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Son of Conn. woman in murder-suicide serving time

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A son of the woman police say killed two of her grandsons in a Connecticut murder-suicide is serving a prison sentence for a 2008 murder.

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Father of Newtown victim: Ban assault weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of arguing constitutional fine points and citing rival statistics, senators wrangling over gun control saw and heard the anguish of a bereft father.



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RI considering broad ban on new synthetic drugs

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Trying to stay a step ahead of drug chemists, Rhode Island lawmakers are considering a proposal to ban whole classes of chemical compounds that mimic the highs of marijuana and amphetamines.

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RI woman stabbed to death on bus; man arrested

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — A Portsmouth woman was fatally stabbed Wednesday on a public bus and a male passenger arrested in what police said was a domestic incident.



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RI felon gets 10 years for possessing machine gun

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 30-year-old Pawtucket man has been sentenced to over 11 years in federal prison for having an unregistered machine gun and ammunition and for violating the terms of his release after serving a prison term on a separate firearm conviction.



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RI bill would help cops track cellphones

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Cellphone providers would have to provide data about the location of a missing person's cellphone if police determine the person is in danger under legislation introduced in Rhode Island's General Assembly.



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RI considering steps to ban new synthetic drugs

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Trying to stay a step ahead of drug chemists, Rhode Island lawmakers are considering a proposal to ban whole classes of chemical compounds that mimic the highs of marijuana and amphetamines.



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Providence joins push to strike US marriage law

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The city of Providence has joined Boston, New York, Seattle and other cities in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act.



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