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

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NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - The funeral for former Congressman Fernand St Germain has been set for next week. WJAR-TV reports the congressman will be remembered at a service next Thursday in Newport. St Germain represented Rhode Island's 1st Congressional District for 28 years in the House.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Providence mayoral candidate Brett Smiley plans to drop out of the three-way Democratic primary, and instead, support candidate Jorge Elorza. WPRI-TV reports state Representative Raymond Hull, a co-chairman of the campaign, has confirmed Smiley's plans. Smiley and Elorza have scheduled a news conference for this morning.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Federal workplace safety inspectors have cited a group that owns several well-known Newport mansions for allegedly exposing workers to lead-based paint and potentially fatal falls. Inspectors have cited the Preservation Society of Newport County for 10 serious violations and proposed $51,840 in fines.

BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) - The lawyer who represented national security leaker Chelsea Manning at trial is joining the Roger Williams University School of Law as a visiting professor. The university says David Coombs will join the faculty this fall. Coombs' wife, Tanya Monestier, is already on the faculty. The announcement comes a year after Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for providing more than 700,000 classified documents to WikiLeaks.

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