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AirCanada now has a home in the Ocean State’s biggest airport. T.F. Green will offer direct flights to Toronto this spring.

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A few dozen graduate students at Brown University participated in a nationwide walkout Wednesday to protest the Republican tax plan making its way through Congress. The House version of the bill would add income taxes to graduate school tuition when it is covered by colleges and universities.

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A Superior Court judge has ordered the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office to turn over documents on the troubled St. Joseph’s pension plan.  

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Lifespan, Rhode Island’s largest hospital system, reported it ended fiscal 2017 with operating earnings of $14.6 million.

Once a features reporter for Providence’s NBC affiliate, anchor Matt Lauer has been fired by the network for “inappropriate sexual behavior.” 

Lauer’s co-host on The Today Show, Savannah Guthrie, sounded shaken as she made the announcement Wednesday morning.

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  In a state that voted almost 2 to 1 for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, and in a city that voted almost 6 to 1 for her, everyone seemed to embrace Clinton Tuesday night at the Boston Opera House.

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Care New England Health System reported a $47-million operating loss for the fiscal year, nearly half attributed to Memorial Hospital.

This I Believe New England: Hope

Nov 28, 2017
Scott Indermaur

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 the tune without the words -- and never stops at all."  That's the resounding message we hear from Samantha Andersen.

 

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The longtime head of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, A.T. Wall, is retiring. He plans to leave the prison system early next year.

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In the play “Incognito,” four actors play 21 different roles, without so much as a set change or a new costume. In fact, they never even leave the stage.

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Thousands of people are living without gas, power or both because they can’t afford to pay their bills. Now some residents will be able to get their heat restored before the winter.

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Protestors are set to gather in front of Congressman Jim Langevin’s office Tuesday to demonstrate against increases in military spending. They’re angry that lawmakers supported a hike in the federal defense budget.

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Virginia Iacono stood at the podium, a hospital bracelet around her wrist. She is 73 and undergoing cancer treatment at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket.

“There are hundreds of us that rely on that cancer center,’’ she said. “Where are we gonna go…?” 

The Rhode Island Department of Health is seeking public input at a meeting Monday evening on Care New England Health System’s plan to close Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket.

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The India-based tech company Infosys plans to add 500 new jobs in Rhode Island over the next five years while creating its first U.S. hub for digital design in Providence, state and company officials announced Monday.

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