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Lawyers for Boston bomb suspect want triple murder evidence

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Lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev argued on Wednesday that his trial should not start until prosecutors hand over all evidence they have about a 2011 triple murder that may have involved Tsarnaev's older brother Tamerlan.

Members of the New Hampshire Army National Guard's Fixed Wing Operational Support Airlift Detachment 18 bow their heads during the invocation at a deployment ceremony in Concord.

NH Guard members buoyed by deployment ceremony

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For the third time in seven years, members of the New Hampshire Army National Guard's Fixed Wing Operational Support Airlift Command Detachment 18 (OA DET 18) are being deployed to the Middle East, this time based in northern Kuwait.

U.S. helicopters return to combat missions in Iraq

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The United States sent helicopters into combat against Islamic State targets west of Baghdad on Sunday, the first time low-flying Army aircraft have been committed to fighting in an engagement that the Obama administration officials has promised would not include “boots on the ground.”

Video: British hostage beheaded by ISIS

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The Islamic State posted a video on Friday showing the beheading of a British aid worker in retaliation for Britain’s decision to join the U.S.-backed air campaign against the Islamist extremist group in Iraq.

Opinion

Expanding NH economy: Of energy costs, trains and clowns

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Releasing a study last week on the feasibility of subsidized commuter rail from southern New Hampshire to Massachusetts, the chairman of the N.H. Rail Transit Authority said this: "There is simply no economic development opportunity on the horizon that could transform New Hampshire's economy like the expansion of passenger rail."

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

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The First Amendment should not include hurting others.

Deroy Murdock: The silence of the colored people

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Black Republicans advance and the NAACP ignores them.

Veterans help build Nashua Habitat home

Twenty local veterans joined together last Saturday for a day of swinging hammers with Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity at its duplex home project on Chestnut Street.

Commentary- Mary Tamposi: Let's bring an end to homelessness among veterans

When writing about issues that affect veterans, it is incomprehensible that the words “homeless” and “veteran” appear in the same sentence. But, deplorably, they do and, sadly, much too often.

Veterans Briefs: Post 2 events

Henry Sweeney Post 2 will hold a monthly meeting of the DAV from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday.

Credit union donates to Honor Flight

Northeast Credit Union recently honored New Hampshire veterans with a $5,000 donation to support Honor Flight New England and its mission of transporting World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the World War II Memorial.

Roxanne Bienek reads from her book, “Veterans Day,” alongside retired Army veteran Jim Parcell at Dover's annual Veterans Day ceremony at City Hall.

Author says Dover's Veterans Day ceremony inspired her book

It was a Veterans Day ceremony and her father's military service that led Roxanne Bienek to write a book expressing her experience as “an Army brat,” an experience she shared during Tuesday's Veterans Day ceremony at Dover City Hall.

Pinkerton Academy freshmen created about 700 thank-you cards for the school's annual Veterans Day Breakfast. Among those involved in the project were, from left, Thomas Gende, academy mentor; Susan Tartarilla, academy mentor program adviser; Ashley Meyer and Jillian Nelson, freshmen from Hooksett; Brewster Bartlett, mentor program adviser; and Amber Fusco, academy mentor.

Pinkerton freshmen say thanks in cards to veterans

Pinkerton Academy freshmen showed their gratitude to area veterans Tuesday by giving them some 700 thank-you cards during the school's annual Veterans Day Breakfast.

NH Veterans Briefs: Weare American Legion plans annual turkey raffle

American Legion Post 65 will have its annual turkey raffle at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Legion Hall, 12 N. Stark Highway.

Solange Binette, from Sweeney Post 2 in Manchester with Rene Lindner, an Army Veteran from Manchester as they ride in a 1949 Ford, during the annual Veterans Day Parade on Elm Street in Manchester on Tuesday.

