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USFWS Mountain-Prairie / Wikimedia Commons

After an effort by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives to remove Rhode Island’s official state insect, the American burying beetle, from the endangered species list, federal lawmakers Monday decided to throw the provision out. 

Town of Nuntucket Twitter / Nantucket Police

An African-American historical site in Nantucket was vandalized with racist graffiti on March 11th.

National Hurricane Center

Large swells are expected to continue in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts this week as Hurricane Jose makes its way to the East Coast.