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 2020-04-09 03:57 

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Would-be Kennedy successors could miss ballot as COVID-19 hampers signature push...

Newton City Councilor Jake Auchincloss was the only one of the 10 Democrats who said he had already collected the 2,000 necessary signatures....

 2020-04-09 03:10 

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Nurse at assisted-living facility urges RI to test all healthcare workers for COVID-19...

"We're still coming to work every day and we don't want to bring anything in here unknowingly," Maureen Flanagan said....

 2020-04-09 02:05 

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Determined to get married, New Bedford couple weds with Zoom audience...

Everyone who watched the ceremony via Zoom will hopefully get to see it happen in-person in August when the couple plans to hold an official ceremony and reception....

 2020-04-09 01:47 

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Congress in standoff on virus aid, but first checks coming...

An attempt for a Thursday vote in the Senate will pose a first test....

 2020-04-09 01:42 

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Feds loosen virus rules to let essential workers return...

President Donald Trump said that while he knows workers are "going stir crazy" at home, he can't predict when the threat from the virus will wane....

 2020-04-09 01:36 

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HHS: Federal stocks of protective equipment nearly depleted...

The Strategic National Stockpile is nearly out of N95 respirators, surgical masks, face shields, gowns and other supplies desperately needed to protect front-line medical workers treating coronavir......

 2020-04-09 01:20 

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Congress breaks tradition during pandemic; House members can submit bills electronically...

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Faced with the prospect of an extended absence from Washington, the House of Representatives is moving at least some of its work online. "It is a smart thing to m......

 2020-04-09 01:05 

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Ocean State Job Lot now giving customers free fabric for DIY masks...

Ocean State Job Lot said its 140 stores combined have enough fabric to make approximately 2 million homemade masks....

 2020-04-09 01:02 

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PHOTOS: Watch Hill Yacht Club is quiet and reflective...

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 2020-04-09 01:00 

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PHOTOS: A Big Wheel amid the blossoms at Wilcox Park...

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 2020-04-09 00:55 

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MBA plans to go big on Fallfest after Springfest scuttled by virus lockdown...

WESTERLY — Members of the Misquamicut Business Association are hoping a bigger and better Fallfest will help make up for having to cancel this year's Springfest due to the coronavirus...

 2020-04-09 00:50 

TheWesterlySun.com

Chariho's distance learning is a success, but teachers, students both miss the personal contact...

WOOD RIVER JCT. — With virtual instruction continuing until the end of April, or perhaps longer, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chariho students and their teachers are settling in to...

 2020-04-09 00:46 

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JetBlue temporarily suspends operations at TF Green...

The airline said it plans to consolidate its operations to one or two airports in five major U.S. cities: Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C....

 2020-04-09 00:45 

TheWesterlySun.com

Hotel construction at Mystic Seaport Museum delayed; Latitude 41 extended through 2021...

STONINGTON — A construction project that would bring a 26-room boutique hotel to the site of the Latitude 41 Restaurant and Tavern has been delayed until early 2022....

 2020-04-09 00:40 

TheWesterlySun.com

The Knick might be closed, but behind the scenes, the song remains the same...

WESTERLY — While the Knickerbocker Music Center may be dark and the doors shut tight due to the coronavirus pandemic, the blues is alive and well and just waiting for...

 2020-04-09 00:30 

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Buttonwood Park Zoo mourning loss of Amy the black bear...

The staff at Buttonwood Park Zoo regretfully announced Monday the passing of their "little princess" — a 21-year-old black bear named Amy....

 2020-04-09 00:21 

Providence Journal

Two men charged in break-in at Olneyville tire store...

PROVIDENCE — A man whom the police found standing next to a loose piece of plywood covering a window to an Olneyville tire store was charged with breaking and entering and conspiracy Tuesday night, according to police Cmdr. Thomas Verdi.Another man,...

 2020-04-09 00:12 

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Advocate: Nursing home employees working hard to keep residents safe, connected...

During Gov. Gina Raimondo's daily briefing on Wednesday, it was revealed that 22 of Rhode Island's 35 COVID-19 deaths are connected to nursing homes....

 2020-04-08 23:58 

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First lady spreads Easter cheer to workers during pandemic...

Melania Trump is spreading some colorful Easter cheer to workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-08 23:44 

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In Depth: See what Congress is doing to keep people employed...

As the U.S. nears 15,000 coronavirus deaths, our team in Washington, D.C. is examining the issues that likely won't be featured tonight during primetime cable news — including what......

 2020-04-08 23:15 

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Two Massachusetts companies hope to produce 40K+ face shields for essential employees...

Nameplates For Industry and Design Mark have teamed up to manufacture the face shields, as well as wall graphics and signage promoting social distancing, for the unforeseeable future....

 2020-04-08 23:10 

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Braga Bridge lanes to close for inspection next week...

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) said Wednesday its crews will be conducting a routine inspection of the bridge that carries I-195 over the Taunton River starting Monday, Ap......

 2020-04-08 23:10 

Pawtucket Times

Winning numbers drawn in 'Numbers Evening' game...

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Rhode Island Lottery's "Numbers Evening" game were:...

 2020-04-08 23:08 

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Johnson and Wales sets commencement for August...

The university also hopes to resume interrupted lab courses in July....

 2020-04-08 22:59 

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#MasksForThePeople campaign looks to help minority community during pandemic...

Their goal is to raise $1 million to buy protective masks and hand sanitizer for people of color and educate them on the novel coronavirus....

 2020-04-08 22:58 

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DYSOM 4/8/2020: Coronavirus update...

Dan Yorke talks about the CVS rapid testing and the Rhode Island Manufacturing Pledge....

