N.H. voters, advocates sue to block new law toughening voter registration

Jackie Orosz filled out a voter registration form while in line in Portsmouth, N.H.

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Civil rights advocates say the new rules amount to intimidation designed to discourage thousands of young residents from voting.

FILE - In this June 6, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. listens as President Donald Trump, speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. The rift between President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is poised to have lasting consequences on the GOP legislative agenda and Republicans' re-election prospects. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

The feud between Trump and McConnell is threatening the GOP agenda

The escalating tension between the two men is threatening the GOP’s re-election prospects and its ability to govern.

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One day after a searing speech tearing into the media and some Republicans, President Trump on Wednesday called for unity and love.

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 22: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to supporters at the Phoenix Convention Center during a rally on August 22, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. An earlier statement by the president that he was considering a pardon for Joe Arpaio,, the former sheriff of Maricopa County who was convicted of criminal contempt of court for defying a court order in a case involving racial profiling, has angered Latinos and immigrant rights advocates. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Trump’s escalating media attack puts journalists on edge

President Trump’s angry condemnation of the media heightened the fear among journalists that verbal attacks could lead to physical attacks.

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, right, speaks as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump listens during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. (Rick T. Wilking/Pool via AP)

Clinton says her ‘skin crawled’ as Trump hovered on debate stage

In her upcoming book, Hillary Clinton says that Donald Trump shadowed her so closely she had to resist shouting out, ‘‘Back up you creep, get away from me.’’

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Former undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson is looking to crowdfund enough money to buy Twitter so President Trump can’t use it.

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey D-Mass., addresses a gathering during a

Ed Markey says there’s no military solution in North Korea

Markey, who is the top Democrat on a Senate foreign relations panel that oversees Asia, is in the final stretch of a trip to the region.

Felix G. Arroyo (left) was placed on paid administrative leave from his $130,000-a-year job in the administration of Mayor Martin J. Walsh (right) last month.

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Police now investigating allegations against Felix G. Arroyo

A detective said Wednesday the department is aware of allegations that Arroyo grabbed the neck of a female subordinate who had accused him of repeated sexual harassment.

Wanda James’s cultivation operation and dispensary, Simply Pure, is expanding next year.

Will legal pot be a chance for minority business owners?

The dearth of black pot entrepreneurs is a warning to Massachusetts, where advocates and lawmakers have trumpeted the industry’s potential for communities of color.

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Trump’s science envoy quits with scathing letter with an embedded message: ‘I-M-P-E-A-C-H’

Daniel Kammen’s most biting message may have come in a hidden acrostic; the first letter of each paragraph spelled out ‘‘I-M-P-E-A-C-H.’’

Trump makes new appeal for unity after searing Phoenix speech

President Trump returned to calls for unity and love as he spoke to veterans Wednesday at an American Legion conference.

Ed Markey says there’s no military solution in North Korea

Markey, who is the top Democrat on a Senate foreign relations panel that oversees Asia, is in the final stretch of a trip to the region.

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