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Next up: New Hampshire set to vote in nation's first primary

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  • Next up: New Hampshire set to vote in nation's first primary
    Next up: New Hampshire set to vote in nation's first primary

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — It's been 100 years since New Hampshire held its first presidential primary, and it seems like some of the current candidates have been hanging around for nearly that long. More than a few started popping up a full two years before Tuesday's state election, and nearly all have pent recent months hosting town hall meetings, holding rallies and meeting voters.

  • Winter storm could dump over a foot of snow on Cape Cod
    Winter storm could dump over a foot of snow on Cape Cod

    BOSTON (AP) — A wind-driven winter storm brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and threatened to drop more than a foot of snow on southeastern Massachusetts on Monday. Motorists in New England were warned to be vigilant after a charter bus heading to a casino skidded off a Connecticut highway, inuring at least 30 people.

  • Reborn Maine mill town offers lessons amid refugee crisis
    Reborn Maine mill town offers lessons amid refugee crisis

    LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The arrival of thousands of Somali refugees in this former mill city in the nation's whitest state sparked a backlash at first, complete with a rally of white supremacists and a pig's head rolled into the local mosque.

  • Attorney General to visit 6 cities to highlight police work
    Attorney General to visit 6 cities to highlight police work

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to visit six cities in the coming months to highlight police departments she sees as role models for law enforcement.

  • Lead contamination of Flint water draws multiple lawsuits
    Lead contamination of Flint water draws multiple lawsuits

    DETROIT (AP) — One lawsuit seeks to replace lead-leaching water lines at no cost to customers. Another seeks money for thousands of Flint residents who unwittingly drank toxic water. A third complaint has been filed on behalf of people with Legionnaires' disease.

  • More than 30 injured in Connecticut casino bus crash
    More than 30 injured in Connecticut casino bus crash

    MADISON, Conn. (AP) — A charter bus driving through a snowstorm to a casino flipped onto its side Monday, injuring more than 30 people and closing the northbound side of Interstate 95 in Connecticut.

  • Chicago teen's death shines light on police code of silence
    Chicago teen's death shines light on police code of silence

    CHICAGO (AP) — For more than a year after an officer shot and killed a black teen named Laquan McDonald, the Chicago Police Department had video footage that raised serious doubts about whether other officers at the scene tried in their reports to cover up what prosecutors now contend was murder.

  • DOJ agreement could cost Ferguson $3.7 million in first year
    DOJ agreement could cost Ferguson $3.7 million in first year

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson's cost of implementing reforms spelled out in a consent agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice could approach $4 million in the first year alone, according to new estimates that further raise questions about whether the community can afford it.

  • Legislatures consider special protections for gun industry
    Legislatures consider special protections for gun industry

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A terse letter from Andrew Clyde's credit card-processing company explained it was discontinuing his corporate account because his Georgia firearms business "no longer met our underwriting guidelines." In a panic, Clyde called three other companies, which denied him, too.

  • An icky new hero: Roach-like robots may help in disasters
    An icky new hero: Roach-like robots may help in disasters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach.

  • Beyonce's Super Bowl show bringing both praise and criticism
    Beyonce's Super Bowl show bringing both praise and criticism

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    A day after the Super Bowl, people are still parsing over each frame from Beyonce's halftime performance, trying to glean the messages, both subtle and overt, that made for a stunning display of unapologetic blackness and political activism during one of the most-watched events of the year.

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    North Korea's new satellite flew over Super Bowl site

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    TOKYO (AP) — Here's a bit of Super Bowl trivia: North Korea's newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended.

  • Chicago teen's death shines light on police code of silence
    Chicago teen's death shines light on police code of silence

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    CHICAGO (AP) — For more than a year after an officer shot and killed a black teen named Laquan McDonald, the Chicago Police Department had video footage that raised serious doubts about whether other officers at the scene tried in their reports to cover up what prosecutors now contend was murder.

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