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Despite Senate Support, Cicilline and Langevin Remain Undecided on Iran Deal

Rhode Island's two Democratic congressmen, David Cicilline and Jim Langevin, remain undecided on the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran, even after President Obama secured enough US Senate support Wednesday to assure passage of the deal. Cicilline's stance is of particular interest since he is among a small number of Jewish members of the US House. According to spokesman Richard Luchette, "Congressman Cicilline continues to review the proposed P5+1 agreement with Iran. He has discussed the...
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No Serious Injuries In Construction Collapse At Bryant University

Little information is available about what caused a steel structure to collapse Tuesday morning at Bryant University. But officials at Rhode Island Hospital say six workers transported there were all in good condition.
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   Jared Donaldson’s stay at the 2015 U.S. Open lasted only three sets, but memorable sets they were.

This I Believe Rhode Island: Hope

Sep 1, 2015

  Hope.  It's what keeps us going when storm clouds move into our lives, in those darkest moments when there seems to be no glimmer of light.  Hope.  The poet Emily Dickinson said, "Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul -- and sings without the words -- and never stops at all."  And that's what we hear about hope from Samantha Andersen.

Samantha Andersen is an independent educational consultant living in Pawtucket.  After living in various states across the country, she settled in Rhode Island in 2012, and believes that in the Ocean State she has found her "forever home."

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Governor Gina Raimondo has signed into law new protections for patients battling mental health and substance abuse problems.

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One tragic trend that Providence has so far avoided is the soaring murder rates in American cities.

Rhode Island’s capital has been the scene of 10 murders to date this year, compared to 11 at this time last year. In 2013, there were 11 at this point in the year, according to Providence police spokeswoman Lindsay Lague.

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Sen. Jack Reed is accepting requests from Rhode Islanders for tickets to Pope Francis address to Congress on Thursday, Sept. 24. Pope Francis will be the first pope to ever address a joint session of the U.S. Congress.

The tickets are outdoors and standing room. Ticketholders will be able to watch the pope’s speech on outdoor Jumbotrons that will be set up. After the address, His Holiness is slated to make an appearance at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.

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Little information is available about what caused a steel structure to collapse Tuesday morning at Bryant University. But officials at Rhode Island Hospital say six workers transported there were all in good condition.

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Students in Newport will learn tips during the new school year on how to stay out of harm’s way when they walk and bike to school.

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A group of local science teachers got to see science in action aboard a research cruise this summer. They worked with scientists from the University of Rhode Island.

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Court officials met throughout the morning Monday without reaching a decision on how to distribute thousands upon thousands of pages of documents from the state's lawsuit over failed video-game maker 38 Studios.

Superior Court Clerk Henry S. Kinch Jr. said the talks will continue, although it remains unclear for now when a process for making the information public will be established.

The financially troubled Coventry fire district is warning it will not be able to make its payroll this Friday. The district’s board meets Monday night, and could decide to lay off up to 14 firefighters. The district couldn’t completely fund its scheduled payroll last month, resulting in late pay.

The district currently relies of a fire tax levy from 9,000 Coventry residents. Fire District Board Chairman Frank Palin said that won’t be enough to cover costs. In June, district residents voted to dissolve the department rather than pay more taxes.

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