Rhode Island’s tattooed librarian calendar defies stereotypes

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Rhode Island’s librarians are taking on the outdated image of their profession as dowdy sticks-in-the-mud with an effort to showcase a kind of ink not usually associated with stacks of books: tattoos.

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Rhode Island becomes 10th state to legalize gay marriage

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Rhode Island became the final state in New England and the 10th in the country to legalize gay marriage after independent Gov. Lincoln Chafee on Thursday signed a bill that will allow same-sex marriage.

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Vote puts Rhode Island a step closer to gay marriage

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Lawmakers in Rhode Island’s House on Thursday easily passed a bill to allow gay marriage, putting the state one step closer to joining the rest of New England in legal recognition of same-sex couples.

But observers on both sides of the issue said that the ultimate fate of the legislation was hard to call.

Fireworks over Jamestown, Rhode Island for an early Independence Day celebration.