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November 16. 2013 11:40AM

Ken Burns on 'This Week'; Kelly Ayotte on 'Meet the Press'

Filmmaker Ken Burns and former Rep. Kennedy talk about JFK's assassination on ABC's "This Week"; Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., talks about calling for a timeout on the Affordable Care Act on "Meet the Press".

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Video: Facing death, Sudanese woman relied on her faith

The Sudanese woman imprisoned for refusing to reject Christianity said in a televised interview that aired last night that she was resolved to keep her faith even if it meant death.

NHPR Audio: Inside J.D. Salinger's House

J.D. Salinger was famously private - and his privacy was often famously invaded - by photographers, journalist, curiosity seekers, film makers.

Hampton couple discovers 200-plus-pound pumpkin growing in yard

Those tireless efforts have yielded some memorable giant squash. Each and every one pale in comparison, though, to the pumpkin he never even meant to cultivate — a 200-plus-pound behemoth currently growing atop his woodpile, of all places.

Berlin's Mike Durant among heroes to attend 'Black Hawk Down' event at Music Hall

The invited guests are Ground Forces Commander, Col. (Ret.) Danny McKnight; Chief Warrant Officer Mike Durant, who was taken prisoner when his Black Hawk helicopter was shot down; and 'Little Bird' pilot Chief Warrant Officer Randy Jones.

After government he bought it from rejects renovations, owner puts ex-library up for sale in West Lebanon

West Lebanon — After failing to receive a building permit necessary to convert the former West Lebanon Library to an office and residence, developer David Clem has opted to sell the historic building he purchased from the city two years ago.

AG's office says tips still coming in on years-old shotgun slaying of Gilford woman and her dog

GILFORD — Roberta 'Bobbie' Miller and her dog 'Scout' were shot and killed by a shotgun sometime between early October 31 and November 1 when her body was found by a relative.

Dartmouth gives Hood expansion after millions raised

The Hood received $10 million, its largest-ever donation, to support these expansion efforts in June.

Report shows no engine failure before fatal NH plane crash

NORTH HAMPTON, N.H. —A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board shows there was no evidence a plane's engine failed or malfunctioned before it crashed in New Hampshire Sept. 1.

Septuagenarian brothers admit stealing 200,000 gallons of cooking oil, selling it to NH business

The brothers sold it to a New Hampshire company specializing in processing it for use in animal feed and biofuel.

UNH professor sees gender bias in recent media coverage of domestic abuse, says women start as many fights as men

Women are not angels. Dr. Murray Strauss of the University of New Hampshire reports that in domestic disputes, women start fights as often as men do.

Shaheen pounds foolish spending on portraits of government fatcats

'Taxpayers shouldn’t pick up the tab for a portrait that costs more than many hardworking taxpayers make in a year,' said Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, who is leading a bipartisan effort to rein in spending on portraits.

WaPo: Beautiful aurora timelapse captured by Mount Washington Observatory

Friday's spectacular aurora was captured by the Mount Washington Observatory's cameras, in addition to a beautiful show of undercast from atop the 6,300-foot New Hampshire peak.

NH man charged with streaming video from Mass. women's room is government employee

ARLINGTON, Mass. — A New Hampshire man has been charged with secretly recording women in a bathroom at a Massachusetts cafe, and authorities say they’re investigating whether he planted cameras at other restaurants.

Video: Bright fireball streaked across Northeast sky Sunday night turning night into day

The fireball appeared around 11 p.m. on Sunday night, and coincided with reports of “shooting stars” and meteors. The American Meteor Society, which tracks fireballs, has received more than 150 reports of this fireball from Virginia to New Hampshire, and as far west as central Ohio.

Keene woman arrested after losing gun at the 'Big E'

Chief Ronald Campurciani told the 22News I-Team 41 year old Gabrielle Emerson of Keene, New Hampshire told a police officer that she had lost her purse and that there was a gun in it.

Veteran officer, 65, indicted for allegedly supplying inmate with morphine; jail superintendent doubts others involved

BRENTWOOD — A veteran corrections officer who was fired from the Rockingham County jail has been indicted on charges he provided morphine to an inmate.

Bishnu Acharya is one of roughly 100 Rustic Crust employees who were paid in full the three weeks between the fire that destroyed the longtime bakery and the opening of a temporary facility at 5 Main St. in Pittsfield.

USA Today: How a New Hampshire CEO's fast decisions saved his business

Rustic Crust was on track for record monthly sales of its all-natural frozen pizza crusts when a fire burned its rural New Hampshire factory to the ground on March 6.

New Hampshire operates nation's second-best nursing homes after R.I.

Top ranked nursing home states included Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine. Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana were among the worst.

Undersea cable endorsed by electric group

According to a statement issued by the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company, which represents more than a dozen Bay State municipal light departments, it is publicly backing and plans to participate in New Hampshire Transmission’s SeaLink project.

In debate on siting Downeaster layover facility, a switch: Too few riders?

Third place goes to Exeter, New Hampshire, which is dominated by residents who commute to Boston, with 35,000 passengers.

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