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By Michelle R. Smith THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Where’s Rey? Despite Monopoly maker’s promise, still missing

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Where’s the character Rey in the “Star Wars” version of Monopoly? In a land far, far away, apparently.

Eighteen months after game-maker Hasbro Inc. promised to add the female character to the game by the fall of 2016, an Illinois girl who wrote to the company to say “girls matter” is still waiting.

Others are, too.

Elephants perform for final time at Ringling Bros. circus

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — An elephant carrying a performer holding an American flag kicked off the final elephant performance at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, as the show closes its own chapter on a practice that has entertained audiences in America for two centuries but has come under fire by animal rights activists.

Scientists use submersibles to try to explore wreck of sunken German U-boat off Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. Scientists are using submersibles to try to explore a sunken German U-boat 7 miles off the Rhode Island coast.

They’re streaming the attempts online as they work to learn more about how shipwrecks affect the environment.