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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Police say a Rhode Island man bit off a piece of his husband's nose during a heated argument. The Providence Journal reports police responded to the Providence apartment Tuesday night. Officers found the victim outside the apartment with an injury to the right side of his nose. The man told police his husband got angry during an argument and bit his nose. Police took 51-year-old Squire Felder Jr. into custody. An attorney for Felder has not been immediately identified.

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Residents in a Newport neighborhood say baseballs hit out of a field used by a collegiate summer league team are damaging their houses and cars. The Newport Daily News reports residents gathered Tuesday at City Hall to discuss the errant balls that travel out of Cardines Field. The Newport Gulls, a New England Collegiate Baseball League team, uses the field.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island house approved legislation that ensures insurance covers all costs for a mastectomy. WPRI-TV reports the House voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the bill. The bill would close loopholes that make patients pay for deductibles and other expenses.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The director of the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency has been nominated for a top post at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The White House issued a statement Wednesday stating that Peter Gaynor has been nominated to be deputy administrator of FEMA. The nomination was among seven nominations sent to the U.S. Senate. The deputy administrator reports directly to FEMA Administrator Brock Long.

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