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 2021-07-23 16:26 

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Mass. House OKs sports betting bill but fate in Senate uncertain...

The measure would allow the state's licensed casinos and simulcast and live horse racing facilities to offer sports bets....

 2021-07-23 16:11 

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More Mass. communities recommend masks amid rise in COVID-19 cases...

Cambridge and Nantucket are the latest Massachusetts communities to recommend wearing face masks indoors again....

 2021-07-23 15:43 

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Newsmakers 7/23/2021: Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos; a reporters roundtable...

Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos reflects on her first 100 days in office....

 2021-07-23 15:39 

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Police: RI woman was looking to sell rifle on the street in Fall River...

Michelle Shackelford, 24, was arrested after police found the Smith & Wesson M&P 15 rifle in her vehicle, along with other firearms and ammunition....

 2021-07-23 15:10 

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Newsfeed Now: US Olympians prepare to compete during pandemic; Officer uses chip bag to save stabbing victim's life...

Weekdays at 10:30 a.m. CST/11:30 a.m. EST, Newsfeed Now will be streaming the top stories in the U.S. utilizing our newsrooms across the country. If you miss the live report, you'll be able to see ......

 2021-07-23 15:08 

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Tokyo Olympic flame is the first powered by hydrogen...

TOKYO (AP) — Inspired by the sun, the Tokyo Olympic cauldron is designed to be better for the planet. The flame at Tokyo's National Stadium and another cauldron burning along the waterfront near To......

 2021-07-23 15:04 

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'Found by a golfer': Landing gear falls from plane, crashes at country club in Maine...

A plane lost part of its landing gear over a golf course in Maine, sending the broken equipment crashing to the ground on one of the course's fairways, police say....

 2021-07-23 15:04 

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Do you know what the Olympic rings stand for?...

What's the meaning behind the interlaced Olympic rings....

 2021-07-23 14:47 

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The Rhode Show wins "Best of RI" award!...

The Rhode Show was named "Best Morning TV Show" in RI Monthly's annual "best of" readers' poll!...

 2021-07-23 14:05 

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Cleveland's baseball team goes from Indians to Guardians...

Known as the Indians since 1915, Cleveland's Major League Baseball team will be called Guardians....

 2021-07-23 13:13 

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Olympics ceremony uses music from Japanese video games...

An orchestral medley of songs from iconic Japanese video games served as the soundtrack for the parade of countries at the Olympics opening ceremony....

 2021-07-23 13:05 

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Flight attendants train in self-defense to combat unruly passengers...

Amid a rise in violent encounters with unruly passengers on flights, some flight attendants may be getting some training in hand-to-hand combat....

 2021-07-23 12:51 

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In the Kitchen: Tri-Color Tortellini Carbonara...

Chef David Ashworth from Parma Ristorante stopped by "The Rhode Show" on Friday morning to share this delicious dish. Parma was also the featured Rhody Deal of the day! 1.5 lb tricolor ......

 2021-07-23 12:45 

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Friday Rhody Roundup time...

Friday means it is Rhody Roundup time as we welcome a terrific panel of friends discussing some fun topics of the week. Joining us today were Former NY Radio Personality Naomi Salvatore, Musician a......

 2021-07-23 12:44 

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Olympic Games, Tokyo-style: The pandemic era opens...

The Games are underway! And they'll look different than any Olympics you've seen before......

 2021-07-23 12:30 

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'Folk On': Newport Folk Festival is back with safety precautions...

The event was canceled last year and to make it work this year, it's been broken down into two, three-day events of surprise performances, storytelling, and workshops at Fort Adams....

 2021-07-23 12:13 

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On the Rhode: Rocky Point!...

Every Friday in the summer we head out "On the Rhode" to a local destination! Today Will Gilbert is live at Rocky Point!...

 2021-07-23 11:41 

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PHOTOS: Amid fireworks, Tokyo's opening ceremony begins...

With a blaze of indigo and white fireworks lighting the night sky, the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony has started....

 2021-07-23 11:08 

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Western wildfires: Crews make progress on huge Oregon blaze...

The Bootleg Fire, which has destroyed an area half the size of Rhode Island, is 40% surrounded after burning some 70 homes....

 2021-07-23 11:05 

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At least 100 US athletes unvaccinated as Olympics begin...

About 100 of the 613 U.S. athletes descending on Tokyo for the Olympics are unvaccinated....

 2021-07-23 10:53 

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Pelosi says 'deadly serious' Jan. 6 probe to go without GOP...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection "will do the job it set out to do" whether Republicans participate or not....

 2021-07-23 10:19 

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Executive order on remote meetings set to expire in RI Friday amid rising COVID-19 cases...

Asking people to mute their microphones may be a thing of the past, at least in some of Rhode Island's public meetings....

 2021-07-23 09:45 

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As the Tokyo Games open, can the Olympic flame burn away the funk?...

As the first pandemic Games in a century convene largely without spectators and opposed by much of the host nation, the disbelief and anger of those kept outside the near-deserted national stadium ......

 2021-07-23 09:25 

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Cherry blossoms unite Japan, US sister cities...

Along the banks of the Willamette River in downtown Portland, 100 cherry trees erupt with color every spring. They are a beautiful and delicate gift from the Japanese Grain Importers Association 31......

 2021-07-23 09:20 

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Weather Alert: Isolated T'Storm this Afternoon; More Showers Possible Sunday...

TODAY: A sunny start and then turning partly sunny. A brief, isolated shower or thunderstorm possible in the afternoon and early evening (12PM-6PM). Most of the day is dry. Pleasant temperatures wi......

 2021-07-23 03:14 

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Former local college stars playing in the TBT for $1 Million...

