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CDC: U.S. influenza activity low, but NYC flu activity remains high

CDC: U.S. influenza activity low, but NYC flu activity remains high

ATLANTA, April 11 (UPI) -- For the week ending April 5, most U.S. states reported minimal influenza activity, but New York City flu activity remained high.
Alex Cukan

New Hampshire could become next state to abolish the death penalty

CONCORD, N.H., April 10 (UPI) -- New Hampshire Senate committee splits on death penalty and sends an abolition bill to the floor for a vote.
Frances Burns
Rhode Island phone thieves send selfies to victim after theft

Rhode Island phone thieves send selfies to victim after theft

CRANSTON, R.I., April 8 (UPI) -- After her phone was stolen from the Galaxie Restaurant on Saturday night, a Rhode Island woman posted selfies of the suspected thieves on Facebook.
Evan Bleier
Taylor Swift surprises families with visit at Hasbro Children's Hospital

Taylor Swift surprises families with visit at Hasbro Children's Hospital

PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 3 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift surprised families earlier this week when she and her father paid a visit to a Rhode Island children's hospital.
Annie Martin
U.S. flu activity down, but influenza B up, 342 deaths in California

U.S. flu activity down, but influenza B up, 342 deaths in California

March 28 (UPI) -- During most of this year's flu season, the influenza A (H1N1) 2009 pandemic was the main strain making people ill, but more influenza B was being reported.
Alex Cukan
Study finds no link between medical marijuana legalization and crime

Study finds no link between medical marijuana legalization and crime

March 27 (UPI) -- A new study suggests legalizing marijuana for medical use is not associated with an uptick in crime.
Brooks Hays
Rhode Island House speaker's office raided

Rhode Island House speaker's office raided

March 21 (UPI) -- Officials raided the office of RI House Speaker Gordon Fox and his home Friday, removing evidence but refusing to reveal the nature of their investigation.
Gabrielle Levy
CDC: Influenza almost gone in the U.S. except Texas

CDC: Influenza almost gone in the U.S. except Texas

ATLANTA, March 21 (UPI) -- U.S. flu activity was down last week, but Texas still reported moderate flu activity and California reported more than 330 deaths, officials say.
Asteroid set to eclipse one of the brightest stars in the sky Wednesday night

Asteroid set to eclipse one of the brightest stars in the sky Wednesday night

March 19 (UPI) -- A 45-mile-wide asteroid is set to eclipse one of the brightest stars in the sky Wednesday night, will be visible from New York, livecast on the web.
JC Sevcik
CDC: U.S. influenza season began in Texas and ends in Texas

CDC: U.S. influenza season began in Texas and ends in Texas

ATLANTA, March 14 (UPI) -- U.S. influenza activity for the week ending March 8 was decreasing in most places, but flu activity was high in Texas and Hawaii, health officials say.

NCAA: Massachusetts 65, Rhode Island 61

Maxie Esho came off the bench to tally 15 points and grab seven rebounds as the Massachusetts Minutemen held on to defeat the Rhode Island Rams, 65-61.
Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- A group of more than two dozen Senate Democrats plan to take, after final votes Monday night, an all-night "talkathon" on climate change.
Gabrielle Levy
Slight increase in U.S. out-of-hospital births from 2011-2012

Slight increase in U.S. out-of-hospital births from 2011-2012

HYATTSVILLE, Md., March 7 (UPI) -- In 1900, almost all U.S. births occurred outside a hospital but in 2012, 1.36 percent of births were out-of-hospital births, health officials say.

First responders greet cancer victim, 7, on his birthday

BURRILLVILLE, R.I., March 6 (UPI) -- Tyler Seddon, 7, fighting cancer, became the police chief of Burrillville, R.I., for a day Thursday as hundreds of first responders greeted him on his birthday.

Obama calls for increase in minimum wage

NEW BRITAIN, Conn., March 5 (UPI) -- President Obama called for an increase in the minimum wage in a speech Wednesday in Connecticut, saying the United States needs to provide more good jobs.
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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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