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8:24 am
Fri November 12, 2010

Chafee's transition and more on Roundtable

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee's transition and union politics in East Providence. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable. Here's our host, WRNI political reporter Ian Donnis.

Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us; we'd like to hear from you. news@wrni.org.

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NPR WORLD
8:18 am
Fri November 12, 2010

Musharraf discusses India, terrorism, and his future

NPR WORLD
8:13 am
Fri November 12, 2010

In Israel, when is a Jew not Jewish enough?

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NPR WORLD
8:09 am
Fri November 12, 2010

Al-Qaida, affiliates show greater coordination

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NPR NATIONAL
8:03 am
Fri November 12, 2010

Deep divisions on display at G-20 summit

NPR NATIONAL
7:57 am
Fri November 12, 2010

Democrats split on reasons for midterm losses

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RIPR News
7:41 am
Fri November 12, 2010

A new kind of home debuts in the region

Photo by Herb Swanson.

NORTHEAST U.S. – This winter a single mom and her kids will move into an unusual house in northern Vermont. It's being built by Habitat for Humanity, which serves low-income families. It will be heated mostly by the sun shining through windows and a tiny amount of electricity. Its one of the first of its kind to be built in the region. As part of a collaboration with Northeast Stations, Charlotte Albright reports.

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RIPR News
5:46 pm
Thu November 11, 2010

Tim Horton's shutters Rhode Island locations

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Tim Hortons coffee shop chain closed more than 30 locations in Rhode Island and Connecticut Wednesday night.


Tim Hortons shut down 20 full service restaurants in the Rhode Island and 11 in Connecticut. The company's director of public affairs David Morelli says the chain made investments in marketing and operations but in the end Southern New England was overwhelmed with fast food options.

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RIPR News
9:20 am
Thu November 11, 2010

Ruggiero gets Senate majority nod

Courtesy photo of Dominick Ruggiero.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – On a 28-to-zero vote, longtime lawmaker Dominick Ruggiero got the nod Wednesday as the new majority leader in the state Senate.

The unanimous vote during an open Democratic caucus reflects how Ruggerio is held in high esteem by his fellow senators. Critics point to his work as an administrator for the New England Laborers' union in arguing that labor has too much influence in the General Assembly. Ruggerio responds by saying he's also advocated for business in the legislature.

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NPR NATIONAL
9:16 am
Thu November 11, 2010

Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal in lame-duck hands

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