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'Surreal': Mob Victim's Body Found—23 Years Later

Former mob boss eyed in Steven DiSarro's 1993 murder

(Newser) - Nick DiSarro's father disappeared in 1993 when he was only 7. "We've waited 23 years for somebody from the FBI to call us and say we found him," he says. That call came Thursday when the FBI said it had identified a body unearthed in March... More »

Rhode Island Bishop: Don't Even Attend Gay Weddings

Thomas Tobin isn't taking Rhode Island's new law well

(Newser) - Providence bishop Thomas Tobin caused a bit of a stir yesterday with a post on the diocese's website responding to Rhode Island's new marriage equality law . Tobin wrote that Catholics should "examine their consciences very carefully before deciding whether or not to endorse same-sex relationships or attend... More »

Who Tickets From 1979 Still Usable

Venue makes up for canceled Rhode Island show

(Newser) - If you're still fuming about a canceled Who gig in 1979, you're in luck: Your tickets to the Providence show will still work. The band is coming to the Rhode Island city for the first time in 33 years next February, and the venue—now known as the... More »

Providence Board Votes to Terminate All Teachers

More than 700 gathered to protest

(Newser) - Those 1,926 pink slips will definitely be going out in Providence: After two hours of debate, the school board voted last night to send out termination notices to every public school teacher in the city. More than 700 teachers gathered to express their feelings: "disrespected," "bullied,... More »

Providence Giving All Its Teachers Pink Slips

But it won't actually fire them all

(Newser) - All 1,926 teachers in the Providence Public School District are about to get termination notices. Tomorrow the school board will vote on a resolution to dismiss every teacher on the last day of school, Superintendent Tom Brady announced in a staff email today, according to the Providence Journal . Not... More »

Proposed Tax No Fair, Brown U. Students Say

Providence mayor wants to charge them $300 a year

(Newser) - Students at Brown University say they contribute to their community in countless ways, and a proposed $150-per-semester tax shouldn’t be one of them, the AP reports. “We’re more able to provide labor, we’re more able to apply the things that we're learning in the classroom, than... More »

America's 10 Underrated Cities

Smaller US locales are undiscovered and packed with ambience

(Newser) - Already done the all-star US cities like New York and LA? Try one of these underappreciated destinations from MSNBC:
  1. Baltimore: Bag some blue crab in the Inner Harbor and check out 300 years of history.
  2. Fort Lauderdale: Take advantage of great shopping and awesome upscale beaches.
  3. Houston: No problem, just
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