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Rhode Island’s Senate Judiciary Committee is slated to confirm a number of judicial appointments Wednesday. The nominees all have connections at the Statehouse.

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It’s no secret that many people struggle in life: job-related problems, relationship challenges, mental health issues, financial uncertainty.  The list goes on and on.  Yet, some people are remarkably resilient in the face of chronic adversity.  Against daunting odds, they manage to flourish amidst nearly overwhelming challenges.  InParadise Lost, John Milton wrote, “Even the demons are encouraged when their chief is ‘not lost in loss itself.”  Noah Kilroy has much to say about coping with adversity and despair and, ultimately, rising from the proverbial ashes.  

 

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U.S. Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island is among a bipartisan group calling for a federal probe of the credit agency Equifax.

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For more than half a century, a massive, oil-fired plant has been churning out electricity from an island in the heart of Maine’s Casco Bay, where sailors use its towering smokestack for navigation.


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The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity was set up to investigate President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that millions of people committed voter fraud during the 2016 election.

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Rhode Island ranked third-highest in the country for the percentage of children with health insurance coverage, according to census data released Tuesday by Rhode Island KidsCount.

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Decommissioned railroad tracks in Fall River could be in use again within the next two years. The lines run from Battleship Cove to the Tiverton border and would be used for freight traffic only.

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National Grid is helping utility companies in the Southeast restore power after Hurricane Irma left millions without electricity.

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Joining forces with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is the latest lawmaker to announce plans to co-sponsor legislation to create a single-payer health system.

This is a story about a young woman who became addicted to drugs, ran afoul of her mob-connected suppliers and was murdered in a motel room.

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When he won election two years ago, Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia was just 23 years old. Now, voters must decide if they want Correia to stay. 

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Care New England's president and CEO, Dennis D. Keefe, announced Monday he will retire at the of the year as the hospital group prepares for a planned merger with Partners HealthCare of Massachusetts.

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Commemorations for 9/11 began Sunday in New England with a race in Massachusetts.

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A local cybersecurity expert is urging consumers to find out whether their personal information was compromised in a massive data breach at the credit reporting giant Equifax.

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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to put limits on the practice of drawing voting districts for political advantage, also known as gerrymandering.

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