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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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US House Approves Health Care Bill

The House of Representatives has approved a Republican bill to repeal and replace large parts of the nation’s health care law. Six weeks after it was left for dead, lawmakers debated the merits of the measure, which was set for a vote after it was amended Wednesday to add a modest $8 billion dollars to help people with pre-existing health conditions. After negotiating the terms of the amendment with President Trump at the White House, two prominent moderate Republicans, Fred Upton and Billy Long, reversed course and threw their support behind their party's health care bill. Rep. Billy Long, second…
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PawSox Players Pitch In to Volunteer with FSRI’s Walking School Bus

Players Walking with Students #125kindness Providence, RI - April 28, 2017- Pitcher Chandler Shepherd and Catcher Tim Roberson of the PawSox baseball team joined volunteers in walking students to school this morning, as part of Family Service of Rhode Island's (FSRI) Walking School Bus program.   "We are excited to have the PawSox supporting our FSRI Walking School Bus this morning and helping to send the message to Rhode Island students that showing up for school matters," said FSRI CEO Margaret Holland McDuff. "I know the kids are excited to have the opportunity to meet and talk with the players,…
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Trump, Unorthodox as Ever, Offers Grand Bargain to Beijing

Peter Heinlein/VOA News WHITE HOUSE — President Donald Trump appears to be offering a grand bargain to Chinese President Xi Jinping in which each would get something he dearly wants -- an assurance of economic stability ahead of a critical Communist Party Congress in exchange for Chinese help in halting North Korea's nuclear programs. The offer has come in a burst of television interviews and social media posts. In a pair of Twitter posts this week, Trump suggested he would agree not to launch a threatened trade war with China, helping to ensure a strong domestic economy as China's ruling party…
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NATO No Longer Obsolete, Declares Trump

  Steve Herman WHITE HOUSE —  President Donald Trump on Wednesday declared the North Atlantic Treaty Organization “no longer obsolete,” three months after he said the alliance had outlived its usefulness because it had not defended against terrorist attacks. “The secretary general and I had a productive discussion about what more NATO can do in the fight against terrorism,” Trump said at a joint news conference with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg. “I complained about that a long time ago and they made a change, and now they do fight terrorism. I said it was obsolete. It’s no longer obsolete.” Trump…
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Trump Adviser Page: ‘I Wasn’t a Foreign Agent’

William Gallo/VOA News Carter Page, an adviser to then-presidential candidate Donald Trump whose communications were reportedly monitored under an FBI-obtained court order, denied Wednesday that he'd worked for the Russians. "Of course, I wasn't a foreign agent," he said in an interview with CNN. Last month, FBI Director James Comey acknowledged that his agency was investigating whether members of Trump's campaign had colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. intelligence officials believe Moscow intervened to try to sway the election in favor of Trump. The FBI obtained a secret court order last year to monitor the communications of…
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