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Obama makes push in N.H.

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President Obama fiercely defended his energy policies against Republican attacks, offering a preview of his strategy to quell voter anger over rising gas prices.

Backing unions a delicate mission for Elizabeth Warren

Harnessing her support among labor leaders to woo rank-and-file union members carries risk for Warren, as some voters view unions as special interests.

Limits on birth control rejected

The Senate killed a Republican effort yesterday to let employers and health insurance companies deny coverage for items they object to on religious or moral grounds.

Hazing issue ensnares Dartmouth president

Many professors accused Jim Kim of abdicating leadership on the issue, and a fourth of the school’s faculty have signed a petition calling for the banishment of single-sex fraternities.

In experiment, US offers up to $500 for fishermen not to fish

The federal government is trying to figure out how much it would cost to persuade anglers not to fish off the coast.