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Ricci v City of Providence

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE This Settlement Agreement and Release (“Settlement Agreement”) is entered into among Roberta Ricci, Dachelle L. Threats, Vincent Pizzi, Diane Dinobile, Abigail Torres, John Borden, and North American Auto Leasing, LLC (together, “Named Plaintiffs”), individually and in their putative capacity as representative plaintiffs on behalf of the putative Class Members (defined below), the City of Providence, by and through its Treasurer, James J. Lombardi, III (“City”) (the Named Plaintiffs and the City collectively, “Parties,” and each individually a “Party”), Greenberg Traurig, LLP, counsel for the City, Law Offices of Peter N. Wasylyk (“Wasylyk Law”), and Petrarca &…
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Amtrak Refreshes Interiors of Acela Express Trains

Updates will provide a more modern, comfortable customer experience WASHINGTON - Amtrak is investing in an extensive refresh of its train interiors on the entire Acela Express fleet, which travels along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) between Boston and Washington, DC, aimed at introducing a more modern and comfortable customer experience. "Customers expect a premium experience when they board an Acela Express train, and these updated interior features will provide a more comfortable, refreshed look and feel - whether you want to relax, move about freely, work or play," said Amtrak CEO and President Richard Anderson. The Acela Express refresh is…
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CVS Health and Roger Williams University To Offer Professional Development Program to Support Diverse Suppliers

Training program created by Center for Workforce and Professional Development at RWU School of Continuing Studies will help CVS Health diverse-owned suppliers develop skills in finance, leadership and technology PROVIDENCE, , May 14, 2018 - As part of its ongoing commitment to support the development of diverse business leaders, CVS Health and the Center for Workforce and Professional Development at Roger Williams University's School of Continuing Studies have opened registration for the CVS Health Executive Learning Series for Diverse Suppliers, a customized professional development program to help diverse business owners grow their companies. The training program, now in its fourth…
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Fox News and Its Powerful Promoter: President Trump

Peggy Chang WHITE HOUSE — On the day the world watched as the United States formally moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Fox News Channel got an enthusiastic recommendation from its most powerful fan — President Donald Trump. " Embassy opening in Jerusalem will be covered live on @FoxNews & Lead up to 9:00 (eastern) event has already begun," Trump tweeted on his personal Twitter account, adding "A great day for Israel!" It's not the first time the president of the United States has promoted the news outlet favored by many conservative viewers, including stalwart Trump supporters. But Trump's…
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US Diplomat Involved in Fatal Crash Leaves Pakistan

Ayaz Gul/VOA News ISLAMABAD — A diplomat has left Pakistan for Afghanistan Monday after Islamabad had earlier barred him from leaving the country for his role in a fatal road accident. defense attache Joseph Emanuel Hall on Saturday planned to board an American military aircraft at the air force base near Islamabad but was not permitted to do so and returned to the embassy, security officials confirmed to VOA. But on Monday he was permitted to leave for Afghanistan, after Pakistani authorities removed Hall's name from a so-called "black list" of people not allowed to leave Pakistan due to pending court…
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Alert Warns of More Lava and Possible Explosion at Hawaiian Volcano

PAHOA, HAWAII — Residents near Hawaii's Kilauea volcano faced warnings Monday that more lava-spewing fissures could open near their homes and that the volcano's summit may be getting ready for an explosion that could scatter ash and debris for miles. Since Kilauea began erupting May 3, nearly 2,000 people have been ordered to evacuate as 18 giant fissures ripped through the area, including two new ones that opened Sunday with ear-piercing screeches that sent lava and rocks flying. But the Geological Survey also has warned that pent-up steam could cause an explosion at the top of the volcano as the pool…
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Melania Trump in Hospital for Procedure on Kidney Condition

VOA News/AP WASHINGTON — Melania Trump underwent a procedure Monday morning to treat a benign kidney condition and will likely be hospitalized for the rest of the week, the White House said. President Donald Trump was expected to visit his wife at Walter Reed Medical Center just outside Washington later Monday, according to a White House official who was not authorized to disclose the plan and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said the procedure on the 48-year-old first lady was successful and there were no complications. The White House did not offer any…
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18th Lava-Spewing Fissure in Hawaii Volcano Leads to New Evacuations

VOA News Officials in Hawaii have called for more evacuations after an 18th fissure spewing lava from the Kilauea volcano was discovered Sunday on the Big Island. "The amount of lava that has erupted from the fissure so far is very, very small," said scientist Steve Brantley of the Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Exploding and sloshing sounds from the fissure, however, could be heard from as far as 1,400 meters away. "The situation remains unstable," USGS scientist Tina Neal added. "Additional outbreaks of lava are likely." Experts say there is a continuing threat that the lava could drop below…
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US Embassy Opens in Jerusalem Despite Deadly Gaza Protests

VOA News The United States officially moved its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Monday, even as 37 Palestinians were killed and hundreds wounded in clashes with Israeli forces along the Gaza Strip's border with the Jewish state. Less than 100 kilometers away from the violent protests, and Israeli officials gathered in Jerusalem as the embassy was opened. President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump (L) and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin unveil an inauguration plaque during the opening ceremony of the new US embassy in Jerusalem, May 14, 2018. President Donald Trump defied the sentiment of many governments around…
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A New Silicon Valley is Sprouting in Middle America

Carolyn Presutti/VOA INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA — Kavitha Kamalbabu needed a break. She had raised her two children and the youngest was now in kindergarten. It was time to turn attention to her career. The 36-year-old wanted to code. The mecca of high tech -- Silicon Valley — wasn't an option because she needed to stay close to home and family in Indianapolis, Indiana. "I chose Kenzie Academy because of its life project-based learning," she said. Kamalbabu is now at the top of her class, getting a two-year degree as a software developer. Kenzie, based in Indianapolis, was established to keep talent in Middle America…
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