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Reed Backs Trump Administration Decision to Extend Immigration Status for Liberians

Senator Reed’s advocacy results in one-year extension of Deferred Enforced Departure to allow Liberians to remain in their communities WASHINGTON, DC –  Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) today backed the Trump Administration’s decision to extend Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for qualified people from Liberia for one year, through March 31, 2020, and is calling for Congress to enact a more permanent legislative ; Senator Reed is the author of S. 456, the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act, to end the perpetual limbo for Liberians here in the United States and ensure our national security interest in fostering Liberia’s recovery.  This bill…
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American Red Cross helping Three Families After Fire on Sumter Street, Providence

PROVIDENCE, ;(March 28th, 2019) – The American Red Cross is helping three families – seven adults – five children after a fire yesterday on Sumter Street, ;The Red Cross provided assistance to meet the families' immediate needs. Responders included: Bob Partington, Lee Ann Freitas and Phil ; The Red Cross is also providing comfort kits containing personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant; shaving supplies and other items a resident might not have been able to gather in the rush to escape the fire. In addition, a recovery envelope containing information helpful to families recovering from a fire, including tips on cleanup; notification of important contacts; dealing with damaged items and more…
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Suspect arrested of CVS and Cumberland Farms Robberies

On March 27, 2019, at approximately 11:30 PM, the Cumberland Farms located at 193 Division St., Pawtucket, RI, was robbed by a lone male who stated that he had a gun however no weapon was ; The male fled the store after getting an undisclosed amount of money and was seen fleeing west on Division ; The male suspect was wearing a grey colored hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up and tied tightly covering his face and was reported to be barefoot. A few hours later, the CVS located at 835 Newport Ave was robbed for the second time…
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HRC Scores Rhode Island Companies’ LGBTQ-Inclusive Workplace Policies in New Corporate Equality Index

WASHINGTON - America’s leading companies and law firms are meeting strengthened criteria to meet the evolving needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community around the world, according to the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) released today by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization. The HRC Foundation has strengthened criteria to meet the needs of LGBTQ workers in the most rigorous scorecard to date. 571 companies have been designated a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality for their efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent…
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REMARKS FROM MEMBERS OF THE RI RELIGIOUS COALITION FOR REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM

Wednesday, March 27th the Rhode Island Religious Coalition for Reproductive Freedom held a press conference at 2pm at the State House library. The Rev. Eugene Dyszlewski, Co-Chair, Rhode Island Religious Coalition for Reproductive Freedom The Religious Coalition reflects the diversity of religious tradition that is Rhode Island. We speak in favor of choice out of personal, moral and religious conviction, believing that the free exercise of conscience is a moral imperative. It is through conscience that we are connected with the divine and no authority is entitled to intrude in this sacred space. For me, as a Baptist pastor in…
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RIDOT TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE RAMP FROM ROUTE 2 NORTH TO ROUTE 117 EAST IN WARWICK FOR DRAINAGE REPAIRS

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is scheduled to close the ramp from Route 2 North to Route 117 in Warwick for drainage repairs at 6 on Sunday night, March 31. Depending on the extent of repairs that are needed, the ramp may remain closed into the daytime hours on Monday, April 1. Motorists should plan additional time for travel. Motorists will need to stay on Route 2 North and follow the detour signs to Route 113 (East Avenue) to access I-95 North. To return to Route 117, motorists should take the ramp to I-95 South and take Exit 10B…
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Google anunciará acuerdo con Cuba para mejorar conectividad

VOA NEWS - Reuters Google de Alphabet Inc planea anunciar el jueves un memorando de acuerdo con el monopolio cubano de telecomunicaciones ETECSA para explorar formas de mejorar la conectividad en la isla de gobierno comunista, dijo a Reuters una persona familiarizada con el tema. Pese a que las relaciones entre Estados Unidos y Cuba sufrieron un fuerte bajón últimamente, los viejos enemigos de la Guerra Fría parecen capaces de acordar sobre la necesidad de incrementar el acceso a internet en el que ha sido uno de los países menos conectados del mundo occidental. Lea: Cuba implementa acceso a Internet desde…
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Trump en reunión con esposa de Guaidó: “Rusia tiene que salir de Venezuela”

VOA NEWS - Nathaly Salas Guaithero WASHINGTON, — El presidente Donald Trump dijo el miércoles que los soldados rusos tenían que salir de Venezuela y aseguró que contemplan todas las opciones, en declaraciones durante una reunión con la esposa del presidente interino Juan Guaidó, Fabiana Rosales, en la Casa Blanca. "Rusia tiene que salir de Venezuela", dijo Trump a los reporteros durante una reunión con Rosales. Consultado acerca de cómo podría lograrse eso, Trump respondió: "Todas las opciones están abiertas". Trump hizo el comentario junto al vicepresidente Mike Pence, y otros miembros de su gabinete reunidos con Rosales, quien llegó a…
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Why US Workers Are Stressed & Ready to Quit

VOA NEWS - Dora Mekouar Sixty-three percent of American workers are stressed and ready to quit, and poor communication is a leading cause of their frustration, according to a surveycommissioned by Dynamic Signal, a California-based company that sells employee communication and engagement platforms to companies. Eighty percent of employees report feeling stressed because of ineffective company communication, which is a 30 percent increase from a year ago. The survey involved 1,001 respondents who answered questions online between January 31 and February 12. Among the most frustrated workers are the 80 million hourly employees who rarely have access to a work email. These non-desk…
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Unvaccinated Children Face Public Space Ban in New York Measles Outbreak

VOA NEWS- Reuters A New York suburb has banned children not vaccinated against measles from public spaces, such as schools and shopping malls, as it fights the state's worst outbreak in decades of the potentially deadly disease. Rockland County declared a state of emergency on Tuesday and said the ban would remain in place for 30 days or until unvaccinated children get the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) shot. The Rockland announcement follows measles outbreaks in California, Illinois, Texas and Washington and is part of a global resurgence of the viral infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and…
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