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A bill seeking to legalize needle exchange programs in New Hampshire passed the full Senate Thursday and now heads to the…
03.23 / 21:58
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A bill seeking to open two casinos in New Hampshire passed the full Senate Thursday 13 votes to…
03.23 / 21:58
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Growing up in a hungry household in the first couple of years of life can hurt how well a child performs in school years later, according to a new study. An estimated 13.1 million children live in homes with insufficient food, according to the most recent figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture . Many of those children experience hunger during their first few years of life, or their parents are hungry and stressed out about food during those years – the most crucial time for a c…
03.23 / 20:55
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The U.S. Senate has a lot going on: confirmation hearings for a Supreme Court nominee, negotiations on repealing the Affordable Care Act, votes on gun sales regulations and bear-hunting rules for Alaska . But a big telecom matter found its way into the schedule: privacy rules for Internet service providers. In a party-line 50-48 vote Thursday, senators approved a resolution to undo sweeping privacy rules adopted by the Obama-era Federal Communications Commission. If it becomes law, it…
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There's no denying it: Los Angeles isn't exactly gentle on the ears. That's one lesson, at least, from a comprehensive noise map created by the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. On the interactive U.S. map the agency released this week, which depicts data on noise produced primarily by airports and interstate highways, few spots glare with such deep and angry color as the City of Angels. Blame the area's handful of major airports and its legendary snarls of traffic — ranked this y…
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Jeffrey P. Texter, 44, of Andover, Mass. suffered life-threatening injuries Thursday morning in a rollover crash on Interstate 93 North in Londonderry, according to state…
03.23 / 19:46
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It was a meeting of nerds and sharks. The self-described "biotech nerds" and "robotic nerds" were seven high school students from Washington, D.C. The eight teens who call themselves "sharks" and flew in from Ghana. "The shark is a big fish so it means you're big. Knowledgeable," explains Stephanie Obbo of Ghana, an aspiring medical doctor. Together, the 15 high schoolers formed a team for the first World Smarts STEM Challenge. That's a science competition run by IREX , a nonprofit that…
03.23 / 19:46
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Copyright 2017 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air . DAVE DAVIES, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Dave Davies in for Terry Gross. If I were to tell you we're going to talk about one of the most important American Catholic leaders of the 20th century, you might not picture a woman whose early years included a Bohemian lifestyle in New York, an abortion and a child born out of wedlock. But Dorothy Day's story is anything but predictable. She co-founded the Catholic Worker Movement, a…
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Copyright 2017 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air . DAVE DAVIES, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. (SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "THE DATING GAME") UNIDENTIFIED ANNOUNCER: From Hollywood, the dating capital of the world, it's "The Dating Game." (APPLAUSE) DAVIES: Chuck Barris, the creator of "The Dating Game," "The Newlywed Game" and "The Gong Show" died yesterday at his home in Palisades, N.Y. He was 87. Barris called himself the king of daytime television. His critics called him the king of…
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The New Hampshire House voted Thursday to distribute $2 million dollars to dairy farmers hurt by last year’s d…
03.23 / 18:36
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A Utah man was killed and his wife badly injured during Wednesday's attack near Britain's parliament in London, a relative and a spokesman from the couple's church said on…
03.23 / 18:36
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LONDON - The attacker who killed three people near parliament in London before being shot dead was named on Thursday as a 52-year-old British-born man, Khalid Masood, who was once investigated by MI5 intelligence officers over concerns about violent extremism.Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack in a…
03.23 / 18:36
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When House Speaker Paul Ryan says he wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act so that people can buy insurance that's right for them, and not something created in Washington, part of what he's saying is that he wants to get rid of so-called essential health benefits. That's a list of 10 general categories of medical care that all insurance policies are required to cover under the Affordable Care Act. Getting rid of that requirement, or trimming it , is central to the Republican strategy,…
03.23 / 17:21
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The New Hampshire High Tech Council recently welcomed cyber security professional Candy Alexander as the guest speaker for their monthly TechWomen Power Breakfast. Awareness of the need for cyber security has increased year over year as news of security breaches has become more frequent, prompting an eager audience for this highly relevant topic. Candy Alexander […] The post A Realistic View into the Cyber Security Profession appeared first on Stay Work Play New…
03.23 / 17:21
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Governor Chris Sununu made an unannounced trade mission to Montreal, re-affirming his support for Northern Pass and urging updates to NAFTA. House budget writers craft their version of the new state spending plan, eliminating 18 million dollars in kindergarten funding. And flags are lowered to half-staff on the news of the death of State Senator Scott McGilvray. GUESTS: Ella Nilsen - Concord Monitor reporter Dean Spiliotes - civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU and…
03.23 / 16:10
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Meals on Wheels brings food to hundreds of thousands of homebound seniors and people with disabilities. But President Trump's proposed budget has this community-based program, like many others, facing cuts. On a hazy morning, Alan Zebker and and Vicki Kysella are organizing packages of food in the back of Zebker's SUV. They're volunteers with Meals on Wheels West in Santa Monica. They've got their routine down. "Alan packs the bags; I make the deliveries," Kysella says. "When she's…
03.23 / 16:10
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A 19-year-old man has been arrested in Israel as the "primary suspect" behind a string of phoned-in bomb threats to Jewish community centers across the U.S. and elsewhere. The arrest was the result of an investigation by Israeli police and the FBI, a police spokesman says . The suspect is Jewish and holds both Israeli and U.S. citizenship, Reuters reports, citing anonymous sources. Israeli police say he was using masking technology to disguise the fact that he was making threatening calls…
03.23 / 16:10
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In 1921, an ad in The Seattle Times touted a brand new candy called "Aplets," a new confection made "from the finest Washington apples and honey and walnuts." A few years later, Aplets were joined by "Cotlets," a similar candy made from an apricot base. In most of the world, "Aplets & Cotlets" were based on a treat called lokum, a word derived from Arabic, but the British and Americans know it as "Turkish delight." The origins of Turkish delight are a bit mysterious. According to Sweets: A…
03.23 / 16:10
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Here's a classic big city dilemma (sorry suburban folks): It's late at night, the weather is bad, and you're hungry. Your favorite restaurant is less than a mile away, but you don't want to leave the house, and you don't want to pay a $5 delivery fee — plus tip — for a $10 meal. So, what do you do? Back in the old days, you would have braved the elements — or learned to plan ahead. But those days are coming to an end, at least in Washington, D.C. A fleet of about 20 autonomous, knee-high ro…
03.23 / 14:56
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Mayor Ted Gatsas tells AG Joseph Foster personal funds will cover refunds for improper use of donations state Democrats cited in a complaint this…
03.23 / 14:56
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