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CONSERVATIVES-NH

MANCHESTER, N.H. — President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is coming under renewed attack as some of the nation's leading conservatives gather in New Hampshire for a summit that some consider the unofficial kickoff for the state's 2016 presidential selection process. Several potential Republican White House contenders — among them Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee — headline a conference Saturday in Manchester, N.H., hosted by the conservative groups Citizens United and Americans for Prosperity. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 550 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

UNH PROFESSOR-LANDSLIDE

DURHAM, N.H. — A University of New Hampshire professor of civil engineering is part of a team of experts that will document the environmental effects of the fatal landslide in Washington state last month. Jean Benoit and his colleagues on the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance Association will study the impact of the landslide and debris flow. SENT: 200 words.

FLY-FISHING COURSE

GREENLAND, N.H. — Want to learn about fly-fishing? There's a course for you. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's "Let's Go Fishing" Program is teaming up with the Greenland Recreation Department to host a fly-fishing course the weekend of May 3-4 at no charge. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: 180 words by 4 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

SWANZEY FIRE

SWANZEY, N.H. — Officials say one person has been injured in a house fire in the New Hampshire town of Swanzey. The fire broke out late Friday night.

CONNECTICUT RIVER BRIDGE

GROVETON, N.H. — A public meeting has been scheduled to address the preservation of a Connecticut River bridge that connects Northumberland, N.H., and Guildhall, Vt. The meeting about the Guildhall Road Bridge is scheduled for Monday, April 28, at 6 p.m. at the Northumberland Selectmen's office in Groveton, N.H.

HOOKSETT FATAL

HOOKSETT, N.H. — New Hampshire State Police say a Pembroke man is dead after an early morning crash on Interstate 293 in Hooksett. Police say evidence at the scene indicates that the driver — 25-year-old Jacob Kipp — was unable to negotiate a curve on the 293 northbound ramp to Interstate 93 and struck a guardrail early Saturday morning. Police were called to the crash around 4:45 a.m.

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