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Maybe New Hampshire Won't Have The Long, Snowy Winter Old Farmer's Almanac Predicted

We’re in for another long, cold, snowy winter in New Hampshire this year – at least according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac and publications like it. But what do scientists make of these kinds of predictions?
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We’re in for another long, cold, snowy winter in New Hampshire this year – at least according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac and publications like it.

But what do scientists make of these kinds of predictions?

It started in third grade. Nora Rogers was having problems. “It’s not like she couldn’t read – it’s just she wasn’t progressing as fast as her peers.” Nora’s mom Erica said the reading circle was causing Nora anxiety. “When it gets around to her turn, she felt like she was holding things up because it was taking longer. And that was starting to hurt her confidence.”

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The Bookshelf is NHPR's series on authors and books with ties to the Granite State. All Things Considered features authors, covers literary events and publishing trends, and gets recommendations from each guest on what books listeners might want to add to their own bookshelves. 

  Labor Day Weekend is the unofficial end of summer (boo!) It also traditionally serves, every four years, as the informal start of the high season for the New Hampshire presidential primary (yay?)

Candidates from both parties are flocking to the state over the next few days, hitting parades, picnics, conventions, town halls and house parties stretching from Salem to Pittsburg.

To help you navigate the busy campaign weekend, we've put together our Labor Day candidate map below. Click on each dot for details where and when to catch a candidate near  you.

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New Jersey  Gov. Chris Christie mingled with Granite Staters at the Hopkinton State Fair Friday afternoon.

The presidential GOP candidate shook hands and took selfies with almost every passer-by – stopping to chat about his recent appearance on Jimmy Fallon or the maple trees in his back yard in New Jersey.

He also taste tested a few treats including maple favored cotton candy and some fried cheesecake. And he even picked up presents for his family at home. Smoked cheddar cheese for his wife and maple syrup for his four children.

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With the forecast calling for sunny skies, and millions of out-of-state visitors expected, this Labor Day weekend should be a busy one on New Hampshire's lakes.

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A New Hampshire Superior Court has ordered the partial release of body camera videos showing two officers shooting and killing a man who lunged at them with a knife.

The case was the first of its kind, according to the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union.  The family asked for the videos not to be released, citing its right to privacy, and concern the deceased man’s children would see the video of their father’s death. The Valley News and  other media outlets sought the videos under the state’s Right To Know law.

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Coiled in jars of half-evaporated alcohol, hundred year-old snake specimens glow under soft lights. Nearby, the last cougar killed in New Hampshire sneers with lifeless eyes, early taxidermy technique making it look more like a stuffed toy than a once-live animal. But these attractions are nothing compared to the man-eating clam and four-legged chick, staple oddities at the Woodman Museum.

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The state’s highest court ruled Friday that the family of a then-12 year-old girl cannot sue the Manchester School District for a bullying incident that happened in 2011.

The girl’s family argued that their daughter, who was in seventh grade, was beaten up in the school cafeteria, but that the school failed to notify them that she was being teased earlier that week.

Kim Davis, a clerk in Rowan County, Ky., is in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses after same-sex marriage became legal. A same-sex couple received a marriage license in Davis' office Friday morning from a deputy clerk.

But the controversy isn't over. It has divided the crowded campaign trail into those who stand with Davis, and those who don't — plus one in the middle.

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