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MARK HAYWARD
If any pols out there want to improve their stump speeches, look no farther than these heavily annotated remarks from the genius inventor.
DREW CLINE
Are New Hampshire Republicans trying to shrink or expand the party?
EDITORIAL
Yes, you are paying for abortions through Obamacare.
EDITORIAL
A casino for Boston, with unintended consequences.
GEORGE WILL
Today's issue is not whether to declare war but only whether the President should even seek congressional authorization for the protracted use of force against the Islamic State.
JONAH GOLDBERG
We are in a very strange place right now. President Obama is rushing into a war he doesn't want to fight. He can barely bring himself to call it a war.
BILL DUNCAN
No, the state's backdoor funding of religious schools was not upheld.
CHARLES ARLINGHAUS
One fix will nto fix our economic problems.
EDITORIAL
USNH offers taxpayers another raw deal.
EDITORIAL
Proof that every vote matters.
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U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown during an interview at the New Hampshire Union Leader in Manchester.

1 Democratic group files complaint against Brown over 2010/2011 hair and makeup deductions

0 14-year-old dog recovering after brutal bulldog attack

0 Goalie Danny Tirone to enroll at UNH for second semester after star's suspension for domestic violence

0 Innocent Keene man defies pressure to plead guilty to gun charge gets case tossed

0 As NH joins states prohibiting texting while driving, radar gun-like device available to police

0 Boston Globe: For alleged Abigail Hernandez kidnapper, a life of mystery

0 Conway hospital braces for Ebola outbreak

0 Arrests made in burglary that released Concord woman's 'inner lioness'

0 Census: NH uninsured increased in 2013, a trend reversed in 2014 with help of federal subsidies

0 Census: Poverty fell in NH while median income rose 9.7 times faster nationally than it did in NH

0 Election campaigns' chicken-suited men get opponents in a flap

0 America's heroes deserve free abortions, contraceptives says Shaheen

0 Humane Society denies neutering, spaying of dogs and cats without proper anesthetic, other alleged irregularities

0 Laconia psychiatrist can apply for reinstatement despite sex with patient, drugs

0 Keene man charged with injuring 2-year-old boy again

0 $32M bond approved for new dorm at Keene State College

0 NH firm offers help to Bitcoin startups at Isle of Man crypto currency conclave

0 Red Hook among growing number of brewers dabbling in complimenting hops with pot

0 Salem considers medical marijuana regulations

0 Judge in Sampson case could issue sanctions against defense lawyer

0 3 years later, Lebanon plan to clear 30-acres of trees at airport ready for takeoff

0 Salon: Chris Christie’s lapdog press: How the New York Times and co. are embarrassing themselves

0 Pro-Hillary Clinton group dispatches staff to New Hampshire to fight for Shaheen seat

0 O’Connor, Souter criticize lack of civics in education

0 Derry Meadows plaza changes hands in $35.8M deal that includes a Fla. property

Manchester police investigate a stabbing in the Black Acres section of the city's West Side Feb. 2.

Manchester police officers to be honored for work in unresolved West Side stabbing death

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Fourteen police officers and a police dog -- K9 Bud -- are set to be honored Monday for their roles in the investigation into the murder of Christopher Gagnon, 22, of 73 B St who died after being stabbed in the chest on Feb. 2 in Black Acres on the city's West Side. No one has been charged in the case.

Kuster, Shea-Porter split on vote to arm Syrian rebels

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The U.S. House voted 273-156 to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels. U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster supported the action, while Rep. Carol Shea-Porter opposed it.

MICHAEL BENNETT

Man arrested in White Park stabbing in Concord

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Michael Bennett, 21, of Concord, is accused of stabbing another man in a July 19 incident at White Park.

courtesy of The M.C. Escher Company-The Netherlands



WHICH WAY IS UP?: Long before Harry Potter stepped into the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to find a maze of never-ending staircases, Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher had turned gravity on its head with 1953's “Relativity” (pictured here). The Currier Museum of Art in Manchester will showcase Escher's inventive artistic perspective in an exhibition opening Saturday.

Currier Museum showcases impossible possibilities by M.C. Escher, who inspired generations of pop culture

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With a mathematical precision, M.C. Escher played with perspective, making the impossible seem more than plausible.

A motorcyclist was seriously injured when his Harley Davidson was struck by a Toyota Camry near the Rochester Residence Inn in Rochester Wednesday morning.

Motorcyclist in serious condition at Maine hospital following crash on Route 125 in Rochester

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A 51-year-old local man remains in serious condition after being flown to Maine Medical Center Wednesday morning for injuries suffered in a Wednesday morning motorcycle accident.

Rochester 10-year-old, grandmother escape fire in home with no smoke detectors

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A 10-year-old girl and her grandmother escaped injury when the girl followed the family’s escape plan and called 911 during a fire at their 5 Susan Lane home Wednesday.

