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NPR WORLD
7:59 am
Mon November 22, 2010

Vatican clarifies Pope's comments on condoms

NPR WORLD
7:56 am
Mon November 22, 2010

Discontent swells in Hosni Mubarak's Egypt

Children play near their home in the Duweika area of Cairo. A growing majority of Egypt's population is scraping by on less than $100 a month and can only afford to live in shantytowns and tents. Holly Pickett for NPR.
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NPR NATIONAL
7:47 am
Mon November 22, 2010

Primer: the difference between deficits and debts

NPR NATIONAL
7:44 am
Mon November 22, 2010

Chrysler buyout: Was taking it a big mistake?

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NPR NATIONAL
7:40 am
Mon November 22, 2010

Lack of drilling permits hurts small energy firms

The Hercules 205 drilling rig isn't drilling any wells right now, because the company's customers can't get permits. Photo by Jeff Brady/NPR.
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Local Features
7:08 am
Mon November 22, 2010

Bill Gale reviews "When Mahalia Sings"

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – These nights, Pawtucket's Mixed Magic Theatre is presenting a new musical about the great gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. Bill Gale wonders why a show based on her life has never been seen on Broadway.


EDITOR'S NOTE: "When Mahalia Sings" continues at the Mixed Mgic Theatre in Pawtucket through December 12.

Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you. news@wrni.org.

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RIPR News
7:05 am
Mon November 22, 2010

COMMENTARY: Chafee, Taveras off to similar starts

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee and Providence Mayor-elect Angel Taveras hail from very different backgrounds. But so far both are hinting at new styles of governing.


Chafee is a scion of one of New England's pedigreed Yankee families. Taveras is the son of newly arrived immigrants from the Dominican Republic. But the differences may end there.

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Economy
6:53 am
Mon November 22, 2010

In RI, 1 in 7 food insecure

Photo by Theilr via Flick Creative Commons.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – One in every seven Rhode Islanders is food insecure and a record number are relying on food pantries to put food on the table. That, according to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank's annual report which will be released later today.


The number of people using food pantries for assistance has risen by 17,000 a month since the Recession began three years ago. Food bank CEO Andrew Schiff says the current pace of nearly 10 million pounds a year is unsustainable.

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Economy
6:48 am
Mon November 22, 2010

RI retailers predict healthy sales for Black Friday

Providence, RI – By MEGAN HALL
The Rhode Island Retail Federation is feeling optimistic about sales this coming holiday weekend.

Executive director Paul DeRoche says it's the first time in two years he's felt positive about sales on so called Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.

He's predicting a slight increase in purchases- up about 1.4% from last year. "Particularly in the technology field," DeRoche says. "I-Pads, I-Phones. I think we're going to be pleasantly surprised after Black Friday."

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NPR WORLD
7:55 am
Fri November 19, 2010

Italian priest's trial shines light on pedophilia

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