Harris Library Monthly Book Club
Wednesday, September 18 at 7pm

Woonsocket Harris Public Library

 

The next gathering of the Harris Library Book Club will be held at the library located at 303 Clinton Street on Wednesday, September 18th at 7pm. This month, members are asked to bring along a recent read and offer a 3-minute talk about why the book was a great or not-so-great read. Light refreshments are available. For more information, please call Margaret at 401-767-4126. Free. Adults ages 18 and up are welcome to join.

 

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Submitted by Margaret McNulty 401-769-9044

 

A government watchdog is refusing to tell Congress the details of a complaint filed by an intelligence operative against President Trump. Michael Atkinson, the inspector general of the intelligence community, testified in a closed-door session of the House Intelligence Committee today. He told them he could not confirm or deny anything about the report of President Trump allegedly making a promise to a foreign leader that troubled the operative enough to report it.       Hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released a plan to lower prescription drug prices, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is dismissing it. He said Democrats rejected a bipartisan approach and they are now heading down the path of socialism. McCarthy said he hasn't seen the bill, but suspects it will offer "less choice."       Senate Republicans are getting behind an effort to tighten U.S. election security. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he would support adding 250-million-dollars in additional funding to go to states so they can improve their security. He credited the Trump administration for making "enormous strides" to protect the nation's voting infrastructure.       Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is apologizing for wearing brownface on multiple occasions. He spoke to the media today in Winnipeg, saying he "deeply, deeply regrets" his actions because it is "absolutely unacceptable" and he should have never done it. Trudeau says he should have recognized the racist history behind blackface.       Eric Garner's mother is calling for changing how police operate nationally. Gwen Carr testified today at a congressional hearing, telling them the story of how a police officer put her son in a chokehold before he died. Former tennis star James Blake also testified about his experience of being tackled and handcuffed by an NYPD officer.       Cleveland Browns fans can try out an orange Pepsi at Sunday's big game against the Los Angeles Rams. The soda company is creating a special Believeland drink for the game, but only eleven-hundred fans will be able to buy it. It will go on sale at a tailgate party at Lindley's Lake House in the Flats.