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Sleaze hits two NH GOP senators; voters should not stand for it.
THOMAS SOWELL
The New York Times is again on the warpath against what it calls "predatory lending."
JOHN STOSSEL
Our runaway federal prosecutors are destroying people's lives.
AURORE EATON
On Dec. 12, 1861, master showman Phineas T. Barnum hired 13-year-old George Washington Morrison Nutt of Manchester on a five-year contract.
BY MARK HAYWARD NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER
The game of Jenga pops into my head when I see a telephone pole at the corner of Myrtle and Russell streets in the Currier neighborhood of Manchester.
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Shaheen would not fix Obamacare.
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0 Boston.com: Whoops: Did a New Hampshire Congressional Candidate Plagiarize a Speech on Gay Marriage?

0 Ann Coulter: Shaheen 'slickest' Democrat candidate since John Edwards

0 New Hampshire worst state in the nation for young adults in 2014

0 Shaheen campaign kicks Breitbart News reporter out of Exeter event

0 NH special education school faces abuse allegations

0 Abortion group endorse Kuster, pro-life women's group endorses Garcia

0 Democrats mail flyer illustrated with battered woman

1 Photographer calls snipers scoping crowd at Pumpkin Festival 'dehumanizing'

0 The Guardian: Did police just make pumpkin patch riot worse?

0 Head of public access station who's reporter had on-air clash with Keene Pumpkin Fest organizer resigns

0 Bernie Sanders digs for gold at NH town hall meeting

0 Is your dog too fat? NH firm offers personal trainer for pets

0 Hooksett woman accused of sexually assaulting 2 children

0 U.S. seizes property of Portsmouth man, returns artifacts to Peru

0 Laconia judge improvises to make up for lack of mental health court

0 Police commissioners defend probe into officer's $2.7M inheritance

0 State drops charges in Gilford pot patch case after evidence tossed over police lie to obtain warrant

0 Victim having been only shown one suspect photo, charges against Mass. man for allegedly exposing himself tossed

0 T-shirt warns of 'Portsmouth Creeper' asking women to look at his pantyhose

0 Londonderry inventor a finalist for breakthrough smoke detector

0 HotAir - Jazz Shaw: Shaheen approves of Obama except when she doesnít

0 John Sununu: US must curtail some freedoms to ensure safety

0 Ayotte fights federal rules that threaten NH RV users

0 Three N.H. school districts to split $10M federal anti-bullying handout

0 NHPR: Governor's race not in spotlight, but Hassan seat is up for grabs

Evan Liberty

Blackwater verdict stuns NH dad

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Brian Liberty of Rochester said he was shocked when he learned Wednesday that his son had been convicted in the 2007 killing of at least a dozen Iraqi civilians in Baghdad.

A Manchester officer working a paid detail directs a SUV out of the Fairpoint parking lot past striking workers at the company's facility on William Loeb Drive in Manchester on Thursday.

FairPoint paying thousands a day for police details at Manchester sites alone

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FairPoint is spending thousands a day for local police officers to oversee striking workers in northern New England locations, the New Hampshire Union Leader has determined.

A woman reads alert on Ebola inside the Bellevue Hospital where Dr. Craig Spencer is being treated for Ebola symptoms in New York October 23, 2014. Spencer, who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients, tested positive for Ebola and is in isolation at the hospital. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH)

New York doctor who worked in West Africa tests positive for Ebola

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Ebola turned up in the nation's largest city Thursday when a Manhattan doctor who had treated Ebola victims in Africa tested positive for the potentially deadly virus, officials confirmed.

UMass Lowell polls show senate, gubernatorial races still a close call

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A poll released Thursday has the Democratic incumbents in New Hampshire's U.S. Senate and gubernatorial contests with thin leads over their Republican challengers.

Police say driver in Amherst fatal crash was traveling about 45 mph above limit

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Police say a Milford woman who died in a three-vehicle crash was traveling about 80 mph in a 35 mph speed zone.

Contributions will buy winter coats for kids

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Manchester firefighters will be undertaking several efforts to raise money for new winter coats for needy elementary-school aged children who live in the city.

Bedford Fire Dept. to hold live burn exercise Saturday

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The Bedford Fire Department will hold a live burn exercise this Saturday, and the community is invited to participate as spectators.

Manchester Crimewatch: Parolee returned to prison in 3rd protective order case

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Joseph Bisson is accused of threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend's son and of violating a protective order barring contact with her and her family.

Two new tanks would sink nearly obsolete reservoir

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The city's water company is taking steps to replace the 20-million-gallon reservoir on Mammoth Road with two 50-foot tall storage tanks, officials announced this week.

Fletcher the Rottweiler is a rescue dog with For the Love of Dog.

Swanzey dog rescue seeks funds to rebuild after fire

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When a fire destroyed a barn at the Mukota Kennel on Matthews Road last week, For the Love of Dog Rottweiler and pitbull rescue lost the building where they had quarantined and housed their rescue dogs and all of their supplies.

This illegally dumped trash was found in Nottingcook Forest in Bow after Boy Scouts recently cleaned the wooded area.

Guns, trash and vandalism spoil Bow wooded area

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Someone is dumping their trash illegally in the Nottingcook Forest in Bow even after Boy Scouts have spent hours cleaning it.

Windham charter school group gaining an ally

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After many months of debate, the Educational Choices Foundation (ECF), the nonprofit group hoping to build a public charter school in Windham, has reached an agreement with the local school district.

Londonderry’s Victoria Gilchrist, 15, is spreading holiday cheer via the virtual world. 

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Londonderry teen turns to Facebook in the spirit of giving

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As word continues to spread, a Londonderry High School sophomore's Facebook post seeking a local family she might "adopt" for the holidays has grown into something much bigger.

Timberlane schools want to be better communicators

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The Timberlane Regional School Board and the administration are stepping up their efforts to reach out to the community.

Woodland Storybook Walk invites attendees to stroll enchanted forest

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The enchanted woodlands at Pine Hill Waldorf School will come alive with storybook characters Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to foster the imagination of children. Woodland Storybook Walk is designed to be a non-scary Halloween alternative for families with young children.

Stocks rally on better-than-expected earnings

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Stocks rallied Thursday as profits from Caterpillar to 3M exceeded analysts' estimates and data signaled stronger growth in the European economy.

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, left, promotes the proposed Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act during a visit with employees at Cirtronics Corp. in Milford on Thursday.

Ayotte stumps for streamlined federal buying process in Milford

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Cirtronics Corporation in Milford develops and manufactures equipment used to keep various transportation systems safe.

Apple leaves door open for GT Advanced

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Apple Inc. said on Thursday it is studying options for sapphire supply and might work again with GT Advanced Technologies Inc., if the distressed supplier can reduce production costs for the scratch-resistant material.

3 NH firms say they are owed $400,000 by GT Advanced

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Companies in Manchester, Weare and Brookline say they collectively are owed more than $400,000 for work done to expand and renovate the Merrimack headquarters of GT Advanced Technologies, which filed for bankruptcy this month.

Unitil Corp. reports increased quarterly earnings

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Unitil Corp. announced net income of $1.6 million, or $0.11 per share, for its third quarter, an increase of $1 million, or $0.07 per share, compared to the same period a year earlier.

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