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Inauguration daze

For the next week, the press and pundits will talk all about the historical importance of Barack Obama's inaugural address. And, based on his past rhetorical performances, it should be a great one.
If a presidential speech is made outside of prime-time TV-viewing hours, does it make a sound?
By STEVEN STARK  |  January 15, 2009
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Rhode Island’s billion-dollar man

Jack McConnell grew up in modest circumstances.
Lawyer Jack McConnell took the fight to the lead paint industry
By BRIAN C. JONES  |  February 28, 2007
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United we fall

When audiences thrill next week to the disaster that unfolds in Poseidon , no one is going to complain or get too upset.
The terror and triumph of Flight 93  
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 16, 2007
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Ongoing recovery

Rhode Islanders at a packed State House hearing last week got a close-up look at how US Representative Patrick J. Kennedy is managing his very public struggle with addiction and mental illness.
Kennedy pushes the fight for parity on mental health
By BRIAN C. JONES  |  January 24, 2007