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Judge In Knox Trial To Be Investigated For Comments

On Monday, Italy’s Justice Minister Annamaria Cancellieri ordered an investigation into the comments made by the judge who reinstated the murder convictions of Amanda Know and her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito. Last Thursday, Alessandro Nencini sentenced Know to 28 years and six months and Sellecito to 25 years for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher and later spoke to Italian media after the verdict. Lawyers for Sollecito claim that his comments show the judge had been biased against their client. They asked Italy's judicial governing body to consider disciplinary action and queried whether the court's decision was still valid.…
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FBI Cracks Down On Human Trafficking During the Super Bowl

On Tuesday, The FBI arrested forty-five people and sixteen juveniles were rescued following a two-week crackdown on prostitution in the New York-New Jersey area leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl. According to the FBI, some of the people arrested claimed that they had visited the site because of the football game, which drew about 400,000 visitors. Many of the minors rescued ranged between the ages of 13 to 17, some of which were high school students and children reported missing by their families. Vitcims were rescued and arrests were made in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Ahead of the…
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STATE POLICE INTELLIGENCE UNIT ARRESTS THIRTEEN INDIVIDUALS, DISMANTLES A LARGE-SCALE ORGANIZED CRIMINAL GAMBLING OPERATION

Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety and Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announce the arrest of thirteen (13) individuals involved in an intricate, large-scale criminal gambling operation. During the past several months, members of the Rhode Island State Police Intelligence Unit and the Rhode Island Department of Attorney General conducted an investigation into an illegal gambling operation being conducted in the northern area of Rhode Island. Various investigative measures were utilized including court-authorized wiretaps where approximately seventeen hundred (1700) telephone calls and text messages were…
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Education

Providence School Board Takes Up Policy on School-Based Autonomy

Providence, (February 4, 2014) – As part of the strategic direction of the Providence Public School District articulated by the Providence School Board and Superintendent Dr. Susan Lusi in recent months, the Board’s policy committee began last night to refine a draft policy allowing stakeholders at the building level (administrators, teachers, students, parents and community partners) to take greater ownership of their school community through autonomous, shared decision-making. The policy, drafted by Board President Keith Oliveira, focuses on the objective of creating a high-performing school district that educates all students at high standards and eliminates the achievement gap. The document…
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Hillary Clinton Encourages Hispanics to Read to Their Children

Hillary Rodham Clinton is part of an effort to encourage Hispanic families to read, sing, and talk more to their young children in the hopes that they will be more prepared for school. Last year the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, along with the San Francisco non-profit, Next Generation, started the "Too Small to Fail" campaign. Univision Communications Inc will take part in the campaign, running public service announcements and news programs focused on decreasing the word gap. In the US, about twenty five percent of all babies and toddlers born are Hispanic, but they are less likely to…
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Northeast States Digs Out With More Snow on The Horizon

As New England continue to dig out from yesterday's storm, state officials are planning for the next round of winter weather due to arrive overnight which could make for a slow morning commute Wednesday. Winter Storm Warning URGENT- Winter Weather Message National Weather Service Taunton, MA 1222 pm Est. Tue Feb 4, 2014 ...Wintry weather will return to Southern New England late tonight through ...Low pressure will deepen off the mid-Atlantic coast late tonight before passing south of Nantucket early Wednesday. the storm will spread plowable snow from west to east across the region and perhaps a wintry mix to the south coast.…
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FDA Launches New Anti-Smoking Campaign

The Food and Drug administration is launching a new campaign geared towards teens in hopes of stopping them from smoking and encouraging them to quit. This $115 million multimedia education campaign called "The Real Cost" will use adds depicting yellow teeth, wrinkled skin, and other costs at-risk teenagers face if they smoke cigarettes. Beginning February 11, advertisements will run in over 200 markets throughout the US for at least one year. Ads will air on TV stations like MTV and be found in magazines such as Teen Vogue. They will also use social media, which today's youth heavily uses. "Our…
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Organized Criminal Gambling Operation Centered in Northern Rhode Island Dismantled During the Early Morning Hours Resulting in the Arrest of 13 Individuals

Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department of Public and Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announces the arrest of 13 individuals as the result of an investigation conducted by the Rhode Island State Police and Rhode Island Department of Attorney General of an illegal organized criminal gambling operation. The investigation commenced in June of 2013 and culminated with the arrests early this morning, as well as the execution of 4 court-authorized search warrants. It is alleged that the operation was facilitated by David A. Ayotte, age 53, of 634…
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Microsoft Board names Satya Nadella as CEO

REDMOND, Wash. — Feb. 4, 2014 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Satya Nadella as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors effective immediately. Nadella previously held the position of Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group. “During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Microsoft than Satya Nadella,” said Bill Gates, Microsoft’s Founder and Member of the Board of Directors. “Satya is a proven leader with hard-core engineering skills, business vision and the ability to bring people together. His vision for how technology will…
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