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Manson Associate, Bruce Davis, Granted Parole

California Prison authorities granted parole to Bruce Davis, a former member of the criminal group created in the late 60s by the infamous Charles Manson - called Manson Family, and who is serving life imprisonment for two murders . Davis, 71, was convicted in 1972 for the murders of musician Gary Hinman Kill and stuntman Donald 'Shorty' Shea, in 1969. The decision to grant parole does not necessarily imply that Davis will be released, as it now up to the governor of California to decide on the matter. Last year Brown denied Davis parole considering him to still be a danger…
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Pope Francis Asks for Prayers

"Please pray for me." That brief message on his Twitter account was the only official event for Pope Francis in his first year at the helm of the Vatican. The absence of official events to celebrate the anniversary is interpreted by the correspondents at the Vatican as part of the trend of the first Latin American pope to avoid large pomp and ceremonies. Francis has 12 million followers on the social network Twitter, where posts appear in nine different languages. It has been one year of continuous surprises by a simple and loving Pope who has done much good. Most…
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Brett Smiley Proposes Creation Of A Providence Office Of Strategic Partnerships

Brett Smiley today unveiled the second piece of his economic development plan: his proposal to create an Office of Strategic Partnerships in Providence in order to create and promote public-private partnerships between the city, private foundations and the vibrant non-profit sector. This approach has been employed in both Denver and Los Angeles to find additional resources and to better coordinate efforts to solve important urban problems. Brett Smiley said, "Providence faces big challenges, and with little left to cut and nothing left to tax, we must work hard to forge the kind of partnerships with the private and non-profit sectors that bring in more federal, state, corporate and private…
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Chinese Satellite Images Are Not the Lost Malaysian Plane

Malaysian authorities reported that Chinese satellite images allegedly showed wreckage disappeared on Saturday were wrong. Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein told reporters at a Kuala Lumpur that a Malaysian Navy aircraft had moved to where the pictures showed three objects floating but had found nothing . Hussein added that the Chinese authorities had indicated that these images had been released by mistake. The minister also denied the reports that the plane's engines traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing continued to send information after contact with the aircraft was lost. "The situation is unprecedented . MH370 ( the flight number of the missing…
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Increased Western Pressure on Russia

Western leaders warned Russia to cease its attempts to annex the Crimea or otherwise face sanctions. President Barack Obama, said Moscow would pay a price if it continues its current path. Speaking from the White House after meeting with interim Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Obama said a referendum, scheduled for Sunday, on the annexation of Crimea into Russia, is a violation of international law. Earlier, the European Union and the G-7, said they would take action against Russia if the referendum takes place.
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Jan Brewer Will Not Seek A Third Term

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will not seek reelection for a third term as she herself said Wednesday. This controversial Republican's politics during her tenure had several confrontations with the government of Barack Obama for her anti-immigrant policy. Brewer ended speculation about whether she would run for a third term. "There comes a time to pass the torch of leadership, so after completing this term in office, I will be doing just that," she said. The governors of Arizona have a maximum of two terms in office. As Brewer came to power midway through her first term, many had speculated that…
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2 Dead, 23 Injured At SXSW After Hit and Run

At least two people were killed and 23 injured when a car drove into a crowd on Thursday morning near the music and film SXSW festival that takes place in Austin, Texas. Police said they arrested a suspect linked to the incident. The authorities said in a statement that a man had pierced the fences of the enclosure and had driven hitting several bystanders. According to the Associated Press the suspect could have driven while intoxicated. The police tried to arrest the suspect when he was parked at a service station but he fled, killing two people riding a motorcycle before he…
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Seven Confirmed Dead in NY Building Collapse

New York authorities confirmed Thursday that seven bodies were recovered following the collapse of an apartment building Wednesday. At least 20 people were injured and several are still missing. The explosion caused the fire that continued through most of the day and when it got dark rescuers finally managed to enter the enclosure to rescue the victims. Wednesday night rescuers finally managed to control the fire. Harlem residents reported hearing an explosion in the five-story apartment building, located on the corner of 116th Street and Park Avenue, before it collapsed and from which could be seen a column of smoke.…
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Ex-Guerrilla Wins Salvadorian Presidential Elections

The Salvadoran Supreme Electoral Court confirmed that Salvador Sanchez Ceren, candidate for the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), won the presidential elections last Sunday in the Central American country. The former guerrilla achieved of the vote (1,495,815), while rival Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA), Norman Quijano, won (1,489,451). The difference was only points. With 10,445 votes counted, the difference between the two candidates was less than 7,000 votes . The Salvadoran court officially declared president-elect Sanchez Ceren, the current vice president of the country, because it must first resolve appeals against the election process, including one puit forth by ARENA…
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Michelle Obama, Governor Chafee, and Director of Health Urge Cities and Towns to Join Let’s Move!

First Lady Michelle Obama, Governor Lincoln Chafee, and Director of Health Michael Fine, have all reached out to the leadership in Rhode Island's cities and towns calling on them to join Let's Move! Cities, Towns, and Counties. Let's Move! is a national campaign to address the childhood obesity epidemic by engaging local leaders in improving the health of people of their communities. Obama, Chafee, and Fine aim to make Rhode Island the country's first Let's Move! state by getting the leadership in every city and town to enroll. "Everyone has a role to play to increase opportunities for healthy living…
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