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Providence, R.I. -01/15/19 Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo rehearses the annual state of the state address in the House of Representatives at the Rhode Island State House where it will be delivered. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(metro)

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

She didn’t win big. But Raimondo’s reelection signals continuity amid rocky Rhode Island politics

Building on success in her first term, Governor Gina Raimondo is keeping her focus on education and the economy as her second term begins.

// After shutdown, return to normalcy still distant

An avalanche of e-mails, backlogged permits, lapsed contracts, and stalled payments to low-income Americans will face the hundreds of thousands of federal employees who return to work Monday.

Opioid company executives set to go on trial in Boston Monday

In a landmark case, federal prosecutors allege Insys Therapeutics officials enticed doctors to illegally prescribe a brand of fentanyl, a powerful and addictive opioid.

Mary Jordan-Roy, chief of staff for Representative James M. Murphy, met with various students, including Michaela McCormack, 18, (second from left), at the State House on Sexual Health Lobby Day earlier this month.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

In Mass. and beyond, an effort to bolster access to abortion

It also would create safe havens of services for women from nearby states that are trying to impose restrictions.