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Stop & Shop Workers Walk Off Job

Members From UFCW Locals Walk Off Jobs Across New England in Support of Contract That Protects Benefits, Customer Service PROVIDENCE, RI - Today, at 1:15 , the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 328 members who work at Stop & Shop will be walking off their jobs. At the same time, UFCW Members at Locals 371, 919, 1445, and 1459 will be walking off their jobs at Stop & Shop stores in Connecticut and Massachusetts. UFCW Local 328 Stop & Shop members of Stop & Shop, 1128 Mineral Springs Avenue, North Providence, RI on April 11 at 1:15 Protest…
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Pawtucket Man Detained on Drug Trafficking Charges

PROVIDENCE – A Pawtucket man who fled members of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force on Tuesday during an investigation into his alleged drug trafficking activities was arrested by FBI agents on Wednesday in Fall River, Mass., and ordered detained today following his initial appearance in District Court in Providence on drug trafficking charges, announced United States Attorney Aaron L. Weisman and Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division. According to court documents, over the past week members of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force have been investigating the alleged drug trafficking activities of 24-year-old…
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Community

Reed Announces $24.8 Million in HUD Community Grants for RI

New federal funds will help Cranston, East Providence, Pawtucket, Providence, Warwick, Woonsocket and other communities address pressing challenges - from housing and homelessness to increasing opportunities for economic development WASHINGTON, DC - In an effort to help revitalize local neighborhoods and support economic development and affordable housing programs throughout the state, Senator Jack Reed today announced that Rhode Island will receive a total of $24,811,829 in federal aid from several programs.  Reed, the Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD), said the allocations for Rhode Island include $16,296,176 from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program; $5,936,584 from the Home…
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Trump: Se necesitan más tropas en la frontera con México

El presidenteDonald Trump habla con periodistas sobre política fronteriza durante un evento de recaudación de fondos en San Antonio, Texas. Abril 10, 2019. VOA NEWS - Steve Herman El presidente Donald Trump dice que será necesario enviar más tropas a la frontera sur del país porque demasiadas personas peligrosas están ingresando ilegalmente a los Estados Unidos. "Voy a tener que llamar a más militares. Nuestros militares, no lo olviden, no pueden actuar como lo haría un militar. Porque si se pusieran un poco bruscos, todos se volverían locos", dijo Trump, en Texas a periodistas durante una reunión con rancheros que…
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Abogado de actriz porno que acusó a Trump enfrenta 36 cargos en corte

FOTO: Michael Avenatti se convirtió en uno de los mayores adversarios del pressidente Donald Trump e incluso consideró desafiarlo en las elecciones de 2020. VOA NEWS El abogado Michael Avenatti -que saltó a la fama por haber representado a la actriz porno Stormy Daniels en demandas contra el presidente Donald Trump- fue instruido de 36 cargos en California bajo una acusación federal, informaron el jueves los fiscales federales. Se espera que los detalles del caso se conozcan durante una conferencia de prensa a media mañana por parte del fiscal Nick Hanna y el Servicio Interno de Impuestos del Departamento del…
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EE.UU. acusa a Assange de “conspiración” tras arresto en Londres

FOTO: El arresto de Jualian Assange sigue a las denuncias de WikiLeaks acerca de lo que llaman "una extensa operación de espionaje" en su contra en la embajada ecuatoriana en Londres, donde ha vivido bajo asilo desde 2012. Voz de América  Fiscales de Estados Unidos dijeron el jueves que presentaron cargos por conspiración contra Julian Assange, el fundador del sitio web WikiLeaks, por tratar de acceder a una computadora del gobierno estadounidense que contenía información clasificada. La acusación lo vincula con la exanalista de inteligencia del Ejército estadounidense Chelsea Manning en 2010. Assange enfrenta una pena máxima de cinco años…
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Education

DC Nonprofit Helps Disadvantaged Children Learn Tennis, Life Skills

VOA NEWS-Faiza Elmasry WASHINGTON — After a long day at school, 10-year-old Andrea Nichelson likes to play tennis. She’s been doing this for five years now, and she loves it. “What I like most about tennis is the game. It really gets my attention than anything I do. It brings up the fire in me,” she said. She’s one of about 900 kids in the nation’s capital who benefit from the free services offered by the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation (WTEF). The foundation started in 1955 to give children ages 8 to 18 an opportunity to play tennis and gain a variety…
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Trump Calls Initial Probe of 2016 Campaign ‘Attempted Coup’

PHOTO: President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, before boarding Marine One helicopter, April 10, 2019. VOA NEWS - Michael Bowman & Ken Bredemeier President Donald Trump contended Wednesday that investigators who started an initial probe into his 2016 campaign were attempting a "coup" and committing "treason" to keep him from winning. "Everything about it was crooked," Trump declared, claiming "there is a hunger in this country" for Attorney General William Barr to carry out the investigation he has announced into the origins three years ago of the…
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US Vice President Urges UN to Recognize Venezuela’s Guaido

Vice President Mike Pence, center, addresses a meeting on Venezuela in the United Nations Security Council at headquarters, April 10, 2019. VOA NEWS - Margaret Besheer UNITED NATIONS —  Vice President Mike Pence called on the United Nations on Wednesday to "stand up for democracy" and recognize Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as that country's legitimate leader. "While other international bodies have acted, the United Nations and this Security Council have refused to act," Pence told a meeting of the Security Council called by the United States. "But now that nations across this hemisphere have spoken, the time has come…
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2020 Candidate Warren Proposes New Tax on Corporate Profits

FILE - 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks to local residents during an organizing event, March 1, 2019, in Dubuque, Iowa. VOA NEWS- Associated Press WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is proposing a new tax on corporate profits that's designed to prevent business giants from taking advantage of the existing tax code to effectively pay a zero rate. The 7 percent tax on corporate profits above $100 million is the latest in a series of ambitious policy proposals from the Massachusetts senator. It's in line with her broader push to rein in such industries as the financial…
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