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 2021-05-07 18:13 

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WHO panel OKs emergency use of China's Sinopharm vaccine...

The authorization potentially paves the way for millions of the doses to reach needy countries through a U.N.-backed program rolling out coronavirus vaccines....

 2021-05-07 18:07 

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NYC still storing COVID-19 victims in refrigerated trucks...

The city's medical examiner's office said Friday that 750 bodies are being kept in long-term storage in refrigerated trailers at a Brooklyn pier while family members sort out plans for their final ......

 2021-05-07 17:57 

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No longer in COVID 'red zone,' Fall River launches vaccine hotline, website...

On Friday, Fall River Mayor Paul Coogan and city health officials announced the launch of a new multilingual call center open seven days a week and website....

 2021-05-07 15:19 

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NASA launch from Virginia could produce brief green and violet auroras visible from the eastern US...

A unique NASA launch from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia could be visible from the eastern United States on Saturday....

 2021-05-07 15:18 

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Fresh pizza vending machine prompts curiosity and horror in Rome...

Raffaele Esposito, the 19th century Neapolitan credited with inventing Italy's most famous type of pizza, may be turning in his grave: Rome has a new vending machine which slides out freshly ......

 2021-05-07 15:11 

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Newsfeed Now: Colorado lawmaker under fire after calling colleague 'Buckwheat'; Hospice grants daughter's last wish for father...

Weekdays at 10:30 a.m. CST/11:30 a.m. EST, Newsfeed Now will be streaming the top stories in the U.S. utilizing our newsrooms across the country. If you miss the live report, you'll be able to see ......

 2021-05-07 14:53 

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Health tips for National Women's Health Week...

This year, National Women's Health Week comes as the nation is continuing to grapple with an ongoing albeit easing pandemic. That's why it's more important than ever to recognize th......

 2021-05-07 14:53 

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Disneyland's Snow White ride under fire over Prince Charming's 'non-consensual' kiss...

Authors of the editorial say it is "hard to understand why in 2021 Disneyland would choose to add a scene with such old fashioned ideas of what a man is allowed to do to a woman."...

 2021-05-07 14:23 

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It's Rhode Show Rewind time...

What a week! From fun guests to our usual live shenanigans and so much more, it was another solid stretch of shows. Here's a look back at some of the fun we had with our Rhode Show Rewind! Do......

 2021-05-07 14:17 

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What Does Mom Really Want?...

Don't forget this Sunday is Mother's Day. What are you doing for mom? Sure you could take her out for brunch, or maybe dinner, but is that what she really wants? We talked with mom blog......

 2021-05-07 13:57 

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4 ex-cops indicted on US civil rights charges in Floyd death...

A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd's arrest and death, accusing them of violating his constitutional rights....

 2021-05-07 13:36 

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US April job growth far below expectations as hiring slows...

America's employers added just 266,000 jobs last month, sharply lower than in March and a sign that some businesses are struggling to find enough workers as the economic recovery strengthens....

 2021-05-07 13:07 

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Survey finds what mom really wants this Mother's Day...

(WPRI) This weekend, it's all about celebrating the moms in our lives. A Boston organization is helping mothers in need thanks to one woman's beautiful artwork.Eighty-four-year-......

 2021-05-07 13:07 

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Survey finds what mom really wants this Mother's Day...

According to a new poll, it's not flowers, chocolate, or a fancy dinner that mom really wants....

 2021-05-07 13:05 

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Local gift ideas for Mother's Day...

Help the mother figure in your life celebrate Mother's Day with a gift from a local, woman-run business! Leigh ShoeCase RI based company creates travel solutions, included their signa......

 2021-05-07 12:48 

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'Women Helping Women' virtual fundraiser raises money for women experiencing homelessness...

Crossroads Rhode Island's 14th Annual Women Helping Women fundraiser was once again held virtually this year....

 2021-05-07 12:42 

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In the Kitchen: Cider Braised Pork...