NH salutes veterans for their service

Hundreds of people lined Elm Street on Tuesday to cheer a procession of high school marching bands, antique military vehicles and political leaders, all to honor the men and women who served their country in armed conflicts past and present.

Col. Joseph Dichiaro, U.S. Air Force (ret.), stands in front of a wreath at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery on Tuesday.

Veteran challenges today's youths to greatness

Standing front of several hundred veterans under a bright blue sky Tuesday, retired Air Force Col. Joseph Dichiaro threw down a gauntlet for today's youth.

With state Sen. Jeff Woodburn and U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte standing at attention, an honor guard carries the colors into Tuesday's Veterans Day observance at the American Legion Post 41 in Whitefield during which an M60A3 tank was dedicated for display.

Whitefield marks Veterans Day by giving thanks for tank

With the blessing of its former keepers, the occasional wise remark, and more than a hint of pride, this community on Tuesday became known, unofficially, as “the town with a tank.”

Joe Daley, a retired member of the U.S. Air Force, marches with his son, Jacob, 7, in Tuesday's Veterans Day parade in Nashua.

Grateful for their service, Nashua salutes its veterans

Hundreds of people gathered in the Gate City on Tuesday to thank New Hampshire's veterans for their service, reminding them that they are still greatly appreciated.

Kenneth Garabrant of Moultonborough holds his hand over his heart while “The Marines' Hymn” plays for his grandson, fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon Garabrant, at Peterborough's Veterans Day observance Tuesday. Garabrant's grandmother Judy Garabrant of Peterborough, sister Mykala Garabrant and father John Garabrant of Greenfield also attended.

Fallen Marine, family honored at Peterborough Veterans Day ceremony

On the day he would have turned 20-years-old, fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon Garabrant was honored for his sacrifice during Peterborough's Veterans Day observance Tuesday.

Lyndeborough veterans, families and friends joined with the Lafayette Artillery Company to mark Veterans Day in historic Lyndeborough Center. Michael Young was one of four veterans who had the honor to fire the 1844 six-pound brass cannon.

Cannon fire reverberates in Lyndeborough in tribute to those who served

On the eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh hour, the Lafayette Artillery Company and guests gathered yesterday in historic Lyndeborough Center to celebrate Veterans Day and fire its 1844 six-pound brass cannon as a way to say thank you for your service to veterans of the United States.

Arthur Kidd, of Nashua, sings the national anthem at the 239th Marine Corps Birthday celebration hosted by the Manchester Expeditionary Brigade at the Derryfield Restaurant on Monday in Manchester.

Perry, Havenstein join Marines' birthday party

Gubernatorial nominee Walt Havenstein and Texas Gov. Rick Perry wished the U.S. Marine Corps a happy 239th birthday Monday in Manchester.

Robert Blanchard, 85, who served in Korea and Vietnam, and Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Ryan Pitts talked before the Veteran's Day ceremony at the New Hampshire Veteran's Home in Tilton on Monday.

NH Medal of Honor recipient 'honored' to be among Veterans Home residents

TILTON – Ryan Pitts wandered into the New Hampshire Veteran's Home Monday morning, where he was about to give the address at the home's Veteran's Day Ceremony, and quickly began shaking hands and chatting with his fellow veterans.

Manchester's William Colman and crewmates aboard their LST.

Manchester native wants to preserve a piece of Naval history

William Colman and thousands of other Navy veterans who served aboard Landing Ship Tanks, or LSTs, during World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War, remain devoted to the workhorse ships that delivered tanks and other motorized vehicles, as well as smaller vessels, servicemen and supplies to shore when nothing else could.

Gov. Maggie Hassan and Woodbury School students Kary Delarosa and Lily Iascone at the school's Veterans Day breakfast last Thursday.

Salem's Woodbury School honors veterans

The Veterans Day program and breakfast at Woodbury Middle School is an annual tradition that attracts dozens of local veterans as well as a number of high-ranking state dignitaries.

