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Pence: Mueller Should ‘Wrap Up’ Russia Probe

VOA News/Ken Bredemeier   Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday he thinks it's time for special counsel Robert Mueller to conclude his criminal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice by trying to thwart the probe. Pence told NBC News, "In the interests of the country, I think it's time to wrap it up." There is no indication, however, that Mueller is close to ending his year-long probe. His legal team has been negotiating with Trump's lawyers over whether the president will sit for an interview and under what terms, such…
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Hostage Release Seen as Part of N. Korea’s Chess Game

  William Gallo/VOA News WASHINGTON — North Korea’s release of three citizens may help pave the way for talks between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, but questions remain as to whether those talks will succeed. At the White House on Wednesday, Trump continued to speak cautiously about the coming summit, even while praising the North Korean leader for the prisoner release. “Everything can be scuttled,” Trump told reporters. “A lot of things can happen — a lot of good things can happen, a lot of bad things can happen.” Positive gesture North Korea on Wednesday granted amnesty to three Americans…
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Trump Greets Americans Released by North Korea

Steve Herman/VOA News JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MARYLAND —  President Donald Trump personally welcomed three freed Americans returning home from North Korea early Thursday morning, declaring “we’re starting off on a new footing” with Pyongyang. During the event at Joint Base Andrews, in the state of Maryland, 25 kilometers from the White House, the president, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, boarded a Air Force C-40 jet to briefly speak with the three men who had been imprisoned in North Korea. A large American flag held up by two firetrucks with extended ladders served as a backdrop for their arrival. Vice…
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Trump Launches New Attack on US Media

Ken Bredemeier WASHINGTON —  President Donald Trump launched a new attack on the country's national news media Wednesday, suggesting that maybe their credentials should be taken away, while also admitting that when he talks about "fake news," he means stories about him he doesn't like. "The Fake News is working overtime," Trump said in a Twitter comment. "Just reported that, despite the tremendous success we are having with the economy & all things else, 91 percent of the Network News about me is negative (Fake). Why do we work so hard in working with the media when it is corrupt?…
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Local News

Newport Race Village is open!

On a sunny Rhode Island day, the Newport, RI Race Village opened in front of hundreds of visitors With all seven boats having arrived overnight on Monday into Tuesday morning, the Volvo Ocean 65s added a colourful backdrop to what was already a celebration in Newport – the home of American sailing. © Jesus Renedo/Volvo Ocean Race © Jesus Renedo/Volvo Ocean Race © Jesus Renedo/Volvo Ocean Race  Hundreds of fans turned out to watch the official Opening Ceremony, which saw the Navy Northeast band, US Coast Guard Band and a Parade of Nations commence proceedings with a march through the Race…
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RHODE ISLAND HANDS-FREE CELL PHONE LAW TAKES EFFECT JUNE 1

Providence, RI - On Wednesday, May 9 at 10:30 at the AAA Northeast Headquarters, 110 Royal Little Drive, Providence, AAA Northeast will welcome Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr., State Police Colonel Ann Assumpico, and Federal Highway Administration Rhode Island Division Administrator Carlos Machado at a press conference to explain Rhode Island's new hand-free cell phone law, which goes into effect on June 1. Also present will be Senator V. Susan Sosnowski and Representative Kathleen A. Fogarty, who sponsored the legislation. Samples of hands-free devices Rhode Islanders may use to comply with the new law will be…
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Meet Team Brunel

Second place winner of leg 8 Newport, Rhode Island No one has sailed more miles in the Volvo Ocean Race than Team Brunel skipper Bekking, who made his first appearance as a crew member on Philips Innovator back in 1985-86.   More than 30 years on, and now aged 54, Bekking’s Volvo Ocean Race obsession has only intensified – and he’s still chasing an elusive first win.   Team backers include Brunel, the Dutch-based global project management, recruitment and Consultancy Company, and its founder Jan Brand. Brunel are Volvo Ocean Race veterans themselves, having had their first involvement in 1997-98,…
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Meet Team MAPFRE

  MAPFRE wins leg 8 Newport, Rhode Island MAPFRE return to the Volvo Ocean Race and their goal could not be clearer – to win the Volvo Ocean Race trophy for the first time in Spain’s history. Skipper Xabi Fernández has built a mixed and multinational squad brimming with honours – from Olympic gold medallists and America’s Cup winners, to some of the most highly regarded offshore sailors on the planet. After finishing in fourth place last time out, it’s fair to say that MAPFRE look stronger than ever before in 2017-18. Skipper: Xabi Fernández Date of Birth: 19 October 1976 In: Ibarra,…
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Pawtucket Group Selected for EPA Environmental Workforce Development & Job Training Program Grant

  BOSTON – Groundwork Rhode Island Grants Transform Lives and Land Across the Countryd, a Pawtucket-based organization, was one of 17 groups selected today by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to share $ million to operate environmental job training programs for local citizens. “Through these Brownfields job training programs, we’re investing in getting Americans back to work and improving local economies and the environment,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “Graduates will acquire the skill set necessary to gain full-time employment in the environmental field and help revitalize their communities.” Funded through EPA’s Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) Program,…
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Bristol Awarded Nearly $1.2 Million to Renovate Prudence Island Ferry Dock

Bristol Awarded Nearly $ Million to Renovate Prudence Island Ferry Dock Reed, Whitehouse, Cicilline announce federal Passenger Ferry Grant to make structural improvements necessary for continued ferry operation Project could lay groundwork for additional transportation options linking Bristol to Newport and Bristol to Providence in the future BRISTOL, RI - Monday, May 7, 2018  Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman David Cicilline announced that the Town of Bristol will receive $1,169,096 to rehabilitate the north and south walls of the Prudence Island Ferry Dock Pier. The project will complement a restoration of the west wall that was recently…
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