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State in the northeastern United States

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Rhode Island: State in the northeastern United States
Rhode Island, officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is the smallest U.S. state by area, the seventh least populous, but is also the second most densely populated. Rhode Island is bordered by Connecticut to the west, Massachusetts to the north and east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south via Rhode Island Sound and Block Island Sound. It also shares a small maritime border with New York. Providence is the state capital and most populous city in Rhode Island.


Rhode Island Governor aims for 100% renewable power by 2030

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed an executive order on Friday aiming for renewable energy to provide all of the state's electricity by 2030 to fight climate change.
Reuters - Published

3 People Shot, 1 Fatally, at Westerly, Rhode Island, Housing Complex

The shooter was still at large, the state police said, and nearby schools were locked down. - Published

Gunman shoots 3 at apartment complex in Westerly, Rhode Island, police say

Three people were shot Thursday at a federally subsidized senior housing complex in this beach community, State Police Supt. Col. James M. Manni said. - Published

After struggling to find a job, man with autism opens his own business

A Rhode Island man with autism found it difficult to find a job after graduating. So, he took matters into his own hands and opened his own coffee shop, hoping to employ people with special needs –..
CBS News - Published

Fed chair Powell predicts better wages for low- and middle-income workers

fed chair powell predicts better wages for low- and middle-income workers
Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell speaks to the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Monday, in Providence, Rhode Island. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Monday sketched an..
WorldNews - Published

Jennifer Lawrence marries art dealer Cooke Maroney

jennifer lawrence marries art dealer cooke maroney
NEWPORT: Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence got married over the weekend in Rhode Island during a ceremony and reception studded with...
WorldNews - Published

Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney got married on Saturday. Who is this guy?

Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney got married on Saturday in Rhode Island. But who is the lucky guy? Here's everything you need to know. - Published

Deadly EEE: Parts of nation see worst outbreak of brain-swelling, mosquito virus in more than a half-century

Three people have died in Massachusetts; three in Michigan, two, in Connecticut and one in Rhode Island. Most of the deaths occurred in recent weeks. - Published

Truck driven into protesters at US immigrant detention centre

The demonstrators had been blocking the entrance to the immigrant detention centre in Rhode Island.
BBC News - Published

Group protesting ICE outside prison says guard drove truck into protesters, injuring 2

The group of protesters was outside a Rhode Island prison demonstrating against ICE and immigration policy when the incident occurred. - Published

Truck nearly hits group of demonstrators protesting ICE

Harrowing video shows a pickup truck drive toward a group of protesters sitting on the ground outside of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in Rhode Island.
CBS News - Published

Coach accuses team that advanced to Little League World Series of stealing signs: 'Disgusting'

The manager of the Goffstown, New Hampshire, Little League team accused players from Barrington, Rhode Island, squad of stealing signs. 'Disgusting.' - Published

10 great places to celebrate Shark Week, from Alaska to Rhode Island

In honor of the 30th anniversary of Shark Week, 10 Great visits spots where you can see and swim with the "fighter jets of the ocean." - Published

Taylor Swift robber held without bail

taylor swift robber held without bail
An Iowa man police say came to Rhode Island with a backpack full of burglary tools to visit Taylor Swift has been held without bail pending a competency hearing. The Sun of...
WorldNews - Published

Man With Burglary Tools Arrested Outside Singer Taylor Swift's Home

man with burglary tools arrested outside singer taylor swift's home
An Iowa man who traveled to small-town Rhode Island planning to "visit" pop superstar Taylor Swift has been arrested and charged with possession of burglary tools, police said Tuesday. ......
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •

Intense storms pound the Northeast

Severe storms slammed the East Coast and brought dangerous flash flooding, as the region cools down from a deadly, record-breaking heat wave. Powerful thunderstorms spread from Tennessee to Rhode..
CBS News - Published

‘We Cannot Save Everything’: A Historic Neighborhood Confronts Rising Seas

Colonial-era homes line the streets of The Point in Newport, R.I. Climate change is forcing experts to reimagine the future of historic preservation here. - Published

50 Rhode Island priests "credibly accused" of sexual abuse

The investigation into the Rhode Island diocese was done by a twenty-three year veteran detective
CBS News - Published

Senator Jack Reed on "The Takeout"

Rhode Island Sen. Jack Reed joins Major Garrett to discuss the Mueller report, impeachment and U.S. military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan on this week’s episode of “The Takeout with Major..
CBS News - Published

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