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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg recovering after heart procedure

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a heart procedure at a Washington hospital on Wednesday after reporting discomfort following routine exercise, a court statement said.

Pentagon chief Hagel leaves post under pressure

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel walks out to welcome New Zealand's Minister of Defence Gerry Brownlee at the Pentagon in Washington on Monday.

President Barack Obama called Chuck Hagel “no ordinary secretary of defense” as he announced Hagel's resignation Monday, opening the way for a new Pentagon leader to confront evolving national security challenges in the final two years of Obama's presidency.

Pataki says government’s size needs to be reduced

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Former N.Y. Gov. George Pataki visited New Hampshire on Monday as he continues to consider whether he will run for president in 2016.

NH senators react to Hagel resignation

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U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., commented Monday on Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s resignation.

 

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Hassan asks for budget cuts; GOP says its not enough

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State budget writers approved $18.3 million in state agency cuts through the remainder of the 2015 fiscal proposed by Gov. Maggie Hassan on Monday to address a budget deficit Republicans say could be...

Final election recount appeals completed

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The Ballot Law Commission did not take any bold steps Monday in siding with the Secretary of State's Office in all but one challenge to the agency's decisions during recounts earlier this month.

Tough task for NH budget writers

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Budget writers in the next Legislature face a daunting task as they try to balance a new, two-year state budget amid declining business tax revenues and built-in spending increases.

Bill O'Brien of Mont Vernon, the next Speaker of the New Hampshire House, talks with the New Hampshire Sunday News on Thursday.

A kinder, gentler House Speaker?

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As he prepares to return in January as Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, state Rep. Bill O'Brien, R-Mont Vernon, is promising a more conciliatory tone, in contrast to the...

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Derry Town Council to discuss leash law, pole licenses

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DERRY — Town councilors are scheduled to discuss a leash law proposal and take a final vote on a pole license plan at their Tuesday, Dec. 2 meeting.

Gilford choice on police station renovations nears

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The amount of money approved by voters at Town Meeting in March for the renovation and additions to the police station is less than the amount proposed by two construction companies for the work, but...

0 Plaistow school board sets deadline for ending meetings

10 Manchester school exec contract squeaks by

0 Milford road reopening could improve traffic flow

0 Coos County tax bills headed to unincorporated places

0 Town Hall hours in Salem up for debate

4 Tentative deal for old Manchester police station

0 Derry councilor wants to begin budget discussion

Columns

Mitt Romney is out front, but says he's not running again

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Mitt Romney may need to be more Shermanesque. There's no clear Republican presidential front-runner for 2016 — except, maybe, Romney.

Obituaries can give life to the recently departed

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I didn't know Charlie Wheeler, but his obituary in last Wednesday’s Union Leader gave him a hell of a send-off.

Ted Siefer's City Hall: Driver's ed program had been run into the ditch

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THE SCHOOL board on Monday will finally get to review the contract with the company that has taken over the district's driver education program - the company that started its first class about a week...

OPINION

Noelle A. Ferris: Beware the person you might become on Black Friday

Giving Friday: For whom do you buy today?

Pat Buchanan: What to make of Ferguson?

Puritans in America: Daniel Webster on religion's role

Another View -- David M. Shribman: Today, give thanks to Daniel Webster

George Will: Thanks for the entertainment, America

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