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2011-07-12 06:03:45

The United States needs to be more cautious of computers and other electronics imports that could be tainted with malicious software, said Representative Jim Langevin on Monday after speaking at a cyber security event in Rhode Island. Cyber criminals are installing bad codes into components at overseas manufacturing plants, with the intent of using these tools to help them launch cyber attacks against the U.S., Langevin told Reuters after the event. The problem affects both consumer...

2010-07-26 14:20:00

WASHINGTON, July 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, and Congressman Jim Langevin hosted a reception to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) this afternoon in Statuary Hall of the Capitol. Following the reception, Congressman Langevin, the first quadriplegic to serve in Congress, presided over the House, marking the first time a Member in a wheelchair has ever presided...

2008-09-05 15:00:25

By Linda Borg PROVIDENCE -- The Charles N. Fortes Academy is a piece of living history, its hallways lined with photographs and stories that describe the consecutive wave of immigrants who settled in Providence, worked in its mills and created its ethnic enclaves. Yesterday, Supt. Tom Brady invited U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin to tour the school, in a renovated factory on Daboll Street in the West End, as part of their first official meeting, one of many that the new superintendent has been...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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