Rhode Island

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Illinois Still Insolvent as Democrats Over-ride Veto to Raise Taxes

Moody’s credit rating service warned on Wednesday that new tax hikes by Illinois’ Democrat-controlled legislature, which over-rode a Republican governor’s veto, may still leave the state insolvent and subject to its debt being the first in the nation to be downgraded to “junk.”

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Oldest U.S. Synagogue to Remain in Hands of Congregants

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — The congregation that worships at the nation’s oldest synagogue prevailed Monday in a bitter legal fight that threatened its existence, as a federal judge ruled it may now control its own destiny and decide what

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Donald Trump: ‘Leave Tom Brady Alone!’

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump weighed in on the news about NFL Patriot’s Quarterback Tom Brady’s suspension being restored during his campaign rally in Warwick, Rhode Island on Monday.

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Cruz Coordinates with Kasich to Block Trump

Top staff from both the Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s presidential campaigns issued separate statements Sunday evening, saying they would be working in concert to prevent GOP frontrunner Donald Trump from securing enough delegates to win a first-round vote at the Republican National convention.

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Veterans’ Cemetery Employee Admits Stealing Headstones

An employee of the Rhode Island Veterans’ Cemetery admitted that he stole at least 150 granite grave markers and used them for flooring in a shed and two garages. Kevin Maynard, 59, made a plea agreement in federal court that will require him to face one year of probation and serve 500 hours of community service.

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Study Reveals the Seven States with ‘Failing’ Welfare Programs

When the Republican-controlled Congress promoted welfare reform as one of its top priorities in 1995, opponents accused them of being unsympathetic to the plight of impoverished Americans and insisted the proposed policies would end up harming true reforms.