CONCORD — Legislation to prevent students born male from competing on female sports teams drew passionate testimony Tuesday, with supporters defending it as a way to ensure fairness and opponents decrying it as a violation of state anti-discrimination law.

MANCHESTER — For the hundreds of students and their adult mentors gathered in the Southern New Hampshire University field house, the FIRST Robotics Competition season kickoff was something akin to the premiere of a much-anticipated superhero movie. But in this movie, thousands of students ar…

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