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Jeb Bush Finds His Stride In New Hampshire, But Is It Too Late?

The former Florida governor finally seems at ease on the campaign trail. Is he peaking at the right time or have months of missteps made it just too much for him to overcome?

Record $300 Million Net Loss For McDonald's In Japan As Sales Drop

Hit by a string of scandals over food safety controls, McDonald's business in Japan has posted reportedly its worst annual results since it went public 15 years ago.

What Kids Need From Grown-Ups (But Aren't Getting)

Author Erika Christakis mounts a spirited defense of a four-letter word that, she says, isn't used nearly enough in early classrooms: P-L-A-Y.

Developers Arrested Over Building That Collapsed In Taiwan's Earthquake

So far, 39 of the more than 40 people who died in the quake were residents of the Golden Dragon apartment building in the city of Tainan.

Morning Edition

Farm Contractors Balk At Obamacare Requirements

The federal health law is putting farmers in a tough spot. Many contractors supplying workers have to offer health coverage. Insurance is costly, and contractors worry about immigration fallout.

Head-On Train Crash In Germany Kills At Least 9 People

Rescue and salvage crews are still working at the site of the crash near the town of Bad Aibling, roughly 40 miles southeast of Munich.

These Are The New Hampshire Towns To Watch On Primary Night

Republicans will be looking at the southern part of the state, while Democrats will be fighting it out in college communities and blue-collar towns.

3 Tiny New Hampshire Towns Voted At Midnight. Do They Predict Anything?

The earliest polls in the New Hampshire primary opened in Dixville Notch, Millsfield and Hart's Location. Dixville Notch, won by John Kasich, boasts a streak of correctly predicting the GOP nominee.

Sorry, Bogie, A Sigh Is Not Just A Sigh

Sighs aren't just signs of resignation, relief or the blues. Involuntary sighs are vital to lung health, say scientists who think they have figured out the brain circuitry that controls the reflex.

U.S. Charges Widow Of ISIS Leader In Death Of American Kayla Mueller

Mueller was an aid worker in Syria when she was taken hostage in 2013. Her death was confirmed in February 2015. The woman charged in Mueller's captivity is in Iraqi custody.

One Of Denver’s Last Movie Rental Stores Has A Plan To Stay Afloat

February 9, 2016
Jeff Hahn bought the Video One rental store in Denver in 2009. (Corey H. Jones/CPR News)

Video One has survived the rise and fall of mega chains like Blockbuster and it’s still here during the age of online streaming.

Aviation Factory Struggles To Attract Young Workers

February 9, 2016
GE employees pose for a photo at the Hooksett, N.H., plant. The woman on the left is retiring in coming months and has mixed feelings. She said she felt lucky to work where she does. But the factory is struggling to attract young workers. (Jill Ryan/Here & Now)

Business is booming at the GE Aviation plant in New Hampshire, but it’s having trouble drawing young workers.

Opiate Addiction In New Hampshire

February 9, 2016
Tyler, 22, who recently got out of a rehab program for heroin addiction, shows his prescription for Suboxone, a maintenance treatment for opioid dependence, on February 5, 2014 in Burlington, Vermont. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Robin Young visits a clinic called Recover Together that charges patients $65 a week for group therapy and a suboxone prescription.

New Hampshire Primary 2016: The Economy

February 9, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at a Rotary Club luncheon in Manchester, N.H., Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

From New Hampshire, a deep dive, from Trump to Sanders, on how the candidates would approach the U.S. economy.

New Hampshire Primary 2016: The Politics

February 9, 2016
Host Tom Ashbrook and producer Sarah Platt speak to supporters of Republican Sen. Marco Rubio (FL) outside the candidate's Manchester, N.H. campaign headquarters on Monday, February 8, 2016. (Katherine Brewer / WBUR)

We’re live in New Hampshire for the first in the nation primary day, with all the latest on how the big vote is shaping up.

WBUR’s Morning Edition Podcast: Feb. 9, 2016

February 9, 2016

A podcast of what local features aired today on WBUR’s Morning Edition.

A Look At The Wind Down Of Presidential Campaigns In New Hampshire

February 9, 2016

The campaigning in New Hampshire is essentially over. Candidates spent Monday criss-crossing the Granite State, sometimes fighting the weather in the final push for votes ahead of Tuesday’s voting.

Presidential Candidates Make Final Appeals As Voting In New Hampshire Begins

February 9, 2016

The candidates are hoping their final pushes will help them yield strong showings at the polls in New Hampshire.

The Disappearing Desk Phone Is Turning This Cambridge Company Into A Unicorn

February 9, 2016
The CEO of Fuze, formerly ThinkingPhones, Steve Kokinos, stands in the company's offices that are rapidly getting too small, thanks to the company's sudden growth. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The company, now called Fuze, announced it raised $112 million in a new investment round. It’s booming by helping companies move beyond the old office phone.

Pindell: As N.H. Voters Go To Polls, There’s A Sense That ‘We’re All Waiting For A Surprise’

February 9, 2016

“There is a sense on the ground that we’re all waiting for a surprise, that these polls are not right,” said James Pindell, who is awaiting the results of the New Hampshire presidential primaries.

Mass. Voters Volunteer Their Time In Hopes Of Making A Difference In The N.H. Primary

February 9, 2016
In a small state like New Hampshire, where over a dozen candidates were still running for president as of just a few weeks ago, where do you hang the "Help Wanted" sign for the many bodies you need to help you in your bid for the White House? Next door in Massachusetts of course, where we regularly produce campaign volunteers. Pictured here, volunteers make calls at the Clinton campaign field office in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. (Hadley Green for WBUR)

The Massachusetts presidential primary might not get the national attention of New Hampshire’s, but that doesn’t mean Massachusetts voters can’t help influence the race.

Andy Fitzgerald On Being Part Of The Greatest Small Boat Rescue In Coast Guard History

February 8, 2016
Andy Fitzgerald was a junior engineer on the Coast Guard craft that rescued the tanker S.S. Pendleton in 1952. (Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

In 1952, Andy Fitzgerald was a 20-year-old engine man at the Chatham Coast Guard station. Today, he’s the last surviving member of the crew of CG36500: the ship that carried out the daring rescue portrayed in this year’s film The Finest Hours.

CommonHealth: Why Was There An ‘Opioid-Induced Constipation’ Ad During The Super Bowl?

February 8, 2016
The yearly onslaught of Super Bowl ads included a pharmaceutical ad encouraging viewers to ask their doctor about opioid induced constipation.

The spot, called “Envy”, features a man walking around a city staring longingly at people and animals apparently going to the bathroom with ease.

Previewing The New Hampshire Primary

February 8, 2016
A campaign bus carrying Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, passes the motorcade carrying Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a crossroad in Windham, N.H., Monday. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Presidential candidates are campaigning in the snow up in New Hampshire — a final day of diner meet-and-greets and rallies before the first-in-the-nation primary.

Music From The Show

February 8, 2016

From David Bowie to Beyonce’s performance at Super Bowl 50.

Winter Weather Update

February 8, 2016
John Moreira clears snow from Monday's storm off sidewalks on Commonwealth Ave. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

The latest on the snow storm across the state.

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