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News Minute: Here is the latest Rhode Island news from The Associated Press

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A woman is in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital after police say her daughter's ex-boyfriend shot her in the back. Police are still searching for the man, whom they identified as Francisco Diaz. They say he shot 54-year-old Theodora Nunez at around 8:30 last night.

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) - A state appeals panel has upheld charges against a member of a prominent Rhode Island political family for a car crash involving a police sergeant. The Providence Journal reports the state Traffic Tribunal appeals panel this week sustained civil charges of refusing a chemical test for alcohol and a roadway violation against Jarred Lynch for the 2011 accident in Pawtucket.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Republican gubernatorial candidate Allan Fung says if he wins he wants to overhaul the governance of Rhode Island's education system. The Cranston mayor says he wants the state education commissioner to report directly to the governor to increase accountability.

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Former Marine and political newcomer Cormick Lynch has kicked off his campaign for the Rhode Island congressional seat now held by Democratic Congressman David Cicilline. Lynch faces opposition for the GOP nomination from Brown University medical student Stan Tran, while former Army Captain Matt Fecteau is challenging Cicilline for the Democratic nod.

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