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{FD} New VA head: It’ll take longer to end veteran homelessness

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The new Veterans Affairs chief shares the goal set by former President Barack Obama’s administration of ending homelessness among veterans, but says it’ll take longer than his predecessor predicted. Continue reading

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{FD} Veterans Affairs secretary helps dedicate Rhode Island home

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U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin helped dedicate a new home designed to provide nursing and residential care for the state’s veterans on Friday, saying it sets the standard for the way the nation should be caring for veterans. Continue reading

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{FD} David Ortiz addresses grads of Rhode Island tech college

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Retired Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has accepted his first honorary degree as he delivered the commencement address to graduates of a Rhode Island technical college. Continue reading

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{FD} David Ortiz to address grads of Rhode Island tech college

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Retired Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is getting his first honorary degree, as he delivers the commencement address to graduates of a technical college in Rhode Island. Continue reading

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{FD} Officer charged with punching casino bathroom attendant

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A Rhode Island police officer charged with punching a 73-year-old casino bathroom attendant because “the water was too cold” is seeking to avoid prison. Continue reading

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{FD} David Ortiz to address grads at Rhode Island tech university

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Retired Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz will deliver the commencement address at a private Rhode Island university. Continue reading

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{FD} USS Arizona survivor rejoins shipmates, interred aboard ship

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A veteran who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and died last year at age 94 has been reunited with his fallen shipmates on the sunken USS Arizona. Continue reading

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{FD} Drug dealer convicted of murder in fatal fentanyl sale

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A Rhode Island drug dealer who sold fentanyl to a woman who overdosed and died immediately has been convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Construction on visitors center at The Breakers to begin

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Construction on a contested visitors center on the grounds of The Breakers mansion in Newport, Rhode Island, is scheduled to begin. Continue reading

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{FD} Deaf patrons complain after Rhode Island movie theater refuses to turn on captions

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Some deaf and hearing-impaired moviegoers say a Rhode Island theater refused to switch on the captioning so they could follow along with Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” Continue reading

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{FD} Man who killed 4 as teen accused in prison stabbing

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Prison officials say a man who as a teenager confessed to killing four of his neighbors in Rhode Island is now accused of stabbing an inmate in a Florida prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Jury convicts man of raping girlfriend over last cigarette

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A Rhode Island man has been convicted of repeatedly raping his then-girlfriend after he became angry that she smoked their last cigarette. Continue reading

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{FD} After pope endorses giving to beggars, US bishop says not to

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A month after Pope Francis endorsed giving money to panhandlers, the Roman Catholic bishop in Rhode Island has posted three reasons not to. Continue reading

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{FD} Mysterious carving found at Rhode Island church where JFK was married

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A mysterious carving of a woman’s face has been discovered at the church where John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier married in 1953, the church announced Wednesday Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Speeding car rear-ends cab, killing taxi passenger

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Police say a speeding driver has been charged with rear-ending a taxi in Massachusetts, killing a Rhode Island woman inside the cab. Continue reading

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{FD} Pearl Harbor mural canceled over concerns about headline

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A Rhode Island group’s plan to put up a mural depicting a historic newspaper front page announcing the attack on Pearl Harbor has been canceled because of concerns that the headline used an offensive word. Continue reading

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{FD} Elderly twins die outside Rhode Island home in bitter cold

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Elderly Rhode Island twins reportedly died Friday night after falling within steps in the bitter cold outside a house. Continue reading

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{FD} Rhode Island police arrest third suspect in $90K diaper heist

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A third suspect in the theft of a truckload of diapers worth an estimated $90,000 was arrested Tuesday, Rhode Island State Police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Man gets prison time for fatally beating small dog with cane

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A Rhode Island man will serve four months in state prison followed by eight months in home confinement for the beating death of his neighbor’s 10-pound Yorkshire terrier. Continue reading

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{FD} Cranston man gets jail time for fatally beating 10-pound dog

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A Rhode Island man will serve four months in prison followed by an additional eight months in home confinement for the beating death of his neighbor’s 10-pound Yorkshire terrier. Continue reading

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{FD} Cellphone images of Rhode Island’s man’s late son recovered

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Precious photos and videos of a Rhode Island man’s late 18-month old son have been recovered thanks to police. Continue reading

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{FD} Court: ‘K-19: The Widowmaker’ sub must be removed from river

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A Rhode Island court has ordered a scrapyard to remove the remnants of a Russian submarine once used as a set for a Harrison Ford movie from the Providence River. Continue reading

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{FD} Former anti-poverty group official to plead guilty to theft

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The former finance director of a Providence anti-poverty group has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud on allegations he stole more than $500,000 from the organization for his own use. Continue reading

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{FD} 7 people buried in the wrong graves at veterans’ cemetery in Rhode Island

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Seven people were buried in the wrong graves at a veterans’ cemetery because grave markers in one row were off by a burial plot. Continue reading

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{FD} 7 people buried in the wrong graves at veterans’ cemetery

