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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 …

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 …

UNH bias guide: The term ‘American’ can be offensive

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

UPDATE: UNH on Thursday removed the language guide from its website. --------------- A “bias-free language guide” written by University of New Hampshire faculty has come under criticism from the school’s president and state officials. The guide, published in 2013, was meant to educate students and faculty about using …

5 things to consider as Trump dangles 3rd party prospect

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A lot of Republicans would like Donald Trump to go away. But not too far. The prospect that Trump might eventually leave the primaries and run for president on his own has started to cast a shadow on the race, reviving memories of Ross Perot, Ralph Nader and …

In N.H., a shift in Clinton’s conversation on gender

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

In the gymnasium at the Amherst Street School in Nashua, plenty of people were jostling to get in the 11th and final question at Hillary Clinton’s town hall Tuesday morning – but 10-year-old Emily Wall was the one …

$2.6M bond approved for New Hampshire resort’s alpine coaster

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Belknap County delegation has approved a $2.6 million bond for a New Hampshire ski resort to build an alpine roller coaster. The Laconia Citizen reports Gunstock Mountain in Gilford will purchase the ride for $1.5 million from Wiegand, a German company with more than 200 coasters around …

Pollard to be freed; US analyst spied for Israel

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Jonathan Pollard, the former Naval intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international passions, has been granted parole and will be released from prison in November after nearly 30 years. The decision to free Pollard …

Ex-prison guard accused of forcing inmates to have sex

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A former high-ranking corrections officer at a southeast Georgia women’s prison used his position of power to prey on inmates, targeting their vulnerabilities and forcing them to have sex with him, according to investigators. Over at least four …