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Minivans do poorly in new crash tests

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said the Nissan Quest, Chrysler Town and Country, and Dodge Caravan all garnered the lowest rating on the small overlap front crash test.

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Senators get no clear answers on air bag safety

During a hearing Thursday before the Senate Commerce Committee, Takata’s quality chief apologized for the air bag malfunctions, and a senior Honda executive acknowledged his company didn’t comply with disclosure laws.

Gov.-elect Gina Raimondo speaks during a taping of WPRI 12's Newsmakers in November 2014.

Newsmakers 11/20/2014: Gina Raimondo

Rhode Island’s governor-elect discusses her election victory, what she plans to do in her first year, and how she’ll tackle the budget deficit.