Chef Kevin Deschenes (Chef Kev D) joins us in the kitchen today making Cider Braised Pork, Creamy Polenta, Apple Fennel Slaw with a Maple Bourbon reduction. Chef Kev D is co-hosting Rocking for a C......

 2021-05-07 12:00 

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Superintendent says Cranston high school vaccine clinics a success, despite lower turnout...

Cranston's superintendent says just over 250 people were vaccinated through clinics held at the city's high schools this week....

 2021-05-07 11:51 

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Rhody Roundup: Mother's Day mom panel...

Mother's Day is this weekend, so we invited three local moms to join us for our weekly chat. Hear what Naomi Salvatore, Tanaka Sotinwa, and Kim Zandy had to say about the special day, mom gui......

 2021-05-07 11:40 

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In GOP stronghold, Biden pushes for his infrastructure plan...

With a badly aging bridge as his backdrop, President Joe Biden stood in reliably Republican Louisiana on Thursday to pressure GOP lawmakers to support his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan...

 2021-05-07 11:27 

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Pfizer officially seeking FDA approval for its COVID-19 vaccine...

Pfizer and BioNTech announced they're applying for full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its two-dose COVID-19 vaccine....

 2021-05-07 11:16 

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Biden delivers infrastructure message during trip to Louisiana...

President Joe Biden took a trip down to Louisiana on Thursday to talk infrastructure as lawmakers are still divided on what to include in the package and how to pay for it....

 2021-05-07 10:18 

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RI eases more restrictions, including restaurant capacity ahead of Mother's Day...

Restaurants, stores, and other businesses are now allowed to open up to 80% capacity indoors. Additionally, restaurants can operate at 100% capacity outdoors....

 2021-05-07 09:30 

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'We need to do right by the patients': McKee weighs in on safety conditions at Zambarano hospital...

Rhode Island state leaders are hiring outside help after a two-month inspection of the Zambarano unit of Eleanor Slater Hospital unearthed more than 100 safety code violations....

 2021-05-07 08:59 

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Weather Now: Dry Today, Quick Shower Saturday, Nice Day for Moms Sunday...

TODAY: Mix sunshine and clouds, dry. Highs around 60-65 TONIGHT: Partly cloudy skies, cool and dry. Temperatures in the upper 40s SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy, cooler with just a few spotty showers deve......

 2021-05-07 08:34 

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New wristbands serve as wearable vaccine card...

The Immunaband runs about $20 and stores vaccine records on it so people don't have to haul around their vaccine cards....

 2021-05-07 03:12 

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N. Smithfield tops West Warwick, Scituate rallies past Narragansett in baseball openers...

North Smithfield beat West Warwick, 6-1 to being the season. Scituate rallied to beat Narragansett, 4-3. Dan Pietryscki drove in Matt Moreau and Andy Del Santo for the game-winning it....

 2021-05-07 02:57 

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Cranston restaurant covering remaining costs of underfunded Gaspee Days Parade...

When the owners of Basta Italian restaurant heard the Gaspee Days parade was in need of money, they offered to cover 100% of the financial shortfall....

 2021-05-07 01:27 

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Hendricken, La Salle set to clash in Super Bowl for 8th time in last 10 years...

Bishop Hendricken and La Salle will meet in the state championship game for the eighth time in the last 10 years on Saturday. The Hawks have won nine of the last 10 state titles with the lone excep......

 2021-05-07 01:09 

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RI restaurants struggling with staffing shortages, skyrocketing product prices...

Brewed Awakenings owner David Levesque said on top of staffing shortages, the cost of food and products has skyrocketed over the past year....

 2021-05-07 01:09 

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Peloton expects to lose $165 million in revenue from recall...

Peloton said Thursday that the recall of its treadmills will shrink its revenue by $165 million in the current quarter....

 2021-05-07 00:42 

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As residents rally against proposed medical waste facility, lawmakers draft bill that would prevent others from coming to RI...

