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Isaniya Rai and her father Bom at their new apartment. Isaniya was wondering when her mother was coming back from the doctor's appointment.


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Refugees in N.H.: Where they're from

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The following chart details refugee totals across New England, and from where they are arriving. New to New Hampshire | Create infographics</ …

Some TurboTax customers had refunds stolen after they filed

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Michelle Quinn filed her tax return in January and got the good news that she was due a refund of about $8,000. But days after the refund was supposed to arrive, the 33-year-old mother of three still didn’t see the cash in her bank account. When Quinn logged onto TurboTax, she learned that her refund had in fact been deposited – into someone …

Review: N.H. should keep juvenile justice programs in DCYF

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A newly released review of New Hampshire’s juvenile justice programs endorsed the decision to keep Child Protection Services and Juvenile Justice Services under the same umbrella of programming, within the Division of Children, Youth and Families at the Department of Health and Human Services. As the state prepares to place 17-year-olds in its juvenile justice facilities starting in July, as opposed to their …

AP Investigation: Is the fish you buy caught by slaves?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Associated Press notified the International Organization for Migration about men in this story, who were then moved out of Benjina by the police for their safety. Hundreds of slaves remain on the island, and five …

Infographic: Where do people in N.H. have the best quality of life?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A new report released today shows the most and least healthy counties in New Hampshire and across the nation. The report, called County Health Rankings, was compliled by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin …

‘Animal House’ frat at Dartmouth accused of branding members

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A Dartmouth College fraternity that partly inspired the 1978 movie Animal House has been accused of branding new members while under suspension last fall, but the group’s lawyer denies that anyone was hazed or hurt. Alpha Delta, which …

President of Yemen flees by sea amid rebel advance in south

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi fled Yemen by sea yesterday as Shiite rebels and their allies moved on his last refuge in the south, captured its airport and put a bounty on his head, officials said. The departure …

US conducting airstrikes to help Iraq retake Tikrit

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

At Iraq’s request, the U.S. began airstrikes in Tikrit yesterday in support of a stalled Iraqi ground offensive to retake the city from Islamic State fighters. The bombing marked a significant expansion of the U.S. military role in …

Military: Bergdahl may face life in prison if convicted

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive for five years by the Taliban, was charged yesterday by the U.S. military with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and could get life …

HJ Heinz buys Kraft to build $28 billion food giant

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese and hot dogs are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced plans yesterday to buy Kraft and create one of the world’s largest …

Department of Transportation spending plan, and gas tax increase struck down

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

New Hampshire House Republicans abandoned plans to raise the state gas tax, and now budget writers are meeting today to come up with alternative funding options for the state Department of Transportation. “We killed the gas tax. There …

Jeb Bush widely used executive authority in Fla.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Jeb Bush ended Florida’s affirmative action programs in 1999 with a flourish, issuing an executive order that he said would “transcend the tired debate” about racial preferences. Some lawmakers grumbled about the first-year governor making such a move …

Victim advocates: Virginia case may do harm

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

With the account of an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia debunked by the police, advocates for sexual assault survivors are worried a movement that gained tremendous momentum in the past year could suffer a setback. …