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BC-NH--New Hampshire News Digest 1:30 pm, NH

May 8, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, May 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire House has given preliminary approval to a bill to prohibit discrimination based on race, gender and other categories in public schools. The bill was recommended by the Governor’s Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion, which was created in 2017 following the near hanging of a biracial boy in Claremont and other racial incidents. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

We are staffing Hillary Rodham Clinton’s visit to Dartmouth College, and will have a story on merits.

NEW BORDER POST

DERBY LINE, Vt. — U.S. officials are marking the completion of a new border crossing facility on the U.S.-Canadian border in the Vermont town of Derby Line. Federal and state officials, as well as some of their Canadian counterparts, gathered Wednesday at the post. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos, by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

CHILD PORNOGRAPHY-SENTENCE: A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to 13 years in federal prison the transportation and possession of child pornography.

BODY FOUND-RIVER: A vigil is planned for a New Hampshire woman who was reported missing and later found dead in the Lamprey River.

PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR-NEW HAMPSHIRE: Students from Newport Middle School and Phillips Exeter Academy are representing New Hampshire in this year’s group of U.S. Presidential Scholars.

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