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Brain-dead Texas woman taken off ventilator

An emotional court fight came to an end Sunday when a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman was taken off a ventilator. In a case where who is considered alive, dead, and how it all changes in presence of a fetus culminated at about 11:30 Sunday when the devices that had kept Marlise Munoz's heart and lungs working for two months were switched off. "May Marlise Munoz finally rest in peace, and her family find the strength to complete what has been an unbearably long and arduous journey," the lawyers, Heather King and Jessica Janicek, said in a written statement. Munoz was 14…
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Rising unemployment

Rhode Island - The unemployment rate in Rhode Island rose slightly in December to percent, compared with percent in November. It is lower than the rate of percent from a year ago, according to data released Thursday by the Department of Labor and Training Rhode Island. The state lost 1,500 jobs in December, down from the 470,700 jobs the state had in November. The number of jobs in Rhode Island is higher than it was a year ago, when the DLT reported 465,600 jobs. However, the total employment in the state are still well below the 496,400 jobs recorded in…
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Winter Storm and Blizzard in the region

Rhode Island - The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Warning for parts of Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts. The coastal area of ​​the Cape, Islands and Southeastern Massachusetts is under observation by Blizzard Winter in effect from Tuesday until 1pm Wednesday afternoon. The snow arrived Tuesday night with frigid temperatures and strong winds. A fall of snow about 6 to 10 inches for the Southeastern Massachusetts and from 3 to 7 inches are expected for much of Rhode Island Tormenta Invernal y Blizzard en la region Rhode Island - El Servicio Nacional de Meteorología ha emitido Advertencia de…
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Warning to parents about Smarties abuse

Rhode Island - Officials at the Portsmouth Middle School sent a note to parents where they warn about the dangers of smoking and inhaling Smarties . The Smarties candies come in a colorful packets , and are very popular among children and youth. The notification through an email, informs parents that some students were taking part in a new fad that is to grind the Smarties and then inhale the dust or smoke . If you eat too many of the colorful candy shaped disk, you may have problems with your dentist. But if you smoke or inhale , problems…
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Hundreds come to listen to Congressman Gutierrez

Rhode Island - Hundreds of people came Friday to South Providence, where Luis V. Gutiérrez - a congressman from Illinois and a national leader in the immigration reform movement - led in a poignant demonstration, to request the cooperation of House Republicans in Washington to approve the immigration bill , which could include a path to legalization . "I'm very excited right now," Gutierrez told a crowd at the Church of San Miguel Archangel , which included dozens of political , religious , labor and community leaders Congressman David N. Cicilline , Democrat of Rhode Island invited Gutierrez, chief negotiator…
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Amber Alert Cancelled

Rhode Island - Authorities in Rhode Island canceled the Amber Alert they issued on Thursday for the disappearance of Daniel Britt 6 years of Woonsocket who was found unharmed in the home of relatives in a suburb near Seattle in Washington State. His mother, Andria Britt is in custody. Alerta Amber Cancelada Rhode Island - Las autoridades de Rhode Island cancelaron la Alerta Amber que emitieron el jueves por la desaparición de Daniel Britt de 6 años de Woonsocket quien fue encontrado sano y salvo en casa de unos familiares en un suburbio cerca de Seattle en el Estado de…
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New report shows minorities are targeted vehicle stops

Rhode Island - A new report on traffic stops in Rhode Island shows that minorities are more likely to be stopped by the police than whites in most communities , but are less likely to be fined. Northeastern University researchers reviewed nearly 154,000 traffic stops made ​​by 39 law enforcement agencies last year between January 1 and September 30 The study found that 77 % of the stops  involved white drivers , 11%  Hispanic drivers, nearly 10 %  black drivers, and 2% were Asian / Pacific Islander . But when the race of drivers was compared with the racial composition…
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Police investigating fatal shooting in New Bedford

Massachusetts - Police responded early Thursday morning to a 911 call and arrived at the corner of Myrtle and Cedar Grove in New Bedford where they found an man injured by a gunshot wound and was taken to St. Luke's Hospital where he later died. Authorities identified the deceased as 23 Patrick Alves of New Redford and are treating the case as a homicide. Policía investiga fatal tiroteo en New Bedford Massachussetts - La policía respondió la madrugada del jueves a una llamada al 911 y llegaron hasta la esquina de las calles Myrtle y Cedar Grove en New Bedford…
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GOVERNOR PATRICK SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER TO CREATE SAFER, MORE SECURE SCHOOLS

REVERE - Thursday, January 16, 2013 - Governor Deval Patrick today signed Executive Order No. 548 establishing a cross-Secretariat Task Force on School Safety and Security. This task force will be charged with developing a model school safety and security plan that school districts can adapt and implement to ensure that students and educators are safe in the event of an emergency situation. Governor Patrick signed the executive order this morning following a roundtable discussion with parents, educators, public safety and public health officials at the Whalen Elementary and Susan B. Anthony Middle School complex in Revere. "No child will…
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