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Hispanics Will Fill 75% of New US Jobs Between 2020 and 2034

From 2020 to 2034, about 14 million new jobs will be created in the United States and 75 percent of them—approximately 11 million—will be filled by Hispanics. In the nearer future, over the next five years, Hispanics are expected to fill 40 percent of all new jobs. A wave of baby boomer (people born between 1946 and 1964) retirements, and a younger faster-growing Hispanic population are driving those numbers, according to a new report from the research group IHS Economics. “People think Hispanics are going to take three of every four jobs but a lot of what’s going on is replacing…
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Top 5 Songs for Week Ending Feb. 28

This week, we greet a true musical legend. He’s just minutes away, but first Maroon 5 steps back a slot to fifth place with “Sugar.” On Sunday, the band was in Los Angeles performing at the Academy Awards. Adam Levine and company sang “Lost Stars,” from the movie Begin Again. It was nominated for Best Original Song, but lost to “Glory,” by John Legend and Common. Now, as for that musical legend we mentioned: Paul McCartney turns up in our fourth-place song, “FourFiveSeconds,” along with Rihanna and Kanye West. It’s the lead single from Rihanna’s upcoming eighth album, which features Kanye as executive…
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Rhode Island Urban Violent Crime Initiative

PROVIDENCE, – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Public Safety Commissioner Steven M. Paré and Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr. were joined today by United States Attorney Peter F.  Neronha, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and the heads of federal, state and local law enforcement from across Rhode Island to detail multiple coordinated simultaneous investigations that to date have resulted in at least 35 arrests and the seizure of at least 15 firearms earmarked for the streets of Providence. Today’s announcement brings to the public’s attention for the first time the Rhode Island Urban Violent Crime Initiative - a wide-ranging collaboration of…
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British PM Refuses to Comment on ‘Jihadi John’ Identity

British Prime Minister David Cameron has refused to confirm the identity of "Jihadi John," the Islamic State militant who has been identified in news reports as a computer programmer from West London. Cameron said he could not comment on any specific cases, but insisted Britain is doing all it can to deal with security threats, when asked Friday if he would confirm the militant was in fact the Kuwait-born Mohammed Emwazi. "When there are people anywhere in the world who commit appalling and heinous crimes against British citizens, we will do everything we can - with the police, with the…
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Governor Raimondo issued executive order to transform Medicaid

Rhode Island - Governor Gina Raimondo on Thursday issued an executive order to establish a "Working Group for Reinventing Medicaid ." This was announced at a press conference . Raimondo said spending on Medicaid accounts for one third of the state budget , and added that the cost per person is among the highest in the country . Under the executive order , the group will be composed of representatives of the sector of health care , economics and business and solicit opinions from a variety of groups, organizations and individuals to then make their recommendations to "transform Medicaid ."…
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Friction Increasing Between White House, Israel

WHITE HOUSE— The war of words is escalating over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to accept an invitation to speak to the Congress next week. National security adviser Susan Rice’s remarks on the subject Tuesday on the "Charlie Rose" interview show, the strongest yet from the administration, have raised further questions about the state of relations between the United States and its closest ally in the Middle East. “On both sides, there has now been injected a degree of partisanship, which is not only unfortunate, I think it's destructive of the fabric of the relationship,” Rice said. At issue…
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Top 5 Songs for Week Ending Feb. 7

This is the Top Five Countdown! We’re revving up the five most popular songs in the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart, for the week ending February 7, 2015. Grammy excitement is in the air…can you feel it? It’s electric! Every artist in this week’s lineup has either already won or is nominated for a Grammy Award. Top 5 Songs for Week Ending Feb. 7 1. "Uptown Funk!" Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars 2. "Thinking Out Loud" Ed Sheeran 3. " Take Me To Church" Hozier 4. "Blank Space" Taylor Swift 5. "Shake It Off" Taylor Swift Seven-time Grammy winner Taylor meets herself coming…
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Providence reaches agreement on taxes for South Street Landing tenants

PROVIDENCE — Mayor Angel Taveras has proposed agreements under which the tax-exempt tenants of the proposed South Street Landing development project will pay taxes to the City of Providence. As currently envisioned, the former South Street Power Station on Dyer Street would be leased to Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island for a state-of-the-art shared nursing education center, and Brown University for administrative office space. The proposed tenants have committed to paying city real-estate taxes of $ million over the course of the 15-year lease, Taveras said. “South Street Landing is a once-in-a-generation economic development opportunity for…
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Human Body Parts Found on Beach

A Newbury man was going for a walk with his dog on Plum Island Beach Saturday when he stumbled upon the unexpected—a human leg. Carrie Kimball Monahan, spokeswoman for the Essex County District Attorney’s office, said the leg was the first body part of several others to wash ashore this weekend. The remains were confirmed as human Sunday. Cadaver dogs and local and state police are still investigating the area. The body will be examined by the Medical Examiner’s office, after which the sex of the person will likely become available. Monahan said investigators will comb through missing person cases to…
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Kobe Bryant Now Third Top NBA Scorer

National Basketball Association superstar Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers is now the league's third all-time leading scorer, supplanting the legendary Michael Jordan. Entering Sunday night's road game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Bryant needed nine points to better Jordan's career total of 32,292. The tying and go-ahead points came on two free throws with 5:24 left in the first half. The game was stopped at that point to acknowledge the achievement, and the 36-year-old Bryant was awarded the ball. Bryant still trails NBA all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar by more than 6,000 points (38,387), and is more than 4,500…
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