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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - An employee well-being company owned by British billionaire Richard Branson is moving its global headquarters from Massachusetts to Rhode Island. The Providence Journal reports Virgin Pulse has already set up workstations in the former Journal building in Providence. The company is expected to formally announce the move at the Rhode Island Convention Center Monday.

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) - Jared Terrell scored 25 points, Andre Berry added a career-high 20 points and Rhode Island used the second half to beat Holy Cross 88-66. Stanford Robinson and Jarvis Garrett each scored 12 and Rhode Island distributed 22 assists on 36-made baskets.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union is bringing back its hotline for people having trouble getting their food stamp applications processed quickly. The ACLU of Rhode Island says it's re-staffing the hotline because of the continuing large backlog of applications that are causing undue hardship to poor residents. A federal judge appointed an attorney this month to ensure that Rhode Island residents receive food stamps on time.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island's secretary of state has recognized three people and two institutions with an award for outstanding public service and civic engagement. Democratic Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea says she chose Democratic state Sen. Erin Lynch Prata, Aram Garabedian, Shanna Wells, the Providence Student Union and the Rhode Island Foundation to receive the 2017 National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion Award.

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