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Seven people have been buried in the wrong graves at a Rhode Island veterans’ cemetery because grave markers in one row were off by a burial plot. Continue reading

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{FD} Johnson & Wales culinary arts museum to close to the public

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Johnson & Wales University is permanently closing its culinary arts museum to the public. Continue reading

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{FD} Man who escaped from Rhode Island prison pleads not guilty

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An inmate who broke out of a Rhode Island prison and went on the run for five days has pleaded not guilty to an escape charge. Continue reading

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{FD} Mobster pleads no contest to conspiracy in 1992 slaying

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A member of the New England Mafia has pleaded no contest to plotting to kill a mob enforcer who was gunned down outside a Rhode Island restaurant 25 years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Mom pleads not guilty to abducting kids in 1985

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The Latest on a mother charged with abducting her children three decades ago (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom charged with taking her kids 3 decades ago to face judge

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A mother charged with snatching her two daughters from Rhode Island in 1985 is scheduled to appear before a judge Wednesday after police found the three living in the Houston area. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Dad of girls missing 31 years waiting for call

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The Latest on two sisters reported missing in 1985 being found and their mother being charged (all times local): 2 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Two Rhode Island girls abducted in 1985 found in Texas; mother arrested

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Rhode Island State Police say they have located two children reported missing in 1985 and arrested a non-custodial parent wanted for snatching them. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge OKs lawsuit against disgraced order Legion of Christ

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A Rhode Island judge is allowing a lawsuit seeking millions of dollars to move forward against the disgraced Roman Catholic order the Legion of Christ. Continue reading

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{FD} Man who escaped from Rhode Island prison to appear in court

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A man who escaped from a Rhode Island prison and was on the run for five days before being captured in Massachusetts is scheduled to make an initial appearance before a federal magistrate judge. Continue reading

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{FD} Wanted prisoner captured after failed bank robbery, police announce

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After several days on the run, a prisoner who escaped a Rhode Island detention center has been captured in Somerville, Massachusetts. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom asks for kindness to honor son who wished to be famous

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The mother of a Rhode Island boy whose dying wish was to become famous in China is asking for acts of kindness to mark what would have been his ninth birthday. Continue reading

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{FD} US marshal urges escaped prison inmate to turn himself in

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The U.S. marshal in Rhode Island is urging an escaped prisoner to turn himself in. Continue reading

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{FD} Round-the-clock manhunt on for ex-Army reservist who escaped Rhode Island detention center

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A round-the-clock state and federal manhunt was underway Monday for an inmate who escaped from a Rhode Island detention center. Continue reading

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{FD} New exhibits to open at Roger Williams National Memorial

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The Roger Williams National Memorial visitor center in Rhode Island will be closed for most of January while new exhibits are installed. Continue reading

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{FD} Sexual harassment case against Rhode Island judge proceeding

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A Rhode Island district court judge is scheduled to go before a state commission next month that is looking into sexual harassment and judicial misconduct complaints against him. Continue reading

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{FD} Priest replaces statues stolen from Rhode Island crèche

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A Roman Catholic priest has donated two statutes to replace those stolen from a nativity scene outside an assisted living center in the Rhode Island city of Pawtucket. Continue reading

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{FD} Inaction on complaint leaves prep school victims frustrated

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Rhode Island licensing officials have not resolved a nearly year-old complaint that a former boarding school psychologist did not do enough to address sexual abuse reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Sound engineer, attorney among Oakland fire victims

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A popular sound engineer, a young attorney and a woman described as a visionary were among the people killed in a fire that engulfed a dance party inside an Oakland warehouse. Continue reading

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{FD} 61-year-old German identified as Oakland fire victim

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A 61-year-old German man who made his friends feel celebrated is believed to be the oldest victim of the fire that engulfed a dance party inside an Oakland warehouse. Continue reading

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{FD} Jurors deliberating in fatal 2-by-4 beating trial

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Jurors are deliberating in the trial of a man accused of beating a Rhode Island junk car dealer to death with a two-by-four over a deal gone wrong. Continue reading

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{FD} Nightclub victims’ kin: Oakland fire families face long road

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Authorities investigating the California warehouse party fire that killed 36 people have said they are considering a criminal case — even murder charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Poet, nail art lover among warehouse fire victims

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There was a mortuary worker who dreamed of being a painter or photographer. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-boxing promoter, hoops coach convicted of embezzlement

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A former boxing promoter, ex-college basketball coach and founder a Rhode Island-based sport institute has been convicted of embezzlement. Continue reading

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{FD} Jury reviews assistant’s testimony in sport institute trial

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The jury deliberating in the embezzlement trial of the founder of a Rhode Island-based sport institute has asked to review some testimony. Continue reading

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{FD} Rhode Island store owner under fire for display of Hillary Clinton doll

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A store owner in Rhode Island has come under fire on social media for displaying a plush toy of Hillary Clinton that dangles from a metal hook next to a “Make America Great Again” sign inside the store. Continue reading

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