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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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