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Baby Angela Born With Anencephaly Defies the Odds, Turns 6 Months Old

Tragically, the few babies who escape abortion and are born with anencephaly don’t typically live very long. But a little girl in Rhode island has defied the odds and turned 6 months old. “She’s doing great,” Angela’s mother, Sonia Morales, told a Rhode Island Catholic reporter last week. “She’s almost 14 pounds, and she’s growing […]

Classic Romance with a dash of Sparkle

Glamour can mean so many things but for this Rhode Island wedding it's all about the sparkle. A classic affair with a dash of sequined chevron or peonies by Stoneblossom mixed with gold rimmed glasses and chandeliers strung from the tree branches. Those little details crafted by True Event take this wedding from traditional New England to an…

AUDIO: Thumbscrews’ “Life Is Pure Joy” (EP)

LIFE IS PURE JOY by THUMBSCREWS For complete unadulterated hardcore punk that runs under six minutes, you’ll want to check out a new EP by Providence, Rhode Island’s Thumbscrews called Life Is Pure Joy. The EP is six songs in length, with the longest song just under two minutes, and it sounds like it was […]

NYT Does Mind Reading on Rhode Island Gubernatorial Candidate

The NYT engaged in some mind reading on Gina Raimondo, the Democratic nominee for governor of Rhode Island. In reference to Raimondo it told readers: "Growing up in a Democratic household, she believed in activist government. (Her father had gone to college on the G.I. Show More Summary

Can this Babe from Rhode Island Survive Botswana?

A 25-year-old from Coventry, Rhode Island named Ashley Burns was dropped off in Botswana and was challenged with surviving 21 days as part of the hit Naked and Afraid television show on the Discovery Channel. Although she got off to … More » The post Can this Babe from Rhode Island Survive Botswana? appeared first on EveryJoe.

USS Saratoga Completes Final Mission, Arriving In Texas

The USS Saratoga was decommissioned by the U.S. Navy in 1994 and stripped of armaments. The carrier left its base in Rhode Island on August 21 and began the journey around the Florida Keys to Brownsville, Texas, where it arrived yesterday. Show More Summary

Tax Policy in September: Racing to a Grinding Halt?

Have it your way… unless you’re Burger King. Five Senate Democrats—Illinois’ Dick Durbin, Michigan’s Carl Levin, Rhode Island’s Jack Reed, Vermont’s Bernie Sanders and Ohio’s Sherrod Brown—asked Burger King to not move its legal headquarters to lower-tax Canada. Show More Summary

Why is Gina Raimondo getting media star treatment and Wall Street money?

Rhode Island Treasurer Gina Raimondo took 42 percent of the vote in a three-way Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday, highlighting one good measure of a politician's status as a Wall Street darling: when Very Serious People say you're a national star after you win a primary in a small state. Show More Summary

The Rhode Island Democratic Primary

Above: the Rhode Island Democratic Party On Tuesday, I voted in the Rhode Island Democratic primary. It was a dispiriting experience. The Rhode Island Democratic Party is a complete disaster. There are some good Democrats. But in a state where Democrats have a 69-6 majority in the House and a 32-5 majority in the Senate, […]

Gina Raimondo reins in Rhode Island pensions, propelling a bid for governor

The Washington Post SINCE THE RECESSION, some state and local governments have come to terms with massive shortfalls in their pension obligations to retired public-sector employees.

Washington Post on Public Pensions: People Should Refuse to Pay for Their Washington Post Ads

The Washington Post thinks its fantastic that Rhode Island broke its contract with its workers. It applauded State Treasurer and now Democratic gubernatorial nominee Gina Raimondo for not only cutting pension benefits for new hires and...Show More Summary

A 9-1-1 for 9/11

On a beautiful New England morning I was driving from Boston to Rhode Island to visit a client. The morning air was crisp and fresh. The sun had just enough warmth to keep the chill at bay. The sky was a stunning hue of blue. It was one of those days that made you wish you worked outside. Show More Summary

Populist Dems Go Down on Primary Night

Though the result was closer than Andrew Cuomo would have liked, the New York governor survived a challenge from liberal Zephyr Teachout, while Rhode Island rejected labor favorites.

Daily Kos Elections Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Rhode Island primary liveblog #7

Tonight voters in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island go to the polls for state and federal party primaries, while New York will hold a primary for state-level offices only (the federal primary was in June). Delaware is also up, but there isn't much to see there. Our guide to the key races can be found here. Show More Summary

Be the 'Disruption'

It was a beautiful day in Rhode Island on Sunday (unless you were a die-hard Pats fan), not the kind of day you want to spend inside. Nevertheless, I found myself in a darkened classroom on the campus of Brown University in order toShow More Summary

Be the 'Disruption'

It was a beautiful day in Rhode Island on Sunday (unless you were a die-hard Pats fan), not the kind of day you want to spend inside. Nevertheless, I found myself in a darkened classroom on the campus of Brown University in order toShow More Summary

Be the 'Disruption'

It was a beautiful day in Rhode Island on Sunday (unless you were a die-hard Pats fan), not the kind of day you want to spend inside. Nevertheless, I found myself in a darkened classroom on the campus of Brown University in order toShow More Summary

How Independents Could Sway Primaries in Mass., N.H., and R.I.

Linda Killian: If Tuesday's elections in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island are like other primaries this year, turnout will be extremely low, reflecting voters' feeling that little will change no matter who wins.

Midday open thread: Trump-founded casinos going down, WHO budget cuts hurt Ebola fight

Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Phone phunnies: Release of the iPhone 6: Tuesday brings us our last primary night of the cycle, with key races in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Rhode Island. There's a lot to watch, including how well New York Gov. Show More Summary

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