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New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman resigns effective Sept. 2

By Juliemar Ortiz, New Haven Register NEW HAVEN - Embattled Police Chief Dean Esserman Tuesday resigned from his position as top cop, effective Sept. 2, Mayor Toni N. Harp announced in a release. Esserman has been being away from the department for nearly six weeks, after he was placed on administrative leave following an incident during which he allegedly berated wait staff at a city eatery, then went on sick leave. “It has been a privilege to serve Mayor Harp and work alongside the remarkable men and women of the New Haven Department of Police Service, who no doubt have…
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Community

Final Farewell to Mayor James Doyle

Former Mayor James E. Doyle died Friday night. He was 78. PAWTUCKET - Honorable James E. Doyle, 78, former Mayor of the City of Pawtucket (1998-2011), passed away peacefully at home with family by his side on Friday, August 26th, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Joan C. (Richer) Doyle for 52 years. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Vincent J., Sr. and Loretta C. (Tessier) Doyle. James devoted his life to his family and the City of Pawtucket. He was a 1960 graduate of Providence College, and began his service to the…
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Entertainment

Alejandro González Iñárritu hace historia en los Oscar

Por María Carolina Piña RFI El director mexicano se llevó la estatuilla dorada como Mejor director por su cinta “El renacido”, convirtiéndose en el tercer director en la historia en ganar dos veces consecutivas este galardón. De su lado, el actor Leonardo Di Caprio se alzó con el primer Oscar de su carrera. "Spotlight" fue la Mejor película. “Gracias a la Academia, no puedo creer que esto esté ocurriendo”, expresó Alejandro González Iñárritu después de recibir el domingo en la noche el segundo Oscar de su carrera como Mejor director. El mexicano, quien confirmó todos los pronósticos, entró en la…
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Culture

Today in History: February 14 1929

Sir Alexander Fleming on this day in 1929 left a plate of staphylococcus bacteria uncovered, and he noticed that a mold that had fallen on the culture had killed many of the bacteria. He identified the mold as penicillium notatum, similar to the kind found on bread. Fleming introduced his mold by-product called penicillin to cure bacterial infections which was undoubtedly one of the greatest developments in health and medicine.
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Today In History: February 13 2001

Based on the traditional Chinese martial-arts genre known as wuxia, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon starred Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh as warriors in 19th-century China, during the Qing dynasty. Kept apart by honor, the two yearn for each other even as they become involved with a heated drama surrounding two younger lovers, played by Zhang Ziyi and Chang Chen. The film went on to earn 10 Oscar nomination and become the first Asian film and only the seventh foreign-language film to be nominated for Best Picture. It became director Ang Lee's biggest film.
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Today In History: February 12 1912

On February 12, 1912, Hsian-T’ung, the last emperor of China, is forced to abdicate following Sun Yat-sen’s republican revolution. A provisional government was established in his place, ending 267 years of Manchu rule in China and 2,000 years of imperial rule. The former emperor, only six years old, was allowed to keep up his residence in Beijing’s Forbidden City, and he took the name of Henry Pu Yi.
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Today in History: February 11 1776

On this day in 1776, Georgia’s royal governor, Sir James Wright, escapes from his residence in Savannah to the safety of a waiting British warship, the HMS Scarborough and returns to London. Governor Wright had been taken into custody and placed under house arrest nearly a month earlier on January 18, 1776, by Patriots under the command of Major Joseph Habersham of the Provincial Congress. Wright was the only colonial governor and Georgia the only colony to successfully implement the Stamp Act in 1765. As revolutionary fervor grew elsewhere in the colonies, Georgia remained the most loyal colony, declining to send delegates…
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Today in History: February 10 1861

On this day in 1861, Jefferson Davis, a former senator from Mississippi who served as secretary of war in the 1850s, received word he has been selected president of the new Confederate States of America. Delegates at the Confederacy’s constitutional convention in Montgomery, Alabama chose him for the job. Davis remained president of the Confederacy until its government was dissolved on May 5, 1865. Less than a week later, he was captured by the Union and jailed for two years. He died at age 81 in New Orleans in 1889.  
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Heading back to Newport!

October 30, 2015 The Volvo Ocean Race will once again head back to Rhode Island, it was announced today. Newport, the sailing-mad coastal town which hosted the event for the first time in May, will again welcome the Race in its 13th edition, in 2017-18. The announcement came in Providence, Rhode Island earlier this afternoon, where Volvo Ocean Race's Tom Touber broke the news alongside Sail Newport's Brad Read and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo. Heading back to Newport! “We’re delighted to be able to confirm that Newport will be staging a second consecutive stopover in 2018,” said Tom. “Everything…
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Putin Defends Russian Military Aid to Syria

VOA News Russian President Vladimir Putin defended his country's military support for Syria, saying Tuesday that Russia will continue to aid President Bashar al-Assad's forces in their "fight against terrorist aggression." Speaking at a regional security conference in Tajikistan, Putin said Assad is open to working with the "healthy" opposition in Syria on a political solution to the conflict that has stretched on for four and a half years, but that the focus must first be on terrorism. Assad has routinely used the word "terrorist" to describe rebels who have opposed his forces in the fight that has grown in…
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