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A new US marshal for Rhode Island is sworn in

A new US marshal for Rhode Island is sworn in

A new U.S. marshal for Rhode Island is sworn in to office. A ceremonial swearing-in ceremony for Wing Chau Monday morning in U.S. District Court in Providence followed his actual swearing-in soon after his appointment in May. 

National News

U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Steps Down Amid Epstein Furor

U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Steps Down Amid Epstein Furor

(CNN) — President Donald Trump has announced Friday that Labor Secretary Alex Acosta has resigned, a move that comes after furor over a plea deal with Jeffrey Epstein. Acosta has been under renewed scrutiny over his previous role as the US attorney in Miami, during which he negotiated a 2008 plea deal with Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein, a…

Trump expected to announce executive action on census

Trump expected to announce executive action on census

One official said the action is expected to address the citizenship question that’s captured his attention. Trump tweeted Thursday morning he would be holding a press conference in the Rose Garden in the afternoon about “the census and citizenship.”

Trump defends Acosta but will look ‘closely’ at Epstein deal

Trump defends Acosta but will look ‘closely’ at Epstein deal

President Donald Trump says he’ll be looking “very closely” at Labor Secretary Alex Acosta’s handling of a sex trafficking case involving now-jailed billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein. But he also seemed to stand by his Cabinet official, praising Acosta’s performance on the job and saying he felt “very badly” for him.

 
 

Arts + Lifestyle

Singin’ in the Rain a Great Night Out at Theatre By The Sea

Singin’ in the Rain a Great Night Out at Theatre By The Sea

There’s still time to catch Theatre by the Sea’s second show of the season, the classic musical Singin’ in the Rain, which, just like its stage and film predecessors, is a hit. Its director/choreographer Kelli Barclay had excellent material to work with, and a fantastic cast, but putting such a big show on a small stage can be a challenge. It’s one she handled beautifully.

The Band’s Visit worth a visit at PPAC

The Band’s Visit worth a visit at PPAC

The Band’s Visit has multiple shows through Sunday, June 30, at the Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St., Providence. Tickets may be obtained at the box office, online at PPACri.org, or by calling 401.421.2787.

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