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U.S. President Barack Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington.

Obama to illegals: Come out of shadows

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With 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States, Obama's plan would let some 4.4 million who are parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents remain in the United States temporarily, without the threat of deportation. He said the plan would not apply to future illegal immigrants or those who recently crossed the border illegally.

In wake of beheadings, National Security Council to review U.S. hostage policy

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Families of US hostages say government ignored their search for answers

Obama speech to focus on relaxation of immigration policy

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President Barack Obama will outline a plan tonight to relax U.S. immigration policy for as many as 5 million people, bypassing Congress.

Shaheen, Ayotte split on Keystone vote

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U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, and U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-NH, split on a vote to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. The Senate came one vote shy of advancing the legislation.

 

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O'BRIEN

GOP gives nod to Bill O'Brien's return as House speaker

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By four votes, House Republicans decided to give William O'Brien another term as House Speaker, as he promised a more inclusive and less confrontational approach than in his first stint.

State's treasury chief will seek a full term from Legislature

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William F. Dwyer, commissioner of the Treasury, is seeking a full term as treasurer when the Legislature convenes Dec. 3 to organize and elect constitutional officers.

Advocates want more money from liquor sales to treat addiction

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Advocates for drug and alcohol treatment want to see more profit from state liquor stores go toward helping alcoholics and drugs addicts in New Hampshire, and they say state law is on their side.

Gov. Hassan wants a 'thoughtful, careful' budget

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Hassan says challenges ahead to develop a balanced budget without a sales or income tax.

GOP and Democrats each pick up a seat in recounts

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Recounts break two ties Thursday as at least one race to be decided by the Ballot Law Commission.

Bedford’s Sanborn drops out of NH House Speaker race

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State Rep. Laurie Sanborn, R-Bedford, is withdrawing from the race to become the next Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

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Major development approved in Merrimack

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After months of review, town planners on Tuesday authorized a major development project to be built along the Daniel Webster Highway, which will include 240 apartments and a large retail area.

Rich Boisvert, with his 2013 Toyota Corolla at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester on Nov. 8, is among the local residents who have signed on to be drivers for Uber.

Manchester, Uber headed for a collision over taxi regulations?

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Shortly after the recent Manchester launch of ride-sharing startup Uber, city officials raised concerns that the company was running afoul of a city ordinance that imposes licensing and inspection...

Weare Board of Selectmen held an open forum on Nov. 19 at Town Hall to hear input on community matters, especially the police department.  From left to right: Jennifer Bohl, John Lawton, Chairman Tom Clow, James Leary and Keith Lacasse.

1 Weare residents turn out to discuss police department concerns

0 Derry residents angered over property neglect by downtown landlords

0 Fitch lowers Manchester's bond rating

0 Apartments, retail area approved on 150-acre parcel in Merrimack

0 Londonderry spending plan includes personnel adjustments

0 Plaistow board interviews 3 police chief finalists

0 Five in final round for town administrator position in Milford

Columns

Will the past be prologue in the State House with 'O'Brien II?'

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Bill O'Brien acknowledged being a lightning rod during a 2011 conversation. With a grin, he added, “I was hoping there wouldn't be so many lightning strikes.” His words come to mind as...

The Donald trumped event with praise for Foley, others

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In his speech at the Nackey Loeb School's First Amendment Award event last week, Donald Trump said that an America that can produce individuals such as James Foley still has bright days ahead.

Freedom and glaciers, and getting their deer

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On Wednesday, I made the three-hour trip to Manchester for a gathering at the Radisson to honor the memory of James Foley, killed at the hands of fanatics. It figured to be a gathering of the clan of...

OPINION

Kayla Bullwinkel: Schools must go after cyber bullies while respecting the First Amendment

Deroy Murdock: The silence of the colored people

John Stossel: Don't put control freaks in control of your government

Offend someone? To jail with you!

King Obama: Creating a constitutional crisis

George Will: Obama uses a bludgeon in Wisconsin

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