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    Lawmaker Proposes Paying People $10,000 to Move to Rhode Island
    FILE: Narragansett, Rhode Island

    A Rhode Island lawmaker wants to pay people up to $10,000 to move to the nation's smallest state.

    State Rep. Carlos Tobon's proposal, called the Qualified Family Migration to Rhode Island Act, would provide up to $10,000 to American families with at least three people and a household income of $100,000 or more per year willing to move to the Ocean State for at least a year.

    There is concern that Rhode Island could lose one of its two U.S. representatives at the next census, and the political clout and potential influence over federal spending that comes with it.

    The Pawtucket Democrat tells The Providence Journal the money to pay people to move to the state "is nothing compared to the money we would lose if we lose our seat."

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

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    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)


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