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NPR NATIONAL
7:58 am
Wed December 1, 2010

Historian relishes WikiLeaks cable dump

NPR NATIONAL
7:55 am
Wed December 1, 2010

EU probes Google for anti-trust issues

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NPR NATIONAL
7:49 am
Wed December 1, 2010

Commission delays vote on debt-cutting plan

RIPR News
7:38 am
Wed December 1, 2010

Home sales drop in RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island home sales have fallen sharply. The Rhode Island Association of Realtors says sales dropped 35 percent between this October and a year earlier.

Jamie Moore, president-elect of the association, says people are no longer in a hurry to buy now that a federal tax credit program has ended.

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Local Features
6:55 am
Wed December 1, 2010

RI school officials weigh new graduation requirements

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RIPR News
6:50 am
Wed December 1, 2010

Unemployment benefits expire across U.S.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – At midnight Tuesday federal emergency unemployment benefits ended for an estimated two million Americans. A bill was introduced Monday to extend the program for one year but Senator Jack Reed says it's unlikely to be passed in time to avert an interruption in benefits.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
12:41 am
Wed December 1, 2010

Running

Providence, RI – You know those moments in life when you're staring at such daunting, overwhelming challenges that you wonder whether you're going to make it through the day, whether you have what it takes to climb the mountain or keep your head above water? Fifteen-year-old Morgan Quinley has wondered just that, and she has discovered internal fortitude, not in the proverbial intestines, but in her feet.

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RIPR News
5:19 pm
Tue November 30, 2010

Rhode Island State Police: There's never been a translator complaint

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island State Police says it has never received a complaint about failing to provide translations for non-English speaking people.

The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice saying among other things that state police lacked protocol for using its bi-lingual staff for translation.

State police legal counsel Lisa Holley said there are procedures for the 50 employees who speak nine languages including sign language.

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RIPR News
1:24 pm
Tue November 30, 2010

NEA employee accused of impersonating state rep

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – John Leidecker is one of eight assistant executive directors for the National Education Association Rhode Island. He faces a misdemeanor charge of sending misleading e-mails in the guise of departing Bristol representative Douglas Gablinske. Gablinske, a critic of public employee unions, says he's not surprised.

"Having been in the crosshairs of the NEA and the public employee unions for the past three election cycles," he says, "I know the kind of tactics that they use. I've seen those tactics used against me."

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RIPR News
1:19 pm
Tue November 30, 2010

Mixed news in latest home sales report

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Association of Realtors says the state's home sales have fallen by double digits but the median price is up.


Rhode Island home sales fell 35 percent between October 2009 and October 2010. During the same time frame, however, prices rose.
The median price is now $220,000 - up $20,000 from a year ago.

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