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Supporters from the "No" Campaign react to a declaration in their favor, at the Better Together Campaign headquarters in Glasgow, Scotland early Friday.

Scots spurn independence, vote to stay in the United Kingdom

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Scotland has chosen to stay in the United Kingdom, spurning independence in a historic referendum that had worried allies and investors, results showed early Friday with more than two thirds of the vote declared.

Ayotte pushes bill to combat 'spice'

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U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte announced Thursday she is co-sponsoring legislation to combat synthetic drugs commonly known as “spice” that, in the last month alone, sent more than 50 Manchester people to hospitals for severe medical reactions that can range from extreme anxiety, paranoia, and hallucinations to seizures.

Commission says District 37's Estevez can remain on ballot

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Losing candidate for Hillsborough District 37 Republican nomination challenged Estevez's residency but Ballot Law Commission says he can remain on ballot.

Senate gives final passage to President Obama's plan for arming Syrian rebels

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The Senate gave final approval Thursday to President Barack Obama's plan to arm Syrian opposition groups in the fight against Islamic State militants, a vote that upended party allegiances and hardened opposition to the administration's strategy.

 

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Nominees named to energy facility approval board

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Two retiring lawmakers have been nominated to seats on the state Site Evaluation Committee, which decides large energy projects such as Northern Pass, a new natural gas pipeline or an electric...

After Wednesday's Executive Council meeting ended a little early at Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, councilors and Gov. Maggie Hassan posed for a group photo by the ocean and even found time for a few tries at the lawn game known as ladder ball. Councilor Chris Pappas of Manchester, front, proved to be an adept tosser. Also watching are councilors Joe Kenney and Debora Pignatelli, along with Hassan, at left.

Executive Council tables action on Pennichuck bond plan until Oct. 1 meeting

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New Hampshire's Executive Council requested more details Wednesday about the $54 million borrowing plan for the public utility that provides water to at least 11 southern New Hampshire municipalities.

House fails to override three Gov. Hassan vetoes

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Three bills dealing with state employee bullying, access to confidential and proprietary agency information and lottery winners die when the House fails to override vetoes.

Governor to nominate three to the bench

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Governor nominates head of Public Utilities Commission to Superior Court bench and two others to be judges.

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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.

Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: Brown creates 'Don't come home' petition

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Scott Brown launched a petition asking Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen not to leave Washington for recess until Congress secures the border and passes a bill to strip American ISIS fighters of...

Not every human gets elected, but that chicken certainly pecked away at the legal system

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Score last week: chicken: one; human: zero.

OPINION

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Celebrating Claremont: A 250th birthday party

Another View -- Ben Rose: How NH's John Stark helped defeat the British at Saratoga

Deroy Murdock: Hillary's Benghazi-Whitewater connection?

John Stossel: Making legal immigration easier would help America

Casino gambles: Hopes dashed all over

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