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California’s Deadliest Fire Leaves 48 Dead, Hundreds Missing

VOA News Search teams in the state of California found more bodies Tuesday in areas ravaged by the most destructive wildfire in the state's history, bringing the overall death toll to 48. Crews are working with cadaver dogs and a rapid DNA analysis system in and around Paradise, a town of 27,000 people where in the span of a few days a rapidly moving fire destroyed more than 7,000 homes. Authorities said more than 200 people were still unaccounted for as the searches continued and the fire advanced to the north and east of Paradise. A volunteer search and rescue…
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Red Cross Offers 25 Ways to Safely Cook and Travel this Thanksgiving

Cooking fires increase on Thanksgiving; Millions expected take to highways to visit loved ones PROVIDENCE, RI (November 14, 2018) — Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and millions of people will soon take to the road and kitchen to share the holiday with loved ones. Because Thanksgiving is a peak time for congested travel and home cooking fires, the American Red Cross asks everyone to follow the steps below to help stay safe this holiday. COOKING SAFETY Each year, Thanksgiving is one of the leading days for home cooking fires. You can help protect yourself and your family from home fires—the nation’s most frequent disaster—by…
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Community

Escasez severa de donaciones de sangre: La Cruz Roja emite unllamado inmediato a la comunidad para donar sangre y plaquetas

Durante este invierno, también se necesita coordinadores de campañas de donaciones de sangrepara evitar que estaescasez se prolongue DEDHAM, Mass. (13 de noviembre de 2018) —La Cruz Roja Americana está enfrentando una severa escasez de sangre y necesita urgentemente donaciones de sangre y plaquetaspara evitar retrasos en el cuidado médico que salvan vidas de pacientes. También hay una necesidad crítica de coordinadores voluntarios de campañas de sangre para evitar que la escasez empeore este invierno. August 27, 2017. Houston, Texas. DRO Cross employee Bob Otwell prepares blood products including FFP, Whole Blood and Platelets for distribution to nearby hospitals. These blood products…
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Education

The Late RWU President Donald J. Farish will be Honored by Student Personnel Administrators

At regional conference in Providence on Tuesday, national association will present President’s Award to Farish’s widow BRISTOL, , – The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators will honor the late RWU President Donald J. Farish with its President’s Award during the group’s annual Region I Conference at the Rhode Island Convention Center on Tuesday, Nov. 13. President Farish’s widow, Maia Farish, will accept the award, which is presented to a college or university president or chancellor who has, over a sustained period, advanced the quality of student life on campus by supporting the institution’s student affairs staff and initiatives. “Don Farish’s…
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Trump firma orden de inmigración para restringir solicitudes de asilo

Voz de América - Redacción El presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, dijo el viernes que firmó una orden de inmigración que ayudará a prohibir de manera efectiva que los migrantes que crucen la frontera de manera irregular puedan solicitar asilo en el país. El anuncio lo hizo durante declaraciones a los medios en la Casa Blanca, en donde también señaló que se necesitan los votos y el apoyo de los demócratas para cambiar la ley de inmigración. "Necesitamos los votos de los demócratas. Tienen que aprobar nuevas leyes de inmigración porque están inundando nuestro país. No los dejaremos ingresar,…
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Marine Vet Identified as Gunman Who Killed 12 at California Bar

VOA News The FBI was carefully examining Thursday the car and home of the gunman who killed 12 people at a bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The shooter, Marine Corps veteran Ian David Long, 28, apparently killed himself after gunning down customers in the Borderline Bar and Grill. Investigators are looking for clues to Long’s “state of mind” before Wednesday’s late-night shooting. Paul Delacourt, assistant director of the FBI’s Los Angeles office, said it appears Long acted alone. “We’re going to pursue the leads that develop from that evidence, wherever they take us, to identify any possible motivation, paint a…
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Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Hospitalized After Fracturing Ribs

VOA News Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in a fall in her office at the court Wednesday night. An official statement said Ginsburg, 85, was admitted to a Washington area hospital early Thursday after experiencing discomfort overnight. "She was admitted for observation and treatment," the statement said. Ginsburg broke two ribs after falling in 2012. She has twice battled cancer and had a stent implanted in 2014 to unblock an artery. Ginsburg, considered one of the high court's more liberal justices, was appointed by former President Bill Clinton more than 25 years…
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Trump Forces Out Attorney General Jeff Sessions

VOA News/Masood Farivar & Steve Herman WASHINGTON —  President Donald Trump forced his controversial Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign Wednesday, setting up a possible showdown with newly energized congressional Democrats over the investigation of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election. Sessions, in a resignation letter to Trump, wrote that he was stepping down at “your request,” accepting a fait accompli he’d long sought to avert despite Trump’s repeated public humiliations of the attorney general over his recusal from oversight of the Russia probe. The forced departure of Sessions, a former Republican senator and early supporter of Trump’s 2016…
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Gunman Kills 12 at California Bar

VOA News THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF. — Authorities have identified the gunman who killed 12 people late Wednesday during an attack at a southern California bar and dance club as 29 year-old Ian Long. A motive for the shooting or Long's residence have not yet been disclosed. The mass shooting occurred after the attacker, who also died, entered the Borderline Bar & Grill in the city of Thousand Oaks armed with a handgun and a smoke bomb. The club was hosting a "college night" event at a country music bar at the time of the shooting. Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean told…
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Community

Congratulations to RICAGV Endorsed Candidates

Providence, Rhode Island (November 7, 2018)–The Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence (RICAGV) congratulates the more than 60 RICAGV endorsed candidates at the Federal, State, and Municipal level who won their elections last night. Especially on the state level these are fantastic gains that will tilt the House and Senate decisively in favor of common sense gun regulation. We couldn’t be more excited to work with the numerous new and returning legislators in the General Assembly to make Rhode Island safer from the scourge of gun violence. The RICAGV took the huge risk of opposing Speaker Mattiello and his A- NRA rating in his…
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