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Britain Officially Launches COVID-19 Vaccination Drive

By VOA News Britain has vaccinated its first citizen against the COVID-19 virus. Ninety-year-old nursing home resident Margaret Keenan received the first of two doses of a vaccine jointly developed by U.S.-based pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech.   The vaccination campaign, dubbed “V-Day” by Health Secretary Mark Hancock, began nearly a week after the government’s […]Read More

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WHO: COVID-19 Situation in US is ‘Shocking’ to See

By VOA News The World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergency response director said Monday the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States is shocking, considering the level of the country’s medical system. At the agency’s regular Monday briefing, Mike Ryan said the U.S. has accounted for a third of all world cases over the last number of weeks. “The […]Read More

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US Condemns Venezuela Election as ‘Charade’

By VOA News The United States said Monday that the legislative elections held in Venezuela on Sunday in which President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist political alliance is set to gain control of the National Assembly were a sham.  “The United States, along with numerous other democracies around the world, condemns this charade, which failed to meet any […]Read More

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RIDOC names new acting Medical Director

CRANSTON, R.I. – The Rhode Island Department of Corrections Director, Patricia A. Coyne-Fague, Esq., announced today that Dr. Justin Berk will serve as the new acting Medical Director for that agency. In a statement, the Director said: “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Justin Berk, MD. Dr. Berk has been providing medical services […]Read More

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Attorney General’s Customer Service Center Sets Priorities for State Background

Effective immediately, state background checks will be prioritized for frontline workers, school employees, and those who require background checks for housing PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that the Office of Attorney General customer service center has prioritized service for state background checks for individuals needing them for employment in healthcare […]Read More

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Jersey Mike’s Subs Makes $300,000 Challenge Grant to Wreaths Across

Challenge Grant to Spur on a Matching Campaign for $15 Wreath Sponsorships for Placement at Arlington this December COLUMBIA FALLS, ME – Dec. 7, 2020 – Today, national nonprofit Wreaths Across America  (WAA) is proud to announce that Jersey Mike’s Subs, a fast-casual sub sandwich franchise with more than 2,500 locations nationwide, has made a $300,000 challenge grant […]Read More

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Amid Pandemic, Pearl Harbor Survivors Mark Anniversary at Home

By VOA News Survivors of the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor commemorated the anniversary at home this year, with gatherings banned and most large events canceled in the United States amid surging numbers of coronavirus cases.   In past years, thousands of people – survivors, current members of the military, tourists, and locals – have […]Read More