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Rhode Island is being granted $17.8 million in federal funding to help Providence and Cranston hire and train new firefighters, the state’s congressional delegation announced Wednesday. more
The shooting of 12 police officers in Dallas on Thursday suggests spiraling violence: The cops were shot during a protest against the shooting of black men by police. A vicious circle of etribution would be something new for the United States where, unlike in other developed countries, killings by police far outnumber officer deaths in the line of duty. more
(Updated, 1:58 p.m.) The FBI recommended that no criminal charges be filed against Hillary Clinton over her use of private email while secretary of state, even as the bureau found that her careless handling of official communications could have exposed classified information to hackers. more
Rhode Island will receive $8 million in federal national preparedness funds, the Rhode Island congressional delegation said Thursday. more
Democrats closed out a marathon sit-in on the U.S. House floor Thursday afternoon after 25 hours of emotionally charged speeches demanding action on gun control, but they insisted their protests would continue in other forms. more
Captain Howard Goldman has been relieved of duty as commanding officer of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport Division. more
U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed said $20 million from a $74.9 billion fiscal 2017 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill has been earmarked to build a new, state-of-the-art National Guard Readiness Center. more
Systems Engineering Associates Corp. is part of a team that has been awarded a $55 million Naval Sea Systems Command contract for submarine work. more
WARWICK – General Dynamics Electric Boat expects to greatly expand its workforce in the next several years, including at its Quonset Point facilities, to accommodate production of a new class of … more
The Naval Undersea Warfare Center has awarded Systems Engineering Associates Corp. a five-year, $7 million contract for services rendered in support of its Weapons Analysis Facility. more
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