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August 13. 2013 11:28AM

AG determines former GOP candidate Youssef violated state election law


CONCORD — The state Attorney General's Office has determined that unsuccessful state Senate Republican candidate Josh Youssef of Laconia violated the Provisions for the Purity of Elections during his campaign last year by creating a blog under the name of his ex-wife's attorney.



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Audience laughs at Shaheen for ducking question on Obama

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Apple’s iCloud service suffers cyber-attack in China, putting passwords in peril

'A lot of users are likely to just click through this, and that’s something to worry about,' said Jonathan Zdziarski, a security researcher based in New Hampshire.

Part of Rockingham Park could be sold

Nearly one-third of the 170-acre Rockingham Park property may be sold to prominent restaurateur Joseph Faro.

FairPoint accuses striking workers of intimidation

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Blue Latitudes back on its feet after sewage tsunami

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WSJ: Jodi Picoult on building her dream home

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Lads of 'Top Gear America' race the Appalachian Trail in 24 hours

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The 14-hour documentary on Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor, an American political dynasty, averaged 9.2 million viewers across its run last month.

Teal Pumpkin Project aims to help kids with allergies enjoy trick-or-treating

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UNH scientist: Change in sun's behavior results in increased cosmic radiation that may thwart manned Mars missions

'Over time, it's become increasingly clear that the space environment is not returning to normal. There's been a sustained change in the way the sun is behaving,' the study’s lead researcher Nathan Schwadron of the University of New Hampshire, said.

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Somersworth pumpkins pilfering probed

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Dramatic drop in childhood obesity, tooth decay

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Student, 16, charged with June shooting threat at Exeter High

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