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 2020-01-16 23:13 

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Putin fast-tracks effort to extend his rule in Russia...

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday fast-tracked work on constitutional changes that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in 2024 while lawmakers quickly sealed his choice for new prime minister.Speaking to a working group...

 2020-01-16 21:38 

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Susan Sarandon causes stir in Newmarket...

NEWMARKET — The primary election campaign surrogate train made a pit stop in town Sunday morning with actress and activist Susan Sarandon visiting Brown's Bagel Shop.Sarandon, stumping for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., stopped into the bagel ...

 2020-01-16 21:25 

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Dover AD makes pitch for more paid coaches...

DOVER — Peter Wotton, athletic director for Dover High School and Dover Middle School, implored the School Board for money to add eight needed coaches and assistant coaches."It seems like a lot, but I think the total for those eight positions is...

 2020-01-16 20:22 

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Nominees wanted for Good Citizen Award in Eliot...

ELIOT, Maine — The time has come to nominate citizens of town for the American Legion Post 188 Good Citizen, Fabyan Drake Award.Please submit written nominations to the American Legion Post 188, Fabyan Drake Award Committee, P.O. Box 188, Eliot, Mai...

 2020-01-16 20:18 

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Starbucks, home of the $4 latte, is moving into poor areas...

DETROIT — Starbucks has a point to prove: There's more to the company than selling $4 lattes to rich people.The Seattle-based coffee giant that has cultivated a reputation for being socially responsible said Thursday it is expanding its effort t...

 2020-01-16 20:06 

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Haven to honor Kathy Beebe for 30 years...

PORTSMOUTH — Past and present volunteers of Haven, Sexual Assault Support Services and A Safe Place are invited to "Memories & Milestones: Celebrating Our Volunteers and Kathy Beebe's 30 Years!" Feb. 1.For 40 years, volunteers across the...

 2020-01-16 19:54 

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Vehicle crashes, goes over Rochester tollbooth...

ROCHESTER — A 65-year-old North Conway man crashed his car into a concrete barrier at the Rochester tolls on Spaulding Turnpike, "went airborne, traveled over the top of the unmanned booth" and struck another vehicle, state police said.Ronal...

 2020-01-16 18:55 

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Vehicle crashes into Rochester tollbooth, goes 'airborne'...

ROCHESTER — A vehicle traveling north on the Spaulding Turnpike crashed into a tollbooth and then "went airborne," landing upside down Thursday, State Police Lt. John Hennessey said.The accident occurred at about 1:30 p.m. and police are sti...

 2020-01-16 18:48 

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NCAA 'predator pipeline' has caught the attention of Congress...

The NCAA will review its stance regarding athletes accused or convicted of sexual assault, the college sports organization said Wednesday, amid pressure from Congress calling for an independent study of the NCAA's lack of accountability for such athle...

 2020-01-16 17:53 

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Chief justice swears in Senate for Trump impeachment trial...

WASHINGTON — The chief justice of the United States was sworn in Thursday to preside over President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, then immediately swore in the entire Senate body in turn with an oath to ensure "impartial justice" as ...

 2020-01-16 17:53 

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Trump's trial begins, senators vowing 'impartial justice'...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday, senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of "impartial justice" as jurors on the president's fate. House prosecuto...

 2020-01-16 17:30 

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Newmarket doctor convicted of sexually assaulting patient loses medical license...

CONCORD — A former Newmarket doctor convicted of sexually assaulting one of his patients voluntarily relinquished his medical license permanently last week.In an agreement signed Jan. 5 by Hugh MacDonald, 58, and his attorney Alan Cronheim, the form...

 2020-01-16 17:11 

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Senate passes US-Canada-Mexico trade deal, a Trump priority...

WASHINGTON — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that rewrites the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico and gives President Donald Trump a major policy win before senators turn their full attention to hi...

 2020-01-16 17:09 

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Former NH GOP vice chairman announces 1st District candidacy...

DOVER (AP) — Former New Hampshire Republican Party vice chairman Matt Mayberry announced his candidacy for the state's 1st Congressional District U.S. House seat.Mayberry is a U.S. Air Force veteran and a 2016 Trump delegate to the Republican Na...

 2020-01-16 16:32 

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Dover Housing building opening as overnight shelter...

DOVER — The Dover Housing Authority's Niles Park Community Center, located at 58 Union St., will open as an overnight warming center Thursday and Friday nights with a stretch of cold weather hitting the region.The shelter will be open from 6 p.m...

 2020-01-16 15:45 

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Senate opens impeachment trial against President Trump, arguments begin in earnest Tuesday...

WASHINGTON House lawmakers called managers who will prosecute the impeachment case against President Donald Trump carried the articles of impeachment to the Senate and read the charges aloud, to formally begin the third trial of a sitting president.The se...

 2020-01-16 15:29 

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Lay of the land: Marshwood students compete in GeoBee...

