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

February 19, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

DEATH PENALTY

CONCORD, N.H. _ New Hampshire lawmakers are once again considering a bill to repeal the death penalty, less than six months after failing to override Gov. Chris Sununu’s veto of an identical measure. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m.

ELECTION 2020-COURTING FRESHMEN

WASHINGTON _ Elizabeth Warren gave a nod to the first two Native Americans elected to Congress. Sen. Jeff Merkley got a moment on-camera with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And virtually all of the Democrats who would be president have reached out to freshman Rep. Joe Cunningham in early-voting South Carolina. Think of it as dancing with the freshman stars, 2020 edition. By Laurie Kellman. SENT: 1,115 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-BERNIE SANDERS

WASHINGTON — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose insurgent 2016 presidential campaign reshaped Democratic politics, announced Tuesday that he is running for president in 2020. “Our campaign is not only about defeating Donald Trump,” the 77-year-old self-described democratic socialist said in an email to supporters. “Our campaign is about transforming our country and creating a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice.” By Juana Summers. SENT: 845 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

MISSING BOATERS: A probate court trial of a man accused by relatives of killing his millionaire grandfather for inheritance money is now scheduled for June.

SNOWMOBILER DEATH-NEW HAMPSHIRE: New Hampshire authorities say a man died while attempting to assist a stuck snowmobiler.

ART MUSEUM-CENTENNIAL: New Hampshire’s Currier Museum of Art is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

GIRLS INC-GRANT: Girls Inc. of New Hampshire has received a $25,000 grant to implement sports programs.

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