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In an interview Sunday with NHPR, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders declined to elaborate on a dispute with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren that kicked off a broader debate this week over gender and electability. But Sanders did weigh in on the obstacles facing female candidates.

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N.H. Congresswoman Annie Kuster has endorsed Pete Buttigieg in his campaign for president, making her the highest-ranking elected official in the state to back a 2020 Democratic candidate.

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The House of Representatives is taking the formal step of voting to transmit the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, which will hold a trial. The House voted to impeach Trump last month on two articles, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

After the House vote to transmit, the articles are physically brought to the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that the trial will likely start Tuesday. 

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this morning is announcing who will present the case for President Donald Trump's impeachment in the Senate trial.

Watch the press conference live at approximately 10 a.m.

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A former executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party, who also served in the Trump administration, wants to represent the state's 1st Congressional District in Washington.

Matt Mowers, 30, lives in Bedford and works as a consultant.

Speaking on the Jack Heath radio show Tuesday, Mowers said incumbent Democrat Chris Pappas promised to be an independent voice for New Hampshire, but he claims Pappas has voted in near lockstep with his party’s left wing.

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Six Democratic presidential candidates will face off tonight in the final debate before the Iowa caucuses, in what is becoming an even closer race in the homestretch. Candidates making the debate: Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, and Elizabeth Warren.

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A class action lawsuit alleges decades of abuse at New Hampshire's state-run youth detention center.

The lawsuit filed Saturday comes six months after two former counselors were charged with repeatedly raping a teenage boy at the Youth Development Center in Manchester in the late 1990s.

The victim in that case is now the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit filed by attorneys representing 35 others who say they were abused between 1982 and 2014.

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President Trump is scheduled to speak to the nation at 11 a.m. today following attacks on military bases in Iraq where U.S. troops are stationed.

Trump tweeted on Tuesday night that "All is well!" and that an assessment of the casualties was underway. Iran said the missiles were launched as an act of self-defense after the U.S. killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Iraq.

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Corey Lewandowski says he won't run for U.S. Senate in 2020.

President Trump's former campaign manager announced his decision today on Twitter.

The conservative Republican had waged a high-profile exploratory campaign against Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat seeking her third term in 2020.

New Hampshire's senior senator pointed to Lewandowski's possible candidacy to help raise funds for her re-election bid.

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Note: Scroll to the bottom of this story for links to utility outage maps and other severe weather resources.

Updated at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday:

Utility crews have restored power to thousands of customers across New Hampshire, and are continuing to address newly reported outages. As of 9 a.m., Eversource reported 444 without electricity, with 167 in Danville and 162 in Sandown. Unitil has 23 customers affected, and N.H. Electric Cooperative around 80.

The holidays are often a quiet, restful  time: a chance to take a few days off from work, visit family, catch up on sleep before the new year begins.

Not for the 2020 presidential candidates, or at least not when it comes to New Hampshire.

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Today, from 10 a.m. until noon, NHPR will air a special broadcast of Lessons and Carols.

The program is recorded at the candlelit chapel of King's College, Cambridge, and based around nine Bible readings interspersed with Christmas hymns and carols sung by the famous chapel choir

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New Hampshire Public Radio covered thousands of stories in 2019. Some stories offered closure, while others still await a final chapter.

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Democratic presidential candidates debate for a seventh time tonight. The debate, hosted by PBS NewsHour and Politico, is at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and it begins at 8 p.m. 

NHPR will broadcast special debate coverage. Watch a livestream of the debate below:

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The House of Representatives is debating impeachment articles against President Trump before an expected vote early this evening. 

NHPR is airing special coverage of the House session. 

NHPR is broadcasting live coverage of Wednesday's historic impeachment vote - you can hear that on our broadcast airwaves, or on our livestream player right here.

But if you'd rather listen to regularly scheduled programming from NHPR, we've got you covered. Click here to listen our special livestream.

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The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office has released its final report on a police shooting that took place in Weare in August.

The reports says the shooting started as a domestic dispute and ended in gunfire, and clears the two officers involved in the incident.

Officials say although the suspect involved was hit three times in an exchange of gunfire with police, an autopsy determined a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest is what caused 43-year-old Jeffrey Clough-Garvin’s death.

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The House Judiciary Committee voted along party-lines today to approve two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Each vote was 23 to 17. The charges head now to the full U.S. House of Representatives for a vote next week.

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The House Judiciary Committee holds its first hearing today in the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry, focused on constitutional grounds for impeachment.

The Judiciary Committee is tasked with drafting potential articles of impeachment against President Trump. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Watch the hearing live.

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Update 1:50 p.m.: The Granite State continues to plow and dig out after one of the largest early season snow storms in recent memory. It was, as Durham Town Manager Todd Selig calls it, "one humdinger of a storm."

The National Weather Service snowfall estimates have Amherst, Antrim, Londonderry, and Rindge getting nearly two feet of snow over the 48-hour plus storm.  

Selig said Durham received 14 inches of snow in 48 hours. He anticipates the town cost for responding to the storm to exceed $30,000. 

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An elementary school in Washington, New Hampshire has shut down after several people tested positive for the flu. WMUR reports school officials are saying the school shut down Monday and will be closed today because most staff members are sick.

Several students also reported being ill.

School officials are reminding everyone to use good hand-washing hygiene, and state health officials urged Granite Staters to get vaccinated.

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Massachusetts has joined every other New England state by barring drivers from using hand-held cellphones behind the wheel.

Governor Charlie Baker signed the bill into law on Monday. It takes effect in 90 days.

The state Senate and the state House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the measure earlier this month. The law calls for a $100 fine for a first offense.

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The Executive Council voted today to eliminate the tolls at Exit 11 on the Everett Turnpike.

The five-member council voted unanimously to erase the 50-cent toll, which has long frustrated Merrimack residents. Collection will end on January 1st.

The Department of Transportation says the toll closure will cost the state about $800,000 in annual revenue.

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Hearings into articles of impeachment against President Trump are continuing with the House Judiciary Committee following up on work completed by the Intelligence Committee. The full House is debating and voting on the articles on Dec. 18. NHPR will have special on-air coverage throughout. 

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Ten full-time employees at NHTI - Concord’s Community College will be laid off next month.

The Union Leader reports the layoffs are in response to a $1.2 million budget deficit resulting from a decrease in enrollment.

Enrollment has dropped across New Hampshire’s entire community college system since its peak in 2011.

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Ten Democratic presidential candidates will debate in Atlanta on Wednesday night, amid the public hearings in the U.S. House impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

It's the fifth debate for the Democrats. NPR reporters will be providing fact checks and analysis throughout the debate.

The 10 candidates: Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren, and Andrew Yang.

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New Hampshire's ski season is under way with a handful of alpine ski resorts now open, and more are opening this weekend. Bretton Woods, Loon Mountain, and Wildcat are now open.

Cold weather has enabled mountains to kick snowmaking into high gear. Alex Malloy, the communications manager at Loon, says the resort started making snow last Thursday.

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The U.S. House Intelligence Committee is holding open hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch is scheduled to testify at 9 a.m. Friday.

William B. Taylor, acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, and George P. Kent, senior State Department official in charge of Ukraine policy, testified Wednesday.

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Updated Tuesday at 9:45 a.m.:  

A mix of snow and rain are moving through New Hampshire, making for a wet and occasionally slippery Tuesday morning commute.

According to the National Weather Service, mixed precipitation is expected throughout today with a winter weather advisory in effect until 7 p.m. this evening.

Total snow accumulations of up to an inch and a light glaze of ice are expected in portions of central New Hampshire and southern Maine.

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