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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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{FD} Jury ends day without a verdict in sport institute trial

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The jury in the embezzlement trial of the founder of a Rhode Island-based international sport institute has ended another day of deliberations without a verdict. Continue reading

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{FD} Trial begins for man accused in fatal 2-by-4 beating

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A trial is underway for 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} No verdict on 1st day of sport institute trial deliberations

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Jurors deliberating in the embezzlement trial of the founder of the Rhode Island-based Institute for International Sport have ended the day without reaching a verdict. Continue reading

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{FD} Anti-Semitic remarks taunt rabbi after Trump’s election win

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A rabbi who leads a Modern Orthodox synagogue said on Wednesday he and his congregants are growing accustomed to the toll of anti-Semitic taunts that have become a “not irregular feature of life” before and after the presidential election. Continue reading

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{FD} New England mobster, an ‘old-school wise guy,’ dies at 75

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A member of the New England mob who was convicted of trying to hire someone to kill a rival mobster has died two weeks after being released from federal prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Mobster pleads guilty to lying during probe of ’93 killing

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A member of the New England Mafia has pleaded guilty to charges he lied to authorities investigating the 1993 slaying of a Boston nightclub owner. Continue reading

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{FD} Sport institute trial to resume after hospitalization

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The embezzlement trial of the founder of a Rhode Island-based international sport institute is expected to resume after he was released from a hospital. Continue reading

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{FD} Veterans in the Ivy League: Students seek to up their ranks

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It’s not easy to find military veterans in undergraduate programs at most Ivy League schools. Continue reading

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{FD} Sport institute trial put on hold after founder hospitalized

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The embezzlement trial of the founder of an international sport institute has been put on hold after he was hospitalized for an undisclosed reason. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials: 3 men wearing clown masks attack Rhode Island woman

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Police in Rhode Island say they’re searching for three suspects who attacked a woman while wearing clown masks. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: 3 men in clown masks attack Rhode Island woman

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Police in Rhode Island say they’re searching for three suspects who attacked a woman while wearing clown masks. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Oppenheimer & Co. worker pleads guilty to insider trading

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A former Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. financial adviser has pleaded guilty to insider trading charges in New York City. Continue reading

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