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Pawtucket man found guilty of first-degree robbery and conspiracy charges

Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Tony Reverdes (age 38), of Pawtucket was found guilty on November 14, 2019 by a Providence County Superior Court jury of five counts of first-degree robbery and three counts of conspiracy to commit robbery. The jury returned the verdict after less than two hours of deliberation, following an eight-day trial presided over by Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause. A sentencing hearing for Reverdes will be scheduled for a later date in Providence County Superior Court. He is currently being held at the Adult Correctional Institutions. During the trial, the State proved beyond…
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3 Dead in Oklahoma Walmart Shooting

by VOA News Three people were shot and killed at a Walmart in Oklahoma, local police confirmed Monday. The shooter was among the three killed, according to local paper the Duncan Banner. Two victims were inside their car and a third was in the parking lot of the Walmart store in Duncan, Oklahoma, the Associated Press reported. Location of the Walmart in Duncan, Oklahoma Police are asking for any witnesses to the shooting, Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford told reporters. In August, a gunman killed 22 people in a busy Walmart in El Paso - a city in Texas near the…
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Trump Says He Would ‘Strongly Consider’ Testifying at His Impeachment Inquiry

VOA News By Ken Bredemeier WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Monday he would "strongly consider" testifying at the House Intelligence Committee impeachment inquiry targeting him for allegedly abusing his office. "Even though I did nothing wrong, and don’t like giving credibility to this No Due Process Hoax, I like the idea & will, in order to get Congress focused again, strongly consider it!" Trump said on Twitter. In an interview Sunday on the news show "Face the Nation," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested that if Trump "has information that is exculpatory — that means ex, taking away, culpable, blame — then we look forward…
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Cicilline, Nadler Introduce Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

WASHINGTON – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) introduced The Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through Promoting Competition Act of 2019 ( 5133) today to prohibit pharmaceutical companies from engaging in anticompetitive “product hopping.” The bill is scheduled to be marked up in the Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. “Big pharmaceutical companies have done everything they can to increase their profits regardless of who it affects. Their CEOs make millions in bonuses ever year while hardworking folks are forced to ration their medicine just so they can put food on the table for their…
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Lt. Governor’s Operation Holiday Cheer Initiative Sends 375 Care Packages to Deployed Rhode Island Troops

WARWICK, RI – Lt. Governor Daniel McKee today joined former Lt. Governor Charles Fogarty, Rhode Island Adjutant General Major Christopher Callahan, Rhode Island Blue Star Moms President Jennifer Ahrens and over 200 volunteers at the National Guard Armory in Warwick to assemble military care packages during the 17th Annual Operation Holiday Cheer. "Operation Holiday Cheer gives Rhode Islanders an opportunity to show their gratitude to our men and women in uniform. We know the holiday season is one of the most difficult times for our service members to be away from their loved ones. Each year, we do our part to…
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261 Teacher Projects Fully Funded Through DonorsChoose.org Partnership for Rhode Island and Brown-Affiliated Donor Fund Every Project Statewide

PROVIDENCE, – Thanks to the generosity of the Partnership for Rhode Island and Theresia Gouw, a board member of the Corporation of Brown University and of the online charity, DonorsChoose, 261 teacher projects across Rhode Island will be funded through the crowdfunding website ;The joint donation, totaling $131,648, will fully fund every project in the state. In total, these projects will serve 24,612 students statewide. “In Rhode Island and across the country, teachers spend hundreds of dollars of their own money to make their classrooms more welcoming and their lessons more engaging. I see this firsthand when I visit schools, and…
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Reed Presents Medals to 100-Year-Old WWII Veteran

CRANSTON, RI – Today, Senator Jack Reed presented 100-year-old World War II veteran and North Scituate resident Everett Edgar Grist with medals he earned for his courageous service during World War II. A veteran of the United States Navy, Mr. Grist served as a gunner’s mate aboard the SS Big Foot Wallace and the SS George W. Arthur, and was deployed to Italy, France, and England during the war. During today’s ceremony, Mr. Grist received the World War II Victory Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, and the Honorable Service Lapel Pin (Ruptured Duck) for his…
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The Latin Recording Academy® Announces the Second Roster of Performers for the 20th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®

MIAMI (NOV. 5, 2019) — The Latin Recording Academy® today announced additional performers for the 20th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, which includes current nominees Aitana, Anitta, Pedro Capó, Julio Reyes Copello, Darell, Dimelo Flow, Fonseca, Luis Fonsi, Greeicy, Intocable, Nella, Reik, Rosalía, and Alejandro GRAMMY® and GRAMMY® winner Pepe Aguilar, and past Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY nominees Los Ángeles Azules, also join the star-studded lineup.  In addition, current nominees Camilo, De La Ghetto, Paula Fernandes, Kany García, Christian Nodal, and Tommy Torres join as join previously announced performers Paula Arenas, Bad Bunny, Alessia Cara, Alejandro Fernández, Alex Fernández, Vicente Fernández, Natalia Jiménez, Juanes, Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernández, Draco Rosa, Ximena Sariñana, Sech, Olga Tañón, and Sebastián Latin GRAMMY winner, 2006 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year™, and two-time GRAMMY winner Ricky Martin, alongside internationally renowned actresses  Roselyn Sánchez and Paz Vega, will host…
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NRDC Announces Gina McCarthy as President & CEO

13th Administrator of the EPA, who served under President Barack Obama, to join NRDC at the start of its 50th year NEW YORK-The Natural Resources Defense Council has named Gina McCarthy as President and Chief Executive Officer, picking the former EPA chief under President Barack Obama to lead the organization as it marks its 50th year. McCarthy starts at NRDC January 6th, 2020. “I take the helm determined to see that NRDC brings our country, and our world, together in the fight for a future that is healthier, more sustainable and equitable,” McCarthy said. “For 50 years NRDC has stood up for the…
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Amtrak Adds More Frequencies and Extra Capacity on Most Northeast Trains for Thanksgiving Week Travel

NEW YORK – In response to customer demand during the busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak Acela (Boston – Washington, ) and Northeast Regional (Boston – Virginia) services on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) will operate extended schedules with additional frequencies and capacity during Thanksgiving week to accommodate the surge of holiday travelers. Other services in the Northeast, including the Keystone Service, Pennsylvanian and Empire Service trains will operate full and extended schedules with additional frequencies and added capacity during the Thanksgiving week and require reservations in advance of travel. Tickets sell out quickly; customers are encouraged to plan ahead…
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