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Former Democratic state Representative Edwin R. Pacheco, a candidate for Congress.

Former state Representative Pacheco joins race for Langevin’s Congressional District 2 seat

The announcement included a list of 50 names on the Pacheco for Congress Campaign Committee. Former Providence Mayor Angel Taveras will serve as the honorary chair of Pacheco’s congressional campaign.

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Luis Roman, 31, of Providence, at his arraignment last summer on charges of shooting at a Providence police officer. He was indicted by a grand jury on Friday. His lawyer Jeff Pine is center. (Amanda Milkovits)

Man accused of shooting at Providence cop responding to a domestic is indicted for assault with intent to murder

The Aug. 11 domestic violence call about a man “out of control” turned into an hours-long standoff with police.

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North Kingstown High School basketball coach Aaron Thomas during a game. He has been accused of conducting inappropriate “body fat tests.”

What you need to know about North Kingstown High School Coach Aaron Thomas and the ‘fat test’ issue

Former NKHS student-athletes say basketball coach Aaron Thomas had them strip naked so he could conduct “fat tests” near their genitals. Now, the attorney general is investigating. Catch up on the story here, with earlier reporting as well as the latest news from the lawyers, school administrators, parents, and victims

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Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, who is stepping down as the Rhode Island health director, has not ruled out a run for Congress.

Everything you need to know about the R.I. race for Congress after a wacky weekend

Democratic powerbrokers are scrambling to find a top-tier candidate to succeed retiring US Representative James Langevin and Republicans are on a collision course for a fascinating primary.

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North Kingstown High School basketball coach Aaron Thomas during a game. He has been accused of conducting inappropriate “body fat tests.”

‘I don’t buy for a second the coaches didn’t know’: Former students wonder why no one stopped coach Aaron Thomas and ‘fat tests’

The Globe Rhode Island contacted multiple former student-athletes, administrators, teachers, and sports officials who supervised or worked alongside Thomas at North Kingstown High School over the last 30 years. Here’s what they had to say.

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Julie Principe was recruited to Lifespan's Cancer Institute to oversee the Rhode Island Hospital cancer center in 2016. Earlier this month, Principe was promoted to vice president of the LCI. She is also the president-elect of the Society of Radiation Oncology Administrators.

An innovative leader takes the helm at R.I.’s largest hospital

Registered nurse Julie Principe was recently promoted to vice president of the Lifespan Cancer Institute. As a native Rhode Islander, the news of her promotion validated her work — and the struggles she faced in the earlier years of her career.

Robbi Sausville Devine. (Family handout photo)

‘A lot of people are going to miss her’: Wilmington woman mourned following MBTA crash

The family of a woman killed at a Wilmington railroad crossing Friday demanded accountability in the case Sunday, a day after investigators said a worker failed to return a safety system to its normal operation, keeping gates from lowering for an approaching train.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu.

Wu extends deadline for city workers to get vaccinated

As the city continues to have productive conversations with municipal unions, no employees will be placed on leave or disciplined between Jan. 25 and Jan. 30, according to a statement from the mayor’s office.