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Secretary Of State Meets With Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas

Secretary of State, John Kerry, arrived Wednesday in Jordan to meet with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas to resume the dialogues of peace between Israel and Palestine. Abbas said in recent days that the dialogues had been canceled during the last round of negotiations due to the non-compliance of the Israeli Government with the third round of release of political prisoners, which had been announced for Saturday. Kerry will also meet with the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, in the coming days.
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Further Action in Africa To Prevent Spread of Ebola

Measures are being taken in West Africa to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus after an outbreak in Guinea. It was reported that the authorities in Mauritania closed its border with Senegal and Mali due to fears of infection. The Ministry of Health in Guinea banned the sale of bats because the animals carry the virus. So far the only confirmed cases occurred in southern Guinea, but it is suspected that there are other cases in Sierra Leone and Liberia. A man who returned from Liberia to Canada fell ill with symptoms of the hemorrhagic fever. Five people died with…
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Rescuers Continue Search In Washington Mudslide

Washington rescue teams are prepared for another day's search in Snohomish County where on Saturday a devastating landslide occurred. Dogs, aircraft and bulldozers have been used to search for survivors, but the work has been very slow and dangerous due to conditions similar to quicksand. So far 14 bodies have been recovered and police are reviewing numerous reports on missing persons to try to identify who is really lost. Most of the homes affected in the accident are vacation homes. President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in the area.
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Steenkamp Was Afraid of Pistorius

During the trial of the South African athlete Oscar Pistorius it was revealed that his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, sent him a text message saying: "I'm scared of you sometimes". The message was sent when the couple had a fight when he accused her of flirting with another man, weeks before he killed her. A police captain testified about what was found on the mobile phones of the couple. Pistorius denies deliberately killing Steenkamp. He says that he mistook her for an intruder. The trial began its fourth week.
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Malaysia Says That Lost Plane Ended Up In The Ocean And Assumes That There Are No Survivors

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, confirmed in a press conference that flight MH370 is lost and that there are no survivors. Malaysia Airlines sent to the relatives of the people aboard the plane a text message in which they were informed of the facts before the statements of the Prime Minister. It was said that the message was sent both to family in Malaysia as well as in Beijing. The firms "have concluded that MH370 flew along the southern corridor, and that its last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth," Mr Razak…
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International Night at Shea High School

Dr. Pablo Rodriguez talked with Donald Miller, Principal of Shea High School in Pawtucket, RI. Shea HS is one of four high schools in the city of Pawtucket. Currently, there are 860 students, comprising up to 30 countries. Of these students, about 40-50% are Latino and 27% make up the ESL population. Donald Miller discusses the new NECAP graduation requirements, community and parent engagement, and Friends of Shea. Miller also discusses an upcoming event International Night. Taking place on Thursday April 10, 2014, this is a chance to celebrate the diversity of Shea High School. It will be a night of…
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IKEA Recalls Children’s Bed Canopies Due to Strangulation Hazard

WASHINGTON, - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall Summary Name of Product: Children’s bed canopies Hazard: An infant or young child can get entangled at the neck in the canopy’s fabric, posing a strangulation hazard. Remedy: Refund Consumer Contact: IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime or online at ;; and click on the recall link at the top of the page for more information. Recall Details Units: About 255,000 in the United States, 7,000 in Canada and million worldwide Description: This recall involves…
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Black And Latino Children Have More Health Problems Than Whites

Black and Latino schoolchildren in the United States have "substantial inequalities" in their health compared with whites, according to a study published today in the magazine ' New England Journal of Medicine'. The research, funded by the Center for Disease Prevention and Control, led at Children's Hospital in Boston, and focused on the socio-economic conditions and health risks of children in the fifth school year in different regions of the country. The study found that the children of all ethnic groups have better health if their parents have higher education and higher income, or if they have had the advantage of attending certain schools. Although white…
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“Click It or Ticket” Enforcement, March 24th to March 30, 2014

Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, announces that through funding obtained by the Department of Transportation Office on Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Rhode Island State Police will be joining with state and local law enforcement agencies by participating in the "Click it or Ticket" nationwide enforcement campaign. Starting on Monday March 24th and continuing through, and including Sunday, March 30th, drivers can expect an increased presence of troopers on all roadways. Speeding is one of the most prevalent factors…
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Australian Authorities Suspend Search For the Day Of MH370

The search for debris in the Indian Ocean of defunct Malaysia Airlines aircraft was suspended on Thursday. The authority of Australian Maritime Safety (AMSA) said that operations will continue on Friday morning. Australian authorities had seen via satellite two objects that could belong to the plane, which disappeared on March 8 with 239 people on board while they were covering the route between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing. Aircraft and ships were sent to the area from Australia, New Zealand and United States to track these objects, which are 2,500 kilometres of Perth, on the southwest coast of Australia. The largest…
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