Holding detainees has become big business for private companies and some local governments. But there’s increasing pushback from protesters in places like California and Oregon. The issue has divided communities such as Central Falls, Rhode Island.
After years of having difficulty passing legislation relating to greenhouse gas emissions, a group consisting of both Democrats and Republicans believe they have a plan that can make their constituents happy.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat, doesn’t shy away from sharing his sense of urgency about the dangers of climate change. In fact, Whitehouse has shared his views 135 times on the Senate floor, as part of his Time to Wake Up series of speeches.
One of Sierra Leone’s most popular musical outfits is made up of former refugees from their country's civil war. But now they're in exile again — in Providence, Rhode Island, while the Ebola outbreak threatens friends and family back home.
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew's has focused her photography on twisting perceptions of immigration and identity in America. Her new project, called "Majority Minority," looks at the changes across generations of immigrant families.
First Lady Michelle Obama recently challenged young chefs across the country to come up with new recipes to promote healthier school lunches. Among the winners was Kinnan Dowie, an Arab-American sixth grader from Rhode Island. He's off to the White House and we have his recipe for Mediterranean kebab wraps with cilantro tabbouleh.
We're looking for a part of the North American continental shelf that sits under water, just off the coast of Newfoundland.The answer is the Grand Banks. Marine archaeologist Dwight Coleman tells anchor Marco Werman about an ongoing project to explore the shipwrecks and underwater landscape of the Grand Banks.
John McCain unveiled an economic plan that would waive rules forcing senior citizens to withdraw from their IRAs or 401(k)s beginning at age 70 1/2. Barack Obama also supports the idea. What could the proposed rule change means for retirees?
Rhode Island is considering changing its name from ?The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations? to simply ?The State of Rhode Island.? The Takeaway talks to Buddy Cianci, radio host with WPRO and former Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island.
So, why does it seem to be the explosive of choice for these terrorists? To help explain this is Jimmie Oxley, a professor of chemistry at the University of Rhode Island, whose specialty is explosives.
Eight states are implementing a radical new program in high schools next year that will allow students to graduate early and enter into two-year community colleges, if they pass the right tests. But are students mature enough to handle the pressure?
We're holding Mother Nature responsible for this week's nominations. In partnership with The Week magazine, we find that it was a good week for an uninhabited island in the Bay of Bengal and a bad week for Rhode Island basements.