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If the 2008 New Hampshire primary opened a window into a kinder, more emotional Hillary Clinton, this cycle has transformed her back into a ruthless political buzz saw, hammering Bernard Sanders in recent days and accusing the senator from Vermont of trying to "smear" her. (Associated Press)

Tears of 2008 a distant memory as Clinton gets combative in New Hampshire

- The Washington Times

Days before the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, a quaint cafe on the outskirts of this town witnessed the birth of the kinder, gentler Hillary Clinton — a persona that is now little more than a distant memory, as the former secretary of state embraces a more combative approach in her tooth-and-nail fight for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.

Donald Trump's accusations that fellow Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz applied underhanded methods to win the Iowa caucuses may well harm Mr. Cruz's hopes to win the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries. (Associated Press)

Trump cheating allegations dog Cruz as New Hampshire nearing

- The Washington Times

The accusation that Ted Cruz used dirty tricks to win Iowa’s Republican caucuses has hounded him in New Hampshire and threatens to keep after him into South Carolina, inflicting damage on his campaign in that key Southern primary where he is a top contender.

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Bharara comes to Albany

Associated Press

Federal prosecutor Preet Bharara is heading to Albany - a place he has sharply condemned as the epicenter of New York's political corruption.

Opponents rally against Delaware death penalty

Associated Press

Opponents of capital punishment are planning a rally to protest the defeat of a bill repealing Delaware's death penalty, and what they describe as chronic racial injustice in the state.

In this Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 photo, Shukri Abasheikh, owner of Mogadishu Store, speaks with a customer in Lewiston, Maine. "When Somalis came in, Lewiston people, Maine people, they think they need welfare but we don't need welfare. We need jobs. We need peace. We need education," said Abasheikh, who worked as a janitor before achieving her dream of running her own business. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Reborn Maine milling city offers lessons amid refugee crisis

- Associated Press

The arrival of thousands of Somali refugees in this former mill city in the nation's whitest state sparked a backlash at first, complete with a rally of white supremacists and a pig's head rolled into the local mosque.

In this image released by Japan's Kyodo News agency, an unidentified object is photographed in the sky from Dandong, China, near the North Korean border, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at the same time a North Korea rocket was allegedly launched. North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland. (Minoru Iwasaki/Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

UN condemns NKorea launch, pledges significant new sanctions

- Associated Press

The U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders called a banned test of ballistic missile technology and another "intolerable provocation." The U.N.'s most powerful body pledged to quickly adopt a new resolution with "significant" new sanctions.

Many say Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has failed to deliver on his promised reforms. (Associated Press)

Narendra Modi's star fades in India as promised reforms fail to materialize

- The Washington Times

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi won office in May 2014 with an Obama-style "hope and change" message, promising to improve his country's notoriously backward business climate and boost its underwhelming image on the world stage.

Analysis: Edwards, lawmakers get spending cut suggestions

- Associated Press

While Gov. John Bel Edwards has focused primarily on tax increases for his budget rebalancing effort, an independent government watchdog group is offering a companion list of ideas for where to cut spending.

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, answers a question during a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by ABC News at the St. Anselm College  Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

AP FACT CHECK: Fumbles from the Republican field

- Associated Press

What happened in Iowa didn't stay in Iowa. And when it reached the stage in the latest Republican presidential debate, Ted Cruz had some explaining to do.