RIPR News
9:20 am
Thu November 11, 2010

Ruggiero gets Senate majority nod

Courtesy photo of Dominick Ruggiero.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – On a 28-to-zero vote, longtime lawmaker Dominick Ruggiero got the nod Wednesday as the new majority leader in the state Senate.

The unanimous vote during an open Democratic caucus reflects how Ruggerio is held in high esteem by his fellow senators. Critics point to his work as an administrator for the New England Laborers' union in arguing that labor has too much influence in the General Assembly. Ruggerio responds by saying he's also advocated for business in the legislature.

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NPR NATIONAL
9:16 am
Thu November 11, 2010

Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal in lame-duck hands

NPR NATIONAL
9:15 am
Thu November 11, 2010

Sen. Rubio: "Tea Party poster boy" or GOP insider?

NPR NATIONAL
9:13 am
Thu November 11, 2010

No place to call home for many female veterans

Cherish Cornish, 29, joined the Army when she was 20 years old. When she was discharged, she was 23 and didn't know how to live on her own -- so she has struggled with homelessness. Photo by Stella Johnson for NPR.
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Morning News Podcast
8:45 am
Thu November 11, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Thursday, November 11, 2010.

NPR WORLD
8:32 am
Thu November 11, 2010

U.S. thrust has unintended effect on Kandahar City

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NPR WORLD
8:25 am
Thu November 11, 2010

In Ghanaian village, American woman reigns as king

King Peggy, who is wearing traditional red funeral fabric, is being fanned by attendants. She is the first woman ruler of Otuam, Ghana. Eric Don-Arthur for NPR.
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NPR NATIONAL
8:15 am
Thu November 11, 2010

Some veterans return with "hidden" vision problems

NPR WORLD
7:56 am
Thu November 11, 2010

Rising powers flex muscles on global stage

Local Features
7:22 am
Thu November 11, 2010

Group brings medieval music to Providence

Diabolus in Musica practice at St. John the Evangelist Church in Newport

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – This Sunday the group Diabolus in Musica will fill the Cathedral of St. John in Providence with music from Medieval France. The performance is part of the Museum Concerts of Rhode Island series.

There's a bit of a chill inside the sanctuary at St. John the Evangelist in Newport. The old, stone church sits quietly, except for the three women at the altar, sniffing and coughing as they fight off colds and warm up their vocals.

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