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Soldiers from the Rhode Island National Guard have laid a wreath at a World War I monument to memorialize their predecessors' service and sacrifice during the conflict. The 103rd Field Artillery Battalion held the ceremony Friday in Providence. Remembrance events are being held leading up to the centennial of the war's end, Nov. 11, 2018. SENT: 330 words.


The Trump administration has laid down rules aimed at preventing residents in high-tax states from avoiding a new cap on widely popular state and local tax deductions. The action under the new Republican tax law pits the government against high-tax, heavily Democratic states in an election-year showdown. SENT: 1,000 words.


— GUNS IN SCHOOLS-RHODE ISLAND: Some Rhode Island politicians are speaking out against a Trump administration plan that would allow schools to use federal funding to buy guns for teachers. SENT.

— HOME SALES-RHODE ISLAND: Rhode Island's housing market may be cooling as the number of single-family houses for sale has increased from last year. SENT.

— EXIT CLOSURE: Transportation officials in Rhode Island say there is no easy solution to the closure of a highway exit in Providence for repairs that has caused massive traffic backups in recent weeks. SENT.

— ATTEMPTED BURGLARY-SHOTS FIRED: Police in Rhode Island say two would-be burglars fired at a homeowner when he chased them away from his home. SENT.



The Boston Red Sox bring baseball's best record to Tropicana Field, with right-hander Hector Velazquez facing Diego Castillo in the opener of a weekend series against the Tampa Bay Rays. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


The New England Patriots play a pre-season game against the Carolina Panthers. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

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