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BC-NH--New Hampshire News Digest 6 pm, NH

February 15, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New Hampshire. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the northern New England desk at 603-224-3327. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking news and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

Political coverage.

TOP STORIES:

INTERNET GAMBLING

CONCORD, N.H. _ A U.S. Department of Justice legal opinion that could threaten online gambling and state-run lotteries is being challenged in court by the state of New Hampshire and the company that supports its iLottery system. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 565 words.

ELECTION 2020-WELD-NEW HAMPSHIRE

BEDFORD, N.H. — Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, little-known on the national stage but well-respected among veterans in the GOP establishment, announced an exploratory committee for president on Friday, becoming the first Republican to move toward a serious primary challenge against President Donald Trump. There are new signs he won’t be the last. By Holly Ramer, Steve Peoples and Bob Salsberg. SENT: 915 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-CAMPAIGN RDP

Several Democratic presidential candidates are spending the long holiday weekend on the campaign trail. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Kamala Harris are visiting early voting states on Friday that will be critical to securing the Democratic nomination next year. SENT: 550 words.

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Election 2020-Campaign Rdp-The Latest.

IN BRIEF:

TRUMP-BORDER SECURITY-NEW HAMPSHIRE: Members of New Hampshire’s Democratic congressional delegation are against President Donald Trump’s decision to use billions of dollars from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts to pay for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border

MEDICAID EXPANSION-WORK REQUIREMENTS: A bipartisan legislative committee has now approved New Hampshire’s proposed work requirements for Medicaid recipients, nearly two months after it first objected to Trump administration changes

VEHICLES STRUCK-ARREST: A New Hampshire driver has been accused of side-swiping a police cruiser and a tow truck without stopping on the Spaulding Turnpike.

METH DISTRIBUTION-SENTENCING: A Massachusetts man who shipped large quantities of methamphetamine through the mail has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

EDUCATION INITIATIVE: An education initiative being pushed by New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu would incentivize learning outside the classroom.

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