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George Washington University applicants no longer need to take admissions tests

Monday, July 27, 2015

George Washington University dropped its testing requirement for most freshman admissions Monday, becoming one of the largest and most prominent schools to declare that its applicants don’t have to take the SAT or ACT. The announcement from the private university in the nation’s capital reflects a growing belief in some college admission circles that standardized tests are a barrier to …

Liberty activists in high court cases say their newly created religions afford them tax exemptions

Monday, July 27, 2015

A church pastor, late to the Sunday service, crashes through the door of a Concord bar, and the congregation inside turns to look. A second …

Undercover Planned Parenthood videos reignite funding debate in N.H.

Monday, July 27, 2015

A pair of undercover videos showing portions of conversations with Planned Parenthood officials candidly discuss the practice of procuring aborted fetal organs for research – …

MEXICO: Escaped drug lord no saint despite folklore

Sunday, July 26, 2015

People living in the hometown of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman have heard stories of his benevolence: gifts of medicine for the poor, deliveries of drinking water to storm-stricken towns. But finding anyone who’s actually received or even seen such a gift is another matter. In Badiraguato, …

Illinois: Hundreds attend jailed activist’s funeral

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Family and friends of an Illinois woman found dead in a Texas jail remembered her as a “courageous voice” for social justice and promised to keep fighting for clarity on the circumstances surrounding her death. Hundreds of people attended Sandra Bland’s funeral. They celebrated her life with words …

Shift in immigration enforcement policy could sharply reduce deportations

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Obama administration’s profound shift in its enforcement of immigration laws could “substantially transform” the nation’s immigration dragnet, reducing deportations and protecting nearly 90 percent of the illegal immigrants already here, a new report says. As the Washington Post reported this month, the Department of Homeland Security has …

Congressional Roll Call, July 24

Sunday, July 26, 2015

By Targeted News Service Here’s a look at how members of Congress voted over the previous week. House Discrimination and Federal Workers: The House has passed the Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act (H.R. 1557), sponsored by Rep. Elijah E. …

Aging with AIDS: New challenges for patients and the public at large

Sunday, July 26, 2015

In September, Annie Ball will celebrate her 60th birthday. In 1991, she could never have imagined she’d live to see this day. As of the end of 2013, New Hampshire was home to 1,265 people living with HIV, …

For sale in Concord: Stately colonial offers elegance, grace

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The home located at 24 S. Spring St. in Concord is a gorgeous federal colonial that has been updated to include all the must-have modern amenities. Perfect for buyers searching for charm, character and plenty of space, it …

CapBeat: Talking sex, approval ratings for lawmakers and the northern border

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Let’s talk about sex. No, not in the way you might think. Lawmakers at both the federal and state level are pushing a conversation about sex in schools – but one that focuses on developing healthy relationships and …

Paul: N.H. voters part of the ‘leave me alone’ coalition

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Saturday evening was different from many at the community of 17 residences along Lake Winnisquam in Tilton, as U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican presidential candidate, joined in for an informal gathering. “We think that New Hampshire, you …

Killing may imperil possible gunpowder plant retrial

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The owner of a gunpowder plant convicted in an explosion that left two workers dead could soon walk free after a home invasion left the key witness against him dead. Craig Sanborn, the owner of the Black Mag …

Police: jogger finds body of motorcyclist in roadside swamp

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Hudson police said a jogger discovered the body of a woman apparently killed overnight when her motorcycle ended up in a swamp. Police Chief David Stevens tells WCVB the body of 27-year-old Amber Zapatka of Lowell was found about 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Stevens said it appears Zapatka’s bike …