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Zandra Rice Hawkins of the advocacy group Granite State Progress breastfeeds her 14-week-old daughter Anabelle while two other mothers do the same in the background during a rally to kick off World Breastfeeding Week on the State House plaza in Concord on Friday, July 31, 2015. Breast-feeding advocates also called for passage of a state breast-feeding bill.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

Backing breast-feeding

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Nursing mothers joined advocates at the State House on Friday to emphasize that women who breast-feed in the workplace should not face discrimination or retaliation, kicking off World Breastfeeding Week. Similar gatherings were held in Dover, Littleton and Meredith. Workplace policies on breast-feeding came up for debate in the New Hampshire Legislature this year. Democratic state Sen. Martha Fuller Clark …

Debate in his sights, Kasich zeroes in on New Hampshire

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Days before Fox News announces who will participate in the first GOP primary debate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is projecting a laid-back attitude toward his chances of being on stage and saying he’s pleased with the support he’s received since joining the race July 21. “I’m pretty cool and calm right now,” Kasich …

Accused S.C. gunman pleads not guilty, but plans to plead guilty to hate crime charges

Friday, July 31, 2015

The man accused of gunning down nine African-Americans last month inside a historic black church known as “Mother Emanuel” has told his lawyers that he currently plans to plead guilty to federal hate crime charges, attorney David Bruck told a federal judge Friday. However, Bruck said that because federal officials have not decided …

xxx: Highway funding bill passed

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Senate passed the 34th stopgap highway funding bill in the past six years to fund roads, bridges and mass transit for three months so Congress can negotiate later over a long-term plan. Senators voted 91-4 Thursday for the measure, which would extend highway spending authority through Oct. …

Outcome of trial on N.C. election law changes will have national effect

Thursday, July 30, 2015

“Our country has changed,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in 2013, when the Supreme Court freed Southern states from the requirement that federal authorities approve any proposed election law change in order to ensure minority voters were not harmed. Republican lawmakers in North Carolina took that as a …

Make that 17 – Jim Gilmore officially launches presidential campaign

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Seventeen is now the total – and likely final – number of 2016 Republicans presidential candidates. Jim Gilmore, the former governor of Virginia, is officially in the running as of Wednesday. Gilmore, who has unofficially been campaigning for …

Sanders house parties help fuel grassroots base

Thursday, July 30, 2015

About 45 people introduced themselves to one another in a Penacook backyard Wednesday night. Despite the 90-degree heat, they all turned out to a house party hosted for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The party in Penacook was …

University of Cincinnati police officer who shot man during traffic stop charged with murder

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted Wednesday on a charge of murder for fatally shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop earlier this month. “It was so unnecessary for this to occur,” Joe Deters, …

Shooter’s mom: Silence was his loudest cry for help

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

James Holmes’s mother insisted Wednesday that she would “have been crawling on all fours” to reach him had she known he was talking about killing people weeks before he ambushed a crowded Colorado movie theater. Arlene Holmes said …

Afghanistan says Taliban leader Mullah Omar died 2 years ago

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Afghanistan asserted Wednesday that the Taliban’s reclusive leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, died more than two years ago in a Pakistani hospital – an announcement that injects new uncertainty into the country’s fragile peace process. If confirmed, the surprising …

Zimbabweans in lion hunt in court; kill was ‘unethical’

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A hunting guide and a farm owner appeared in court Wednesday on allegations they helped a U.S. dentist kill a protected lion named Cecil, and the head of Zimbabwe’s safari association said the big cat was unethically lured …

A tragic death leaves just four northern white rhinos living and little hope for the species

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The BBC reports that one of the last remaining members of the northern white rhinoceros species has died, leaving just four alive. Nabire, a female, died Monday at just 31 years of age. She was born and died at the Dvur Kralove zoo in the Czech Republic. She …

Virginia: ‘Rolling Stone’ sued by 3 university graduates

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

3 University of Virginia graduates sue Rolling Stone over retracted rape story …