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DeRobbio critica a Elorza por el Acuerdo Federal ELL

"Los estudiantes de Providence no deberían necesitar una investigación federal para obtener una buena educación", dice el ex superintendente escolar y candidato a la alcaldía PROVIDENCE, RI - Hoy, el departamento escolar de Jorge Elorza tuvo cerró acuerdo tras una investigación federal del Departamento de Justicia sobre el fracaso de sus programas de Aprendices del Idioma Inglés. El enfoque de Elorza para dar a los estudiantes las habilidades en inglés que necesitan para tener éxito fue tan inadecuado que los investigadores federales creyeron que violaba la Ley de Igualdad de Oportunidades Educativas. En una ciudad donde casi el 60% de los estudiantes provienen de…
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Trump Blames Attorney General, Fired FBI Agent for Russia Probe

VOA News/Ken Bredemeier President Donald Trump unleashed new attacks Tuesday on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and fired FBI agent Peter Strzok, blaming them for the investigation of Russian links to his 2016 presidential campaign that has consumed his presidency. The leader said on Twitter, "If we had a real Attorney General, this Witch Hunt would never have been started! Looking at the wrong people." Trump's attack on the country's top law enforcement official came days after he described Sessions as "scared stiff" and "missing in action." Trump has long been critical of Sessions but has stopped short of firing Sessions…
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Poll: Americans Split on Whether Trump Guilty of Wrongdoing in Connection With Russia

VOA News A new Quinnipiac University poll shows almost half of all Americans believe President Donald Trump is guilty of wrongdoing in connection with Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. Forty-two-percent said they believed he committed wrongful acts, while 43 percent said he did not. When asked if it is ever acceptable for a presidential campaign to get information on a political opponent from hostile foreign power, 79 percent said it was "never acceptable," while 12 percent said it was acceptable. More than half of American voters, 51 percent, believe special counsel Robert Mueller is conducting a fair investigation…
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New Book, Nondisclosure Agreement Pits Trump Against Omarosa

Patsy Widakuswara President Donald Trump's presidential campaign Tuesday filed a legal action against former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, alleging she breached a nondisclosure agreement with the campaign. The former contestant on the reality TV show The Apprentice is promoting her new book titled Unhinged, in which she made a number of controversial claims, including that she has tapes of Trump using a racial slur. During a White House press briefing Tuesday, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders refused to "go on a back-and-forth on NDAs" but said the agreements were "actually very normal." She added that prior administrations have "had NDAs, particularly those…
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Trump Boasts of Electoral Success in Ohio Special Poll

VOA News President Donald Trump is boasting of success in Tuesday's elections, but the vote count in one key special election in the Midwestern state of Ohio for a seat in the House of Representatives is still too close to call. Trump declared Republican state lawmaker Troy Balderson the winner in the House election outside Columbus, the Ohio capital. With all the election day votes counted, Balderson was 1,754 votes ahead of his Democratic challenger, Danny O'Connor — less than a 1 percentage point edge. But local election officials said 3,300 provisional ballots and more than 5,000 absentee votes have…
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Kansas Teen Candidates Concede Elections, Inspire Their Generation

OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS — On Tuesday afternoon, Kansas gubernatorial candidate Tyler Ruzich accompanied his running mate Dominic Scavuzzo to the polling station to cast his ballot. But Ruzich didn't vote because, at 17 years of age, he's too young. "You don't have to vote to be a voter," Ruzich told some of his friends, also under the legal voting age, at his election watch party Tuesday night. "Being here means you're a voter — that you're encouraging your friends and family to make an educated choice, and that you're standing by someone you support." Ruzich was one of three gubernatorial candidates…
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US Senator Delivers Trump Letter to Putin

VOA News/Ken Bredemeier A senator says he has delivered a letter from President Donald Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin calling for more talks and exchanges between the two countries. Kentucky Republican Rand Paul, a Trump supporter who has been in Moscow in recent days holding discussions with Russian lawmakers, said Wednesday, "I was honored to deliver a letter from President Trump to President Vladimir Putin’s administration." In a Twitter remark, Paul said the letter "emphasized the importance of further engagement in various areas including countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges." The White House said the letter…
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NY Congressman Collins Arrested, Charged with Insider Trading

VOA News Federal prosecutors have filed insider trading charges against Republican Congressman Chris Collins, who was arrested and is scheduled to appear in federal court in Manhattan. The lawmaker from New York, one of the first members of Congress to support then-candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election, turned himself in to the Federal Bureau of Investigation early Wednesday. The Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York charged Collins in connection with an alleged insider trading scheme involving his investments in the Australian biotech company Innate Immunotherapeutics Ltd. Earlier this year, an Office of Congressional Ethics report…
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Rashida Tlaib Set to Become 1st Muslim Woman in US Congress

VOA News/Kane Farabaugh DETROIT, MICHIGAN — Ahlam Jbara lives in Chicago, Illinois — six hours away from Detroit, Michigan — which means she can’t vote in the state’s primary election. But the race for Michigan’s 13th Congressional District was too important, and personal, for Jbara to miss. So she packed her car, and drove six hours to volunteer for former Michigan state lawmaker Rashida Tlaib’s Congressional campaign on election day. “As a Muslim American, as an Arab American, as a Palestinian American… I’m her, she’s me,” she told VOA during a break in distributing Tlaib’s campaign literature outside a polling station.…
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Manafort Trial Concludes Active First Week

VOA News/Masood Farivar The first week of Paul Manafort's trial ended Friday, with prosecutors calling a bevy of witnesses to testify about the former Trump campaign chairman's alleged financial crimes. Manafort, 69, is accused of filing false tax returns, failing to disclose foreign bank accounts to authorities, and obtaining fraudulent bank loans after his earnings dried up from his political consultancy business for pro-Russia politicians. The trial is the first to arise from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Moscow. Manafort's former business partner, Rick Gates,…
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