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US to auction wind energy leases off RI, Mass.

The federal government will for the first time sell competitive leases for wind energy on the outer continental shelf as it holds an auction for leases for wind farms off the coast of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Full story

Single-family home prices, sales climb in RI

New housing figures show the median single-family home price rose 10 percent in Rhode Island to nearly $210,000 in the second quarter. Full story

Woonsocket, RI suffers from major deficit, pension issues

   Mayor Leo Fontaine of Woonsocket, Rhode Island joins MSNBC’s Alex Witt. He talks about Woonsocket’s financial crisis and what his city is doing to avoid filing bankruptcy.

RI gov highlights new paid family leave law

Rhode Island's governor is touting a new law giving workers paid time off to care for a new child or sick loved one. Full story

RI ends gambling addiction program

Rhode Island has stopped funding a 12-year-old treatment program for compulsive gamblers — less than a month after the state's first Las Vegas-style table games began. Full story

RI board OKs grant for hydropower project study

Rhode Island's economic development agency has approved a $200,000 grant for a North Kingstown company developing a hydropower project. Full story

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RI gov to highlight new paid family leave law

Gas prices spike 12 cents in Rhode Island

Audit: RI energy fund overpaid, mismanaged grants

RI gov vetoes tax break for unsold new homes

RI bill to create commerce secretary becomes law

New analysis shows stronger RI job growth

Rhode Island gas prices up 9 cents

RI becomes 3rd state to provide paid family leave

Group lauds RI lawmakers for paid family leave

Rhode Island gas prices up by 3 cents

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  Rhode Island becomes 10th state state to legalize gay marriage

Melissa Harris-Perry talks to Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chaffee about the House vote in favor of gay marriage in his state Thursday.

  Rhode Island to become 10th state allowing same-sex marriage

Gov. Lincoln Chafee, I-R.I., explains his decision to sign into law same-sex marriage equality in Rhode Island.

  The human element in how our clothes are made

In his “Now We Know” segment, Steve Kornacki talks about the more than 340 people who died when a building housing garment factories collapsed in Bangladesh.

  Boston strong: Rhode Island woman perseveres

Reverend Al Sharpton shares the story of Heather Abbott, who lost half of her left leg in the Boston bombing, and her powerful story of healing and hope.

  Rhode Island works to restore power

NBC’s Ron Mott joins Lester Holt with an updates on the blizzard’s aftermath in Rhode Island.

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BESTPIX: Ben Affleck Receives An Honorary Degree At Brown University's 245th Commencement
BESTPIX: Ben Affleck Receives An Honorary Degree At Brown University's 245th Commencement

PROVIDENCE, RI - MAY 26: In this handout photo provided by Brown University, actor/director Ben Affleck receives an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Brown University at the 245th Commencement ceremony on May 26, 2013 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee is thanked by supporters after the Marriage Equality Act was signed into law as people celebrate at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel in Providence
Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee is thanked by supporters after the Marriage Equality Act was signed into law as people celebrate at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel in Providence

Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee is thanked by supporters after the Marriage Equality Act was signed into law as people gather to celebrate at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island, May 2, 2013. Rhode Island became the 10th U.S. state to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.