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6:53 am
Fri November 19, 2010

Death penalty a possibility in Woonsocket bank shooting

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Federal charges which could bring the death penalty have been lodged against two men accused of killing a Woonsocket filling station manager.


David Main was robbed and shot at close range back in September as he approached a Woonsocket bank to deposit the day's receipts.

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Political Roundtable
6:47 am
Fri November 19, 2010

Ken Block sits in on this week's Roundtable

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor Don Carcieri's judicial legacy, and the future of the Moderate Party. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable. Here's our host, WRNI Political Reporter Ian Donnis.

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
4:13 pm
Thu November 18, 2010

Lawmakers fail to pass unemployment extension

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin says he's disappointed that lawmakers failed to pass legislation to extend jobless benefits through the holidays.


The bill would have given long-term unemployed benefits through the end of February and extending federal funding to states to help them pay for costs associated with unemployment benefits.

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RIPR News
3:39 pm
Thu November 18, 2010

Living on less

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The percentage of Americans living at or below the poverty line is the highest in 15 years.


In Rhode Island, 133,000 people are scraping by, living on the poverty line. Debbie Nealy of South Providence is one of them. She's trying to raise two children on $15,000 a year.

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Local Features
7:44 am
Thu November 18, 2010

Bill Gale reviews the Rockettes at PPAC

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The days when you had to go to New York to see the Rockettes and the famous Christmas show at Radio City are over, at least for this year. The Rockettes have come to Providence and Bill Gale went to check out the hoopla.

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular continues at the Providence Performing Arts Center though November 28. It then plays Boston's Wang Theatre December 3rd through the 29th.

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NPR WORLD
7:39 am
Thu November 18, 2010

START stalled: GOP delaying vote on arms treaty

NPR WORLD
7:36 am
Thu November 18, 2010

"Lightning divorces" strike China's "Me Generation"

NPR WORLD
7:26 am
Thu November 18, 2010

Moving Kazakh nuclear cache a massive undertaking

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NPR NATIONAL
7:22 am
Thu November 18, 2010

Calif. upholds in-state tuition for illegal immigrants

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NPR NATIONAL
7:19 am
Thu November 18, 2010

Meet the freshman: GOP's Noem a rising star

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