Barbara Bush está grave, no recibirá más tratamiento

Voz de America - La ex primera dama de Estados Unidos Barbara Bush está grave y no se le prestará más atención médica, informó el domingo un portavoz de la familia. “Tras una serie de hospitalizaciones recientes, y tras consultar con su familia y sus médicos, la señora Bush, de 92 años de edad, ha decidido no recibir más atención médica y en lugar de ello de enfocará en estar lo más cómoda posible”, dijo en un comunicado el portavoz Jim McGrath. No dio más detalles, pero se sabe que ella sufre del mal de Graves, un trastorno de la…
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Trump Hosting Baltic Leaders Amid Russia Tensions

Peggy Chang/VOA News WHITE HOUSE — Hosting leaders of Baltic states at the White House Tuesday, President Donald Trump discussed how to strengthen security, business, trade, energy, and cultural partnerships between the United States and the three NATO allies. The White House said Trump and the leaders of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were also were expected to highlight the countries' recent success in meeting NATO’s defense spending pledge. Trump has repeatedly criticized NATO member countries for not contributing their fair share to the alliance and not meeting their two percent defense spending benchmark. In a speech to NATO members last year,…
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Trump Proposed White House Meeting With Putin

VOA News White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says President Donald Trump proposed the White House as a potential place to host a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The suggestion came during a March 20 call between the two leaders. Trump said after that call he hoped to meet with Putin "in the not too distant future," both sides have said planning has not gone any further. Sanders did not give additional information about plans for the meeting to take place. "We have nothing further to add at this time," she told reporters Monday. Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov…
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Education

Secretary DeVos Approves Idaho, Mississippi and Rhode Island’s ESSA State Plans

WASHINGTON– Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the approval of Idaho, Mississippi and Rhode Island's consolidated state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). "The state plans met ESSA's requirements, and I am pleased to approve them," said Secretary DeVos. "I look forward to seeing how these states dive deeper into the flexibility afforded by ESSA to innovate on behalf of their students." Allowing states more flexibility in how they deliver education to students is at the core of ESSA. Each state crafted a plan that it feels will best offer educational opportunities to meet the needs of the…
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Latino Public Radio Launches Effort to Halt Station Sale

PROVIDENCE, RI - In response to a press release issued Friday by Rhode Island Public Radio (RIPR) regarding the future of Latino Public Radio (LPR), Reynaldo Almonte, CEO, President and General Manager of LPR is invoking The Public Radio Conversions Act in an effort to save the station’s signal at 1290 AM. The Public Radio Conversions Act, enacted in Rhode Island in 2005, prevents the sale of a nonprofit public radio to a private, for-profit or commercial organization. In 2008, RIPR used the Act to prevent Boston University’s WBUR Group from selling its signal. Almonte also wants to set the…
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Grupos Latinos De Salud Respaldan El Proyecto De Ley De Ayuda Médica Para Morir En Nueva York

(Nueva York, NY – febrero del 2018) La Comisión Latina sobre el SIDA y el Hispanic Health Network, anunció que se unirá a Compassion and Choices en la campaña para que se autorice la Ley de Ayuda Médica Para Morir de Nueva York () lo más pronto posible. El proyecto de ley daría a los Neoyorquinos con enfermedades terminales, la opción de solicitar una receta médica para obtener un medicamento con el que decidan morir si su sufrimiento se vuelve insoportable. “Este respaldo de la Comisión Latina sobre el SIDA y el Hispanic Health Network, es un gran impulso para…
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Statement from CPB on the President’s FY 2019 Budget Proposal Eliminating Funding for Public Media

Washington, (February 12, 2018) — Patricia Harrison, president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), made the following statement regarding the President’s proposed FY 2019 budget, which would rescind all but $15 million of each FY 2019 and FY 2020 funding for public media. “Americans place great value on having universal access to public media’s educational and informational programming and services, provided commercial free and free of charge. Since there is no viable substitute for federal funding that would ensure this valued service continues, the elimination of federal funding to CPB would at first devastate, and then ultimately…
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House Democrats Demand Department of Homeland Security Reverse Rejections of DACA Applications After USPS Error

Washington, ) – House Democrats will send a letter to acting Secretary Elaine Duke demanding that the Department of Homeland Security reconsider the applications of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients who applied for an extension but were rejected after a delay by the Postal Service. The effort was led by House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Reps. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.), and Adriano Espaillat (D-NY). “DACA recipients are young Americans who study, contribute to our economy, and serve in our armed forces. They are our friends, neighbors, and colleagues. The DACA recipients who sent…
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Reed Statement on Nomination of Jerome Powell to Lead Federal Reserve

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Jack Reed, a senior member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on the nomination of Jerome H. Powell to serve as the next Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System: “I am disappointed President Trump did not retain Fed Chair Yellen. During her tenure, unemployment reached its lowest level since 2001, and she blazed a trail as the first woman to run the central bank. I hope she will choose to remain on the Fed’s Board of Governors for the foreseeable future. “Mr. Powell has…
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Langevin Highlights Efforts to Address Impacts of Climate Change

WARWICK, — Today, in commemoration of the 5th anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Congressman Jim Langevin was joined by federal, state, and local officials, as well as environmental leaders, at the Aspray Boat House in Pawtuxet Village to highlight efforts to address the impacts of climate change. The recent wave of hurricanes that have battered the Southeast and the Caribbean have only underscored the need to promote climate resiliency. In addition to supporting these initiatives in Rhode Island, Langevin is currently leading an effort to assess the national security implications of global warming. “It was just five years ago that Rhode…
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