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Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will be the only two candidates on stage for the Democratic presidential debate Sunday night, March 15.

The CNN-Univision debate was relocated from Arizona to Washington, D.C., and it will not have an in-person audience due to growing concerns about the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus update: President Trump declared a national emergency Friday, March 13, to combat the coronavirus pandemic. 

He said it would allow the White House to release the full power of the federal government, and release access to up to $50 billion to support response efforts for states.

President Trump, in a live address from the Oval Office about coronavirus, announced the U.S. will suspend travel from Europe for 30 days, starting Friday. His remarks come hours after the World Health Organization labeled the outbreak a pandemic.

The president said there would be an exception for the United Kingdom in the travel suspension. Trump added that the U.S. is expanding its testing capabilities.

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Voters in six states are casting ballots in the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries in what is being called "Big Tuesday." The race for the Democratic nomination has come down to former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Michigan is the big prize Tuesday, with 125 delegates at stake.

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The head of the Community College System of New Hampshire will be stepping down after nine years in the role to become president of Bryant University in Rhode Island.

Ross Gittell says he's been able to accomplish a lot with the help of a strong faculty and staff at the state's seven community colleges.

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Update, 11 p.m. - Voters in 14 states - including Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont - cast ballots on Super Tuesday, a possible watershed moment for the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. Former Vice President Joe Biden scored wins in Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Sen. Bernie Sanders is projected to win California, Colorado, Utah, and his home state. 

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State health officials said Sunday evening that a person in New Hampshire who recently traveled to Italy is being tested for coronavirus.

Democratic presidential hopefuls are vying to win South Carolina's primary on Saturday, Feb. 29. Former Vice President Joe Biden, who was leading in polls, is looking to capture his first victory of the 2020 primary season. 

Follow along below for NPR's live coverage as the primary unfolds, and the results:

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National Weather Service

A winter storm warning is in effect for northern New Hampshire, with a weather pattern that will begin affecting the Granite State Wednesday night.

The National Weather Service also issued a winter weather advisory for central New Hampshire into Thursday afternoon, and Thursday night. The forecast calls for heavy, wet snow in parts of Carroll, Coos, and Grafton counties.

President Trump is holding a news conference about the coronavirus, alongside CDC officials and others, amid criticism of the government's response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The press conference is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. New Hampshire Public Radio will air it live on the radio and streaming online, and over this video livestream below:

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Bernie Sanders may be the big target when Democratic presidential candidates debate tonight in South Carolina ahead of the Palmetto State's primary on Saturday.

The Vermont senator is coming off a victory in the Nevada caucuses, following his New Hampshire primary win

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NASA is looking to hire astronauts for the Artemis program, the mission to land the first woman and next man on the moon by 2024.

The space agency expects to pick the next group of candidates by mid-2021, to begin training as the next class of the Artemis generation astronauts.

On Saturday, Feb. 22, NHPR will carry NPR live special coverage of the Nevada Caucuses. 

Coverage is expected to run from 5 to 7 p.m. NPR's Michel Martin and Susan Davis will co-host, and will be joined by members of the NPR Politics Team, newsmakers, and other guests. 

This coverage will be in place of Weekend All Things Considered. 

Programming note: NHPR will air a delayed feed of Live From Here from 7 to 9 p.m.

The New Hampshire House has again voted to legalize recreational marijuana.

Last year, the House passed a different bill for cannabis legalization, before it eventually died in the Senate.

The significance of the vote today is that legislators approved it by a veto-proof majority, said Rep. Renny Cushing, a Hampton Democrat who is co-sponsor of the bill.

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Six Democratic presidential candidates will debate tonight in Las Vegas ahead of the Nevada caucuses Saturday.

The candidates on stage are: Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg, Pete Buttigieg. Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren. 

Bloomberg made the debate based on a second-place showing in a recent national poll, but the former New York City mayor is not on the ballot in Nevada, or in South Carolina's primary.