Students hold flags of the military branches during a Veterans Breakfast and Salute Monday at West Running Brook Middle School.

Veterans saluted at Derry breakfast

Veterans, family and friends , along with state and local dignitaries filled the gymnasium of West Running Brook Middle School on Monday for the Seventh Annual Veterans Breakfast and Salute.

Veterans Day events planned in Manchester, surrounding areas

Veterans Day events are planned throughout the area to honor those who have served.

Jim Belanger salutes the American flag on Sunday in Nashua at the Veterans Count dinner.

In Nashua, ceremony reminds people that all veterans count

Hundreds gathered in the Gate City on Sunday to celebrate Veterans Day early, honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and raise money to help military members in need.

World War II veteran Martin Gelb, left, accepted a token of appreciation from his neighbor, Bill Graser, during the Nevins Community Veterans Day celebration Saturday evening.

Nevins Community residents celebrate veterans

In the Nevins Active Adult Community, where more than half of the residents can say they were soldiers, once, Veterans Day is a much-celebrated occasion. On Saturday evening, about 80 residents gathered in the clubhouse to remember the heroes in their midst.

U.S. Air Force veteran Robert Jacob enjoyed some patriotic tunes with granddaughter Mia Bensivenga, 3, during the Londonderry High School's  Veterans Breakfast Saturday morning. About 60 area veterans and their guests attended the event, which was held before the town's parade.

Londonderry veterans breakfast a chance to say thanks

Thirty members of the high school “Pay It Forward” club arrived at Matthew Thornton Elementary School in the early morning hours Saturday to prepare a lavish spread for over 60 local veterans and their guests.

Matt DeWitt, who served as an Army staff sergeant in Iraq, cuts the ribbon Saturday during a Homes for Our Troops ceremony at his new home in Hopkinton. The nation will mark Veterans Day on Tuesday.

A place to call home in Hopkinton

Calling the need to care for wounded veterans "a moral obligation of the American society," retired Army Maj. Gen. Timothy McHale on Saturday helped welcome Iraq war veteran Matt DeWitt and his family to their new home.

'Veterans Choice' leads to confusion

"Veterans Choice" cards began arriving in the mailboxes of New Hampshire veterans late last week, launching a new program designed to let them seek medical care outside the Department of Veterans Affairs system.  However, New Hampshire's two U.S. senators have sent a letter to VA Secretary Robert McDonald, voicing concerns about how the new program is being implemented.

Outreach designed to help veterans

"Have you ever served in the military?"
State veterans advocates are launching an initiative to get doctors, police officers, mental health providers and others to ask that question in their daily practice.

Navy veteran Martin Roy will celebrate his 100th birthday Tuesday, Veterans Day. During a large gathering of friends, family and dignitaries on Saturday, Roy's family presented him with replacements for some of the medals and ribbons he received for his service during World War II.

Navy veteran honored, and he's turning 100

Martin Roy will celebrate his 100th birthday with some very personal gifts that were earned rather than purchased.

Veterans Day events planned in Manchester, surrounding areas

Veterans Day events are planned throughout the area to honor those who have served. In Manchester Elm Street will close on Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. for the Veterans Day Parade, which starts at 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of Elm and Webster streets, continuing south on Elm to Veterans Park, where the traditional wreath-laying ceremony will be held.

President Barack Obama awards Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts with the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony on July 21.

Medal of Honor honoree will speak at Tilton veterans home

Former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts, the Medal of Honor winner for bravery in the face of an attack from the Taliban during an attack on his unit while serving in Afghanistan, will be the Veterans Day speaker at the New Hampshire Veterans Home's ceremony next month.

Liberty House needs winter clothing

Liberty House, New Hampshire's first facility for homeless veterans, is in urgent need of the clothing for the winter.

NH Veterans Briefs: Manchester Post 79 events

American Legion Post 79 will hold karaoke with Dan on Friday, Nov. 7, from 7 to 11 p.m.

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