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WASHINGTON (AP) — He called on the country to come together. He warned of pain to come. And he deferred to the nation's public health experts while at least momentarily putting aside petty squabbling.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House was asking Congress on Tuesday to approve a sweeping emergency stimulus package to help businesses and taxpayers cope with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. It's the most far-reaching economic rescue package since the Great Recession of 2008.

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Three seats at the front of the Goshen Town Hall were empty during the Goshen Town Meeting Saturday evening. It was reported that one was scheduled for surgery and the two others were ill. The three ladies at the table were waiting for Goshen resients to cast their Yes or No ballots on a war… Read more

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GOSHEN — The most talked-about warrant article of the annual Goshen Town Meeting Saturday night focused on four trees that had been cut down on town land adjacent to the Old North Cemetery. Read more

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(Editor’s Note—Newport School District staff members and parents of students in Newport schools received the following communication Sunday afternoon from Superintendent of Schools Brendan Minnihan relative to the immediate closing of schools throughout the state directed by Governor Chris S… Read more

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THIS VEHICLE greeted voters on their way to Sherburne Gymnasium in Sunapee Tuesday to vote on town and school issues. Read more

Photos of the Week

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CLAREMONT — Kearsarge bounced back into the win column Tuesday night with a 70-34 victory over Stevens. Kearsarge held a commanding 45-14 halftime lead. Read more

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An all around complete game on both offense and defense made for an easy win for the Kearsarge girls basketball team in a game against Souhegan at home at the Carl Hil… Read more

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The Sunapee Lakers' boys basketball team did not disappoint the Sunapee fans on senior night at the Sherborne gym in Sunapee as they welcomed the Tigers into town on T… Read more

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CLAREMONT — Trailing by 16 points with their season on the line, the Stevens girls put it all together and rallied for a 53-47 win over Newport in a girls basketball g… Read more

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World

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The Latest on the world's coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 185,000 people and killed more than 7,300. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 8…

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MOSCOW (AP) — The presidents of Russia and Turkey said they reached agreements on a cease-fire to take effect at midnight Thursday in northwestern Syria, where escalating fighting had threatened to put forces from the two countries into a direct military conflict.

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BANGKOK (AP) — The global march of the new virus triggered a vigorous appeal Thursday from the World Health Organization for governments to pull out “all the stops” to slow the epidemic, as it drained color from India's spring festivities, closed Bethlehem's Nativity Church and blocked Itali…

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HAGATÑA, Guam (AP) — For Antonina Palomo Cross, Japan's occupation of Guam started with terror at church. The then-7-year-old was attending Catholic services with her family when the 1941 invasion began, setting off bomb blasts, sirens and screams.

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NEW DELHI (AP) — India's hard-line Hindu nationalists watched anti-government protests centered in Muslim communities for months in anger that finally boiled over in the worst communal rioting in New Delhi in decades, leaving 32 people dead and the Indian capital shell-shocked.

Politics

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren, who electrified progressives with her “plan for everything” and strong message of economic populism, dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Thursday, days after the onetime front-runner failed to win a single Super Tuesday state, not even her own.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is bracing his supporters for a difficult stretch, with the sobering assertion that front-runner Bernie Sanders will likely emerge from next week's Super Tuesday contests well ahead in the race for delegates.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders' ascendancy as Democrats' leading presidential hopeful fueled growing unease as lawmakers openly expressed anxiety that the self-proclaimed democratic socialist could cost them House control and questions abounded over what party leaders should do.

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Democratic rivals to Bernie Sanders are preparing to try to knock him off his front-runner perch in a debate Tuesday night before a critical South Carolina primary that could dramatically reshape the race.