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Roundhouse’s clinical services at Mass. and Cass will be funded through July
Clinical services for homeless people and those struggling with addiction at the Roundhouse hotel, located in the thick of Mass. and Cass, will continue through July, pushing back the initial shutdown by several months, officials said Wednesday.
RI’s new housing secretary faces a series of old problems
“There’s universal recognition that this is a very important moment in time. There have been a number of false starts,” Housing Secretary Stefan Pryor told the Globe. “We have to carry out a substantial amount of work that will represent progress.”
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Feeling betrayed by the powerful again, sexual assault survivor Chessy Prout is fighting back
Porn actor Stormy Daniels meets with prosecutors investigating hush money
Eric Garcetti’s India nomination wins critical test vote in Senate
Former Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti appeared headed for confirmation Wednesday as the next US ambassador to India, 20 months after he was initially selected for the post and amid fallout from a sexual harassment scandal involving a onetime top adviser.
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With collapse of SVB, the most politically charged word of the era is back
The Biden administration acted decisively to stem the risk from the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. But will the term “bailout” haunt him on the 2024 campaign trail?
Why US troops remain in Iraq 20 years after ‘shock and awe’
Twenty years ago the US invaded Iraq amid blinding explosions of shock and awe.
DeSantis has promised to make every state like Florida, but Iowans say he’s a little late
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is road-testing a likely presidential campaign that seems all but certain to feature his home state as his wingman.
Biden issues order to strengthen gun background checks
President Biden signed an executive order on Tuesday aiming at increasing background checks to buy guns, promoting more secure firearms storage, and ensuring law enforcement agencies get more out of a bipartisan gun control law enacted last summer.
Justice Department has reportedly opened an investigation into Silicon Valley Bank collapse
The Justice Department has opened an investigation into the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, multiple outlets reported. One potential focus could be sales of company shares by several bank executives in the weeks before the bank’s failure, legal experts said.
Elizabeth Warren wrote a scathing letter to Silicon Valley Bank’s CEO. Read it here.
"You have nobody to blame for the failure at your bank but yourself and your fellow executives," the Massachusetts Democrat wrote in a letter Wednesday to Silicon Valley Bank’s former president and CEO.
EPA proposes rules to limit ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water
For the first time, the federal government will require utilities to remove from drinking water two toxic chemicals found in everything from waterproof clothing to dental floss and even toilet paper.