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Local immigration lawyers say questions remain about portions of the president’s temporary ban on travel from six majority-Muslim countries, reinstated this week by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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President Donald Trump has lost some of his support in Kent County since the election last November. That’s one of the findings in a new poll from Brown University’s Taubman Center.

RI To Receive $3.7M In AmeriCorps Funding

Jun 13, 2017

Non-profits in Rhode Island will receive $3.7 million in federal AmeriCorps funding. This year grants will go to several organizations including Teach for America in Rhode Island, City Year Providence, and The Providence Children’s Museum.

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Gov. Gina Raimondo said Rhode Island will continue to address climate change despite President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of a global climate agreement. 

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State leaders and members of the scientific community are expressing concern after President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. will pull out of the Paris Climate Accord. At a White House press conference Thursday,  the President said the U.S. would exit the 190-nation agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The only other nations that remain outside of the agreement are Nicaragua and Syria.

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Local environmental experts believe President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for the Environmental Protection Agency could have devastating effects on the Ocean State.


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Rhode Island’s congressional delegation is joining a wave of national criticism for President Donald Trump’s alleged sharing of highly classified information with Russian officials during a White House meeting last week. The Washington Post first reported the story Monday evening. President Trump reportedly described details of an Islamic State threat while meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

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Kilmartin joins 19 other attorneys general in a letter to U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein following the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey.

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Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea and U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse are pushing back on a new Executive Order signed by President Donald Trump on Thursday. The order creates the bipartisan Commission on Election Integrity, which aims to look into fraudulent voting practices. Vice President Mike Pence will lead the panel.

U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin from Rhode Island's Second District joins Bonus Q&A to discuss a range of topics, including jobs and trade; why Democrats have lost so much political ground; whether Roe v. Wade may be overturned; and more.

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed is among those troubled by President Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey. Reed is calling for a special prosecutor to now take over the FBI’s probe of Russian interference in last year’s presidential election. 

The American Health Care Act narrowly passed in the U.S. House Thursday. The bill had received only one vote more than the 216 required to move on to the Senate. The bill repeals most of former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Under Obamacare, Rhode Island was able to insure more than 100,000 residents through Medicaid expansion.

Rhode Island’s chief medical officer in the behavioral health department, Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, has been nominated by President Donald Trump for a position in the federal Department of Health and Human Services.

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The mayor of Providence, Jorge Elorza, will be part of a meeting in Washington Tuesday with U.S. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions. 

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