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Puerto Ricans Who’ve Come to RI Following Natural Disasters May be Eligible for Food Assistance

CRANSTON, (October 11, 2017) – The US Department of Agriculture has advised the RI Department of Human Services that Americans who’ve left their homes in Puerto Rico due to Hurricanes Maria and Irma may be eligible for temporary SNAP benefits. Puerto Ricans who are recipients of the Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) and have left their homes temporarily may be eligible to receive two months of federally funded SNAP benefits. Courtney Hawkins, Director of the RI Department of Human Services encourages those in need to seek assistance. “Rhode Island welcomes these American citizens who have sought temporary shelter here after evacuating…
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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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AT&T Creates Website to Help Locate Family Members and Friends in Puerto Rico

We are working around the clock to help the people of Puerto Rico recover from Hurricanes Maria and Irma. We set up a website that will let anyone stateside (regardless of carrier) to register the cell phone number of a family member or friend who is an AT&T wireless customer in Puerto Rico. When the Puerto Rico-based customer's cell phone connects to our network in Puerto Rico, the customer will be notified that their family or friends in the have been trying to contact them. The family member or friend who registered will also be notified through email when additional…
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USCIS Celebra el Día de la Constitución y el Día de la Ciudadanía y da la Bienvenida a más de 30,000 Nuevos Ciudadanos Estadounidenses

WASHINGTON — El Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de Estados Unidos (USCIS, por sus siglas en inglés) celebrará el Día de la Constitución y el Día de la Ciudadanía, que se conmemora el día 17 de septiembre, con cerca de 200 ceremonias de naturalización en todo el país, como parte de la Semana de la Constitución del 15 al 22 de septiembre. Más de 30,000 residentes permanentes legales se convertirán en los más recientes ciudadanos de durante esta semana. Esta conmemoración anual rinde homenaje a la firma de la Constitución realizada el 17 de septiembre de 1787, y a la…
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EE.UU. realiza exitosa prueba de interceptor de misiles

Estados Unidos anunció que ha realizado con éxito una prueba de su sistema de intercepción de misiles, (THAAD por sus siglas en inglés). La Agencia de Defensa de Misiles de Estados Unidos informó que logró derribar un misil enemigo simulado, lanzado desde un avión de combate sobre el Océano Pacífico al norte de Hawái. El Sistema THAAD que lo derribó, situado en el noroccidental estado de Alaska, "detectó, rastreó e interceptó el blanco", dijo la Agencia. Es la primera vez que emplaza el sistema THAAD para derribar un misil balístico de rango intermedio, que es un blanco más rápido y…
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Tillerson Signs Pact with Qatar to Curb Terrorism Financing

VOA News - Cindy Saine STATE DEPARTMENT — Despite temperatures soaring above 50 Celsius in Kuwait City, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson scored a first tentative victory for cool diplomacy on his push to help find a resolution to the month-long blockade of Qatar by its Persian Gulf beside Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, Tillerson announced the United States and Qatar have signed a memorandum of understanding for Doha to take steps to curb terrorism financing. “I am here in Qatar today carrying with me the same spirit which President Trump traveled in Riyadh with in May," he said.…
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Senate Republican Leader Delays Start of August Recess

VOA News Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has delayed the beginning of the chamber's August recess in an attempt to complete work on the Republican bill to overhaul the nation's health care coverage law and deal with Trump administration nominees. The Republican lawmaker announced the decision Tuesday in a statement that included a criticism of Democratic senators. "In order to provide more time to complete action on important legislative items and process nominees that have been stalled by a lack of cooperation from our friends across the aisle, the Senate will delay the start of the August recess until the…
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