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10:10 am
Wed November 17, 2010

At URI, ban makes Four Loko more appealing

Photo by Kyle James via Flickr Creative Commons.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Students at the University of Rhode Island say a ban on alcoholic energy drinks is only increasing demand for the beverages. Some health experts have warned that use of the drinks can lead to excessive alcohol consumption.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
9:00 am
Wed November 17, 2010

Acts of Kindness

Providence, RI – Haven't all of us needed some TLC - tender loving care - during those rough moments in our lives? Who among us hasn't appreciated heartfelt consolation, genuine empathy, and loving reassurance when life is especially stressful? Mara Sokolsky shares her beliefs about what we can do for each other during life's toughest times.

Sokolsky lives in Providence, where she teaches the Alexander Technique. With her recent transition to empty-nest-hood, Sokolsky has had more time to write about relationships and midlife issues.

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NPR WORLD
7:44 am
Wed November 17, 2010

Suspect in mumbai attacks a thorn in U.S.-India ties

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NPR WORLD
7:44 am
Wed November 17, 2010

Kazakhstan completes move, storage of nuclear stash

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NPR WORLD
7:35 am
Wed November 17, 2010

Afghan security forces race against 2014 deadline

Afghan police officers check their ammunition at a police headquarters in Garmsir district, in Afghanistan's Helmand province. A team of U.S. Marines is based at the police station to assist in the officers' training and development. Greg Dixon/NPR.
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NPR NATIONAL
7:18 am
Wed November 17, 2010

Record number of U.S. households face hunger

NPR NATIONAL
7:13 am
Wed November 17, 2010

Debt debate offers something for everyone to hate

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NPR NATIONAL
7:10 am
Wed November 17, 2010

Congress' to-do list includes unemployment help

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Top Stories
6:41 am
Wed November 17, 2010

Police officer removed from Central Falls High

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – School officials in Central Falls have taken the police officer out of Central Falls High School despite reports of fights and other discipline problems at the school.


Central Falls police say school officials decided to remove the police officer from Central Falls High School and re-assign her to the middle school.

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RIPR News
5:24 pm
Tue November 16, 2010

Whitehouse bill aims to curb bogus military gear

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has introduced legislation hiking penalties to those who sell counterfeit gear and electronics to the military.

A recent study by the Government Accountability Office finds counterfeit aircraft and computer parts are seeping their way into the military supply chain. Whitehouse said incidents of counterfeit computer chips tripled between 2005 and 2008.

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