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Inside a cavernous glass-and-steel chamber that overlooks Portland's busy waterfront, dozens of immigrants are about to become U.S. citizens.

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What’s broken about Rhode Island’s mental health system and what would it take to fix the problems? 

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Providence police aren’t likely to expand their role in helping federal immigration officials. This comes as Homeland Security officials seek to employ local police departments in the ramped-up deportation of undocumented immigrants.

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Governor Gina Raimondo said the RhodeWorks law passed amid controversy last year is yielding positive dividends for the state.

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Warwick Representative Patricia Serpa has requested that the state’s Auditor General conduct an audit of all payments to contractors involved in the public benefits computer system known as UHIP. Rhode Island Auditor General Dennis Hoyle has accepted her request according to a statement from the Rhode Island General Assembly.

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With more than 20 months to go until Rhode Island's next gubernatorial election, EMILY's List -- a national group that supports pro-choice women candidates for Congress and governor -- is endorsing Governor Gina Raimondo for re-election.

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Muslims in America are the subject of heated political debate. But they account for a very small number of elected politicians in New England.

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Sal Monteiro and Sheila Capece met at the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence in Providence. He spent time in prison for second degree murder. She advocates for victims of crime.

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After appearing on the Russian state-backed news network RT, former Governor Lincoln Chafee again defended President Trump Tuesday. He made the comments on local AM Radio station WPRO.

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Affordable housing advocates are worried President Donald Trump’s promises to reduce corporate taxes could affect their ability to finance new projects. Their concern is the future of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit.

The most fortunate among us manage to find a truly good friend or two early in life who stick with us for decades, through all the inevitable thick and thin moments.  These are the friends we can call at 2:00 in the morning if need be, the friends whose sentences we can finish, the friends whose arms provide solace during difficult times, and whose tears of joy during the sweetest times of our lives make them that much sweeter.  Thomas Aquinas wrote, "There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship."  As we hear from Maureen Nagle, these are the friends we need to be with when it matters most. 

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Seven state reps have dropped out as cosponsors of a bill that would create permanent abortion rights in the Ocean State. But supporters downplay the significance of this change.

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Pearl Nathan, long-time volunteer docent at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, and the namesake for the Museum's new coffee shop, Cafe Pearl, has died at the age of 103. 

Christy Clark-Pujara is an assistant professor of history in the Department of African-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the author of the recent book "Dark Work: the Business of Slavery in Rhode Island." 


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Rhode Island lawmakers are considering legislation that would ban the use of a treatment known as "conversion therapy" among minors. The therapy attempts to treat  homosexuality as if it were a mental disorder.

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