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

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) - Not everyone is on board with the University of Rhode Island's plan to arm campus police. Some students and faculty say they fear the move will result in more violence on campus. Defenders say the decision makes sense and puts weapons into the right hands.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A retired firefighter in Providence has filed a $7 million claim against the city for suspending his disability pension. John Sauro claims the move was wrong and has caused him mental anguish. Sauro retired in 2000 after an on-the-job shoulder injury but WPRI-TV showed video of him lifting weights in 2011. Mayor Angel Taveras says Sauro's claim is baseless.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The Navy has put new access rules in place for its bases after a fatal shooting aboard a destroyer in Virginia. The result of the new policy, officials say is that dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to bases in Rhode Island and other states because of their criminal records.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Brown University's School of Public Health is getting a $1 million grant to launch a center to improve long-term care for the elderly. The grant will help establish a new care center to research and test practices improving such care.

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