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CIA says its employees wrongly searched Senate investigators’ computers

Thursday, July 31, 2014

CIA employees improperly searched computers used by Senate investigators involved in a multiyear probe of the agency’s use of harsh interrogation measures on terrorism suspects, according to the findings of an internal agency inquiry that prompted CIA Director John Brennan to apologize to lawmakers this week. The embarrassing admission by the agency stems from a dispute that erupted in public earlier this year when the CIA and the Senate Intelligence … 0

Nation & world briefs, Aug. 1

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Libya Extremist militias declare control of city Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, claimed control of Libya’s second-largest city, Benghazi, after overrunning army barracks and seizing heavy weapons. The sweep in the eastern city is part of a new backlash by hard-liners against their rivals ahead … 0

Republicans keep hurting themselves

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Republicans may yet win the elections in November. They may end up in control of both houses of Congress come January. But in the final week before a lengthy August recess, they have shown a remarkable capacity to complicate their path to victory. The latest blow came yesterday in what has become predictable … 0

House, Senate advance competing border proposals

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals yesterday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled the other’s approach unacceptable, leaving … 1

Germany: Obama sends top aides to Berlin

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

President Obama dispatched his chief of staff to Berlin yesterday in an effort to defuse tension with German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government over U.S. espionage after the expulsion of the top American spy. White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Lisa Monaco, Obama’s counterterrorism and homeland security … 0

Senate Dems to unveil $2.7B bill on immigrant children

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Senate Democrats are preparing to significantly cut President Obama’s request for emergency funding to deal with an influx of Central American children streaming across the border with Mexico. The measure also would provide immediate aid to Israel for the Iron Dome missile defense system as well as money … 1

Shark sightings a lure for Cape Cod tourists

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Great white sharks are having an unusual effect on Cape Cod this summer, and many a merchant is going to need a bigger wallet. The sharks being spotted in growing numbers are stirring curiosity and a buying frenzy … 0

District 15 Democratic primary candidates set schedule for joint events

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Democratic candidates for the District 15 state Senate seat have agreed to four joint events in the next several weeks, but not without some debate about the schedule itself. Concord attorney Dan Feltes and Concord School Board member Kass Ardinger will be on the primary ballot to … 1

Towns struggle with debate over immigrant services

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The national debate over an unprecedented wave of Central American young people entering the country illegally is more of a practical challenge in places like Lynn, Mass., a former industrial city outside Boston that’s thousands of miles from … 1

With loophole in bylaws, New Hampshire Young Democrats endorse Dan Feltes for state senate

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The New Hampshire Young Democrats group has endorsed Concord attorney Dan Feltes in the primary race for the District 15 state Senate seat. Feltes, 35, is competing with Concord School Board member Kass Ardinger to replace outgoing state Sen. Sylvia Larsen, who has held the seat for 20 … 5

NHCLU lawsuit targets procedure for third-party access to ballot

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union has filed a legal challenge to a change in state law that shortens the time frame for third parties to collect the necessary signatures to get on the ballot. The suit was filed yesterday on behalf of the Libertarian Party of New … 1

Must-have accessory for House candidates in 2014: the personalized super PAC

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Daniel Innis, a former business school dean running a long-shot campaign for the House in New Hampshire, faced a big financial disadvantage until a wealthy friend put hundreds of thousands of dollars into a super PAC backing his … 1

PHOTO: Brown meets with veterans in Concord

Monday, July 21, 2014

U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown met with veterans at Barley House in Concord yesterday. … 1