Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders rode a wave of voter frustration with American politics to commanding victories in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies.
Sanders swept majorities of men, women, independents and young people in his win over Hillary Clinton, but faces challenges in the more diverse states that come next on the primary calendar. Trump, appealing to voters seeking a political outsider, he could benefit from the persistent lack of clarity among the more mainstream Republicans struggling to challenge him.
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New Hampshire residents at long last headed to the polls on Tuesday for the first-in-the-country primary. Here as some bright moments from the final day in the Granite State, from an unexpected bit of political pork at a polling place to men dressed as robots chasing a candidate with a "robotic" reputation.
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General Motors is recalling more than 473,000 trucks and SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because the brake pedals can come loose and fail to work properly.
The recall covers certain 2015 and 2016 Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD and Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicles.
GM says a nut on the brake pedal pivot mechanism can come loose, causing the pedal to loosen and possibly become inoperative.
Two dogs in the Flint, Michigan, area have tested positive for lead poisoning, NBC News reported.
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said they had no reports of lead toxicity in household pets in the last five years until Flint's water was contaminated — sickening an unknown number of children.
Veterinarians have reported two cases of dogs in Genesee County with high levels of the heavy metal, which can be fatal in animals. Both dogs are still alive.
Officials are reminding pet owners that their animals shouldn't drink unfiltered tap water until it's deemed safe.
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New Hampshire voters are putting their big imprint on the 2016 presidential race, a ritual that began 100 years ago with the state's first primary, and for some of them it was a confounding choice capped by a decision in the final minutes.
The primary pitted Bernie Sanders against Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side and more than half a dozen candidates on the Republican side in a field dominated in polling by Donald Trump.
Early exit polls indicated that New Hampshire voters might be growing more polarized. On Tuesday, three-quarters of voters in the Republican primary said they were conservative, up from just over half in 2012, and two-thirds of Democratic voters called themselves liberal, up from 56 percent in 2008.
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A divided Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved.
The surprising move is a blow to the administration and a victory for the coalition of 27 mostly Republican-led states and industry opponents that call the regulations "an unprecedented power grab."
By temporarily freezing the rule the high court's order signals that opponents have made a strong argument against the plan, which aims to stave off the worst predicted impacts of climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions at existing power plants by about one-third by 2030. A federal appeals court last month refused to put it on hold.
A man who killed himself on the steps of the Statehouse was an activist on issues of social justice who also worked with young people and the Black Lives Matter movement, according to a newspaper.
Relatives of MarShawn McCarrel II said he prioritized his causes and they suspect work affected him more than they realized, The Columbus Dispatch reported.
"He just wanted to serve people," his twin brother, MarQuan McCarrel, told the newspaper.
MarShawn McCarrel II, who was from suburban Franklin Township, shot himself outside the front door of the Statehouse on Monday and died at the scene, State Highway Patrol Lt. Craig Cvetan said. It's unclear why he killed himself, Cvetan said.
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An unfounded bomb threat led to the evacuation of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver Tuesday afternoon — after hundreds of thousands of people packed the area to celebrate the Denver Broncos' Super Bowl victory, authorities told NBC News.
State Patrol Trooper Nate Reid confirmed that a bomb threat had been received Tuesday afternoon. He said authorities swept the Capitol before determining after about three hours that the threat wasn't credible.
More than 1 million people rallied at nearby Civic Park and in the downtown area earlier Tuesday afternoon for the Broncos' Super Bowl parade, but KUSA reported that many of them had already left by the time the Capitol was evacuated.
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Police in Torrington, Connecticut, have arrested a woman who is accused of posing as a dog adoption business and taking money from people, but never actually providing the dogs. Police started investigating Suzanne Bristol 49, of Torrington, after receiving several complaints from people in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey between September and December. The victims said Bristol was running a dog rescue called “Just For Labs Rescue” out of her home on Berry Street, according to police. NBC Connecticut was not able to reach the attorney as of Tuesday night.
New Hampshire is no longer a Clinton family refuge.
Bernie Sanders soundly defeated Hillary Clinton Tuesday in New Hampshire, a state that in the past had salvaged the presidential dreams of both Hillary Clinton in 2008 and Bill Clinton in 1992. And it wasn't even a close race.
Nearly every demographic group soundly rejected Clinton's candidacy in favor of the 74-year-old self-described democratic-socialist barely known to most Americans. Since 2008, when Clinton edged past Barack Obama to claim a win in the Granite State, the Democratic Party has moved to the left. But Clinton's defeat is also telling of her unresolved, underlying weaknesses.
As both Clintons have often said, New Hampshire was there for both of them when they needed it most — except for tonight.
"I still love New Hampshire," Clinton said. "Now I'm going to take this campaign to the entire country."
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