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Sen. Cory Booker visits New Hampshire in preview for 2020

Sen. Cory Booker visits New Hampshire in preview for 2020MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Cory Booker, returning to the first-in-the-nation primary state Saturday for a two-day trip that could turn out to be a tuneup for the New Jersey Democrat's potential presidential campaign, said the visit leaves him "a lot more confident in making decisions going forward."



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Bernie Sanders' Son, Levi, Loses New Hampshire Congressional Primary

Bernie Sanders' Son, Levi, Loses New Hampshire Congressional PrimaryLevi Sanders, the son of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), lost his bid for one of



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The Winner of the $560 Million Powerball Can Remain Anonymous, a New Hampshire Judge Rules

The Winner of the $  560 Million Powerball Can Remain Anonymous, a New Hampshire Judge RulesRevealing her name would subject her to "alarming" harassment, he said



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New Hampshire woman takes state to court to keep her $560m lottery win a secret

New Hampshire woman takes state to court to keep her $  560m lottery win a secretA woman from New Hampshire is taking legal action against the state to prevent her identity becoming public after winning $ 560 million (£404m) in the lottery. The woman, given the pseudonym "Jane Doe" in court filings, bought the winning ticket in the town of Merrimack on January 6.  The owner of the convenience store in the historic riverside town, 50 miles north west of Boston and with a population of 25,000, was so proud of selling the ticket – and his $ 75,000 bonus for doing so – that he made national headlines. “Can you believe someone just walked into my store and won?!" said Sam Safa, as the mystery over the winner grew.  "Most of my customers are local, and I'm hoping it's someone local. But whoever it is, congratulations to them." The winner was indeed a local woman. And last week she went to court to try and prevent her identity being made public. “She is a long-time resident of New Hampshire and is an engaged community member,” her lawyer, Steven Gordon, wrote in the court documents.  “She wishes to continue this work and the freedom to walk into a grocery store or attend public events without being known or targeted as the winner of a half-billion dollars.” Lottery officials insist that the law is clear, and that the integrity of the game depends on public identification of the winners. New Hampshire lottery rules require the winner’s name, town and amount won be available for public information, in accordance with open-records laws. Mavis Wanczyk, another lottery winner, clinched $ 758.7 million in August 2017, the largest ever jackpot in US history Credit:  Josh Reynolds/AP She could have avoided identification only if she established a trust and asked a trustee to sign her name on the back of the ticket – something she did not know. Altering the signature on the back of her ticket would make it void. She says she made a "huge mistake" when she signed her real name on the back of the ticket before contacting a lawyer, who told her she could have remained anonymous had she established the trust. Charlie McIntyre, executive director for the New Hampshire lottery, said the commission consulted with the state’s attorney general’s office and that the Powerball winner must abide by the disclosure laws “like any other.” “The New Hampshire Lottery understands that winning a $ 560 million Powerball jackpot is a life-changing occurrence,” the statement said.  “Having awarded numerous Powerball jackpots over the years, we also understand that the procedures in place for prize claimants are critically important for the security and integrity of the lottery, our players and our games.  “While we respect this player’s desire to remain anonymous, state statutes and lottery rules clearly dictate protocols.” Mr Gordon and his team are hoping that the courts will take into account the myriad examples of lottery winners being conned or physically endangered. They even claim that the state’s opioid crisis proves that there is danger in the state, writing that New Hampshire, "despite it's bucolic beauty… is not immune to crime." How to pick lottery numbers and win: 8 ways to increase your chances The lawsuit states that the woman now joins a small group of big jackpot winners that "has historically been victimized by the unscrupulous". Indeed, the US has a history of violence against lottery winners. In November 2015, Craigory Burch Jr won $ 434,272 in Georgia. Two months later, police said, Burch was killed in his home by seven masked men who kicked in his front door. His family members said the public announcement of the lottery winnings had made him a target. “When they came in, he said: ‘Don’t do it, bro. Don’t do it in front of my kids. Please don’t do it in front of my kids and old lady,’” said his girlfriend, Jasmine Hendricks, at the time.  “He said, ‘I’ll give you my bank card.’” And a Florida man, Abraham Shakespeare, won a $ 30 million lottery prize in 2006, only to be approached two years later by Dorice “Dee Dee” Moore, who said she was writing a book about how people were taking advantage of him.  She soon became his financial adviser and slowly siphoned away his money, then killed him. “She got every bit of his money,” said Jay Pruner, assistant state attorney, in closing arguments. “He found out about it and threatened to kill her. She killed him first.” She was found guilty in December 2012 of his death, and sentenced to life in prison.



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A New Hampshire Woman Won $560 Million in Powerball. Now She's Suing to Keep Her Name a Secret

A New Hampshire Woman Won $  560 Million in Powerball. Now She's Suing to Keep Her Name a SecretShe wishes to avoid the "misfortune that has often fallen upon other lottery winners"



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New Hampshire winner of $559M Powerball jackpot a mystery

New Hampshire winner of $  559M Powerball jackpot a mysteryMERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — No one has come forward yet to claim the lone Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire that matched all six numbers for a $ 559.7 million jackpot, lottery officials said Monday.



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$559 Million Winning Powerball Ticket Sold In New Hampshire Convenience Store

$  559 Million Winning Powerball Ticket Sold In New Hampshire Convenience StoreThe winning numbers for Saturday’s estimated $ 570-million Powerball jackpot, the fifth-largest grand prize in the game’s history, were 12, 29, 30, 33, 61 and Powerball 26.



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New Hampshire nears approval of medical marijuana law

By Jason McLure LITTLETON, New Hampshire (Reuters) – New Hampshire is set to become the final state in New England to allow medical marijuana after negotiators from the Republican-controlled Senate and Democratic-controlled House agreed Tuesday on a bill backed by Governor Maggie Hassan. The law would allow up to four marijuana dispensaries to open as soon as 2015. Patients with cancer, HIV, glaucoma and other diseases would be eligible to purchase the drug with state-issued identity cards from a physician or nurse practitioner certifying that they need it to soothe pain. …
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New Hampshire nears approval of medical marijuana law

By Jason McLure LITTLETON, New Hampshire (Reuters) – New Hampshire is set to become the final state in New England to allow medical marijuana after negotiators from the Republican-controlled Senate and Democratic-controlled House agreed Tuesday on a bill backed by Governor Maggie Hassan. The law would allow up to four marijuana dispensaries to open as soon as 2015. Patients with cancer, HIV, glaucoma and other diseases would be eligible to purchase the drug with state-issued identity cards from a physician or nurse practitioner certifying that they need it to soothe pain. …
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