In direct response to the potential development of a medical waste facility in West Warwick, two Rhode Island lawmakers have introduced legislation that would prevent the company from moving forwar......

 2021-05-06 23:54 

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Invasive tree-killing beetle continues to spread across Rhode Island...

The R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reporting that Emerald Ash Borer, a species of insect from Asia, is continuing to wreak havoc on ash trees across the state....

 2021-05-06 23:41 

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'The uptake has been robust': RIDOH medical director confident state will reach herd immunity...

While national experts believe the country will not reach herd immunity when it comes to the coronavirus, one of the state's top medical experts is confident Rhode Island will....

 2021-05-06 22:58 

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RI willing to pay artist $50K to paint Raimondo's official portrait...

The job comes with a $50,000 commission and additional stipends to cover travel, crating and shipping of the finished painting....

 2021-05-06 22:42 

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Judge: North Providence doctor didn't pay 100+ employees overtime...

The judge ruled that, since 2015, Dr. Anthony Farina and his sister, Brenda Delsignore, the manager of his four practices, did not pay their employees overtime unless those hours were approved in a......

 2021-05-06 22:28 

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As tax deadline approaches, it's still unclear if RI will create UI exemption...

Both the Rhode Island House and Senate held hearings this week on bills that would mirror the $10,200 tax break included in President Biden's American Rescue Plan....

 2021-05-06 22:20 

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House lawmakers vote to codify RI Promise program into state law...

The R.I. House of Representatives approved legislation Thursday that would codify the R.I. Promise program into state law....

 2021-05-06 21:54 

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Calls to repeal Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights gain momentum...

Providence's African American Ambassadors Group is joining the growing group of people asking the state to repeal of Rhode Island's Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights....

 2021-05-06 21:51 

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New Bedford High School graduation rate up 30 points since 2012...

"The trajectory has continued to go in the right direction," Superintendent Thomas Anderson said....

 2021-05-06 21:40 

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South Kingstown parents angered by political mailers sent directly to students...

Parents expressed their frustration with the South Kingstown School Committee Thursday regarding political mailers that were sent directly to students last week....

 2021-05-06 21:37 

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Biden supports waiving COVID vaccine patent rights...

While the Biden administration says it supports intellectual property rights, "the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic" mean vaccine patent rights should be waived....

 2021-05-06 21:14 

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Father calls for reforms to prevent Black moms from dying in childbirth...

As Congress considers several bills that aim to eliminate racial disparities in maternal care, it heard from a panel of health experts and parents Thursday....

 2021-05-06 20:47 

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House committee debates broadband expansion proposals...

As the Biden-Harris administration continued its tour Thursday to promote the president's infrastructure plan, a House committee examined an issue at the heart of the package: improving high-......

 2021-05-06 19:39 

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Judge finds Cranston officer guilty of assaulting suspect at police HQ...

The Cranston officer accused of assaulting a suspect as he was being booked at the police department last year testified Thursday that he did not know whether he had any weapons on him....

 2021-05-06 19:38 

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Shooting at Idaho middle school injures 3; student captured...

A shooting at an eastern Idaho middle school Thursday injured two students and a custodian, and a male student has been taken into custody, authorities said....

 2021-05-06 19:27 

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More support for easing vaccine patent rules, but hurdles remain...

Several world leaders Thursday praised the U.S. call to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines for poor countries by removing patent protections on the shots. But the proposal faces a multitude of hurd......

 2021-05-06 19:26 

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WPRI 12 honored with regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for 3rd year in a row...

The Murrow Awards recognize work of the highest quality produced by radio, television and digital news organizations around the world....

 2021-05-06 18:43 

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Final grants given in $687M COVID-19 business relief program in Mass....

More than 15,100 businesses across the state received funds through the grant program....

 2021-05-06 18:09 

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Plant City X to open new location in Warwick...

Plant City X opened their first location in Middletown. It is a fast food, drive thru restaurant with plant based foods....

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