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FILE- In this July 21, 2015, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a roundtable discussion at the Advanced Manufacturing Center at Community College of Denver. Biden's associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations during his son's illness and following his death earlier this year. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Biden for president? Allies mulling Clinton challenge

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden’s associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations while his son was sick and dying earlier this year. But Biden has yet to tell his staff whether he will run or personally ask them to do any planning for a potential campaign, according to several people close to the vice …

Clinton’s presidential campaign airs its first TV ads

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hillary Clinton is spending $2 million airing the first television ads of her presidential race in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. The ads, which start on Tuesday and run statewide, focus on Clinton’s work on behalf of families and relationship with her late mother – central themes of her …

UNH researchers: Use of food stamps undergoes slight decline

Sunday, August 2, 2015

University of New Hampshire researchers say the program known for years as food stamps has declined slightly in recent years, but remains an important support for people at risk for food insecurity and hunger. The research by the Carsey School of Public Policy shows the decline from 13.6 percent to 13.5 percent between 2012 and 2013 in the use of Federal Supplemental Nutrition …

New Hampshire, Washington schools offer political course

Sunday, August 2, 2015

A new course being offered by George Washington University and Saint Anselm College promises to provide insight into both the national political establishment and the day-to-day grassroots campaigning in New Hampshire. The interactive class on politics and elections during the fall semester will focus on the presidential nominating …

Are Canadian rivers the solution to the Northeast’s high energy prices?

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Plenty of raw electricity sloshes around in Quebec’s rivers and reservoirs, promising relief for U.S. Northeasterners, who pay the nation’s highest power costs. But getting those electrons to smart phones and air conditioners in Boston, Hartford and New York City is another matter entirely. In review or under …

Obama rule for power plants to compel steeper emissions cuts

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led …

Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display for 1st time

Sunday, August 2, 2015

NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades. A new exhibit at Kennedy Space Center in Fla., features two pieces of debris, one from each …

Scott Walker denies flip-flopping, says he’s been ‘fairly consistent’ on the issues

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Scott Walker denied Saturday that he has moved to the right to win the Republican nomination for president, saying that his positions have been “fairly consistent” on every issue but immigration. “My positions are the same positions I’ve …

App reviews: Thumbly, a custom keyboard, and Kitchen Stories, for meal planning

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Single-handedly creating a custom keyboard for your phone Are you a one-armed bandit on your phone? To those who still type mostly with one thumb: There’s a keyboard out there for you: Thumbly. This custom keyboard fans the familiar QWERTY layout from the bottom corner of your phone, …

How you talk to your baby now can impact their social skills later

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Think you have your hands full making sure your baby is fed and clean and gets enough sleep? Here’s another thing for the list: developing your child’s social skills by the way you talk. People used to think that social skills were something kids were born with, not …

For sale in Bow: Glorious details, wonderful location

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The well-maintained colonial at 13 Buckingham Drive is situated in one of Bow’s most sought-after neighborhoods, Buckingham Estates. Sited on 2.35 acres of professionally landscaped grounds, this property offers a home with attractive curb appeal and views of …

Congressional Roll Call, July 31

Sunday, August 2, 2015

By Targeted News Service Here’s a look at how members of Congress voted over the previous week. House Student Aid and Private Universities: The House has passed the Need-Based Educational Aid Act (S. 1482), sponsored by Sen. Chuck …

Capital Beat: Bipartisan group to focus on ‘opportunity gap’

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The presidential candidates flooding to New Hampshire often talk about their humble beginnings, and how they worked their way up to become the people they are today. It’s the classic promise of the American Dream – that no …