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A New Gel May Prevent HIV Infection

A vaginal gel can protect users against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), although it has to be used three hours after having sex. At the moment its efficacy and safety has only been tested in monkeys, but in the light of these findings, the researchers believe that it could be used in humans. Developing new methods for preventing infection of the virus of AIDS in countries with few resources is a priority to reduce the spread of the epidemic. Until now, microbicidal gels had proved most effective, although they should be applied before intercourse, which compromised their employment in many…
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Obama Orders Review of Deportation Practices

President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the practices of deportation in the country to see if the application of the Immigration Act can be "more humane", informed the White House. The President met Thursday with leaders of the Group of the Congressional Hispanic to discuss efforts to revise the immigration system. Obama told the congressmen that he has asked the Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, to submit an inventory of current practices to analyze how it can apply the law in a more humane way. According to the White House, Obama told lawmakers he is concerned for…
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Manson Associate, Bruce Davis, Granted Parole

California Prison authorities granted parole to Bruce Davis, a former member of the criminal group created in the late 60s by the infamous Charles Manson - called Manson Family, and who is serving life imprisonment for two murders . Davis, 71, was convicted in 1972 for the murders of musician Gary Hinman Kill and stuntman Donald 'Shorty' Shea, in 1969. The decision to grant parole does not necessarily imply that Davis will be released, as it now up to the governor of California to decide on the matter. Last year Brown denied Davis parole considering him to still be a danger…
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Head of US Southern Command Says Maduro Does Not Trust His Military

The head of the Southern Command, General John Kelly, said Thursday that the Venezuelan government, with Nicolas Maduro at the head, does not trust the military. Kelly told the Senate committee that forces in the Venezuelan military are loyal to themselves, and are waiting and watching to see what happens. The general added that a sign of the government's suspicions about where the military leans to is that it has not used it much to control the protests. On Wednesday, Secretary of State, John Kerry, said his government is prepared to invoke the charter of OAS (Organization of American States)…
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Pope Francis Asks for Prayers

"Please pray for me." That brief message on his Twitter account was the only official event for Pope Francis in his first year at the helm of the Vatican. The absence of official events to celebrate the anniversary is interpreted by the correspondents at the Vatican as part of the trend of the first Latin American pope to avoid large pomp and ceremonies. Francis has 12 million followers on the social network Twitter, where posts appear in nine different languages. It has been one year of continuous surprises by a simple and loving Pope who has done much good. Most…
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RI Mayors Mckee And Diossa Join Bill Gates And Other City Leaders To Discuss Education

Providence, RI -- Today, Cumberland Mayor Daniel McKee and Central Falls Mayor James Diossa join a group of more than 50 mayors from across the country to discuss ways to improve public education in their cities. The event, entitled the "Mayors in Education Convening," is being sponsored in Washington, DC by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The mayors are gathering to discuss a wide range of topics that are uniquely impacting public school students in their cities, including the Common Core State Standards, school finance reform, community engagement, and innovations and successful practices for mayoral leadership in education. Bill Gates also will host a morning conversation with the mayors on the…
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Brett Smiley Proposes Creation Of A Providence Office Of Strategic Partnerships

Brett Smiley today unveiled the second piece of his economic development plan: his proposal to create an Office of Strategic Partnerships in Providence in order to create and promote public-private partnerships between the city, private foundations and the vibrant non-profit sector. This approach has been employed in both Denver and Los Angeles to find additional resources and to better coordinate efforts to solve important urban problems. Brett Smiley said, "Providence faces big challenges, and with little left to cut and nothing left to tax, we must work hard to forge the kind of partnerships with the private and non-profit sectors that bring in more federal, state, corporate and private…
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Senator Maryellen Goodwin Endorses Michael Solomon for Mayor of Providence

City Committee Chairwoman and Senate Majority Whip cites Michael's belief in city neighborhoods, sense of community PROVIDENCE, RI - Providence Democratic City Committee Chairwoman and Rhode Island State Senator Maryellen Goodwin (D - Providence) endorsed Michael Solomon for Mayor of Providence today. Senator Goodwin, who was elected chairwoman of the Providence Democratic City Committee in 2013, lauded Michael's lifelong commitment to Providence's neighborhoods, his years of public service, and his role in addressing and improving the city's finances. "Michael and I have worked closely together as a councilperson and a state senator, serving the Mount Pleasant and Elmhurst neighborhoods. As young people, our fathers taught us the value…
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Chinese Satellite Images Are Not the Lost Malaysian Plane

Malaysian authorities reported that Chinese satellite images allegedly showed wreckage disappeared on Saturday were wrong. Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein told reporters at a Kuala Lumpur that a Malaysian Navy aircraft had moved to where the pictures showed three objects floating but had found nothing . Hussein added that the Chinese authorities had indicated that these images had been released by mistake. The minister also denied the reports that the plane's engines traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing continued to send information after contact with the aircraft was lost. "The situation is unprecedented . MH370 ( the flight number of the missing…
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US Will Sell Oil From Strategic Reserves

The Department of Energy of the United States said it plans to sell five million barrels of oil from its strategic reserves. Government officials said the sale is a trial that has been planned for months. The decision comes at a time when global energy markets closely watch the developments of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. On the territory of Ukraine pass pipelines carrying Russian gas to the European Union. However, the White House said the two events are not connected. The decision lowered by 2% the price of crude oil on the New York Stock Exchange.
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