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Afghanistan's presidential election candidates Abdullah Abdullah, left, and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, center hold their documents after signing a power-sharing deal at presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Afghanistan's two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal Sunday, capped with a hug and a handshake, three months after a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and complicate the withdrawal of U.S. and foreign troops. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Afghanistan’s two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal yesterday that makes one president and the other chief executive, ending months of political wrangling after a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and complicate the withdrawal of foreign troops. Ending an election season that began with first-round ballots cast in April, the election commission named Ashraf Ghani … 0

Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law

Sunday, September 21, 2014

There has only been one prosecution under the Emmett Till Act, even though the law was passed with the promise of $135 million for police work and an army of federal agents to investigate unsolved killings from the civil rights era. Some deaths aren’t even under review because of a quirk in the … 0

Relatives: Vet arrested at White House needs help

Sunday, September 21, 2014

An Iraq war veteran accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the Secret Service stopped him posed no threat to anyone and needs counseling instead of prosecution, members of his family said yesterday. Omar Gonzalez, 42, was arrested Friday and is expected in federal court today to … 0

Political groups try to mobilize the youth vote ahead of Nov. elections

Saturday, September 20, 2014

When Eric Schleien met his political role model, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, at a rally in Manchester this month, he shook the senator’s hand and asked to take a selfie. “Rand, to me, is such an inspiration,” said … 0

CIA stops spying on friendly nations

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Stung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the U.S. and the revelations of surveillance by the National Security Agency, the CIA has stopped spying on friendly governments in Western Europe, according to current and … 0

Democrats criticize Republican candidates at party dinner in Concord

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Over traditional fare of turkey and apple cider, Democrats used a party-organized dinner last night as an opportunity to attack Republicans running in this November’s election. “It’s very clear that this is a critical election and that there … 3

Roll call

Saturday, September 20, 2014

By Voterama in Congress Here’s how New Hampshire’s members of Congress voted on major issues during the week ending Friday. House U.S. SUPPORT OF SYRIAN REBELS: The House on Wednesday voted 273 for and 156 against to authorize the U.S. government to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels … 0

Lawmakers wary of university budget proposal

Saturday, September 20, 2014

While some New Hampshire lawmakers like the idea freezing in-state tuition at public colleges for another two years, they aren’t ready to increase funding for the university system by 34 percent. After years of significant increases, resident tuition at University System of New Hampshire schools was frozen at … 2

Obama faces questions on prospect of expanded war

Saturday, September 20, 2014

President Obama’s military campaign against Islamic State extremists has already crept beyond the narrow parameters he first outlined three months ago. But military experts both inside and outside the administration argue that even more may be needed for … 0

Official portrait of retired Chief Justice John Broderick is unveiled

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The presentation of the official portrait of retired Chief Justice John Broderick was unveiled in a ceremony on the lawn of the New Hampshire Supreme Court in Concord yesterday The portrait, painted by Richard Whitney, was hung inside … 12

Walt Havenstein, Carly Fiorina tour local company MadgeTech

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Joined by former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein visited a local technology company yesterday to get a glimpse of the type of business he said he would like to see more of in the … 1

Garcia does retail campaigning at Penacook gun shop

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Brian Blackden, owner of Pepper Defense Supply in Penacook, thinks more needs to be done to draw young people’s attention to politics. So he’s supporting Marilinda Garcia’s run for the 2nd Congressional District, and invited her to an … 1

License plate scanner networks capture movements

Friday, September 19, 2014

A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers captures the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S., regardless of whether the drivers are being investigated by law enforcement. The license … 0