Ending birthright citizenship is an ill-founded idea

Ending birthright citizenship is an ill-founded idea

By News Sentinel
Knoxville (Tennessee)

Congressional hearings were held last week on a bill aimed at ending birthright citizenship – the principle that anyone born in the United States, with the exception of those whose parents are in the service … Read Full Story

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Soccer legends from Portugal and Greece to battle it out in Mass.

Soccer legends from Portugal and Greece to battle it out in Mass.

Lawrence — The Legends Cup match-up between Portugal and Greece will be coming to Lawrence to face off at Veterans Memorial Stadium on June 12 at 7 p.m.

Legendary stars expected from Portugal include Nuno Gomes, Maniche, Fernando Couto, Rui … Read Full Story

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Lisbon’s Farra Fanfarra to bring energetic performance to the region

Lisbon’s Farra Fanfarra to bring energetic performance to the region

FALL RIVER — Don’t let the name fool you. Farra Fanfarra is not your traditional Portuguese band — not by a long shot.

The Lisbon-based hip brass band has been turning heads all over Portugal for several years with its … Read Full Story

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New Bedford Whaling Museum to establish satellite exhibition space in Cape Verde

New Bedford Whaling Museum to establish satellite exhibition space in Cape Verde

NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford Whaling Museum trustee Eugene A. Monteiro and museum president James P. Russell will travel to Cape Verde today for a week of meetings with government officials with the purpose of exploring the possibilities of establishing … Read Full Story

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Locals head to the Azores for synagogue inauguration

Locals head to the Azores for synagogue inauguration

80-plus member delegation to arrive in Ponta Delgada on Wednesday

PONTA DELGADA — After nearly 60 years of silence, the Shaar Hashomayum Synagogue in Ponta Delgada, Azores, will once again be filled with the sounds of prayers and hymns, when … Read Full Story

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Study: Cape Verde could nearly eradicate HIV by 2021

Study: Cape Verde could nearly eradicate HIV by 2021

PROVIDENCE — Cape Verde could nearly eradicate HIV by 2021 if it can scale up four prevention strategies already underway on the archipelago, according to a new Brown University study.

Using computer simulations of epidemics that can model individual behaviors … Read Full Story

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RIC Portuguese Honor Society inducts new members, announces Lima Scholarship winners

RIC Portuguese Honor Society inducts new members, announces Lima Scholarship winners

PROVIDENCE —Rhode Island College’s Portuguese Studies Program inducted three students and three honorary members into the Sigma Chapter of the Phi Lambda Beta Portuguese Honor Society on Wednesday, April 8. The ceremony also included recognition of the 2015 recipients of … Read Full Story

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Immigrants find education and opportunity in Greater Taunton

Immigrants find education and opportunity in Greater Taunton

TAUNTON — As immigrant families come to Taunton, one of the first people they often meet is Carmen Maldonado, the community liaison for the city’s public school system.
Maldonado helps introduce them to the school system, but also tries to … Read Full Story

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Hillary Clinton to announce presidential campaign on Sunday

Hillary Clinton to announce presidential campaign on Sunday

WASHINGTON (AP) – Hillary Rodham Clinton will end months of speculation about her political future and launch her long-awaited 2016 presidential campaign on Sunday, according to people familiar with her plans.

The first official word that Clinton will … Read Full Story

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Miami schools chief, Portuguese immigrant, speaks at UMass about ed reform

Miami schools chief, Portuguese immigrant, speaks at UMass about ed reform

DARTMOUTH — In a nearly hourlong talk delivered to a packed room of area educators, elected officials and business leaders gathered in the Grand Reading Room of the Claire T. Carney Library at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Alberto Carvalho, … Read Full Story

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FA1: Local soccer league being created

FA1: Local soccer league being created

A number of local soccer enthusiasts have been working towards forming a new league, geared primarily for the summer months.

Coyle’Cassidy boys coach Danny Borges, who helped form the NELASA league and then created a successful youth department in the … Read Full Story

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Ex-Rhode Island speaker to plead guilty to federal charges

Ex-Rhode Island speaker to plead guilty to federal charges

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Former House Speaker Gordon Fox was charged and agreed to plead guilty to bribery, wire fraud and filing a false tax return following an investigation that included a dramatic federal raid on the Statehouse, according to … Read Full Story

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Massachusetts man selling, shipping snow from his yard

Massachusetts man selling, shipping snow from his yard

MANCHESTER-by-the-SEA, Mass. (AP) – A Massachusetts man has found a way to profit from the several feet of snow in his yard: He’s shipping it to people in warmer climates for the bargain price of $89 for six pounds.

Kyle … Read Full Story

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U.S. officials to join Portuguese counterparts in “intensified consultations” about Lajes

U.S. officials to join Portuguese counterparts in “intensified consultations” about Lajes

LISBON — American officials plan to join their Portuguese counterparts in “intensified consultations” aimed at ensuring the decision to streamline the U.S. presence at Lajes is implemented as “thoughtfully as possible,” according to a prepared statement released Feb. 13 by … Read Full Story

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Carnaval is upon us

Carnaval is upon us

Fourteen Carnaval troupes will travel throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island on Feb. 14 and 15  to perform at 15 different organizations.

The following organizations will welcome the Carnaval troupes on Saturday starting at 4 p.m. and Sunday starting at 1 … Read Full Story

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The rise of Portuguese

The rise of Portuguese

Report: Portuguese-language enrollment in U.S. colleges and universities doubled from 1990 to 2013

Enrollments in foreign-language courses at American colleges have declined after nearly 20 years of growth, but the demand for Portuguese is growing.
While foreign-language enrollments fell 6.7 … Read Full Story

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Mass. judge Rapoza to leave post in June

Mass. judge Rapoza to leave post in June

BOSTON — Phillip Rapoza, the chief justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court and a Dartmouth native, will be leaving his post at the end of June.

Rapoza, in a letter to Gov. Charlie Baker, said he will retire on June … Read Full Story

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Brain stents show big promise for certain stroke patients

Brain stents show big promise for certain stroke patients

Stroke experts are reporting a major advance: Stents similar to the ones used to open clogged heart arteries also can be used to clear a blood clot in the brain, greatly lowering the risk a patient will end up disabled.… Read Full Story

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