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Kremlin Dismisses Claims Detained American Pawn in Diplomatic Game

VOA News/Jamie Dettmer WASHINGTON — Fears are mounting for Paul Whelan, the former Marine seized last month in a Moscow hotel after being accused of espionage. Western intelligence officers and analysts fear he may remain in detention in Russia for a long time and are casting doubt on the likelihood of a spy exchange. Kremlin officials are dismissing the idea he’d be a candidate for a prisoner swap. Their counterparts say there can’t be any kind of exchange, as he’s not a spy. Kremlin officials Wednesday dismissed a claim by British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt that Russia might use the former…
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Community

Call for Photo Contest Theme for 2020 Calendar

PAWTUCKET – With the successful release of the 2019 City Calendar, now is the time to leave your creative mark for the 2020 Pawtucket City Calendar. Mayor Donald R. Grebien, Photo Contest Organizer Patricia S. Zacks, and the City of Pawtucket call for suggestions on next year’s theme. According to Zacks, every year a theme is selected and hundreds of photo buffs and Pawtucket students submit entries hoping that their photo is selected to be placed in the calendar. “We want to reach out to the community and get them involved,” says Zacks. “This being an obvious way to do…
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Education

RI Awarded $4.19M for Early Childhood Development and Education

Grant Will Support Governor's Goal to Expand High-Quality Pre-K PROVIDENCE, – Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Children’s Cabinet announced today that Rhode Island has been awarded a one-year, $ million federal Preschool Development Grant (PDG). Targeted at youth from birth through age 5, this grant will support the development and coordination of early childhood education and family-centered support programs.   “We have no task more important, no investment more worthwhile, than to ensure all children are on a path to success. That is why I have made early child care and expanding Pre-Kindergarten a top priority, both in…
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Featured

Bernie Sanders Apologizes to Women Harassed During His 2016 Campaign

VOA News Senator Bernie Sanders, who made a strong run for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, is apologizing to women who worked on his campaign after several of them said they had endured sexual harassment and were not paid as much as their male counterparts. The allegations surfaced this week in news accounts as Sanders, a lawmaker from the northeastern state of Vermont, considers another run for the presidency in 2020. “I certainly apologize to any woman who felt that she was not treated appropriately, and of course if I run, we will do better next time,” Sanders told CNN…
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LPR News

Partial US Government Shutdown in 13th Day, with No End in Sight

VOA NEWS/Ken Bredemeier The partial government shutdown is in its 13th day, with no end in sight after President Donald Trump and congressional leaders failed to reach agreement on how to reopen shuttered agencies. "The Shutdown is only because of the 2020 Presidential Election," Trump claimed Thursday in a Twitter comment. "The Democrats know they can't win based on all of the achievements of 'Trump,' so they are going all out on the desperately needed Wall and Border Security - and Presidential Harassment. For them, strictly politics!" About a quarter of government agencies remained closed, with uncollected trash piling up at some…
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Pelosi Returns as House Speaker to Face Trump Challenge

VOA News/Katherine Gypson CAPITOL HILL — Nancy Pelosi swore the oath securing her status as the most powerful woman in political history Thursday, beginning a new era of divided government in the United States and setting up a formidable political rivalry with President Donald Trump. Pelosi's historic second turn leading a Democratic majority as the speaker of the House of Representatives marks only the second time in the last half century a speaker has returned to serve in that position. Pelosi's continued ability to navigate the challenges of being a woman in politics — and still the only female House speaker…
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El Louvre bate un nuevo récord con más de 10 millones de visitantes en 2018

El Louvre batió un nuevo récord de frecuentación, con más de 10 millones de visitas en 2018, gracias a un aumento del turismo en París y a la publicidad generada por el clip de Beyoncé "Apeshit" filmado entre las obras maestras del museo, declaró este jueves el director. "Por primera vez en su historia y creo que por primera vez en la historia de los museos, más de 10 millones de personas visitaron el Louvre en 2018", dijo el jueves a la AFP el director del museo, Jean-Luc Martinez. Con 10,2 millones de visitantes, el Louvre registró un alza de…
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Gobierno venezolano confirma muerte de cónsul griego en hotel de Caracas

El gobierno de Venezuela confirmó este jueves la muerte del cónsul de Grecia en Caracas, Aggelos Haritos, quien según un parte de la policía falleció de un infarto en un hotel de la capital. En un comunicado, la administración del presidente Nicolás Maduro expresó sus "más sentidas palabras de condolencia" al gobierno griego por el deceso de Haritos, ocurrido, según un parte policial, en la madrugada del martes. Maduro extendió su pésame a la familia del diplomático, de 55 años, quien de acuerdo con el reporte conocido por la AFP murió de un paro cardíaco en un hotel del este…
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Llega una nueva generación de políticos al Capitolio: el Congreso de EE.UU. nunca antes se había visto así

Clare Foran, Phil Mattingly, CNN Washington (CNN) - La 116ª generación del Congreso rompió las barreras antes de que sus miembros pusieran un pie en Washington. Hay un número récord de mujeres que prestaron juramento el jueves. Mujeres musulmanas llegarán al Congreso por primera vez, al igual que las nativas americanas. El estado de Texas envió al Congreso a las dos primeras latinas del estado y dos congresistas negras electas de Nueva Inglaterra también harán historia al venir a Washington. Los primeros históricos vienen de ambos partidos y al menos un miembro será menor de 30. Los demócratas toman el control de la…
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TRINITY REP PRESENTS MODERN TELLING OF SHAKESPEARE DRAMA MACBETH

Thrilling and suspenseful production runs Jan. 31 - March 3 PROVIDENCE, RI: Trinity Rep will continue its 2018-19 Season with the electrifying tale of Macbeth – a Shakespearean thriller that bursts at breakneck speed with more suspense, murder, and madness than a blockbuster film. Directed by Curt Columbus, who was most recently at the helm of last spring’s Ragtime, this contemporary telling of the famously-cursed play will include a live DJ and elements of magic. Featuring resident acting company member Mauro Hantman as the future King of Scotland, Macbeth runs January 31 – March 3 with press opening on Monday, February 4 at 7:30 pm.…
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