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Newly affirmed, tribe looks at casino plans with fresh eyes

BOSTON (AP) – As he begins his first full year in office, the new head of a Massachusetts tribe says he intends to take...

R.I. becoming older, more Latino as population grows

Rhode Island is becoming older and more Latino as its population grows. People who identify as either Hispanic or Latino now make up nearly 17% of the...
BROWN UNIVERSITY is being sued in a class action lawsuit for allegedly failing to prevent sexual misconduct against women. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Suit: Brown University failed to protect women from sexual misconduct

PROVIDENCE – Brown University has systematically and repeatedly failed to protect women from rape and other sexual misconduct, according to a federal class action...

Governments, businesses race to reimpose mask mandates

Governments and businesses are scrambling to change course following new federal guidance calling for the return of mask wearing in virus hot spots amid a dramatic...

Will Rhode Island’s $200M for rent aid be enough?

A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year has been extended from June 30 until July 31. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers...
A MAN WALKS to clean snow off a car along a row of homes in Central Falls, the community hit hardest by the pandemic in the state. / AP FILE PHOTO/DAVID GOLDMAN

2 hard-hit cities, 2 diverging fates in vaccine rollout

CENTRAL FALLS (AP) – Mario Valdez, his wife and their 18-year-old son were fully vaccinated for COVID-19 this month as part of a special...

They were experts in viruses, and now in pitfalls of fame

BOSTON (AP) – Dr. Ashish Jha started 2020 thousands of miles from home, taking a sabbatical in Europe from his academic post at Harvard....
A RIFT has been widening between Native American groups in New England over a federal reservation south of Boston where one tribe is planning to build a $1 billion casino. The Mattakeeset Massachuset tribe contend the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe doesn't have exclusive claim to the lands under their planned First Light casino in the city of Taunton, as they've argued for years. Above, Larry Fisher, chief sachem of the Mattakeeset Massachuset tribe. / AP FILE PHOTO/ELISE AMENDOLA

Tribes dispute reservation where a $1B casino is planned

BOSTON (AP) – A rift is widening between Native American groups in New England over who has claim to scores of acres south of...

Fauci: States must move quickly to address COVID-19 upticks

The nation’s top infectious disease expert said in an online interview Friday that he’s “cautiously optimistic” a COVID-19 vaccine could be developed soon, but...
AN EXCAVATOR demolishes a building during an official groundbreaking in Taunton,, where the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe was to build the First Light Resort & Casino. The project was halted shortly afterward when a group of residents sued, arguing the federal government couldn't take the land into trust for the tribe. / AP FILE PHOTO/ELISE AMENDOLA

Appeals court denies tribe’s quest for casino land

BOSTON (AP) – A federal appeals court has ruled against a Native American tribe that had been granted sovereign land to build a casino in...

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