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Letter: The GOP strategy

Republicans are using a two-prong strategy for the upcoming election. First, is the Carl Rove strategy of just keep lying and create enough confusion so people will accept lies as fact. The Republicans…

59 minutes ago
Letter: Why Big History matters

Thank you for your thoughtful editorial on the importance of "Big History" (Monitor Opinion, Sept. 16). For a long time, I have been part of the exciting movement to promote World History in the schools.…

59 minutes ago
Letter: An excellent job by the police

I would like to express my thanks to the Concord Police Department for the arrests in the recent home invasion and burglaries in Penacook. I think the Concord Police Department has done an excellent…

59 minutes ago
Letter: Troop movements

In regards to Will Hopkins's letter "Invitation to War" (Monitor letters, Sept. 19): Great suggestion, Will! I have another. If you want to go to war, Mr. President and Congress, the first-strike force…

59 minutes ago
Letter: Northern Pass will put New Hampshire to work

I drive more than two hours from my home in Dalton to work in Manchester because of an inability to find a good job in my profession in the North Country. I also have friends in Dalton who are without…

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Letter: A curious argument

Alexandra Smith's analysis of the student loan debacle is disingenuous. She excoriates Democratic Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Elizabeth Warren for their proposal to allow students to refinance their loans…

Sep 21
Headlines from around the world in sports

Golf Hur pulls away for LPGA win in Alabama PRATTVILLE, Ala. - Mi Jung Hur held off top-ranked Stacy Lewis yesterday to win the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, finishing with a 6-under 66 for a tournament-record…

Sep 21
China surpasses EU on per-capita pollution, pushes CO2 to record

China surpassed the European Union in levels of pollution per capita for the first time last year, propelling to a record the worldwide greenhouse gas emissions that are blamed for climate change. The…

Sep 21
'Maze Runner' races past 'Tombstones' with $32.5 M

The young-adult adaptation The Maze Runner raced to the top of the box-office with $32.5 million, giving a budding franchise a quick start out of the gate. The 20th Century Fox release easily outpaced…

Sep 21
How 'The Cosby Show' changed the game for blacks on television

Thirty years ago The Cosby Show changed what was possible if you were black and on television, that you didn't have to play to type and there truly was a universality of the human experience. You could…

Sep 21
Business notes for Sept. 22, 2014

Bank of New Hampshire recently gave $2,250 to the 2014 New Hampshire Highland Games, which were held Friday through yesterday in Lincoln, and their youth program. Milestone Engineering & Construction…

Sep 21
Missing men in U.S. workforce risk permanent separation

Tom Kaminski is back at work, three years after losing his job as a human-resources manager and dropping out of the labor force for a time to go back to college. Kaminski, 43, dipped into his retirement…

Sep 21
GM recalls Cadillacs, Impalas as Chrysler to fix Jeeps, Dodges

General Motors, the largest U.S. automaker, is recalling some Cadillac and Impala cars while Chrysler called back some Jeep and Dodge sport utility vehicles, according to government reports Saturday. The…

Sep 21
New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

Afghanistan's two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal yesterday that makes one president and the other chief executive, ending months of political wrangling after a disputed runoff that…

Sep 21
Insurgents bomb Iraqi army camp; hundreds of troops trapped, missing

Hundreds of Iraqi soldiers were trapped or missing yesterday after a chaotic retreat from an army base in western Iraq, military officials said, underscoring the ability of Islamic State insurgents to…

Sep 21
Sierra Leone concludes nationwide Ebola lockdown

Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone's capital yesterday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown designed…

Sep 21
Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law

There has only been one prosecution under the Emmett Till Act, even though the law was passed with the promise of $135 million for police work and an army of federal agents to investigate unsolved killings…

Sep 21
Relatives: Vet arrested at White House needs help

An Iraq war veteran accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the Secret Service stopped him posed no threat to anyone and needs counseling instead of prosecution, members of…

Sep 21
Business people for Sept. 22, 2014

Henry LIpman, senior vice president for strategy and external relations at LRGHealthcare, recently was named chairman of the board of trustees for the New Hampshire Hospital Association. He previously…

Sep 21
Partnership for a Drug-Free N.H. gets tax-exempt status

The Partnership for a drug-free New Hampshire recently announced it has received 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service. This classification designates the organization as a public charity,…

Sep 21
Global Impact: In disasters around the world, Globe gear protects

Globe Manufacturing in Pittsfield makes the kind of things buyers hope they'll never need, but know that sooner or later, they will. The products are in fire departments in Loudon and Kuwait and Washington,…