Trump: Government Has Brought ‘Tremendous’ Amount of Aid to Puerto Rico

VOA NEWS President Donald Trump says the government has brought a “tremendous” amount of food and supplies into storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, following criticism that his administration has been slow to respond to the disaster. Trump told reporters at the White House Monday, “It's been amazing what's been done in a very short period of time on Puerto Rico.” The president said he will be traveling to the territory on Tuesday to meet with first responders, the military, “and frankly most importantly, we're going to be seeing the people of Puerto Rico.” Trump said Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria,…
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Trump y Pence honran a las víctimas de la masacre en Las Vegas

El presidente Donald Trump y su esposa Melania, acompañados del vicepresidente Mike Pence y su esposa presidieron en la Casa Blanca un minuto de silencio en honor de las víctimas del tiroteo masivo en Las Vegas, Nevada. Con las banderas a media asta en la mansión ejecutiva, como en toda la nación por orden de Trump, los líderes estadounidenses rindieron tributo a los fallecidos sin hacer comentarios. En el Capitolio, por su parte, el líder de la mayoría republicana en el Senado, Mitch McConnell también presentó sus respetos a las víctimas y a sus familiares. Poco antes, la secretaria de…
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Matanza en Las Vegas: 58 muertos y más de 515 heridos

Al menos 58 personas murieron y más de 515 fueron trasladadas heridas a hospitales cuando un francotirador disparó desde uno de los pisos superiores del Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino hacia una multitud que asistía a un festival de música al aire libre en Las Vegas, Nevada, el domingo por la noche. LEA: Declaraciones del presidente Donald Trump sobre Las Vegas El atacante, que se parapetó en el piso 32 del edificio situado muy cerca del sitio del concierto, se suicidó antes de que la policía entrara a la habitación del hotel, dijo el jefe de la Policía Metropolitana de Las Vegas, Joe…
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Gunman Kills at Least 58, Injures 515 in Las Vegas Shooting

VOA News Police in Las Vegas, Nevada say a man opened fire on a country music concert late Sunday, killing at least 58 people and wounding more than 515 others, in the deadliest mass shooting in modern history. President Donald Trump called it an "act of pure evil." Las Vegas Metropolitan Police identified the shooter as 64-year-old white male Stephen Paddock from Mesquite, Nevada. The gunman attacked the crowd of over 22,000 from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay casino, located across the street from the outdoor venue where videos showed concertgoers ducking for cover,…
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Raimondo Directs U.S. and Rhode Island Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of the Victims of the Las Vegas Shooting

PROVIDENCE,  - In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered that the and Rhode Island flags at all state facilities and buildings be flown at half-staff until sunset on October 6, 2017 in honor of the victims of the shooting in Las Vegas.   "This morning, millions of Americans woke up to news of horror and devastation from Las Vegas," said Governor Raimondo. "Rhode Islanders stand with the people of Nevada, and send our condolences to the family and friends of those lost. In the wake of this senseless tragedy, there have been glimmers of hope in the stories…
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Gobernadora Raimondo pide ayuda de los ciudadanos de RI para Puerto Rico

La gobernadora de Rhode Island, Gina Raimondo, emprendió el jueves una campaña en el estado para ayudar a Puerto Rico tras la devastación causada por los recientes huracanes en el Caribe. La funcionaria demócrata anunció la iniciativa después de hablar con el gobernador de Puerto Rico. En la iniciativa se alienta a los habitantes del estado de Rhode Island a la recaudación de fondos entre la comunidad empresarial para entregarlo a organizaciones en Puerto Rico.
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Raimondo Signs Legislation Guaranteeing Paid Sick Leave for Rhode Island Employees

PROVIDENCE, ;- Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by legislative sponsors, members of her Cabinet and community advocates, today signed legislation guaranteeing paid sick leave for more than 100,000 Rhode Island employees. "Being able to recover from an illness or care for a sick relative without having to worry about losing your job or going without pay is a basic right that Rhode Islanders deserve," said Governor Raimondo. "Treating workers with dignity and respect is imperative to creating a strong, productive workforce, but more importantly, it's the right thing to do. I want to thank every legislator, community advocate and citizen…
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Rhode Island State Police Announces Recruitment Campaign for 2018 State Police Training Academy

Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, today announced the start of a recruitment campaign for the 2018 Rhode Island State Police Training Academy. Colonel Assumpico's top priority since being appointed as Superintendent of State Police has been to recruit and promote a gender- and racially diverse mix of men and women who reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of the communities they serve. She already has promoted 10 women and members of minority groups - nearly a third of the 36 people she has promoted so far.…
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Raimondo Signs 38 Studios Transparency Legislation

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed legislation that makes public previously undisclosed records from the state's investigation of 38 Studios. The Governor also announced her administration will immediately file an objection to a court order obtained in June by Attorney General Peter Kilmartin blocking the release of documents from the 38 Studios investigation even after the Governor has signed the bill into law. "I was against 38 Studios from the very beginning and believe that Rhode Islanders deserve to know what happened," Governor Raimondo said. "It's time for Attorney General Kilmartin to stop opposing the will of the…
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Rhode Island State Police Announces Recruitment Drive for 2018 Rhode Island Police Training Academy

North Scituate, RI - Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety held a news conference at State Police Headquarters to announce the launch of a recruitment drive for the 2018 Rhode Island State Police Training Academy. Colonel Assumpico was joined by Cheryl A. Burrell, Associate Director of the Rhode Island Office of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity, as well our community outreach partners. They discuss some of the specific new initiatives that will be undertaken to attract and retain a gender- and racially diverse group of men and women…
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