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BP oil spill left 'bathtub ring' of oil covering more than 1,200 miles of seafloor

BP oil spill left 'bathtub ring' of oil covering more than 1,200 miles of seafloor

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) --A study published Monday claimed the 2010 BP oil spill left a "bathtub ring" of oil on the seafloor of the Gulf of Mexico about the size of Rhode Island.
Aileen Graef
James Wan tapped to direct 'The Conjuring 2'

James Wan tapped to direct 'The Conjuring 2'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 (UPI) --"The Conjuring" director James Wan will return to direct sequel "The Conjuring 2" for release in 2016.
Annie Martin
Journalist battling Ebola in Nebraska continues to improve

Journalist battling Ebola in Nebraska continues to improve

OMAHA, Oct. 20 (UPI) --The health of Ebola patient Ashoka Mukpo continues to improve, nearly three weeks after he was diagnosed with the deadly disease.
Brooks Hays
'Into the Woods' heading off-Broadway this winter

'Into the Woods' heading off-Broadway this winter

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 (UPI) --The off-Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning "Into the Woods" is to begin preview performances Dec. 18.
Karen Butler
Taylor Swift invites fans to her NYC, R.I. homes for more '1989 Secret Sessions'

Taylor Swift invites fans to her NYC, R.I. homes for more '1989 Secret Sessions'

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) --Taylor Swift continued her "1989 Secret Sessions" Friday and invited several fans to her NYC apartment so they could listen to her upcoming record "1989."
Veronica Linares
Child in Rhode Island dies of infection related to enterovirus D68

Child in Rhode Island dies of infection related to enterovirus D68

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Oct. 1 (UPI) --Rhode Island health officials confirmed Wednesday that a child has died from Staphylococcus aureus sepsis in conjunction with enterovirus D68.
Aileen Graef
The best of #NewStateMottos rebrands every state in America

The best of #NewStateMottos rebrands every state in America

HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 10 (UPI) --Chris Hardwick asked his audience to rebrand every state in America on Wednesday's episode of Midnight, and fans of the fledgling talk show did not disappoint.
Matt Bradwell
ABA and NBA star Marvin 'Bad News' Barnes found dead at 62

ABA and NBA star Marvin 'Bad News' Barnes found dead at 62

PROVIDENCE, Pa., Sept. 9 (UPI) --Embattled NCAA, ABA and NBA star Marvin Barnes was found dead at his home in Providence, a former teammate confirmed. He was 62.
Matt Bradwell
Child vaccination rates are high, CDC says

Child vaccination rates are high, CDC says

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) --A new Center for Disease Control study suggests infant vaccination rates in the U.S. remain high.
Brooks Hays
Virginia is for lovers and high speed internet users

Virginia is for lovers and high speed internet users

REDMOND, Va., Aug. 8 (UPI) --Virginia is the best state to stream your favorite Netflix show or download music on iTunes, as it has the fastest Internet speeds in the U.S.
Ananth Baliga
Emma Stone, Joaquin Phoenix visit park for Woody Allen film

Emma Stone, Joaquin Phoenix visit park for Woody Allen film

NEWPORT, R.I., July 31 (UPI) --Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix visited a park in Newport, R.I., earlier this week to film scenes for Woody Allen's new, untitled movie.
Annie Martin
Parker Posey to star in Woody Allen's next film

Parker Posey to star in Woody Allen's next film

NEW YORK, July 24 (UPI) --Woody Allen says Parker Posey and Jamie Blackley have joined the cast of the as-yet-untitled film he is now shooting in Rhode Island.
Karen Butler
Republicans Google 'global warming' during severe weather, according to search analysis

Republicans Google 'global warming' during severe weather, according to search analysis

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) --Only one in four Americans said climate change was a "major threat," making the U.S. the least concerned nation.
Brooks Hays
Taylor Swift pens WSJ op-ed about the music industry

Taylor Swift pens WSJ op-ed about the music industry

NEW YORK, July 7 (UPI) --Taylor Swift has penned a Wall Street Journal editorial about the future of the music industry.
Kate Stanton

Taylor Swift shares 'family portrait' with Emma Stone, Lena Dunham

WESTERLY, R.I., July 6 (UPI) --Taylor Swift spent Fourth of July with Lena Dunham, Jaime King, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield and more.
Kate Stanton
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Rhode Island
PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, USA: John F. Kennedy, Jr., seen here in a 1983 file picture, in cap and gown awaits commencement exercises at Brown Univsersity. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, more commonly referred to as Rhode Island ( /roʊd ˈaɪlɨnd/ (help·info)), is a state in the New England region of the United States. It is the smallest U.S. state by area. Rhode Island borders Connecticut to the west and Massachusetts to the north and east. Rhode Island also shares a water border with New York's Long Island to the southwest.

Despite the name, most of Rhode Island is in fact on the mainland. The name Rhode Island and Providence Plantations derives from the merging of two colonies, Providence Plantations and Rhode Island. Providence Plantations was the name of the colony founded by Roger Williams in the area now known as the City of Providence. Rhode Island was the area now known as Aquidneck Island, which now comprises the city of Newport and the towns of Middletown and Portsmouth, the largest of several islands in Narragansett Bay.

Rhode Island was the first of the thirteen original colonies to declare independence from British rule and the last to ratify the United States Constitution.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Rhode Island."
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