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  1. Trump improves on Romney across Rhode Island, but Democrats keep their legislative supermajoritiesRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Swing State Project

    ... project to calculate the 2016 presidential results for every state legislative seat in the nation comes to Rhode Island, one of the few states where Democrats hold supermajorities in both legislative chambers. You can find our master list of states ...

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  2. Police: 82-year-old Cranston man killed in a three-car crashRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

    Warwick Police responded to the crash on Warwick Avenue Sunday night. They say one of the drivers, 82-year-old Daniel McCarthy, of Cranston, was taken to Rhode Island Hospital where he died of his injuries.

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  3. Rhode Island could make attacking the pizza guy a felonyRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

    Democratic Senate Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio, of North Providence, says he introduced the bill because of increasing assaults on delivery people in Providence. A hearing is scheduled Tuesday.

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  4. Jake Tapper Mocks Trump Press Secretary Over 'Birther' SnafuRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Forward

    After Sean Spicer complained that The New York Times failed to get his birthplace right in a weekend story, Jake Tapper trolled the White House press secretary with a reference to the "birther" canard that boss Donald Trump used to denigrate former President Obama. Questions over Spicer's birthplace surfaced after The Times referred to him, before his stint in Washington, D.C. a Rhode Islander, as "New England-born" in a piece on the relationship between the media and the White House.

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  5. Sen. Whitehouse announces intention to seek re-electionRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

    ... n President Donald Trump's administration. Pundits don't see many obstacles in the way of Whitehouse's bid with Rhode Island not being particularly hospitable to Trump or receptive of his policies.

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  6. News | Providence Police Add Two New Police Dogs to K9 UnitRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Go Local

    ... and partner Officer Louis Salinaro. K9 Ripp and K9 Jimbo completed the 12-week K9 patrol training school at the Rhode Island K9 Academy, led by Master Trainer Sgt. Roger Reardon (RISP, Ret.), which certified them in areas of article search and ...

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  7. Johnston 6th grader wins state's Google doodle contestRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

    A Johnston sixth grader has won the state's Google doodle contest and is competing against students nationwide to win a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 grant for his school. The Providence Journal reports Wilson El Hage, from Nicholas E. Ferri Middle School, beat out thousands to become Rhode Island's winner in the ninth annual "Doodle 4 Google" competition.

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  8. News | Guest MINDSETTERa Taub: I Call Upon Mayor Elorza to Create the Prov Jewish CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Go Local

    ... is hesitant to do so, let alone issue a public reason on why not. I encourage every single Jewish person in Rhode Island, let alone Providence, to call Mayor Jorge Elorza's office and demand the creation of a meaningful Providence Jewish Council. If ...

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  9. News | Guest MINDSETTERa Stokes: Black History Matters in Rhode IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Go Local

    As we recently celebrated the great history of Rhode Island through the 350th anniversary of the state's Colonial Charter that championed religious freedom and civil liberties, how many Rhode Islanders also appreciate that much of the historic origins of the American Civil Rights movement would arise right here in Rhode Island from the formation of the Free African Union Society in 1780? Or that in the Spring of 1778 the Rhode Island General Assembly "voted and resolved that every able-bodied negro, mulatto, or Indian man slave in this state may enlist to enter either of the said two battalions to serve during the continuance of the war with Great Britain."

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  10. Politics | Moore: Raimondo, Mattiello Squabble Over Budget GiveawaysRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Go Local

    There's been one major growth industry in Rhode Island over the last two decades: government. And even with that being the case, the politicians around here just cannot dole out the freebies fast enough.

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  11. Politics | Does a Republican Candidate Have the Edge Over Raimondo?Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Go Local

    ... Governors dropped to 16 - a 95-year low for the Democrats. Of the 16 remaining Democratic Governors is Rhode Island's Gina Raimondo. Democrat Raimondo, who won the Governor's office in 2014 and is expected to seek re-election in 2018, has more than ...

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  12. News | Rep. Williams Should Step Down, Says John Hope Settlement House Board MemberRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Go Local

    ... r John Hope Settlement House brought the following pictures dealing with lack of safety to the attention of the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families.

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  13. RI Media Words Unlimited Awards Honor Top Players and CoachesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WLNE-TV Providence

    Members of the Rhode Island media honored the top players, coaches and stories from the past year at the annual Words Unlimited dinner in Warwick.

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  14. Lifestyle | NEW: Viola Davis Wins First Oscar of her CareerRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Go Local

    Rhode Island's Viola Davis won an Academy Award for "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" for the movie "Fences." The Oscar is the first of her career.

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  15. Koch leads fight to deregulate African-style braidingRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | SouthCoastToday.com

    ... a national movement to deregulate the business of African-style braiding. DoCouto is pushing for legislation in Rhode Island that would exempt her from the cumbersome and expensive occupational licensing requirements for hairdressers and barbers. ...

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  16. 18 displaced after fire damages apartment buildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | WLNE-TV Providence

    _ A fire in a Rhode Island apartment building has left more than a dozen people displaced from their homes. Firefighters were called to the three-story building on Mineral Spring Avenue at about 8:40 a.m. Sunday. Crews from the Pawtucket Fire ...

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  17. News | Robert Whitcomb's Digital Diary: Deal Delirium, Garden...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Go Local

    Economic development by deal continues apace in Rhode Island. The latest example that we know of: State officials have been considering whether to award up to $4.1 million in state tax credits to Agoda Company, a Singapore-based online travel agency that's part of Priceline, in return for opening an office in downtown Providence.

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  18. Future film stars get their start right here in Rhode IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | WLNE-TV Providence

    ... ore we actually start filming." Some Beacon Film students even get to see their films hit the big screen at the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

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  19. Sports | NEW: Martin's Double-Double Leads URI to Crucial 69-59 Win Over VCURead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 25 | Go Local

    ... points, 30-25, with 3:29 left to play in the half. Trailing 34-31, Jared Terrell knocked down a jumper to get Rhode Island back to within one, 34-33, with 54 seconds left in the half. Terrell led all scorers with 20 points on 4 of 13 shooting from ...

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  20. Police agencies divvy up $230 million settlement with GoogleRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 25 | Washington Times

    A firing range, vehicles, Tasers and bailouts of several underfunded police pension plans are among some of the ways Rhode Island law enforcement agencies are spending their shares of a $230 million settlement with Google . Five agencies are splitting $230 million for their roles in helping to investigate a marketing technique that allowed users of Google AdWords to illegally sell drugs not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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