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Statehouse to be quiet on Inauguration Day amid security concerns

PROVIDENCE – While Inauguration Day will welcome a new president in Washington, D.C., with the swearing in of Joseph Biden as the nation’s 46th...
DOZENS OF PEOPLE have breached security perimeters at the U.S. Capitol. / AP FILE PHOTO/JULIO CORTEZ

Pro-Trump mob storms U.S. Capitol in bid to overturn election

WASHINGTON (AP) – A violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning...

Trump relents, signs COVID relief, averts federal shutdown

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – President Donald Trump has signed a $900 billion pandemic relief package, ending days of drama over his refusal...
House Republicans shot have rejected a proposal to include $2,000 direct payments to most Americans in the new COVID-19 relief bill. / AP FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARNIK

Republicans block $2,000 virus checks despite Trump demand

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans shot down a Democratic bid on Thursday to pass President Donald Trump's longshot, end-of-session demand for $2,000 direct payments...

Trump threatens to torpedo COVID relief with new demands

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has threatened to torpedo Congress’ massive COVID-19 relief package in the midst of a raging pandemic and deep...
PLANNING AHEAD: Brad McGuire, a tax partner at Blum, Shapiro & Co. in Cranston, and other accountants have been spending a lot of time talking with clients about possible changes to the estate and gift taxes under the Biden administration. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Fear of heftier estate tax has R.I.’s wealthy worried

The potential of higher taxes on gifts and estates after Democrat Joe Biden enters the White House in January is giving a lot of...

EPA is about to take a 180-degree turn

The Trump administration has waged what many legal experts view as an all-out assault on the nation’s environmental laws for the past four years....

Reasons why Biden’s win could be good for economy

On day one, a newly inaugurated President Joe Biden will have to address a devastated economy – much like he and former President Barack...

This much is certain: president’s term ends Jan. 20

With so much unclear about the upcoming presidential election, it’s nice to know that there is one absolute certainty. Mail-in ballots may take a long...
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER Sen. Mitch McConnell said Friday that Congress is unlikely to deliver another big COVID-19 relief bill before the election. / AP FILE PHOTO/MANUEL BALCE CENETA

McConnell says no COVID-19 bill likely before Election Day

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump's most powerful GOP ally in the Senate said Friday that Congress is unlikely to deliver another big COVID-19...

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