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‘It feels more personal than it did before’: Brown University community reacts to shooting of Palestinian students in Vermont

Hisham Awartani, a junior at Brown, was one of the three victims attacked near the University of Vermont on Saturday. The attack is under investigation as a possible hate crime.

Around New England with Kevin Cullen

In Vermont, a Thanksgiving tradition and time shared by lifelong friends ruined by gunfire

Ever since he enrolled at Brown University, Hisham Awartani has spent every Thanksgiving with relatives in Vermont. After a gunman shot him and two of his friends as they walked on a Burlington sidewalk, he and his family are just thankful he’s alive.


Johnston police officer returns fire after chase into Providence

The officer had pursued two people in a van, who left the vehicle and fled on foot. When one opened fire at the officer, he returned fire, according to Johnston police.


After 20 years in and out of prison, a degree gave him a second chance. Now he’s helping others do the same.

James Monteiro is the founder of the Reentry Campus Program, which helps incarcerated people finish post-secondary education and certification programs.

Three Palestinian college students shot while visiting Burlington, Vt., according to police

All three are 20-year-old men, who attend Brown University, Trinity College, and Haverford College, according to the schools.


Pawtucket officer acquitted after shooting teen will resign ahead of potential firing

Daniel Dolan will get a $21,000 payout of his comp time and vacation, as required under state law, and the city has also agreed to pay a year of medical and dental insurance for his family.

Man fatally shoots R.I. woman, then himself, at Rehoboth home

Omar Bradley, 72, shot and killed 77-year-old Barbara J. Cruz of Tiverton, R.I., who was the sister of an 84-year-old woman with whom he was living, police said Saturday. Bradley then killed himself. The other woman was not injured.


Shooter sat outside Providence mosque for half hour before attack, imam said

“We are Muslims here trying to live our lives. We are part of the community in America, all trying to live our lives,” Imam Abdul-Latif Sackor said. Providence police are adding security at all mosques in the city.