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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head-to-head in the first presidential debate Monday night.

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A Kansas City design firm, Pendulum Studio, has been selected to study the future of McCoy Stadium and the area around the ballpark. The company is supposed to releases its findings by the end of next January.

The study by Pendulum Studio is meant to develop a plan and cost estimates for enhancing McCoy Stadium and the surrounding area. Many fans love the 74-year-old ballpark, but attendance for the Triple A PawSox has declined over recent seasons.

Nathan Carman – a 22-year old man lost at sea for eight days – is in stable condition according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Carman and his mother Linda departed by boat from Point Judith in Narragansett, last Saturday.

Carman was found aboard a life raft 100 nautical miles south of Martha’s Vineyard by a passing freighter says, Coast Guard Petty Officer Third Class Nicole Groll.

“Apparently he had food and water on his life raft, and that played a key factor in his being able to survive for so long,” said Groll.

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U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez made a stop in New Haven, Connecticut to make what he called, a house-call. He was checking in on an ex-offender reentry program supported in part by the federal government. It helps those formerly incarcerated prepare for jobs once they’re released back into the community.

Secretary Perez heard from about a half dozen inmates at the New Haven Correctional Center. They’re part of an on-site program with a goal to prepare people like Liam Daly, from Groton, CT to get out with a plan and hopefully a job at the end of his sentence.

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Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein approved Friday the latest settlement over the failure of 38 Studios. Under terms of the deal, an insurance policy for Curt Schilling and three other company executives will pay the state $2.5 million.

The settlement was announced earlier this week. The mediator in the case said given the uncertainty of a trial, it was better for the state to accept the settlement.

After heeding the advice of its consultants and local offices, the Burrillville Town Council unanimously agreed to oppose a proposed 1,000 megawatt power plant. 

State Rep. Aaron Regunberg (D-Providence) joins Bonus Q&A to discuss the House of Representatives, racial profiling, the Burrillville power plan proposal, and other issues.

Courtesy of the Shelton family

Henry Shelton, a Roman Catholic priest turned social justice and political activist, longtime voice in Rhode Island for those who had none, passionate advocate for the poor and dispossessed  and thorn in the side of the state’s business and political establishment, died Wednesday at home in Cranston surrounded by his family. He was 86.

Katherine Gregg, who was reassigned last month from her longtime beat at the Statehouse, has been named the Providence Journal's political reporter, covering major stories and the state's congressional delegation, RIPR has learned.

Gregg will work from the ProJo's downtown office on Fountain Street as part of the new assignment. She declined to comment when contacted by RIPR.

PETER GOLDBERG / Gamm Theatre

The Czechoslovakian-born English writer Tom Stoppard's 1993 play “Arcadia” was a huge hit in London and well-enough received in New York. Now the Gamm Theatre has taken on the work. 

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Cranston can count inmates at the Adult Correctional Institutions as residents. The decision from the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturns a previous decision in U.S. District Court.

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Dr. James Prochaska heads the Cancer Prevention Research Center at the University of Rhode island. Decades ago, while researching how people quit smoking, Prochaska began paying attention to the stages of behavior change.

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Rhode Island’s Department of Health has received confirmation of the first case of West Nile virus in the state this year. The mosquito-borne illness is rare but can be dangerous for some patients.

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Nicholas Rovinski, a Warwick native, faces charges of conspiracy to support acts of terrorism, including conspiring to help the Islamic State. Rovinski was allegedly involved in a plot to kill conservative blogger Pamela Gellar in 2015.

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