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La NASA intenta de nuevo el lanzamiento del Falcon 9 de SpaceX

Por Voz de América La misión «Demo 2» despegará desde Cabo Cañaveral. Se trata de un hecho doblemente histórico puesto que es la primera vez que una empresa privada lleva astronautas a la Estación Espacial Internacional y porque es el primer lanzamiento realizado en suelo estadounidense desde hace casi una década. La Administración Nacional de Aeronáutica y el Espacio (NASA) está a punto de lanzar la histórica misión 'Demo 2', en la que dos astronautas, a bordo de una nave de la compañía SpaceX, abandonarán la tierra rumbo a la Estación Espacial Internacional. El pasado miércoles, la misión fue suspendida en…
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El gobernador de Minnesota moviliza a toda la Guardia Nacional para frenar a los agitadores

Por Voz de América El gobernador del estado de Minnesota movilizó a parte de la Guardia Nacional el jueves, una acción que fue secundada por el presidente Donald Trump. Ahora será este contingente en pleno, es decir, unos reservistas, el que patrullará las calles de las 'ciudades gemelas': Minneapolis y Saint Paul. El gobernador de Minnesota, Tim Walz, llamó el sábado a la movilización total de la Guardia Nacional para hacer frente a lo que llamó un grupo "fuertemente controlado" de manifestantes procedente de otros estados, que han protagonizado saqueos e incendios, así como otros actos de violencia en las ciudades de Minneapolis…
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Amateur Videos Are Increasingly Forcing US Police Accountability

VOA News By Rob Garver WASHINGTON - Fires raged in Minneapolis Thursday night and protests broke out in major cities across the United States as the videotaped death of George Floyd while in police custody became the latest example of how ubiquitous phone cameras and social media have combined to become a powerful mechanism of accountability for alleged mistreatment of minorities by both police and private ;The Minneapolis Police Department originally had put out a press release saying that Floyd, a 46-year-old African American who died Monday afternoon, had experienced a “medical incident during police interaction.” But a video captured by a…
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Central Fall Police and Fire Marshals looking for Suspect of 1st Degree Arson

CENTRAL FALLS Police and Fire Marshals –Are looking to identify this subject. On May 24th 2020 at approximately 4:15am this male subject set fire to a occupied housing complex. If anyone has any information on the identity of this subject contact the Arson tip line at 401-383-7723. All calls are confidential. The Fire Marshals offer a reward of up to $5,000 for the identity and arrest of this subject.
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McKee Honors High School Students with Lt. Governor’s Leadership Award

PROVIDENCE, RI—Lt. Governor Dan McKee recognized 53 Rhode Island high school seniors with the Lt. Governor’s Leadership Award during a virtual ceremony on Thursday night. The recipients were nominated by their schools for leading positive change in the community and inspiring others to excel and achieve. Throughout the ceremony, students, teachers and families interacted with Lt. Governor McKee live in the comment section on the Lt. Governor’s Facebook page. "Rhode Island's young leaders continue to be a bright spot in our state's future, even during these difficult times,” said Lt. Governor McKee. “Congratulations to the recipients of this year’s Lt. Governor’s…
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Rhode Island to Begin Phase 2 Monday, June 1st

Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) provided an update on Rhode Island’s response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) ; Today the Governor announced that Rhode Island will officially move into Phase 2 on Monday, June 1st. This decision was guided by the four key metrics the Governor had previously said would guide decisions about further reopening: hospital capacity, new hospitalizations, rate of spread, and doubling rate of hospitalizations (see attached).  Businesses that are prepared to reopen Monday should:  Visit and review both the Phase 2 general…
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Pandemic Worsens ‘Food Deserts’ for 23.5 Million Americans

VOA News By Matt Haines NEW ORLEANS, LA. - Maintaining a balanced diet has never been easy in Desire, a predominantly African American neighborhood in New Orleans, Louisiana, but it has become nearly impossible during the pandemic.   “We’ve always had inequality problems to deal with, but coronavirus has made it worse,” high school junior Chrishana Simon said. “The stakes are so much higher now.”  Desire Development, New Orleans Despite being a hub of gastronomic pursuits much celebrated for its Cajun cuisine, Louisiana ranks near the bottom of states in providing its residents access to healthy and affordable food, according to…
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Biden Hires Former Harris Aide to Help with Latino Outreach

VOA News By Associated Press WASHINGTON - Joe Biden's presidential campaign is bringing on the granddaughter of civil rights leader César Chávez as a senior adviser to help with Latino outreach and building out its operation in the Latino leaders have criticized the Biden campaign, saying it's not doing enough to reach out to the key demographic group.  The new adviser, Julie Chavez Rodriguez, previously worked as co-national political director on California Sen. Kamala Harris's presidential campaign and was her California state director before that. She also served in the Obama administration, overseeing the White House's engagement with LGBT, Latino, veteran,…
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Trump anuncia ayuda de 19.000 millones de dólares para el sector agrícola

Trump sugirió también que Estados Unidos debe considerar suspender los acuerdos de comercio para importar ganado, lo que supondría otra vuelta de tuerca en su política proteccionista. By Voz de América El presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, anunció este martes un paquete de ayuda de millones de dólares para los agricultores y ganaderos estadounidenses para amortiguar las pérdidas que están sufriendo por el nuevo coronavirus. En un encuentro con un grupo de agricultores y ganaderos que tuvo lugar en la Casa Blanca, Trump aseguró que su gobierno siempre ha defendido al sector agrícola con reducciones de impuestos y durante su guerra…
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EE.UU.: despido de inspector general estaría vinculado a venta de armas

By Voz de América El presidente de la Comisión de Relaciones Exteriores de la Cámara de Representantes de Estados Unidos dijo el lunes que el inspector general del Departamento de Estado pudo haber sido despedido porque estaba investigando la declaración de emergencia del presidente Donald Trump para despejar el camino para las ventas militares a Arabia Saudita el año pasado. La Casa Blanca y el Departamento de Estado no respondieron de inmediato a la declaración del presidente de la comisión, el representante demócrata Eliot Engel. La declaración de Engel fue reportada por primera vez por el Washington Post. Trump anunció el retiro…
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