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EDITORIAL
We use the term "hero" too loosely these days.
MARK HAYWARD
We in the news business see so much insincerity. So I felt a little weird this week when I walked the Elm Street sidewalk in front of Market Basket and spoke to workers. Sincerity thrives here.
EDITORIAL
The NFL goes too lightly on Ray Rice.
GEORGE WILL
The GOP awaits a foreign policy leader.
JONAH GOLDBERG
Democrats sure love to talk about impeachment.
CHARLES M. ARLINGHAUS
Administrators cannot expand taxes.
EDITORIAL
NH's new texting law is needlessly broad and should be revised in the next session.
BETSY MCCAUGHEY
Obama administration wants to shift Social Security funds from the elderly to the disabled.
KARLYN BORYSENKO
Workplace bullying is a serious issue in state government, and Gov. Hassan should have signed the bill to address it.
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0 NH professor hired for her race loses suit claiming racial discrimination

0 Dean Kamen says public not FDA to blame for slow pace of medical device innovation

0 Kibby was 'rotten to the core,' according to former classmate

0 Portsmouth police officer could reap $425K from $2.7M disputed will in tentative deal

0 Convict given $104M by feds for ratting on Swiss bank found guilty of DWI

0 Equinox shut down at Canobie Lake Park for 'foreseeable future'

0 Doctor treating Hudson girl with inoperable brain tumor faces complaint in Texas for controversial treatment there

0 'The Trials of Pamela Smart' to debut on HBO in August

0 Anti-gun commercial illustrates why gun laws fail to stop violent men

0 Town clerk assures Dartmouth she'll do everything possible to help out-of-state students vote in NH

0 Cremated remains seized in 2005 Bayview investigation buried in Concord

0 'War on Drugs' remains focused on lucrative marijuana amid deadly heroin/opiate epidemic

0 Nashua ex-Marine caught in Nebraska with 60 pounds of pot gets two-to-four years

0 Manchester man critically injured in Ohio crash of tree-trimming helicopter

0 Plaistow detective accused of threatening man with knife, grabbing woman's buttocks

0 NH among 10 states that won't cut Hollywood a break on its taxes

0 NH fireworks provider won't charge Conn. town claiming show was a dud

0 Webster document shredding didnt break law claims county attorney

0 Amtrak's Downeaster wraps up difficult month to end fiscal year with more ridership, revenue

0 Police drop charge against Market Basket worker

0 CAA preseason poll puts a target on New Hampshire, coach says

0 Shaheen goes to bat for cheap sugar

0 NH father to testify on behalf of expanding federal law that failed to protect his daughter

0 Inmate says hes innocent of rioting at county jail

0 N.H. Whole Foods property sold for $27M

Lawrence Buswell, 53, is in Rockingham County Superior Court facing two counts of felonious sexual assault.

Jury deliberating in Plaistow lawyer’s sex assault trial

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A jury began deliberating Thursday morning in the case of a local lawyer accused of raping a 15-year-old boy while staying at a Kingston campground in July 2011.

Pope Francis, second from left, talks with Meriam Ibrahim of Sudan, while her husband and two children sit beside her, during a private meeting at the Vatican July 24.

Meriam Ibrahim, Sudanese family arriving in Manchester tonight

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Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, is scheduled to land in Manchester with her family on Thursday night.

Vintage Racing event in Loudon

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The roar of racing traditions will fill the New Hampshire Motor Speedway as the 24th Annual Vintage Racing Celebration pulls into town.

Among the popular exhibits at the annual August festival will be a landscape sculpture garden.

League of NH Craftsmen's Fair to feature more than 200 craft booths

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The Annual League of NH Craftsmen's Fair, the longest-running annual crafts fair in the nation, will unveil its 81st celebration Saturday, with more than 350 artisans set to showcase their works through displays, demonstrations and workshops through Sunday, Aug. 10, at the Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury.

Pittsfield Rotary Hot Air Balloon Rally to lift off

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Look to the skies as the annual Pittsfield Rotary Hot Air Balloon Rally at Drake Field on Route 28 this weekend.

Dover artist Claudie Shelton earned best-of-show honors for her pastel 'New England Cove.'