(WPRI) A number of former local college basketball stars are playing in The Basketball Tournament, a $1 Million, winner-take-all professional basketball tournament broadcast live on nationa......

 2021-07-23 02:44 

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Police investigating drive-by shooting in Cranston...

A 12 News crew on scene spotted several evidence markers in the street and an SUV with a broken back windshield....

 2021-07-23 02:30 

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Breeze Airways inaugural flight takes off from TF Green...

Rhode Islanders can now board three new nonstop flights at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport....

 2021-07-23 02:11 

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Looking at Tokyo Olympics through the lens of the 1964 Games...

Just 19 years after devastating defeat in World War II, the 1964 Tokyo Olympics showcased the reemergence of an innovative country that was showing off bullet trains, miniature transistor radios, a......

 2021-07-23 00:58 

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RI Convention Center set to host its first event in more than a year...

The Rhode Island Convention Center is preparing to host its first event since the pandemic began....

 2021-07-23 00:50 

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Tommie Smith, John Carlos demand change in Olympic protest rule...

Tommie Smith, John Carlos and Gwen Berry are among the more than 150 educators, activists and athletes who signed a letter Thursday urging the IOC not to punish participants who demonstrate at the ......

 2021-07-23 00:36 

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Troopers discover cereal box full of heroin during unrelated traffic stop...

When a Massachusetts State Police trooper searched a vehicle during a traffic stop last week and discovered a cereal box, he didn't find a prize inside when he opened it....

 2021-07-22 23:20 

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No. 1 pick Marcello Mayer signs first contract, meets Red Sox players at Fenway Park...

BOSTON, MA (WPRI) It's been a special few weeks for Marcello Mayer. The former California high school shortstop was drafted No. 4 overall by the Red Sox in last week's MLB draft......

 2021-07-22 23:14 

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Fried clams temporarily disappearing from Flo's Clam Shack menu amid price hikes...

A popular clam shack has been forced to take one of its staples off of the menu for the time being....

 2021-07-22 23:10 

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Bruins release 2021-22 regular season schedule...

(WPRI) The Boston Bruins released their 2021-22 regular season schedule on Thursday afternoon. See the entire schedule below. For the preseason schedule, click here. OCTOBER: Saturday, Octo......

 2021-07-22 22:59 

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Heat waves becoming more common, data shows...

Dr. Kristina McAteer, an emergency physician at Newport Hospital, tells 12 News the heat can be dangerous for the elderly and those who work outside or don't have air conditioning....

 2021-07-22 22:43 

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Cartels take to social media to peddle deadly fentanyl pills, DEA says...

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) A wave of the illegal synthetic drug fentanyl is coming to the border on its way to the American heartland. But some of it is staying in border communities like El ......

 2021-07-22 22:41 

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You'll soon start getting alerts on your phone about 'destructive' storms...

The alert is known as a "Wireless Emergency Alert," or WEA for short, which will appear on smartphones based on location....

 2021-07-22 22:21 

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Bagged carrots recalled due to potential salmonella risk...

Grimmway Farms issued the voluntary recall after discovering the potential contamination during a routine company test....

 2021-07-22 21:25 

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Q&A with RIDOH medical director on spike in nonfatal ODs, delta variant cases...

During his monthly interview on 12 News Now at 4, R.I. Department of Health Medical Director Dr. James McDonald discussed the uptick in nonfatal overdoses within the past week and the increase in d......

 2021-07-22 20:42 

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Olympians open up about mental health while preparing for Tokyo 2020...

From the initial postponement of the Games to the now daily COVID-19 tests — it's been a long journey for Olympians vying for a gold medal this summer....

 2021-07-22 20:35 

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Harris meets with undocumented immigrants seeking citizenship...

Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday hosted a group of recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program at the White House....

 2021-07-22 20:19 

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With mental health calls on the rise, Providence seeks to better help those in crisis...

Mayor Jorge Elorza says the city has seen a 92% increase in mental health calls from 2018 to last year, which were often responded to by police officers or firefighters....

 2021-07-22 20:09 

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'I am so grateful': RI woman says rental relief program changed her life...

Sandra Bagwell tells 12 News she was on the verge of being kicked out of her Pawtucket apartment amid the pandemic, but the state's RentReliefRI program helped her get back on track....

 2021-07-22 19:23 

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Study estimates at least 113,000 US caregivers died in first 14 months of pandemic...

As many as 113,000 American children may be dealing with so-called "pandemic grief," according to a recently published study in The Lancet journal....

 2021-07-22 18:54 

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NFL teams face potential forfeits for COVID-19 outbreaks...

NFL teams have been warned they could forfeit a game due to a COVID-19 outbreak among non-vaccinated players, and players on both teams wouldn't get paid that week....

 2021-07-22 18:52 

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COVID-19: RI's community transmission rate has quadrupled over past 3 weeks...

On Thursday, 88 new positive cases were reported along with one additional death....

 2021-07-22 18:50 

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Amazon's mission: Getting a 'key' to your apartment building...

The online shopping giant is pushing landlords around the country — sometimes with financial incentives — to give its drivers the ability to unlock apartment-building doors themselves with a mobile......

 2021-07-22 18:22 

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More COVID-19 cases linked to Provincetown cluster...

The rise in cases has prompted some local bars and restaurants to require proof of vaccination from patrons....

 2021-07-22 18:10 

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Eating at the Tokyo Olympics: Athletes give look at strict protocol, food inside Olympic Village dining halls...

The International Olympic Committee's official "playbook" for keeping athletes and officials safe at the Tokyo Summer Games includes a laundry list of do's and don'ts (heavy on the don'ts) for eati......

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