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

The earliest polls in New Hampshire primary open at Tuesday at midnight in Dixville Notch, Millsfield and Hart's Location. Dixville Notch boasts of a streak of correctly predicting the GOP nominee.

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.

Scientists Discover A Second Bacterium That Causes Lyme Disease

It's not the tick that causes Lyme disease, but the bacteria that live in its spit. Scientists at the Mayo Clinic have found a second bacterium capable of causing the disease in people.

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When Every Drop Of Water Could Be Poison: A Flint Mother's Story

For Flint resident Jeneyah McDonald, using bottled water for everything has become an onerous but necessary routine. Still, she worries about the effects that toxic tap water will have on her sons.

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'We're Mostly Republicans': New Hampshire Voters Explained By 'Our Town'

After NPR's Bob Mondello used The Music Man to help explain the Iowa caucuses, he wished there was a musical of Our Town so he could do the same for New Hampshire. It turns out there is one.

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Donald Trump Engages In Retail Politics Traditional To New Hampshire

Donald Trump, the front-runner in New Hampshire, is leaving nothing to chance — engaging in the type of retail politics that voters expect in that state.

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New Hampshire Secretary Of State Defends Primary's First-In-The-Nation Status

Tuesday is the 100th anniversary of the New Hampshire primary. NPR talks to New Hampshire's secretary of state, who for four decades has defended the primary's first-in-the-nation status against critics who say the state isn't representative of the U.S. as a whole.

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GOP Governors Bank On New Hampshire To Jump Start Struggling Campaigns

The governors running for the Republican nomination — Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and John Kasich — are banking on a good performance in New Hampshire to buoy their struggling campaigns.

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Department Of Education Creates Student Aid Enforcement Office

The Department of Education announced Monday it will create a Student Aid Enforcement Unit to crack down on higher education institutions that are taking advantage of vulnerable students.

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Despite Mixed Results, Congress Expands 'Moving To Work' Program In Pittsburgh

Congress expanded a Department of Housing and Urban Development program called "Moving to Work" that gives local housing authorities increased autonomy. Longtime participants, such as the Pittsburgh housing authority, like the freedom but not everyone agrees that the program benefits the people who rely on those agencies.

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
Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie buttons his coat as he leaves Gilchrist Metal Company after a campaign event, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Hudson, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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.

Notes From New Hampshire, #6: Bernie v. Hillary — The Electability Debate

February 8, 2016
(Left) Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton meets with attendees during a campaign stop, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at Manchester Community College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) and (RIGHT) Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. turns from the podium after speaking at a campaign stop at Daniel Webster Community College, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Bill and Betty are not real New Hampshire voters. But their arguments about the Democratic race for President most certainly are.

Beyoncé’s Message At The Super Bowl Halftime Show

February 8, 2016
Beyonce performs during Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California February 7, 2016. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Many say the star-studded performance hit on deeper themes.

10 Things To Know About New Hampshire

February 8, 2016
Dublin, New Hampshire. (Allegra Boverman/NHPR)

As candidates and political reporters crisscross through New Hampshire as the primary nears, you may have forgotten that people in New Hampshire care about other things besides politics.

All Chipotle Locations Closed During Lunch Today For Food Safety Meeting

February 8, 2016
A sign sits in the window of a Chipotle restaurant on Broadway in Lower Manhattan telling customers the restaurant is closed until 3 p.m. on February 8, 2016 in New York City. The Mexican food chain is closing stores for lunch nationwide for a meeting on food safety following a number of E. coli outbreaks. (Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)

The company is holding a nationwide meeting with its employees to discuss food safety.

Campaigns Make Final Push In New Hampshire

February 8, 2016
Hillary Clinton at a CNN Democratic Town Hall, on Feb. 3, 2016 in Derry, New Hampshire. (Kate Brindley for NHPR)

Political scholars weigh in on the campaigns one day ahead of the New Hampshire primary.

How The Sharing Economy Works On The Farm

February 8, 2016
Boyd Brodie of Key Cooperative in Roland, Iowa, hopes exchanging equipment with other owners will help him better meet the needs of local farmers while also recouping some of Key’s investment in expensive machinery. (Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media)

When times are tough for farmers, they can’t invest in new machines. To compensate, farming equipment has entered the sharing economy.

N.H. Sen. Shaheen On Why She Supports Hillary Clinton

February 8, 2016
Jeremy Hobson made a stop in Exeter, New Hampshire to speak with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. Shaheen was in town to speak with Hillary Clinton supporters who were getting ready to volunteer to get the word out about their candidate ahead of Tuesday’s primary. (Mary Dooe/Here & Now)

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says “I never hear any men who are supporting Bernie get asked if they’re supporting him because he’s a man.”

D.C. May Try Paying Criminals To Stay Out Of Trouble

February 8, 2016

Washington D.C. is debating a bill that includes a provision to pay criminals annual, taxpayer-supported stipends of around $9,000 to help them transition out of prison.

With A Day To Go Before Voting, Candidates Storm New Hampshire

February 8, 2016
Marco Rubio talks with supporters at a town hall meeting at Londonderry High School, New Hampshire. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Bernie Sanders is trying to hold on to his lead on the Democratic side, and Marco Rubio is trying to fend off criticism of his debate performance Saturday night.

American Rents Through The Roof

February 8, 2016
Sign stands outside property for rent Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in south Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

If it feels like rents are sky-high, you’re right. Some now paying more than half their income on rent. Some say crisis. We’ll dig in.

Payne & Domke: A Look At Campaigns In New Hampshire In Final Hours Before Primary Day

February 8, 2016

Our political analysts discusses news on the presidential campaign trail in New Hampshire a day before the Granite State’s primary race.

Shaheen, Cushing Discuss Clinton, Sanders Campaigns In New Hampshire

February 8, 2016

A chunk of the fight on the Democratic side of the New Hampshire presidential primary plays out near Route 1 in Hampton, N.H., by the sea coast.

Weekend Before N.H. Primary, Christie And Rubio Tussle While Clinton Travels To Michigan

February 8, 2016

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie embarrassed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio on the Saturday night debate stage, and crowed about it on Sunday, as Rubio tried to recover.

Why The Ground Game Matters For Presidential Candidates In New Hampshire

February 8, 2016
From left to right, Vivian Garrett, of Alabama, Linde Barrera, of New York, and William Paire, of West Virginia, stop in the parking lot outside of “Camp Cruz” before setting off for a day of canvassing. (Hadley Green for WBUR)

Answers to the remaining questions of the New Hampshire primary race might rest with the effectiveness of the candidates’ ground games, which are in high gear just one day before the race.

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