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Marian Wright Edelman Keynote at RI Kids Count Luncheon

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT hosted a 20th Anniversary Special Kick-Off Luncheon, Wednesday, January 29th, 2014, celebrating two decades of advocacy for children The keynote speaker was Marian Wright Edelman, Founder and President of the Children’s Defense Fund who is the nation’s foremost child advocate. Marian Wright Edelman by Latino Public Radio LPR Coverage of RI Kids Count Event 1/29/2014 Marian Wright Edelman, Founder and President of the Children'sDefense Fund being interviewed by Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, President of Latino Public Radio
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Ex-Scout Leaders Facing Felony Charges In Utah

Two former Boy Scout leaders are facing felony charges for knocking over a prehistoric rock formation in Utah's Goblin Valley State Park. If convicted, they could face up to five years in prison and be fined up to $5,000. Glenn Taylor, 45, was charged Friday with criminal mischief for toppling the mushroom-shaped rock October 11. David Hall, 42, was charged with aiding criminal mischief for recording the destruction. The video, which was uploaded to YouTube and has been viewed more than million times, shows Taylor pushing over the rock, which weighed thousands of pounds. Both Taylor and Hall said that…
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Chalkstone River Avenue Homicide in Providence

PROVIDENCE, RI- On January 31 at approximately 1:00am Providence Police were dispatched to the area of Chalkstone and River Avenue for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival police observed blood and glass on the sidewalk but no victim. Police were then dispatched to Roger Williams Hospital for a report of a male subject shot. When police arrived at the hospital the victim was identified as a 24-year-old male who is believed to be a resident of Providence. He was then transported by Providence Rescue 6 to Rhode Island Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 2:45am. The victim's name…
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SCHOLARS AT BLACKSTONE VALLEY PREP MAYORAL ACADEMY

Cumberland, RI- The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) released scores today for all students tested last October in grades 3-8 and 11 using the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP). Scholars at Blackstone Valley Prep (BVP) Mayoral Academy surpass the state NECAP averages in every content and every grade level— by double digits in half of the grades and contents tested. BVP scholars who identify as Latino also scored proficient or better by an average of 30 percentage points higher than their peers statewide. Eighth grade scholars scored 37 percentage points higher than the state average in mathematics. Latino…
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Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island Opens Up Recruitment

Pawtucket, RI - Can aspirin prolong a healthy life? Researchers at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island are recruiting trying to find out. The Aspirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPREE) study aims to assess whether aspirin can not only prolong life, but a life free of physical disability and/ or dementia for healthy older people. This study's sponsor is The National Institute on Aging and Memorial’s Principal Investigator is Charles Eaton, MD, Director, Center for Primary Care and Prevention. This study is investigating whether the potential benefits of aspirin in reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke, memory loss,…
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NECAP Results: 73 percent meet mathematics graduation requirement

Assessment results that the Department of Education (RIDE) released today (January 31) show that 73 percent of the current high-school seniors have met the graduation requirement in mathematics and are eligible to earn a diploma this spring. Among the high-school seniors who retook the NECAP mathematics assessment last October because they scored "substantially below proficient" in their junior year, another 1,370 students (43 percent of those retested in October) improved enough to meet the graduation requirement: 977 did so by scoring partially proficient or better on their second attempt; another 393 did so by making significant improvement over their 2012…
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NASA Observes Day of Remembrance

NASA will pay will tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency's Day of Remembrance on Friday, Jan. 31. NASA's Day of Remembrance honors members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and other agency senior officials will hold an observance and wreath laying at Arlington National Cemetery Friday morning.  
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Amanda Knox found guilty of murder again by Italian court

  An appeals court in Florence on Thursday upheld the guilty verdict against student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend for the 2007 murder of her British roommate. Knox was sentenced to 28 1/2 years in prison, raising the specter of a long legal battle over her extradition if the conviction is upheld.
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CW28 and NHPRI to Host Free Family Skating Event

Families and friends are welcomed to join CW28, The Rhode Island Community Food Bank and Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island for a free skating event at the The Providence Rink at the Bank of America City Center. Bring a non-perishable food item on Friday, February 21, 2014, School Vacation Week, from 12pm to 2pm and skate for free to support The Rhode Island Community Food Bank.     Providence, January 30, 2014 - CW28 and announce the 2014 "Skate with CW28" event. As part of the "CW28 Community Works" campaign, the event provides families with free skating and encourages…
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Strollers Recalled by Britax Due to Partial Fingertip Amputation Hazard

WASHINGTON, - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall Summary Name of Product: B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers Hazard: The hinge on the stroller's folding mechanism can partially amputate consumers' fingertips, break their fingers or cause severe lacerations, among other injuries, when they press the release button while pulling on the release strap. Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled strollers immediately and contact Britax to receive a free repair kit. Consumer Contact: Britax; toll-free at (866) 204-1665 from 8:30 to 6:00…
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