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Trump Heads to Hanoi for Second Summit With Kim

VOA NEWS/Steve Herman ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE —  President Donald Trump is heading to Hanoi for his second summit with Kim Jong Un amid hopes for a deal that would lead to the North Korean leader to give up his nuclear weapons. "I think we'll have a very tremendous summit. We want denuclearization, and I think he'll have a country that will set a lot of records for speed in terms of an economy," Trump said in remarks at the White House before departing. National Security Advisor John Bolton, two months ago, said a second summit was needed because North…
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R. Kelly ha sido acusado con 10 cargos de abuso sexual agravado

Por Sara Sidner (CNN) — La fiscalía estatal del condado de Cook ha emitido una acusación de 10 cargos de abuso sexual agravado. contra el músico R. Kelly, según confirmó la fiscal Kim Foxx. Un jurado investigador fue convocado en el condado de Cook, Illinois, a principios de este mes en relación con las nuevas acusaciones contra Kelly, dijeron a CNN dos fuentes cercanas al caso. Eso sucedió inmediatamente después de que el abogado Michael Avenatti anunció que había entregado a fiscalía del estado un video que, según dijo, mostraba a Kelly teniendo relaciones sexuales con una menor de edad. Steve Greenberg, un abogado…
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El propietario de los Patriots, Robert Kraft, acusado de solicitar sexo

Por CNN (CNN) — El propietario de los Patriots de Nueva Inglaterra, Robert Kraft, fue acusado de dos cargos de solicitar la prostitución de otra persona en un spa en Jupiter, Florida, informó la policía de esa localidad. El jefe de policía Daniel Kerr anunció que dueño del equipo de la NFL fue arrestado en el marco de un operativo de varios meses contra la trata de personas. Cuando se le preguntó acerca de los cargos contra el propietario de los Patriots, Kerr dijo que se derivan de “dos visitas diferentes” al Orchids of Asia Day Spa de Jupiter. Un portavoz de…
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Community

Rep. Diaz to host celebration of 175 years of Dominican Republic independence, heritage

STATE HOUSE — In conjunction with the Dominican Independence and Heritage Award Committee of Rhode Island, Rep. Grace Diaz (D-Dist. 11, Providence) and former state Sen. Juan Pichardo will host the Dominican Republic Independence Anniversary and Heritage Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 6 at the Providence Marriott Hotel at 1 Orms St. The celebration will commemorate the anniversary of the Dominican Republic’s independence from Haiti, which took place on Feb. 27, 1844. “The celebration of this important historic moment is the perfect time to reflect on the impact Dominican culture continues to have on Rhode Island,” said Representative Diaz.…
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Education

RIDOT KICKS OFF TESTING FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE PILOT PROJECT

  "Little Roady Shuttle" to aid research on autonomous vehicle technology" Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr., along with state and local officials, today hosted a demonstration of autonomous vehicle technology at the Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown. The vehicles are being tested this week on low-volume roads in the Park as the initial phase of a pilot project scheduled to launch in Providence this spring. The debut of the autonomous vehicles is the latest step in a multi-agency effort called the Rhode Island Transportation Innovation Partnership (TRIP), which RIDOT launched in 2017. TRIP also…
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Education

McKee Launches 2019 Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge

$10K in scholarships available for high school entrepreneurs PROVIDENCE, – Today, Lt. Governor Daniel McKee launched Rhode Island’s second annual Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge, a business pitch competition that encourages high school students to compete for $10,000 in post-secondary scholarships. Last year, over 55 students from 18 schools across Rhode Island participated in the Challenge and 10 student finalists received a share of $9,000 in scholarships. The Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge is the only statewide business pitch competition designed specifically for high school students. Rhode Island students in grades 9-12 can enter the 2019 Challenge by submitting written business plans to the…
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Facebook accused of behaving like ‘digital gangsters’ in British report into online privacy

A scathing British parliamentary report on Monday branded Facebook "digital gangsters" that knowingly violated data privacy and competition laws. Lawmakers' 18-month investigation into disinformation and "fake news" also accused Facebook of failing to faithfully fight Russia's alleged attempts to influence elections. Cultural select committee chair Damian Collins said Facebook "deliberately sought to frustrate our work by giving incomplete, disingenuous and at times misleading answers to our questions." Facebook co-founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg turned down three requests to appear before the committee. "Companies like Facebook should not be allowed to behave like 'digital gangsters' in the online world, considering themselves to be ahead of…
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“Myriam Hernández USA Tour 2019” volvió con gran éxito y sorprende a fans con respuesta a Bad Bunny

Definitivamente si hablamos de amor no podemos dejar de hablar de la cantautora chilena Myriam Hernández conocida como ‘La baladista de América’. Además la artista, cumple tres de décadas de trayectoria sobre los escenario. Por encima de todo EEG Live NYC Ofrecerá cinco conciertos consecutivos en diferentes ciudades de los Estados Unidos a la Diva de Chile Myriam Hernández. Cabe destacar “Myriam Hernández USA Tour 2019” volvió a petición popular en el mes de los enamorados. Como resultado en este día de San Valentin brindo a su público una increíble puesta de escena que incluyo en su repertorio temas como ‘El hombre que…
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Health

Measles Cases Surge Globally Putting Many Lives at Risk

GENEVA — The World Health Organization (WHO) says that measles outbreaks and deaths are surging globally, putting years of progress made in reducing the killer disease at risk. The WHO is calling for urgent action to stop the spread of the highly contagious but fully preventable disease. The WHO says a safe, effective vaccine, which has been around for 50 years, has protected millions of children. But WHO Director of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals Katherine O’Brien says progress is at risk because of the failure to vaccinate many children in all regions of the world. “Measles as a virus is one…
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More Than 1 Billion People Risk Hearing Loss from Loud Music

VOA News/Lisa Schlein GENEVA, SWITZERLAND —  agencies warn that more than 1 billion people ages 12 to 35 risk losing their hearing from listening to loud music on their audio devices. The World Health Organization, and the International Telecommunication Union, are launching new international standards to make smartphones and other devices safer for listening. Listening to music is one of life’s greatest pleasures. health experts say they do not want to deprive younger people of the enjoyable experience of listening to music regularly on their headphones. But they warn listening to loud music is unsafe and can cause permanent damage…
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