Havana: Trump’s Cuba Policy Speech ‘Grotesque Spectacle’

VOA NEWS HAVANA — Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez called President Donald Trump’s recent speech on Cuba a “grotesque spectacle” that will only serve to strengthen the revolution, and criticized the Trump administration’s decision to roll back some Obama-era policies toward the island nation. “Cuba will make no concessions on its sovereignty and its independence,” Rodriguez told reporters in Vienna on Monday. “ will not negotiate over its principles and will never accept conditions.” The comments were in response to Trump’s speech last Friday in Miami, which is home to a large Cuban exile community. Standing next to Senator Marco Rubio,…
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Parents: Otto Warmbier ‘At Peace’ Before Passing Away

VOA News The parents of Otto Warmbier, the American college student who died Monday after being detained in North Korea for nearly a year and a-half, said in a statement he had "completed his journey home" and was "at peace" shortly before passing away. President Donald Trump on Monday offered his condolences to the family, saying in a written statement, "There is nothing more tragic for a parent than to lose a child in the prime of life." Trump called the North Korean government "a brutal regime" and said the death deepens his determination to prevent future tragedies "at the…
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Governor Attends First Annual Leaders’ Luncheon at 2017 Governor for a Day Mianna Gonsalves’ school

East Providence= Governor Raimondo attends “First Annual Leaders’ Luncheon” at Emma G. Whiteknact Elementary School where Governor for the Day, Mianna Gonsalves is a student. Governor for the Day, Mianna had the honor to welcome and begin the program with the Principal, Teresa Medeiros and Mianna’s 5th grade teacher, Amy Resnick Also in attendance was Keynote speaker Governor Gina Raimondo and Commissioner Ken Wager. The Governor  took a tour of the school after the Luncheon and address Mianna’s ; She started by reading something the Mianna ; “I want to be a leader, but I need opportunities to lead.” The…
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ONU: Embajadora de EE.UU. “preocupada” por Venezuela

Voz de América La embajadora de Estados Unidos ante las naciones Unidas, Nikki Haley, dijo estar “profundamente preocupada” por la situación en Venezuela. “Estamos profundamente preocupados por la violenta represión del gobierno de Maduro contra los manifestantes en Venezuela”, expresó la embajadora en un comunicado emitido por la oficina de prensa de la misión de Estados Unidos ante las Naciones Unidas. “El desprecio del presidente Maduro por los derechos fundamentales de su propio pueblo ha agudizado la crisis política y económica en el país”, agregó la misiva. Haley anotó que el régimen del presidente de Venezuela Nicolás Maduro, debe respetar…
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US TV Outlets Refuse to Air Trump Ad

Several national television news outlets - ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN - have refused to air advertisements from President Donald Trump touting the accomplishments of his first 100 days in office. The paid ads feature nationally recognized television anchors with a "fake news" graphic superimposed on their faces. Trump has used the term "fake news" largely for any reporting that is critical of him and his administration. The networks contend that the ad is inaccurate. CNN and NBC said they would run the ad if the "fake news" graphic was removed. CNN said in a statement, "The mainstream media is…
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Sexta entrega de “Alien” se estrenará esta semana

Ridley Scott, el director inglés de tres de las películas de ciencia ficción y horror "Alien", dijo que se proyecta a un universo más amplio con "Alien: Covenant", la obra más reciente en la serie. La franquicia ha producido casi 40 años de secuelas y pre cuelas, varios libros, juguetes y videojuegos. La pre cuela de 2012, "Prometeo", marcó el regreso de Scott a la historia 33 años después del estreno de la película original. "Alien: Covenant", la sexta entrega, se ambienta 10 años después de "Prometeo" con una nave que viaja a colonizar un planeta con un habitante siniestro.…
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Cicilline Announces Winners of 2017 Congressional Art Competition

Liliana Zapata of Smithfield was awarded the first place PAWTUCKET - Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) announced today that Liliana Zapata of Smithfield was awarded the first place prize in this year's Congressional Art Competition. The annual contest seeks to spotlight local talent and promote arts education, fostering the next generation of Rhode Island artists. Cicilline, who has run the competition each year since coming to Congress, held an award ceremony at his office in Pawtucket to recognize the high school artists who participated. Second place went to Stephanie Anne Da Cruz of Pawtucket Liliana's painting titled "Stuck in Time,"…
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Governor, First Gentleman Celebrate College Signing Day

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Raimondo, First Gentleman Andy Moffit and members of the Cabinet visited high schools across the state today in celebration of College Signing Day. Inspired by the tradition of student athletes committing to a university, former First Lady Michelle Obama started the national Reach Higher campaign last year, expanding the celebration to include every student who continues his or her education beyond high school.
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Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin Met with Veterans, Tour Facilities, & Help Celebrate Cornerstone Laying Milestone at the New Veterans Home

PROVIDENCE, RI –On Friday, May 5, Senator Jack Reed joined the Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin in Rhode Island for a series of meetings and events. Secretary Shulkin is the first member of President Donald Trump's cabinet to visit Rhode Island this year. Prior to becoming VA Secretary, Dr. Shulkin served as the VA's top health official under President Obama. Early afternoon Senator Reed and Secretary Shulkin were joined by Governor Gina Raimondo, Senator Whitehouse, Congressman Cicilline, Congressman Langevin and General Treasurer at a cornerstone-laying ceremony for the new Rhode Island Veterans Home on Metacom Avenue in…
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ObamaCare replacement bill approved in House

Washington House Republicans passed their health care reform bill Thursday.  The replacement bill, the American Health Care Act, received 217 votes, with every Democrat and some Republicans in vulnerable seats voting against it. The revised American Health Care Act passed on a 217-213 vote. It heads next to the Senate, where it faces an uncertain fate. “A lot of us have been waiting seven years to cast this vote,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday.
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