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Rhode Island Votes to Change State's Name

18 days ago   |   By Newser

Voters have agreed to strip the words "and Providence Plantations" from Rhode Island's formal name, approving a statewide referendum that had been revived amid the nation's reckoning with racial injustice. A similar ballot question was defeated a decade ago. Although the word "Plantations" in Rhode Island's name does not specifically...
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Rhode Island votes to change state's controversial official name

Rhode Island votes to change state's controversial official name

18 days ago   |   By New York Post

Rhode Island is no longer the “smallest state with the longest name.” Voters in the Ocean State, formerly known as “Rhode Island and Providence Plantations,” approved a ballot measure to remove “and Providence Plantations” from the state's official name. The referendum was introduced in the state senate by Rhode Island's sole Black senator, Harold Metts,...
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Biden announces national security team filled with veterans of Obama...

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Family Quarantining After 3 Kids Exposed To...

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Christie says Trump legal team ‘a national embarrassment'

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