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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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NASA Observes Day of Remembrance

NASA will pay will tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency's Day of Remembrance on Friday, Jan. 31. NASA's Day of Remembrance honors members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and other agency senior officials will hold an observance and wreath laying at Arlington National Cemetery Friday morning.  
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Amanda Knox found guilty of murder again by Italian court

  An appeals court in Florence on Thursday upheld the guilty verdict against student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend for the 2007 murder of her British roommate. Knox was sentenced to 28 1/2 years in prison, raising the specter of a long legal battle over her extradition if the conviction is upheld.
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CW28 and NHPRI to Host Free Family Skating Event

Families and friends are welcomed to join CW28, The Rhode Island Community Food Bank and Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island for a free skating event at the The Providence Rink at the Bank of America City Center. Bring a non-perishable food item on Friday, February 21, 2014, School Vacation Week, from 12pm to 2pm and skate for free to support The Rhode Island Community Food Bank.     Providence, January 30, 2014 - CW28 and announce the 2014 "Skate with CW28" event. As part of the "CW28 Community Works" campaign, the event provides families with free skating and encourages…
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Memorial Hospital of RI Employee Installed As President

Pawtucket, RI -  Ewa Dzwierzynski, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP, pharmacy site manager at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, was installed as the President of the Rhode Island Society of Health-System Pharmacists (RISHP) on Saturday, January 25th at the 45th RISHP Annual Installation Dinner held at the Renaissance Providence Hotel. Presiding over the event was Gerry Meyer, PharmD, MBA, FASHP, President of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Ewa served as the President-Elect for RISHP and, prior to that, as the Director for Legislation. She will serve as the President for the coming year and will then serve the following year as…
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Statement of Gov. Patrick on Announcement In Tsarnaev Case

BOSTON - Thursday, January 30, 2014 - Governor Deval Patrick today released the following statement: "One way or another, based on the evidence, Tsarnaev will die in prison. In each milestone of this case -- today's announcement, the trial and every other significant step in the justice process -- the people hurt by the Marathon bombings and the rest of us so shocked by it will relive that tragedy. The best we can do is remind each other that we are a stronger Commonwealth than ever, and that nothing can break that spirit."
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Commissioner Gist State of Education address to Assembly

Speaker Fox, President Paiva Weed, members of the General Assembly, Governor Chafee, Board Chair Mancuso and members of the Board of Education, school leaders, teachers, students, and all friends of education:   I am honored to stand before you once again to report to you on the state of public education in Rhode Island. Good afternoon! Buenas tardes! Boa Tarde!   Thanks for the special greetings from some of our world-language scholars – students from the International Charter School and from the Leviton Dual Language School, in Providence.   I am especially grateful this evening for the opportunity to speak…
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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Will Face Death Penalty For Boston Marathon Bombing

WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric Holder today released the following statement regarding the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: “After consideration of the relevant facts, the applicable regulations and the submissions made by the defendant’s counsel, I have determined that the United States will seek the death penalty in this matter. The nature of the conduct at issue and the resultant harm compel this decision.” The Boston Marathon Bomber who killed three people and wounded 260 will face the death penalty. On Thursday, federal prosecutors announced that they would be seeking the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 20. Seventeen of the thrity federal charges…
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