 2020-04-08 22:39 

Providence Journal

R.I. sets new daily record for unemployment claims...

More than 15,000 Rhode Islanders filed for unemployment benefits Tuesday, smashing the previous record-setting day of jobless claims during the coronavirus crisis, the state labor department said Wednesday.Nearly 11,000 of the 15,282 new claims filed Tues...

 2020-04-08 22:37 

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Boy, 2, dies after being found unresponsive in Coventry pool...

Officers responded to a home on Knotty Oak Shores after his parents reported him missing....

 2020-04-08 22:36 

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Human rights group says detainees at ICE facilities at risk...

Asylum seekers and other detainees in ICE facilities have launched protests because they fear for their lives due to reports of the spread of COVID-19 within ice facilities....

 2020-04-08 22:34 

Pawtucket Times

After pleas, pro jumper vows not to leap in national parks...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A professional jumper vowed Wednesday not to leap anymore from cliffs inside national parks after he pleaded guilty to doing it twice in Zion National Park in Utah....

 2020-04-08 22:34 

Providence Journal

Two charged with breaking into Olneyville tire store...

PROVIDENCE — A man whom the police found standing next to a loose piece of plywood covering a window to an Olneyville tire store was charged with breaking and entering and conspiracy Tuesday night, according to police Cmdr. Thomas Verdi.Another man,...

 2020-04-08 22:33 

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Latino workers 'disproportionally' hit by COVID-19 layoffs, business closings, leaders say...

"They are front line heroes, but they are not being treated as essential workers, and that is something that needs to change immediately."Domingo Garcia, president of the League of United La......

 2020-04-08 22:33 

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Coronavirus response: More help on way for small businesses, lawmakers say...

Lawmakers are asking for more funding for small businesses to survive the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak. They say despite a rocky start, the new emergency program has been a success....

 2020-04-08 22:18 

Pawtucket Times

The Latest: ICE reports increase in detainee virus cases...

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death....

 2020-04-08 22:15 

Pawtucket Times

Kobe Bryant's latest book to debut atop best-seller list...

Kobe Bryant is back atop the best-seller lists, days after the late Los Angeles Lakers superstar was selected to the Hall of Fame....

 2020-04-08 22:11 

WPRI

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12 Responds: Answers on the $600 unemployment bump, DLT wait times, applying in Mass....

Tim White and Ted Nesi answers another round of questions submitted by viewers....

 2020-04-08 22:10 

WPRI

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Lawmakers look to add more money to emergency fund as small businesses report issues accessing loans...

Small business owners nationwide have reported issues accessing emergency loans just to stay afloat....

 2020-04-08 22:06 

WPRI

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Woonsocket PD leaves quarantine notices on out-of-state cars...

The police chief said there are a lot of out-of-state plates in Woonsocket....

 2020-04-08 22:06 

Providence Journal

Providence man charged with felony domestic assault in stabbing...

PROVIDENCE — A Providence man was charged with felony domestic assault after another man told the police that the first man had stabbed him Tuesday night during an argument that involved a knife and a gardening hoe.Wally Perez, 29, of 2 Pemberton St...

 2020-04-08 22:04 

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Lawmakers push for more groups to get stimulus money...

Millions of struggling Americans are anxiously awaiting direct payments promised by the federal government....

 2020-04-08 22:02 

Pawtucket Times

Countries start thinking about easing up on restrictions...

NEW YORK (AP) — Even as coronavirus deaths mount across Europe and New York, the U.S. and other countries are starting to contemplate an exit strategy and thinking about a staggered and carefully calibrated easing of the restrictions designed to......

 2020-04-08 22:00 

Providence Journal

Coventry toddler found dead in swimming pool...

A 2-year-old Coventry boy was found dead on Wednesday after climbing out a window and finding his way to a swimming pool, authorities said Wednesday.Police found the boy in the pool after they went to the property at 12:53 p.m. to investigate a report of ...

 2020-04-08 21:57 

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Experts: U.S. food supply steady but for how long...

Experts say they are not sure how long the system can survive the pressure the pandemic is putting on every level....

 2020-04-08 21:53 

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It's harder to stay safe at home for domestic violence victims what's being done?...

New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says more should be done to meet the increasing need....

 2020-04-08 21:49 

Pawtucket Times

Outcry over racial data grows as virus slams black Americans...

As the coronavirus tightens its grip across the country, it is cutting a particularly devastating swath through an already vulnerable population — black Americans....

 2020-04-08 21:42 

Pawtucket Times

Some doctors moving away from ventilators for virus patients...

NEW YORK (AP) — As health officials around the world push to get more ventilators to treat coronavirus patients, some doctors are moving away from using the breathing machines when they can....

 2020-04-08 21:39 

Pawtucket Times

Massive effort to get Los Angeles homeless into hotels...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To curb the coronavirus spread, Los Angeles has embarked on a massive effort to bring thousands of homeless people off the streets and into hotels to protect them and others from infection....

 2020-04-08 21:38 

Pawtucket Times

Doctor's death highlights limits of coronavirus death count...

NEW YORK (AP) — As the coronavirus bore down on New York, Dr. Doug Bass' family begged him to work from home. He refused, pointing to his patients at Phoenix House, a drug and alcohol treatment center where he served......

 2020-04-08 21:36 

WPRI

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Judge denies woman's request for prison release until pandemic ends...

On Tuesday, Chief Judge John McConnell spiked her request, saying: "There is nothing unique about Ms. Brady's personal situation that would cause this court to release her from imprison......

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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Brookie's Birthday: Cumberland family asks community to help celebrate...

Brookie Reynolds was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy when she was a year old....

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