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Northeast States Digs Out With More Snow on The Horizon

As New England continue to dig out from yesterday's storm, state officials are planning for the next round of winter weather due to arrive overnight which could make for a slow morning commute Wednesday. Winter Storm Warning URGENT- Winter Weather Message National Weather Service Taunton, MA 1222 pm Est. Tue Feb 4, 2014 ...Wintry weather will return to Southern New England late tonight through ...Low pressure will deepen off the mid-Atlantic coast late tonight before passing south of Nantucket early Wednesday. the storm will spread plowable snow from west to east across the region and perhaps a wintry mix to the south coast.…
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FDA Launches New Anti-Smoking Campaign

The Food and Drug administration is launching a new campaign geared towards teens in hopes of stopping them from smoking and encouraging them to quit. This $115 million multimedia education campaign called "The Real Cost" will use adds depicting yellow teeth, wrinkled skin, and other costs at-risk teenagers face if they smoke cigarettes. Beginning February 11, advertisements will run in over 200 markets throughout the US for at least one year. Ads will air on TV stations like MTV and be found in magazines such as Teen Vogue. They will also use social media, which today's youth heavily uses. "Our…
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Microsoft Board names Satya Nadella as CEO

REDMOND, Wash. — Feb. 4, 2014 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Satya Nadella as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors effective immediately. Nadella previously held the position of Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group. “During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Microsoft than Satya Nadella,” said Bill Gates, Microsoft’s Founder and Member of the Board of Directors. “Satya is a proven leader with hard-core engineering skills, business vision and the ability to bring people together. His vision for how technology will…
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Massachusetts Grants 20 Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses

Last November voters approved a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana in the state of Massachusetts. Now it has granted the first 20 dispensary licenses across 10 of its 14 counties. Despite being permitted to award up to 35 licenses, the state has only decided to grant 20, leaving many wondering about the Registered Marijuana Dispensary Selection Committee's strategies. Despite being awarded a license, these companies will still have to pass a final inspection by the state health department and must comply with local requirements before opening. There are still mixed feeling among residents about medical marijuana. Some local officials…
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Culture

Ismael Cala presents his book in Latin America

El Poder de EscucharIsmael Cala The Power of Listening After an extensive tour that took him throughout most of the Americas, the renowned CNN reporter, Ismael Cala is in the city of Mexico to promote his book, "El Poder de Escuchar," which translates to the power of listening. This extraordinary work which is the product of years of experience from this famed Spanish journalist, who through his television program offers interesting interviews, connecting the Latino community in the United States with many personalities of national and international recognition. There is much value in his work , the result of fifteen…
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Entertainment

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in Manhattan Apartment

Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment on Sunday. Hoffman's body was discovered Sunday at his home in the West Village. Police responded to a 9-1-1 call just after 11:30 and they found Hoffman dead on the bathroom floor with a needle in his arm. He was alone in the apartment and there were no obvious signs of trauma. Hoffman's family released a statement to say they are devastated. “We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone.…
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JOHNSTON DEMOCRATS UNANIMOUSLY ENDORSE

PROVIDENCE – The Johnston Democratic Town Committee unanimously endorsed Aquidneck Island businessman Guillaume De Ramel in his race to become Rhode Island’s next Secretary of State. A motion to endorse was made by Johnston Mayor Joe Polisena and seconded by Bernard Frezza, a senior aide to former Secretaries of State Jim Langevin, Ed Inman, and Matt Brown. “It’s important to come out early for the most competent candidate,” said Mayor Polisena. “I move for this committee to endorse Guillaume De Ramel for Secretary of State.” “I’m pleased to announce that Guillaume De Ramel has the unanimous support of the Johnston…
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Community

Marian Wright Edelman Keynote at RI Kids Count Luncheon

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT hosted a 20th Anniversary Special Kick-Off Luncheon, Wednesday, January 29th, 2014, celebrating two decades of advocacy for children The keynote speaker was Marian Wright Edelman, Founder and President of the Children’s Defense Fund who is the nation’s foremost child advocate. Marian Wright Edelman by Latino Public Radio LPR Coverage of RI Kids Count Event 1/29/2014 Marian Wright Edelman, Founder and President of the Children'sDefense Fund being interviewed by Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, President of Latino Public Radio
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Clay Pell RI Gubernatorial Candidate tiene una buena táctica – has a Good Strategy: Spanish

Pell interview Fue en Español - Yes. Pell is hoping to win over a large chunk of Latino voters by speaking to them directly – en Español Pell interview LPR No candidate for governor currently has a Spanish-language campaign website Clay Pell 2014 Campaign Launch Video QUESTIONS FOR CLAY PELL IN “HABLEMOS” 02/01/14 WRNI-LATINO PUBLIC RADIO 1- WHO IS CLAY PELL AND WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE GOVERNOR? WHAT QUALIFES YOU FOR THE POSITION? 2- MANY PEOPLE QUESTION THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE NOT LIVED IN RI MOST OF YOUR LIFE, AND IF NOT FOR YOUR NAME WE WOULD…
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