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Trump Makes Plea To Blacks And Hispanics During Manchester Rally

The Radisson ballroom was not yet full, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump would not arrive for almost an hour. Already, the crowd chanted, “lock her up.” Peter Vincello from Raymond was on his way in, with his 15 year-old son. “He kinda talked me into it. I was actually supporting Cruz in the primary.” But now, Vincello said, “He says all the right things, second amendment, getting the economy back, law and order.” As the rally got underway, Donald Trump did not veer from his...
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Is Donald Trump considering wavering on a key campaign promise?

That's what several news reports published over the weekend suggest. And while the Trump campaign issued a statement denying any shift on immigration policy, top surrogates and campaign operatives hinted that a change just might be on its way.

The issue: what to do with the estimated 11 million immigrants already living in the United States illegally.

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  There was excellent weather for the 550 or so cyclists who raced up the Mount Washington Auto road on Saturday.

Victoria De Savino beat out her competition by 7 minutes, summiting the Mount Washington auto road 1 hour and 7 minutes.  She is 37 and from Buffalo, NY. Eneas Freyre, 40 and of  Norwalk, CT finished in 52 minutes, more than two minutes faster than the mens’ second-place finisher.  

Libertarian presidential Candidate Gary Johnson will campaign in New Hampshire this week.

The former New Mexico governor is scheduled to hold a rally in front of the State House in Concord Thursday.

He'll be joined by his running mate: former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld.

Following their trip to the Granite State, Johnson and Weld will head to Maine for another rally on Friday in Lewiston.

The Sarah Long Bridge is closed to motor vehicle traffic after getting stuck in the up position Monday morning.

The state Department of Transportation says detours are in effect.

The bridge that connects Portsmouth to Kittery, Maine via the U.S. Route 1 Bypass malfunctioned over the weekend, after getting stuck in the down position.

The bridge is open to boat traffic.

The town of Lincoln is mourning a local firefighter killed in a motor vehicle accident in Canterbury.

Captain Steve Bomba died in a crash on Interstate 93 Friday night that left two others injured.

The 25-year-old Bomba also worked as a dispatcher with the Grafton County Sheriff's Department.

The USDA has designated Belknap, Grafton, Merrimack, Strafford, Cheshire, Hillsborough Rockingham and Sullivan counties as primary natural disaster areas due to crop loss from unseasonably warm temperatures followed by freezing early this year.  Now, farmers in those and contiguous counties are eligible to apply for low interest emergency loans from USDA’s lending agency.

The Bookshelf from NHPR is New Hampshire Public Radio's series on authors and books with ties to the Granite State.  All Things Considered host Peter Biello 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. If you have an author or book you think we should profile on The Bookshelf, send us an email. The address is books@nhpr.org.  This week, The Bookshelf features author Yona Zeldis McDonough.

Happy Friday! Here's some of the interesting (or offbeat) news you might've missed this week. If you want to make sure not to miss out moving forward, subscribe to NHPR's newsletters to get the headlines delivered straight to your inbox

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Despite being only 13 miles long, New Hampshire’s coastline has a variety of beaches on offer during the summer, each with its own distinct atmosphere.

As a part of our Life on the Seacoast series, NHPR’s Jason Moon is bringing us audio postcards from those beaches.

This week, we hear the sounds of Hampton Beach.

 

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Thirteen years ago, Roni Vetter bought an ice-cream shop called Jake’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream. Today, Jake’s is a locally-sourced, wholesale ice cream supplier out of Vetter’s hometown of Nashua.  For this week’s installment of our weekly series “Foodstuffs,” NHPR visited Vetter’s tiny ice cream factory, and saw her process step-by-step.

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