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    Judge Deciding Whether NH Powerball Winner Gets Privacy

    A woman who won $559.7 million in the lottery is demanding to remain anonymous.

    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018)

    Lawyers for an anonymous New Hampshire woman who won a $559.7 million Powerball jackpot have announced she is giving some of the winnings to charities that feed hungry children and help girls in the state.

    In a news conference Wednesday, the New Hampshire Lottery Commission handed over the winnings to the woman's lawyers. The lawyers also announced she would give $150,000 to Girls Inc. and $33,000 each to three chapters of End 68 Hours of Hunger.

    The winning ticket was sold in Merrimack for the drawing on Jan. 6.

    The woman will get her money as a legal fight over releasing her identity plays out in court. The commission approved the payment to a trust the woman set up.

    DHS Secretary Defends Practice of Separating Families at Border

    [NATL] DHS Secretary Defends Practice of Separating Families at Border

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended the practice of separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that her department is merely following laws. Speaking at a White House briefing Monday, Nielsen said the issue has been growing for years, the product of loopholes that have created an open border.

    (Published Monday, June 18, 2018)