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Proposed bill seeks to protect local news from tech giants

On April 3, U.S. Congressman David Cicilline ’83, D-R.I. proposed the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act for the second year in a row, which would allow online publishers and small newspapers to collectively negotiate with companies like Facebook and Google over the terms that regulate how ...

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Humanity making progress, say Pinker, Krugman

Is humanity progressing? In short, yes. Acclaimed cognitive scientist Steven Pinker and Nobel Laureate economist Paul Krugman discussed why this is the case during the Brown Political Theory Project’s Janus Lecture Tuesday. Defining his approach to this question, Pinker said progress consisted of ...


Laptop theft peaks in late January, early February

The beginning of the semester saw a spike in laptop theft, with more laptops stolen on and around campus during the first three weeks than in that time frame for the past five years. Between Jan. 24 and Feb. 9, 10 MacBook laptops were stolen from campus dormitories and one off-campus student residence, ...


MSNBC's Reid discusses media, politics, 2020

Joy-Ann Reid, an MSNBC host and political commentator, began her Monday evening talk at the Watson Institute for International Relations and Public Affairs by stressing that “it is very hard to unseat an incumbent president.” David Corn ’81 P’21, the Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones, ...


R.I. House votes to protect abortion rights

The Rhode Island House of Representatives passed legislation to keep abortion legal in the state Thursday night. State representatives voted 44-30 to pass the Reproductive Privacy Act, which would guarantee the right to an abortion up to fetal viability — a measure advocates say is necessary in the ...


R.I. House takes step toward codifying Roe v. Wade

The R. I. House Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday night in favor of a bill that would keep abortion legal in the state should the Supreme Court repeal the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.  The Reproductive Privacy Act passed 9 to 7, and an R.I. House vote could come as early as Thursday evening, according ...

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