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'When They Go Low, We Hit Harder,' Michael Avenatti Tells N.H. Democrats

This was Michael Avenatti first visit to New Hampshire as a could-be presidential candidate. But when he showed up in rural Greenfield, in full L.A. trial lawyer at rest regalia - wearing Prada jeans, Louis Vuitton belt, form-fitting french blue shirt - it was clear his cable news ubiquity had paid off.

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Some groups in New Hampshire, including the ACLU, are arguing that the names on a state-wide list of police officers with credibility issues should be released to the public.

Local police chiefs place officers on what's commonly referred to as the "Laurie List" after internal investigators determine that their credibility has been harmed by committing a crime, lying, or other inappropriate actions. 

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This was Michael Avenatti first visit to New Hampshire as a could-be presidential candidate. But when he showed up in rural Greenfield, in full L.A. trial lawyer at rest regalia - wearing Prada jeans, Louis Vuitton belt, form-fitting french blue shirt - it was clear his cable news ubiquity had paid off. 

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A 30-year-old Massachusetts man won Saturday's bicycle race up Mount Washington, the highest peak in the northeastern United States.

Barry Miller, of Beverly, Massachusetts, was the top finisher in the Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb up the 7.6-mile ascent to the summit of the 6,288-foot peak in 53 minutes and 34 seconds.

Miller was followed by Drake Deuel, 20, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Eric Levinsohn, 28 of New Haven, Connecticut.

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New Hampshire authorities responding Sunday to multiple swimmers in distress off Seabrook Beach say that one of them brought to shore has died.

N.H. Marine Patrol identified the drowning victim as a 49-year-old man from Methuen, Mass. He was rushed to Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, where he was pronounced dead.

A second swimmer, a 47-year-old woman from Methuen, was taken to Portsmouth Hospital  with life-threatening injuries. Their names are being withheld pending notification of family.

In a series of tweets over the weekend, President Trump responded to a story published in The New York Times that detailed extensive cooperation between White House counsel Donald McGahn and the inquiry by special counsel Robert Mueller into obstruction of justice and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

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A former state Senate staffer told investigators that sexual comments “just roll off the tip of [the] tongue" of Republican State Senator and congressional candidate Andy Sanborn.

That’s according to transcripts released by the Attorney General’s office late Friday.  

Farms across New Hampshire are offering up wagons of fresh fruits and vegetables, and agricultural fair time is here. Here are 5 things to do this weekend in New Hampshire, starting with one of those fairs, and moving on to some live music shows (Watch Sweet Crude's video, Mon Esprit, at the end of this post.)

Check out the NHPR Community Calendar for more events, music shows, and trip ideas.

Kate McNally hosts The Folk Show on Sundays at 7 p.m. She curates a folk music and dance calendar, too.

  A debate between two Republicans running in the state's 1st Congressional District ended before it began Thursday night in Concord.

It was supposed to feature state Sen. Andy Sanborn and Eddie Edwards. But Edwards bowed out a day earlier, after refusing to sign a pledge from the New Hampshire GOP that he’d support the party’s nominee.  

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The Environmental Protection Agency isn't convinced that Coakley Landfill's cap may be putting harmful chemicals into a nearby brook.

The agency asked for more data in a letter about the North Hampton Superfund site Friday.

The Coakley Landfill Group, which is responsible for cleanup at the site, suggested in an analysis earlier this week that the landfill's cap itself could be tainting stormwater runoff with PFAS chemicals.

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