'New England Cove' on display through August 30

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Dover artist Claudie Shelton earned best-of-show honors for her pastel "New England Cove" in the Theme Show Challenge this month at the Seacoast Artist Association, 225 Water St., Exeter.

"What seeds have you sown? Some of us are born with a green thumb while others are naturals at planting ideas, raising a family, or sprouting verses," curators said in describing the motivation behind the August showcase.

A reception for the exhibition, titled "How Does Your Garden Grow?," is set for 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, and the showing will hang through Saturday, Aug. 30. For details, visit 778-8856.

Rock-blues band Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes returns to the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday night.

Rock-blues band Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes in Hampton

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Rock-blues band Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes will play the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Friday night.

Armed with a guitar and a power tool or two, Bucky Lewis powers his way onto the Pine Grove Stage at the Cheshire Fair in Swanzey.

Chainsaws, Guitars and Laughs

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Armed with a power tool or too, Bucky Lewis powers his way onto the Pine Grove Stage at the Cheshire Fair in Swanzey

Antiques Week brings treatures to the table in NH

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From small gatherings to large-scale expositions, Antiques Week in New Hampshire will draw treasure hunters to Manchester, Deerfield and Concord this month.

The Band Perry

The Band Perry to play in Gilford

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Named vocal group of the year at this year's 49th Academy of Country Music Awards, The Band Perry has strengthened its family bond in the last couple of years, taking its rock 'n' roll-infused country into the spotlight and onto the charts.

Though it's turning to an acoustic format for its Granite State show this weekend, 3 Doors Down doesn't plan to abandon its hard-driving rock roots.

3 Doors Down cranks down the volume with unplugged Seacoast concert

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To get to know its fans better, 3 Doors Down is turning down the music at its upcoming Hampton Beach tour stop.

War of words hits NH stage

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Shakespeare's 'Taming of the Shrew' is a classic example of the power of double entrendres, but for two feuding couples attempting to stage the Bard's famous comedy, it's more like a war of words both on stage and in the wings.

The Soltice Sackbuts — a name that references the original name of today's trombone — will lead a musical tour through the centuries in a noon concert Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St.

What's in a name?

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The Solstice Sackbuts — a name that references the original name of today's trombone — will lead a musical tour through the centuries in a noon concert Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St.

Kara DioGuardi, a Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter and former 'American Idol' judge.

Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Kara DioGuardi in Portsmouth

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DioGuardi will perform and chat about the experiences and influences that surround her some of most-known tunes during performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth.

Derek Bell painted this snow-dusted dog.

Paws and hoofs up for AVA exhibition

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The showing will hang through Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the center's Johnson Sisters Library, 11 Bank St., Lebanon.

Actress Kelly Brengelman to portray wife of famed naturalist

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Brengelman will wear period costume and tell stories of the struggles and opportunities that the Audubons faced to accomplish his goal of painting and publishing life-sized images of all the birds of North America.

International guitarists Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb will play the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts' Summer Concert Series.

Thumb-picking Masters to play in Colebrook

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International guitarists Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb will play the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts' Summer Concert Series.

Campton Old Home Day takes over Old Town Hall on Saturday

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Music, demonstrations, history tours, and, of course, some tasty treats, are in store at Campton Old Home Day, set to run 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Old Town Hall, 529 Route 175.

'I Love Squam Day' culminates with a contra-style barn dance Saturday night in the Fisher Family Barn.

Granite State invited to 'I Love Squam Day' celebration, barn dance

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A Granite State summer celebration of 'I Love Squam Day' culminates with a contra-style barn dance Saturday night in the Fisher Family Barn.

The restored and expanded Lakefalls Lodge in Stoddard was part of a grand vision of a woodland estate for New York's Florence Brooks-Aten in the 1920s. But the stock market crash at the end of the decade shattered her plans, with the 900-acre site, valued at more than $200,000, sold at auction in 1934 for $9,800, according to the Historical Society of Cheshire County.

Mariposa bites into the world of chocolate with Wonka day, exhibit

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The Mariposa Museum and World Culture Center will mark the 50th anniversary of British author Roald Dahl's books and poems, including the enduring 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' tale, at a program on the estate, at 750 Aten Road, Stoddard, from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight.

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