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FILE - In this undated file photo released by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, militants of the Islamic State group hold up their weapons and wave its flags on their vehicles in a convoy on a road leading to Iraq, while riding in Raqqa city in Syria. The notion that young women are traveling to Syria solely to become "jihadi brides" is simplistic and hinders efforts to prevent other girls from being radicalized, new research suggests. Young women are joining the so-called Islamic State group for many reasons, including anger over the perceived persecution of Muslims and the wish to belong to a sisterhood with similar beliefs, according to a report released Thursday, May 28, 2015, by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and the International Center for the Study of Radicalization at King's College London. (Militant website via AP, file)

Study says girls seek sisterhood – not just marriage – in Islamic State

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The notion that young women are traveling to Syria solely to become “jihadi brides” is simplistic and hinders efforts to prevent other girls from being radicalized, new research suggests. Young women are joining the Islamic State for many reasons, including anger over the perceived persecution of Muslims and the wish to belong to a sisterhood with similar beliefs, according to …

Psychiatrist: Colorado shooter ‘knew what he was doing’

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A state-appointed psychiatrist who examined James Holmes two years after his attack on a Colorado movie theater said yesterday that whatever he suffered from that night, he knew what he was doing. Dr. William Reid told jurors he believes Holmes knew the consequences when he opened fire at a midnight Batman movie premiere, …

Putin accuses US of meddling into FIFA affairs

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in the affairs of soccer’s governing body and hinted that its corruption investigation is part of an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country. Putin said in televised comments yesterday that he found it “odd” that the FIFA probe …

Biden reassures Iraqi PM of support

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden reassured Iraq’s government yesterday of U.S. support in the fight against the Islamic State, telephoning Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi with thanks for “the enormous sacrifice and bravery of Iraqi forces” one day after Defense …

Obama pays tribute

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

President Obama marked Memorial Day by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery and thanking American soldiers and their families for sacrifices made from World War II through the war in Afghanistan. Obama said it was “a debt we will never …

Makers of fake grass find green in drought

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Christopher Knight makes no apologies: He likes a green lawn. But the actor best known for playing middle son Peter on The Brady Bunch also wants to do his part to conserve water. The solution? Fake grass. “It …

Mass. health care industry spent $19M lobbying lawmakers

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Hospitals, insurers, doctors, unions and pharmaceutical companies spent a record $19 million trying to sway Beacon Hill lawmakers last year, a reflection of the industry’s political and economic muscle and a rapidly changing health care landscape. In less than a decade, lobbying by the industry has nearly doubled …

Setting the stage: N.H. political veterans talk about what it takes to throw a good campaign event

Sunday, May 24, 2015

If you’re a presidential candidate looking to make your mark in New Hampshire, the old adage rings true: Location, location, location. There’s no shortage of iconic campaign stops that have produced legendary primary moments over the years, but …

The return of tick season

Sunday, May 24, 2015

As the days grow steadily warmer and longer, people celebrate the much-anticipated spring by venturing outdoors – gardening in the yard, playing in community parks, strolling along wooded trails. Unfortunately, they’re not alone. The increasingly balmy weather also …

Service dogs that sniff out seizures improve kids’ lives

Sunday, May 24, 2015

When Alyssa Howes was 4, she lost her sight and started having seizures – up to 20 a day. For years, her grandmother stayed in the girl’s room at night, watching for an attack. That ended three years …

Myths about what you eat; free birth control

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Talking about food Alan Levinovitz, author of The Gluten Lie and Other Myths About What You Eat, is not – and does not claim to be – a nutritionist. He’s an assistant professor of religious studies at James Madison University. The connection between his day job and his …

For sale in Concord: Four-unit home in heart of downtown

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The home at 17 Hanover St. in Concord is a fantastic investment opportunity in absolute immaculate condition! Situated just five blocks from the New Hampshire State House, this four-unit multi-family home is within walking distance to shops, entertainment, …

Capital Beat: Bill could open up State House on weekends

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Between Monday and Friday, anyone can wander into the State House to look at the building’s architecture, see the historic legislative chambers, and view more than 200 portraits that hang along the walls. But come weekend the doors …