Two Manchester detectives stand outside of a single-family house at 125 Mammoth Road in Manchester, where police executed a warrant on Wednesday. and arrested two people.

Two arrested, car and cash seized in SWAT raid, drug bust at South Mammoth Road home in Manchester

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A car, $2,400 in cash and $1,600 worth of drugs were seized by police Wednesday when they raided a Mammoth Road home in Manchester. Two men were arrested on drug charges in connection with the investigation.

Supporters eager for Hillary's return to NH

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Is she the next "Comeback" Kid? Besides Bill Clinton, of course, who will be back on Oct. 16 for the 2014 Jefferson Jackson Celebration in Manchester.

Jarrett Michael Cote

Jarrett M. Cote

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The U.S. Marshals Service District of New Hampshire/Joint Fugitive Task Force has named Jarrett Michael Cote as New Hampshire's fugitive of the week.

Triple-bill comedy in Laconia Saturday

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Funny guys Mark Scalia, Sean Bedgood and Matt Barry will headline the comedy lineup at 8 p.m. Saturday at Pitman's Freight Room, 94 New Salem St., Laconia.

Romare Bearden, titled this 1979 lithograph 'Mecklenberg Autumn.'

Keene gallery explores artistic experiences among American artists of African descent

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Keene State College's Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery this fall explores the diversity of experience and artistic expression among American artists of African descent.

Spaulding High School freshman Ben Laine will play Billy Joel, Bruno Mars and Coldplay tunes, along with his own compositions, in a 7 p.m. concert Saturday at the Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St.

Ben Laine to perform at the Rochester Opera House

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Spaulding High School freshman Ben Laine will play Billy Joel, Bruno Mars and Coldplay tunes, along with his own compositions, in a 7 p.m. concert Saturday at the Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St.

Kim Simmons and Savoy Brown bring their decades-honed brand of rock and blues to the Tupelo Music Hall, 2 Young Road, Londonderry for an 8 p.m. show Saturday.

Kim Simmons and Savoy Brown rock Tupelo Saturday

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Kim Simmons and Savoy Brown bring their decades-honed brand of rock and blues to the Tupelo Music Hall, 2 Young Road, Londonderry for an 8 p.m. show Saturday.

Author and illustrator Tomie dePaola perhaps is best known for creating the eponymous pasta maker in 'Strega Nona,' a picture book that garnered a Caldecott Honor Award in 1976, but he has published nearly 250 books and sold some 15 million copies.

Tomie dePaola to be celebrated at Colby-Sawyer

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Colby-Sawyer College will celebrate the career, creativity and generosity of former faculty member Tomie dePaola, a prolific and popular children's book author and illustrator, in an exhibition at the Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Center on the New London campus.

The Seacoast may be known for its historic architecture but it's some smaller, magical dwellings that will draw attention this weekend.

10th annual Portsmouth Fairy Tour flits into Seacoast

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The Seacoast may be known for its historic architecture, but it's some smaller, magical dwellings that will draw attention this weekend.

Houston Ballet II will perform as part of the University of New Hampshire Celebrity Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Paul Creative Arts Center's Johnson Theatre on the Durham campus.

Houston Ballet II will perform in Durham

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Houston Ballet II will perform as part of the University of New Hampshire Celebrity Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Paul Creative Arts Center's Johnson Theatre on the Durham campus.

Prehistoric animals made of woody plants by Hanover artist Bob Shannahan of Hanover, who crafted this giant bird titled 'Diatryma,' are on view in a sculpture exhibition on the grounds of the Airon Duckworth Art Museum, 21 Bean Road, Meriden.

Hanover artist Bob Shannahan on display in Meriden

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Prehistoric animals made of woody plants by artist Bob Shannahan of Hanover, who crafted this giant bird titled 'Diatryma,' are on view in a sculpture exhibition on the grounds of the Airon Duckworth Art Museum, 21 Bean Road, Meriden.

WAIT, WAIT ... OKAY, TELL ME: Comedian Paula Poundstone, a regular panelist on National Public Radio's weekly quiz show 'Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me,' brings her standup show to the Capitol Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.

Comedian Paula Poundstone returns to NH with stop in Concord

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Comedian Paula Poundstone, a regular panelist on National Public Radio's weekly quiz show 'Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me,' brings her standup show to the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.

Eric Church, Dwight Yoakam headed to NH

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Eric Church, out on the road promoting his 2014 disc, “The Outsiders,” will play downtown's Verizon Wireless Arena Thursday, Oct. 23.

Joan Osborne, the Grammy winner best known for her hit 'One of Us,' will play the Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance in Plymouth on Friday night, Sept. 26.

Joan Osborne to perform at Tupelo

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Joan Osborne, the Grammy winner best known for her hit 'One of Us,' will join members of The Band ('The Weight,' 'The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down') in a show at The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 S. Main St, Plymouth, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26.

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