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — Eleven students participated in the 13th annual National Geography Bee at Marshwood Great Works School Tuesday. Orrin Culp Dechant, a fifth-grader in Melody Morse's class won first place with Mabel Emery placing second and...

 2020-01-16 15:09 

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Watchdog: White House violated law in freezing Ukraine aid...

WASHINGTON — The White House violated federal law in withholding security assistance to Ukraine, an action at the center of President Donald Trump's impeachment, a federal watchdog agency said Thursday.T he Government Accountability Office said ...

 2020-01-15 22:18 

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Is it safe to eat romaine lettuce from Salinas again? CDC says E. coli scare 'appears to be over'...

After nearly three months, the romaine lettuce outbreak "appears to be over," federal health officials announced Wednesday.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in an updated food safety report that it is "no longer advising that...

 2020-01-15 22:04 

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Self defense or reckless gunfire? Mark Gray trial begins...

BRENTWOOD — Was it a justifiable act of self defense or reckless conduct endangering a community?In opening statements Wednesday, the prosecution and defense painted different pictures of the actions of Mark Gray, a Portsmouth man on trial in Rockin...

 2020-01-15 21:53 

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How much is too much for student trips? Dover board member raises concerns...

DOVER — School Board member Carolyn Mebert raised concerns about students paying "basically $5,000 for a trip to Peru" during this week's board meeting.She described the price tag for the Dover High School trip - which is being planned f...

 2020-01-15 21:38 

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Fever chart: Earth had its hottest decade on record in 2010s...

WASHINGTON — The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two U.S. agencies reported Wednesday. And scientists said they see no end to the way man-made climate change keep...

 2020-01-15 21:36 

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Media testifies against bill requiring online criminal story updates...

CONCORD — Calling it unconstitutional, the state's media came out in force Wednesday to testify against a bill that would require them to update criminal stories online whenever charges are dropped or the defendant is acquitted.Rep. Jack Flanaga...

 2020-01-15 20:06 

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MLK breakfast to feature music, drama, history...

KENNEBUNK — Actor Kevin Wade Mitchell will present a performance of story, music and history at Kennebunk's 17th annual breakfast honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.The event will take place on the holiday, Jan. 20, at 9 a.m., with door...

 2020-01-15 20:06 

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Chuck Cove mourned as Pease Greeter, 'soldier's soldier'...

PORTSMOUTH — Chuck Cove's long-serving duty as a Pease Greeter was borne of war his war in Vietnam and the conflicts of subsequent generations Afghanistan, Iraq, ISIS, instability in the Middle East, unrest in Africa.Day or night, weekdays or we...

 2020-01-15 19:53 

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Video: 20 seconds of terror between missiles in Iran crash...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran's top diplomat acknowledged Wednesday that Iranians "were lied to" for days after the Islamic Republic accidentally shot down a Ukrainian jetliner. The admission came as new surveillance footage purport...

 2020-01-15 19:35 

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Vape shop owners fight NH flavor ban proposal...

CONCORD — New Hampshire vape shop owners came out in force Wednesday against a proposal to ban flavored products, arguing it would force them out of business and harm the health of adult customers who will return to smoking.The Trump administration ...

 2020-01-15 19:14 

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Somersworth police arrest log: Jan. 5-12...

SOMERSWORTH — The Somersworth Police Department released the following arrest log for Jan. 5-12, 2020:Jan. 5Michael R. Daley, 33, of Rochester, was arrested on a warrant.Michael A. Longdin, 23, of Dover, was charged with driving after revocation/sus...

 2020-01-15 18:50 

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New impeachment evidence: Lev Parnas, associate of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, pressed for Ukraine investigation into Joe Biden...

WASHINGTON Evidence unveiled Tuesday in the impeachment proceeding against President Donald Trump shows an associate of his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, worked to get the Ukraine government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.The documents a...

 2020-01-15 17:50 

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What is an impeachment manager, and what do they do?...

The lawmakers chosen by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve as managers during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump will get a distinction earned by only a few people in history.The managers' presentations before the Senate are among Democr...

 2020-01-15 17:40 

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4 arrested in Dover drug sweep...

DOVER — Police arrested four city residents on drug-related charges Tuesday as part of a Operation Granite Shield sweep.The operation included Dover police, Strafford County Sheriff's Office, University of New Hampshire Police and the Rowley, Ma...

 2020-01-15 16:50 

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Russia's government overhauled as Putin looks to cement influence after presidency...

MOSCOW — Russia's prime minister submitted his resignation Wednesday as part of a surprise government shake-up directed by President Vladimir Putin as he looks to an eventual transition of power and to ensure his influence after his term ends in...

 2020-01-15 15:49 

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Texas boy, 12, charged with Seabrook bomb hoax...

SEABROOK — A 12-year-old Texas boy responsible for the bomb threat hoax that had Seacoast police scurrying earlier this month will face charges in his home state for issuing a "terroristic threat."Seabrook Police Chief Brett Walker said an A...

 2020-01-15 15:42 

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Speaker Pelosi names 7 'managers' to prosecute President Trump in Senate impeachment trial...

