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9:13 am
Mon November 8, 2010

Middletown native dies in Afghanistan

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Defense Department says a Middletown native has died in Afghanistan.

The military says 22-year-old Sgt. Michael Paranzino, serving with the 10th Mountain Division, died of wounds after his unit was attacked in Kandahar with an improvised bomb.

Parnzino was based in Fort Drum, New York.

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NPR WORLD
7:39 am
Mon November 8, 2010

Hu's visit to France marks turnaround in relations

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NPR WORLD
7:38 am
Mon November 8, 2010

Obama presses trade with India

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NPR NATIONAL
7:24 am
Mon November 8, 2010

Conan O'Brien returns to late night TV

NPR NATIONAL
7:19 am
Mon November 8, 2010

Search for unity takes presidents beyond the border

NPR NATIONAL
7:19 am
Mon November 8, 2010

A Hispanic voice among new Republican governors

Local Features
6:53 am
Mon November 8, 2010

COMMENTARY: Some advice for Governor-elect Chafee

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Lincoln Chafee walks in his father's footsteps to the Rhode Island governorship. But the junior Chafee's path to success will be much different. WRNI political analyst Scott MacKay has some thoughts for our new governor.

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RIPR News
6:50 am
Mon November 8, 2010

RI education officials look at bullying and sexual orientation

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Department of Education is holding a forum today to address bullying related to sexual orientation.


State Education Commissioner Deborah Gist says the forum comes in response to incidents of bullying in other states against students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

She says state officials want to get ahead of the problem before a student in Rhode Island gets hurt.

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RIPR News
6:46 am
Mon November 8, 2010

JFK remembered in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Today marks the 50th anniversary of the election of Senator John F. Kennedy to the presidency.

Less well known is the fact that he gave his final campaign speech here in Rhode Island. It was remembered Sunday at a ceremony at Providence City Hall.


The date was November 7, 1960. Speaking from the steps of Providence City Hall Senator John F Kennedy excoriated his opponent, Richard Nixon, and the Republican party for opposing social programs.

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Economy
6:41 am
Mon November 8, 2010

Officials meet on state finances

WRNI file photo by Alex Nunes.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The second part of an annual process to forecast state finances continues today at the State House.


The revenue estimating conference takes place twice a year - in May and November. Legislators and other officials will use the projections formed during the conference to shape the next state budget.

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