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As sentencing looms, Flynn is upbeat, has adoring fans

As sentencing looms, Flynn is upbeat, has adoring fans

By MICHELLE R. SMITH and JENNIFER McDERMOTT, The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Days away from being sentenced in the Russia probe, former national security adviser Michael Flynn is not exactly hiding his face in shame. People close to him tell The Associated Press that as the possibility of prison looms, Flynn is relaxed…MORE

Julian Castro moves toward 2020 White House run

Julian Castro moves toward 2020 White House run

Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro says he’s taking a step toward a possible White House campaign in 2020 by forming a presidential exploratory committee. The Texas Democrat tells The Associated Press he’ll announce a decision next month. MORE

Ex-Providence Councilman sentenced to prison

Ex-Providence Councilman sentenced to prison

Kevin Jackson, a former Providence city councilman who admitted in October to embezzling funds from the youth track program he founded and converting contributions to his campaign account to personal use, was sentenced to prison Wednesday, while given the chance by the judge to make restitution by being released each day from the ACI to earn a paycheck.MORE

Judge gives former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen 3 years in prison

Michael Cohen, who as President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and fixer once vowed he would “take a bullet” for his boss, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for an array of crimes that included arranging the payment of hush money to two women that he says was done at the direction of Trump.MORE

Providence City Council postpones Fane Tower vote

Providence City Council postpones Fane Tower vote

By Tessa Roy, WPRO News After two members didn’t show, the Providence City Council moved to postpone its vote on whether to override Mayor Jorge Elorza’s veto of a zoning change for the proposed Fane Tower. A spokesperson confirmed that one of the absent members, Councilman Wilbur Jennings, was sick. Councilman Seth Yurdin was also…MORE

Trump says military to build border wall if Democrats refuse

Trump says military to build border wall if Democrats refuse

President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to pressure Democratic congressional leaders into supporting his demand for billions of dollars to build his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, threatening to have the military build it “if Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country.”MORE

Raimondo announces six judicial picks

Raimondo announces six judicial picks

By WPRO News Governor Gina Raimondo announced her nominees to fill six vacancies in Rhode Island’s courts on Monday, where she emphasized the need for diversity on the bench. “We are seizing upon that opportunity to put the most qualified people that we can on the bench, [and] also making sure they are people deeply…MORE

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