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Colorado High School Student Sets Himself On Fire

In what police said was an apparent suicide attempt, a 16-year-old student walked into his Denver high school cafeteria around 7 on Monday and set himself on fire. Using a fire extinguisher, a school custodian quickly doused the flames. No one else was hurt. Before the incident at Standley Lake High School in Westminster, the teenager had posted a note online, which police are investigating. He was hospitalized in critical condition, suffering burns over 80 percent of his body.
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Medical Marijuana Will Be on the Florida November Ballot

On Monday, the state Supreme Court in Florida approved in a 4-3 decision an initiative to put whether to legalize medical marijuana in the state on the November ballot . This is a defeat for Attorney General Pam Bondi (R), who fought to keep the question off the ballot. But for personal-injury lawyer John Morgan, this is a victory after he spent $4 million on a medical marijuana petition drive. Come November, Florida would join 20 other states and would become the first Southern state to approve marijuana for medical use if 60 percent of the votes are in favor…
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GOP Republican Trey Radel resigns from Congress

Freshman Florida Republican, Trey Radel, who was caught trying to purchase cocaine in a Washington, sting operation in October, has resigned from Congress Monday. Due to heavy pressure from party leaders, Radel was forced to step aside rather than hold onto the seat he had won in November 2012. As a result a special election will be held to fill the vacancy in the GOP-controlled House.
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Maryland Mall Shooter Identified By Police

Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, of College Park, MD, was identified as the shooter by police Sunday morning. An hour before the shooting he took a cab to the Columbia mall. A link between the shooter and the victims has yet to be established. He killed killed Brianna Benlolo, 21, and Tyler Johnson, 25, who both worked at Zumiez beofre taking his own life. Five other people at the mall were injured. The mall will reopen Monday at 1pm and two memorials will be set up for the victims.
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Brain-dead Texas woman taken off ventilator

An emotional court fight came to an end Sunday when a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman was taken off a ventilator. In a case where who is considered alive, dead, and how it all changes in presence of a fetus culminated at about 11:30 Sunday when the devices that had kept Marlise Munoz's heart and lungs working for two months were switched off. "May Marlise Munoz finally rest in peace, and her family find the strength to complete what has been an unbearably long and arduous journey," the lawyers, Heather King and Jessica Janicek, said in a written statement. Munoz was 14…
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Rising unemployment

Rhode Island - The unemployment rate in Rhode Island rose slightly in December to percent, compared with percent in November. It is lower than the rate of percent from a year ago, according to data released Thursday by the Department of Labor and Training Rhode Island. The state lost 1,500 jobs in December, down from the 470,700 jobs the state had in November. The number of jobs in Rhode Island is higher than it was a year ago, when the DLT reported 465,600 jobs. However, the total employment in the state are still well below the 496,400 jobs recorded in…
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Winter Storm and Blizzard in the region

Rhode Island - The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Warning for parts of Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts. The coastal area of ​​the Cape, Islands and Southeastern Massachusetts is under observation by Blizzard Winter in effect from Tuesday until 1pm Wednesday afternoon. The snow arrived Tuesday night with frigid temperatures and strong winds. A fall of snow about 6 to 10 inches for the Southeastern Massachusetts and from 3 to 7 inches are expected for much of Rhode Island Tormenta Invernal y Blizzard en la region Rhode Island - El Servicio Nacional de Meteorología ha emitido Advertencia de…
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Warning to parents about Smarties abuse

Rhode Island - Officials at the Portsmouth Middle School sent a note to parents where they warn about the dangers of smoking and inhaling Smarties . The Smarties candies come in a colorful packets , and are very popular among children and youth. The notification through an email, informs parents that some students were taking part in a new fad that is to grind the Smarties and then inhale the dust or smoke . If you eat too many of the colorful candy shaped disk, you may have problems with your dentist. But if you smoke or inhale , problems…
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Hundreds come to listen to Congressman Gutierrez

Rhode Island - Hundreds of people came Friday to South Providence, where Luis V. Gutiérrez - a congressman from Illinois and a national leader in the immigration reform movement - led in a poignant demonstration, to request the cooperation of House Republicans in Washington to approve the immigration bill , which could include a path to legalization . "I'm very excited right now," Gutierrez told a crowd at the Church of San Miguel Archangel , which included dozens of political , religious , labor and community leaders Congressman David N. Cicilline , Democrat of Rhode Island invited Gutierrez, chief negotiator…
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Amber Alert Cancelled

Rhode Island - Authorities in Rhode Island canceled the Amber Alert they issued on Thursday for the disappearance of Daniel Britt 6 years of Woonsocket who was found unharmed in the home of relatives in a suburb near Seattle in Washington State. His mother, Andria Britt is in custody. Alerta Amber Cancelada Rhode Island - Las autoridades de Rhode Island cancelaron la Alerta Amber que emitieron el jueves por la desaparición de Daniel Britt de 6 años de Woonsocket quien fue encontrado sano y salvo en casa de unos familiares en un suburbio cerca de Seattle en el Estado de…
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