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Raimondo Directs U.S. and Rhode Island Flags Lowered

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered U.S. and Rhode Island flags to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on July 19, 2016 in honor of the victims of the attack in Nice, France.

"Our hearts go out to Nice and the people of France," Raimondo said. "I am saddened by this act of violence. As we keep the victims and their loved ones in our prayers, let's recommit ourselves to working together to make our communities stronger and safer."

Raimondo also asks Rhode Islanders to lower their flags as a mark of respect.

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