…
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US Military Plane Crash in Mississippi Kills 16

VOA News A Marine Corps plane crashed Monday in the southern state of Mississippi, killing 16 military personnel. Officials said the KC-130 plane, a refueling tanker, went down in a soybean field about 135 kilometers north of Mississippi's capital city, Jackson. The cause of the crash was not immediately clear. Marine Corps spokeswoman Captain Sarah Burns said only that a KC-130 aircraft "experienced a mishap." Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina said the aircraft was based at the Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, North Carolina. President Donald Trump, in a Twitter comment on Tuesday, called the crash "heartbreaking"…
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