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Presidential politics, dogsled racing, mental health reform, Lyme disease, modern day witches: NHPR covered it all in 2019. Our newsroom’s goal is to tell the New Hampshire story with ambition, creativity, and attention to the needs and interests of our audience. We feel our Overall Excellence submission for the Edward R. Murrow Awards captures that effort, and provides a sense of what it was like to live through a year of news in the Granite State.

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Editor's note: This post was updated on Feb. 27 to reflect newly released election data.

After a messy caucus in Iowa last week, the pressure was on for New Hampshire to avoid making any serious mistakes in Tuesday's presidential primary. And for the most part, it seems like New Hampshire succeeded.

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Governor Chris Sununu delivered his 2020 State of the State address on Thursday. 

Bookmark this page for updates, including audio and text of the governor's address when they are available, news items, and more.

Watch the broadcast of NHPR's special coverage: 

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It's Primary Night in New Hampshire, and we'll be covering it live on this blog, and on NHPR's airwaves. Click the gallery above to see photos from NHPR's reporters and producers in the field.

CLICK HERE FOR REAL-TIME ELECTION RESULTS.

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Ballots are being cast in the New Hampshire primary, the first-in-the-nation vote in the 2020 presidential election. NHPR's news team is covering polls and candidates across the state. Bookmark this page for coverage throughout the day.

After 7 p.m. click here for our Primary Night Live Blog.

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Bernie Sanders won the 2020 New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary on Feb. 11, 2020. Pete Buttigieg was second and Amy Klobuchar surged to a third-place finish. President Trump won the Republican presidential primary.

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It's the final stretch before the first primary ballots will be cast in New Hampshire, and candidates are crisscrossing the state to make their final case to voters here. Bookmark this page for updates on what the candidates are up to in these final days, what Granite State voters are saying, and more.

Note: Click here for Part 1 of our Primary Countdown Blog.

Click here for our Primary Day Blog.

CLICK HERE FOR REAL-TIME RESULTS AFTER THE POLLS CLOSE.

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The 2020 New Hampshire primary is Tuesday, Feb 11. Here's a primer on what you need to know before heading to the polls.

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Tuesday is Primary Day in New Hampshire. If you're wondering where to cast a ballot in your community, scroll down for a map of New Hampshire polling places, or visit the Secretary of State's website to search by address.

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Three people, including two students from New England College, were shot in Henniker early Sunday morning, and the shooter is still at large, the police said.

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It's the final stretch before the first primary ballots will be cast in New Hampshire, and candidates are crisscrossing the state to make their final case to voters here. Bookmark this page for updates on what the candidates are up to in these final days, what Granite State voters are saying, and more.

Click here for Part 2 of our Primary Countdown Blog.

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Line crews from electric utilities are working to restore power to more than 12,000 customers in New Hampshire   

The snow, sleet and ice build-up contributed to outages around the state.

As of 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Eversource reported 11,500 customers without power. New Hampshire Electric Cooperative reported 1,520. Both utilities had already restored service to several thousand people.

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Amy Walter, host of WNYC's Politics with Amy Walter and National Editor of The Cook Political Report, offered her perspective on the New Hampshire presidential primary and 2020 politics during a special event Thursday at NHPR.

As the Democratic presidential candidates court voters before the first-in-the-nation primary Tuesday, electability is on the mind of some. Walter said she was surprised to hear Joe Biden deliver that as part of his final pitch in Iowa, where he placed fourth. 

Democratic presidential candidates are debating for the final time before the New Hampshire presidential primary on Tuesday. The debate is from St. Anselm College in Manchester.

Follow along as the seven candidates debate - and visit NHPR's 2020 Primary Dashboard for more news on the first-in-the-nation primary,

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White House

President Trump is delivering the State of the Union address tonight before Congress. NHPR is carrying the speech live, and it can be listened to online at NHPR.org

Watch the president's remarks below:

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