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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The Patriots fall to the Dolphins on the road to begin the season.  The Rhode Island Board of Elections is canceling a meeting to consider a request from the mayor of Providence to remove problematic voting machines from Tuesday's election.  The U.S. House Speaker campaigns in Providence for a candidate for governor.

>>Patriots Lose To Dolphins In 2022 Opener

(Miami Gardens, FL)  --  The New England Patriots lost to the Miami Dolphins in their season opener on Sunday, 20-to-7.  Pats quarterback Mac Jones left the game after suffering a back injury.  X-rays were negative, according to the NFL Network.  The Patriots are staying on the road for Week 2.  It'll be a 1 p.m. kickoff next Sunday versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.

>>Board Of Elections Won't Consider Request To Remove Voting Machines

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Board of Elections is declining to meet over a request from Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza to remove voting machines from Tuesday's primary election.  Executive director Robert Rapoza tells WJAR-TV taking out the ExpressVote machines would deprive voting access for people living with disabilities.  Multiple errors were detected in the Spanish language version of the touchscreen devices during early voting.  A meeting set for Monday morning to address Elorza's request was reportedly canceled.

>>Rhode Islanders Who Died In 9/11 Attacks Remembered 21 Years Later

(Providence, RI)  --  Nine Rhode Islanders who were killed in the 9/11 attacks were honored at a State House ceremony on Sunday.  Governor Dan McKee said the courage of the victims' family members has been the state's guiding spirit.  Among those who died 21 years ago was Shawn Nassaney [[ nuh-SAY-nee ]], who was aboard Flight 175.  His father Patrick remembered him as a summa cum laude graduate from Bryant University who lived his life to the fullest.

>>Nancy Pelosi Headlines Rally For RI Governor Candidate Helena Foulkes

(Providence, RI)  --  U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi campaigned for a candidate for governor in Rhode Island on Sunday.  Pelosi stumped for Helena Foulkes [[ huh-LEE-na fokes ]] at Farm Fresh RI in Providence.  Pelosi was a lifelong friend of Foulkes' mother who died in 2009.  The Speaker said Foulkes, a former CVS executive, will create and attract new jobs to the state.

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>>Police Investigating Groping Incident In Providence

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence Police Department is investigating a groping incident.  WPRI-TV reports a 13-year-old girl was apparently assaulted on her way to school near Donigan Park last Thursday.  The girl was reportedly able to escape, and was evaluated at Hasbro Children's Hospital.

>>Boil Order Issued For Water In Mansfield MA

(Mansfield, MA)  --  A boil order has been issued for drinking water in Mansfield, Massachusetts.  The order was issued Sunday after E. coli bacteria was detected in town drinking water.  Residents are advised to boil water for at least one minute, then to let it cool before using it.  Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes or brushing teeth in Mansfield until further notice.

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