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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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Trump Attacks News Media for Russia Probe Stories

VOA News CAPITOL HILL —  President Donald Trump lashed out at the mainstream news media Tuesday, saying it was being condemned throughout the world for its wide coverage of what he called the "Russia Collusion Delusion." Trump retweeted a supporter's claim that the 22-month investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller should never have been opened. Attorney General William Barr, in a summary of Mueller's conclusions, said Sunday the prosecutor had concluded Trump and his 2016 campaign had not conspired with Russia to help him win, but had reached no conclusion whether the leader obstructed justice by trying to thwart the…
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Written Testimony by Mike Stenhouse Opposing “Minimum Wage” Hikes

Would further degrade an already weak Ocean State Jobs Market Providence, RI - The CEO of the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity, Mike Stenhouse, today submitted written testimony to the Senate Committee on Labor on the multiple minimum-wage-hike bills scheduled to be heard later this ;"Instead of raising the minimum wage, the Center recommends expansion of the Earned-Income-Tax-Credit (EITC)," wrote Stenhouse. "This will support low-income workers without risking job or wage ;The major downward revision of RI's 2018 jobs numbers by the federal government has exposed the weakness of our state's jobs market. We cannot risk further degradation." Stenhouse's testimony stresses how minimum wage hikes…
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RIDOT CLOSING ALBION BRIDGES FOR REPAIRS

Historic pedestrian and safety railings to be rehabilitated The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that on Monday, April 15, it will simultaneously close two bridges, located one right after the other, in the village of Albion on the Lincoln/Cumberland line. The bridges carry School Street over the Blackstone River and the Blackstone Canal between Main Street Albion and Mendon Road. They will remain closed until later summer while RIDOT rehabilitates pedestrian and safety railings for vehicles on these historic bridges - each more than 130 years old.  Because of the narrowness of the bridges, RIDOT must close…
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Art & Life

State Arts Council Commissions Artist-Designed Bike Racks for State Administration Building

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today the installation of artist-designed bike racks for One Capitol Hill, the State’s Main Administration Building in Providence. This project, produced in cooperation with the State Department of Administration, provides bike racks for state employees and visitors to use when visiting offices in the Capitol Complex. The bike racks are produced by the Public Projects Department of The Steel Yard, a Providence-based non-profit that provides a place for the community to practice and learn the industrial arts. The bike racks were designed by artist Brendan Rose, with assistance from Peter…
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Senators Reed, Collins Call for DOT Audit on Certification of Boeing 737-MAX

WASHINGTON, DC -- In the wake of the recent crashes involving the Boeing 737-MAX, Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jack Reed (D-RI) are calling on the Inspector General (IG) of the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to audit the certification process for this ; In a letter sent to Inspector General Calvin L. Scovel III today, the Senators wrote: The recent crash of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 resulted in 346 fatalities and have raised public concerns with Boeing’s 737-MAX ; While the investigations into the crashes are ongoing, it is important for us to ensure that the…
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Community

The American Red Cross Helping a Family of Five

WARWICK, ;(March 26th, 2019) – The American Red Cross is helping one family – two adults – three children after a fire today on West Shore Road, ;The Red Cross provided assistance to meet the family's immediate needs. Responders included: Amy Rodenbaugh, Robert Partington and Lee Ann Freitas. 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…
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Education

Angélica Infante-Green Confirmed as Commissioner of Education

PROVIDENCE, – The Council on Elementary and Secondary Education voted unanimously this evening, with the support of the full Rhode Island Board of Education, to appoint Angélica Infante-Green as the next Commissioner of Education. Infante-Green is the first Latina and the first woman of color to lead the Rhode Island Department of Education. Currently a Deputy Commissioner in New York, Infante-Green is a national leader on educational ;In recommending Infante-Green last week, Governor Gina M. Raimondo praised her leadership in supporting multilingual learners, closing achievement gaps, and engaging students and families in improving schools. “Angélica's confirmation is a victory for Rhode…
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