WASHINGTON House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday named the lawmakers who will serve as managers in the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump.Pelosi, D-Calif., named as managers Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Jud...

 2020-01-15 15:42 

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House sends impeachment of President Trump to Senate for trial, names 7 'managers' to prosecute case...

WASHINGTON House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed resolution sending the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for trial, and the lawmakers called managers who will prosecute the case carried the document across the Capitol to th...

 2020-01-15 14:14 

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Gideon, Collins trade barbs on corporate donations in Maine Senate race...

Democrat Sara Gideon is swearing off campaign donations from corporate political action committees and backing efforts to disclose secret donors in an effort to curb the influence of special interests in Washington — and pressure GOP Sen. Susan Coll...

 2020-01-15 13:49 

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30-year-old man killed in Rochester crash...

ROCHESTER — A 30-year-old local man died following an early morning crash Wednesday with a parked vehicle, according to police.Glenn L. Patch, of East Rochester, was driving a 2012 Jeep Rubicon south on North Main Street, when it veered across the n...

 2020-01-15 13:13 

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NH woman hopes to take breastfeeding case to trial...

It's been over seven years, Katherine Frederick says, since she was fired from her job at New Hampshire's Department of Health and Human Services over breastfeeding, and she still hopes to take her case to trial."It's not going to change w...

 2020-01-15 12:39 

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Rochester announces overnight parking ban...

ROCHESTER — A citywide parking ban will begin at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15 and end at 7 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, the city announced.No vehicle without an exemption permit may be parked on city streets or in city parking lots during this time period,...

 2020-01-15 11:30 

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Trump impeachment focus shifts to Senate as House prepares to send articles...

WASHINGTON The House is set to vote Wednesday afternoon to send articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, where opening arguments are expected Tuesday in only the third impeachment trial of a president in history.House Speaker ...

 2020-01-15 00:20 

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Warren says she would cancel student debt on Day 1, citing legal authority of Department of Ed...

WASHINGTON Sen. Elizabeth Warren would capitalize on the federal government's current legal authority and begin canceling existing student loan debt on her hypothetical first day in office.In a plan released Tuesday, Warren said she would direct the S...

 2020-01-14 23:43 

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Regulations block use of sports betting app near NH/Maine border...

PORTSMOUTH — The introduction of sports betting in New Hampshire has come with an unexpected blunder in one of the state's most popular tourist destinations.Anyone within approximately a half-mile of the Maine border cannot place bets on the Dra...

 2020-01-14 23:20 

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Senate Democrats say they have enough votes to curb Trump's war powers after strike on Iranian general...

WASHINGTON Senate Democrats said Tuesday that they have enough votes to win passage of a resolution aimed at limiting President Donald Trump's ability to wage war with Iran."We now have a majority of colleagues, Democratic and Republican, who will...

 2020-01-14 22:39 

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Reduce, reuse? Dover residents face trash, recycling cost hikes...

DOVER — The city expects to pay about $1 million more for its solid waste and recycling programs when its contract with its current vendor runs out on June 30.That could result in an increase to residents' property tax bills and a substantial hi...

 2020-01-14 22:22 

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NH bills target ferrets, foxes and feral swine...

CONCORD (AP) — Animals are on the agenda at the New Hampshire Statehouse — with bills aimed at both protecting and pursuing them.Lawmakers have filed at least a dozen bills this session focused on wildlife or domesticated animals, including me...

 2020-01-14 22:20 

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Two popes -- one retired, one reigning -- cause a furor...

VATICAN CITY — Ever since Benedict XVI announced he would become the first pope in 600 years to resign, Catholic theologians, canon lawyers and others warned of the potential confusion in having two popes living side by side in the Vatican, one reig...

 2020-01-14 22:15 

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Suspect in UNH turret theft faces Portsmouth burglary charges...

PORTSMOUTH — A Stratham man, who allegedly stole a copper turret from University of New Hampshire's Thompson Hall last July, was arrested in Portsmouth Tuesday on multiple charges of trespassing and receiving stolen property.Police arrested Carl...

 2020-01-14 21:20 

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Questions of racism linger as Harry, Meghan step back...

LONDON — When accomplished, glamorous American actress Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in 2018, she was hailed as a breath of fresh air for Britain's fusty royal family. That honeymoon didn't last.Now the couple wants independence, saying...

 2020-01-14 20:20 

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Asians cringe at 'Chinese restaurant syndrome' in dictionary...

A social media campaign backed by a Japanese seasonings company is targeting the persistent idea that Chinese food is packed with MSG and can make you sick.So entrenched is the notion in American culture, it shows up in the dictionary: Merriam-Webster.com...

 2020-01-14 20:00 

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Oyster River students complete lively run of Mary Poppins...

Students dressed in Edwardian costumes quietly filtered into the darkened auditorium. Then the lights came on, the music started and more than 50 young actors started singing.And so began the Oyster River Middle School production of "Mary Poppins,"...

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