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March 05. 2013 1:10PM

Poetry Out Loud Championships coming to Concord

The statewide final competition for the 2013 New Hampshire Poetry Out Loud program will take place at Representatives Hall at the State House in Concord on March 15 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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Islamic State terrorists tortured Foley and other hostages

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Pope splits hairs on whether U.S. should give Islamic State the Armageddon they deserve

The pope replied: ''In these cases, where there is an unjust aggression, I can only say that it is licit to stop the unjust aggressor. I underscore the verb ‘stop.’ I’m not saying ‘bomb’ or ‘make war,’ just ‘stop.’ And the means that can be used to stop them must be evaluated.''

Portsmouth up in arms over noise complaints

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Keep Portsmouth Loud gathers to show support of city 'noise'

PORTSMOUTH — They had a bullhorn, whistles and other noisemakers, but what the group gathered at Prescott Park most hope to have is a voice — a loud one.

Merrimack woman killed in Manomet, Mass. accident

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Weekly Standard: Shaheen invests in 'Big Oil' while knocking Brown's ties

New Hampshire Democrat Jeanne Shaheen is hitting her likely opponent for the U.S. Senate, Scott Brown, in a new TV ad over the Republican's ties to 'Big Oil' —even while Shaheen invests in energy companies herself.

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Restored Conway locomotive finds a new life on the prairie

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NH leads nation in infant measles, mumps and rubella vaccination rate says CDC

Immunization rates for children varied widely by state. For the first dose of MMR vaccine, the rates ranged from 86 percent in Colorado, Ohio and West Virginia to 96.3 percent in New Hampshire, the CDC study showed.

Vt. man held without bail for allegedly killing toddler has NH criminal history

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Weekend yard sale in Brookline to benefit Ukranian peoples

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