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News Minute: Here is the latest Rhode Island news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EDT

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - State and local leaders are urging the General Assembly to preserve protections for homeowners facing foreclosure. They've planned an event for Monday in Providence. They want lawmakers to pass legislation to repeal the July 1 sunset on the state's foreclosure mediation act, which ensures that homeowners who can't pay their mortgage can meet with their lender and mediator to review options for staying in the home.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Interstate fishing managers are asking fishermen to check their traps for lobsters carrying special green tags. The tags are part of a data collection program being conducted from May to November by the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation and the University of Rhode Island.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The state is kicking off a summer-long game aimed at getting children and parents outdoors and involved in more physical activity. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management says its 10th annual Great Outdoors Pursuit begins Saturday with a guided hike around Peck Pond, arts and crafts and face painting. Participants in the hike will meet at noon at the Pulaski State Park and Recreation Area in Glocester, Rhode Island. The events conclude at 3 p.m.

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) - Hasbro has trademarked the scent of Play-doh. The toy company on Friday announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has recognized Play-doh's distinctive scent with a registered trademark. The Pawtucket, Rhode Island-based toymaker describes it as a "sweet, slightly musky, vanilla fragrance, with slight overtones of cherry, combined with the smell of a salted, wheat-based dough."

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