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Republican Presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., talks with patrons during a campaign stop at the D.W. Diner in Merrimack, N.H., Saturday, April 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

PolitiFact NH: Did State Department really send three comedians to India on ‘Make Chai, Not War’ tour?

Saturday, April 25, 2015

“Hillary Clinton’s State Department sent three comedians to India on the ‘Make Chai, Not War’ tour.” — Rand Paul on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 in a speech in Nashua, N.H. ---------- When Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul took to the stage in New Hampshire to woo voters at a Republican presidential summit, he took aim at Democrat Hillary Clinton. The pair …

Election 2016: Gay marriage ensnares GOP hopfuls

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Republican presidential hopefuls are struggling with how to position themselves on same-sex marriage, an issue that is bedeviling a party hoping to avoid social controversies as the 2016 election approaches. Rapidly changing public opinion on the subject has forced much of the field to recalibrate their pitches. Early front-runners have sought balance between …

Obama defends U.S. intelligence after hostage deaths

Friday, April 24, 2015

A day after revealing an intelligence failure that cost the lives of two al-Qaida hostages, President Obama yesterday praised the nation’s spying operations as the most capable in the world while promising a review aimed at preventing future mistakes. “We all bleed when we lose an American life,” Obama said in a speech …

Back in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton takes a different tack

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hillary Clinton is back in New Hampshire as a presidential candidate for the first time since 2008. As with her inaugural campaign stop here during her first bid for the White House, her visit this week is bolstered …

In N.H., Clinton dismisses attacks

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hillary Clinton dismissed swirling questions about her family foundation yesterday as little more than political attacks from Republicans eager to gain an early advantage in the 2016 presidential contest. Clinton, campaigning for the Democratic nomination in the liberal …

Breast cancers in U.S. women to rise 50 percent

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The number of breast cancers suffered by American women will increase by about 50 percent by 2030, researchers from the National Cancer Institute reported yesterday. Breast cancers already are the most common form of cancer in the United States, with 283,000 diagnosed cases in 2011. That number is …

Agency proposes lifting most humpback whales’ protections

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The federal government yesterday proposed removing most of the world’s humpback whale population from the endangered species list, saying they have rebounded after 45 years of protections. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries wants to reclassify humpbacks into …

Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn’t easily deterred. The Minnesota man emptied his bank accounts last May and planned to fly to Syria via San Diego, …

Utah woman gets up to life in prison in deaths of 6 newborns

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A Utah mother who killed six of her newborn babies and hid their bodies in her garage was sentenced to up to life in prison yesterday at an emotional hearing in which a prosecutor depicted her as an …

Bombs shatter houses in Yemen capital, hit near Iran Embassy

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Saudi-led airstrikes hit weapons caches held by Iran-backed Shiite rebels, touching off massive explosions yesterday in Yemen’s capital that killed at least 19 people and buried scores of others under the rubble of flattened homes. The U.S. Navy, …

In NYC, debate over saving small shops amid chains’ rise

Sunday, April 19, 2015

New York City is increasingly becoming a chain store city. Looking for a Seinfeld-style coffee shop? It’s sharing the city with 280 Starbucks and more than 530 Dunkin’ Donuts. A good neighborhood deli? It’s competing with some 460 …

Environmentalists re-establishing bay’s oyster colony in New Jersey

Sunday, April 19, 2015

A century ago, oysters were so plentiful in New Jersey’s Barnegat Bay that visitors would clamber off trains, wade into the water and pluck handfuls to roast for dinner. But decades of pollution, accelerated by rampant development along …

Wartime climate in Saudi puts calls for reform on hold

Sunday, April 19, 2015

An electronic billboard at an upscale Saudi mall flashes an advertisement for a designer fragrance before switching to images of soaring F-16s and King Salman saluting the troops. “The response has come to you who threaten the nation,” …