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BC-NH--New Hampshire News Digest 6 pm, NH

December 21, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Friday, Dec. 21, 2018.

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New Hampshire. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the northern New England desk at 603-224-3327. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking news and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date

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ELECTION 2020-WOMEN

WASHINGTON _ A year defined by the political power of women is ending with men enjoying much of the attention. Outgoing Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders have emerged as early favorites in the opening phase of the 2020 campaign. All the attention on the presidential prospects of this white male trio might seem to miss the message of the midterm elections, in which a record number of women were elected to public office across the country. By Elana Schor, Juana Summers, and Holly Ramer. SENT: 1,115 words, photos.

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CHILD DEATH-INVESTIGATION: Police in New Hampshire are investigating the death of a 2-year-old boy.

PREP SCHOOL-SEXUAL ABUSE: A college safety director and former police officer has been named the new compliance overseer for St. Paul’s School, fulfilling an agreement with the New Hampshire attorney general’s office that had investigated sexual misconduct allegations at the prep school.

FIRE-ARREST: Police in New Hampshire have arrested a man in connection with a fire at a home in the town of Franklin.

TRAFFIC DEATHS: Officials in New Hampshire say they have seen a spike in traffic deaths ahead of the holiday season.

WINTER WASHOUT: The first day of day of winter is bringing soaking rain and warm temperatures, eliminating snow in New England and dashing hopes for a white Christmas for millions.

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