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AP PHOTOS: New Hampshire votes in nation's first primary

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- From buses and billboards to boisterous rallies and intimate conservations, months of campaigning across New Hampshire culminated Tuesday as voters streamed into polling stations across the state to choose their favorite among a cast of White House hopefuls. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders hope to emerge from New Hampshire's primary with their first wins of the 2016 presidential election -- victories that would boost their standing in this highly competitive race.

North Korean Satellite 'Stabilized' After Tumbling in Orbit, US Official Says

(WASHINGTON) -- An official from the U.S. Department of Defense told ABC News Tuesday that the North Korean satellite that had been tumbling in orbit "appears to have been stabilized." The satellite is believed to be equipped with small rockets that seem to have corrected the satellite's position in orbit. The North Koreans have described the satellite as an earth observation satellite which would mean it would have some imagery capability.

Whoopi Goldberg on Board for "White Rabbit Red Rabbit" Play

(NEW YORK) -- Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winner Whoopi Goldberg is showing no signs of slowing down. Even though her daily duties a ringleader of ABC's chat fest The View could be enough for the average 60-year-old funnywoman, Goldberg is set to return to her theater roots with a performance of the internationally acclaimed Nassim Soleimanpour play White Rabbit Red Rabbit .

I Read The News: Tuesday, 2/9/16

Carole King is 74 today. Daylight savings time first appeared today. Beatles first appearance in the US on the Ed Sullivan Show occurred today. The President of Egypt is being considered insensitive for laying down a 2.5 mile red carpet for his motorcade. The Chinese New Year has begun, it is the year of the…

Royal Caribbean Cruise Captain: Weather Forecast Wasn't 'Anything Near' What Happened

(NEW YORK) -- The captain of the Royal Caribbean cruise ship that was rocked by terrifying, hurricane-force winds off the coast of the Carolinas Sunday told passengers that the forecast wasn't "anything near what we actually experienced." "What we experienced yesterday, that was something very special," Anthem of the Seas' ship master Claus Andre Andersen said in a video produced by Royal Caribbean on Monday.

Former NYC Ballet principal dancer Violette Verdy, 82, dies

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana University says Violette Verdy, a distinguished professor who was principal dancer for New York City Ballet for 20 years and former artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet and Boston Ballet, has died. She was 82. An Indiana University Jacobs School of Music spokeswoman says Verdy's assistant, Robin Allen, confirmed the ballerina died Monday in Bloomington after a brief illness.

Grizzlies Gasol out indefinitely with broken right foot

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Grizzlies center Marc Gasol is out indefinitely with a broken bone in his right foot after an MRI exam found the fracture earlier Tuesday. The Grizzlies said in a statement that Gasol was examined by team physicians Tuesday morning. Memphis will update Gasol's status after the All-Star break. The 7-foot-1 Gasol is averaging 16.6 points and 7.0 rebounds in 52 games this season.

Public Safety director headed to Senate confirmation

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The director of South Carolina's Department of Public Safety appears headed to another four years at the helm, as senators praise his leadership but question the agency's revolving door of highway troopers. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to advance Leroy Smith's confirmation. Smith took command in November 2011 of the agency that oversees the highway patrol, Transport Police and the Bureau of Protective Services, which protects Statehouse grounds.

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John Hancock Show: Tuesday, 2/9/16 Hour 2

The New Hampshire primary is today. Discussion about Hillary and more specifically about Bill and how old he is looking. Additional discussion about the Republican debate this past Saturday and how the other candidates seems to be more willing to take on Trump. More discussion about the New Hampshire primary and the Republican candidates. Discussion with…
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Stage version of 'Frozen' to be directed by Broadway veteran

NEW YORK (AP) -- Disney has tapped one of Broadway's freshest talents to direct one of its most anticipated musicals, "Frozen." According to a Disney Theatrical Productions announcement Tuesday on Twitter, Alex Timbers will helm the show, which is expected to land on Broadway in 2018 alongside its hits "Aladdin" and "The Lion King.

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John Hancock Show: Tuesday, 2/9/16 Hour 1

Discussion about how voting against Trump in New Hampshire could actually help him. Could head injuries in the NFL be it's downfall? John plays Cam's impromptu press conference at his locker today where he explains why he did not go after the fumble and other things. Discussion with Mike Doyle in the newsroom about the volatility…
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New Hampshire Primary Exit Poll Analysis: Big Independent Turnout

(MANCHESTER, N.H.) -- Who turned out for the New Hampshire primaries and what motivated their decisions? Here's the ABC News Analysis Desk's first look at the preliminary exit poll results. BIG TAKEAWAYS: Ideological divisions are sharper than ever. Record levels of political polarization are occurring on both sides, with more Republican voters than ever saying they're conservative and Democratic voters saying they're liberal.

Supreme Court puts Obama's Clean Power Plan on hold

WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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.

Lithium Batteries Could Spark ‘Catastrophic’ Plane Fires, FAA Warns

(WASHINGTON) -- Lithium ion batteries power our phones, laptops, and cameras --- but if handled improperly, they also have the power to potentially bring down a plane. Following a series of disquieting tests, the FAA on Tuesday issued a safety alert warning airlines that transporting these batteries as cargo carries the "risk of a catastrophic hull loss.

Los Angeles Clippers Suspend Blake Griffin for Hitting Team Employee

(LOS ANGELES) -- Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin has been suspended for four games without pay after he punched a team staffer. According to a statement Tuesday from Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and head coach Doc Rivers, Griffin hit the employee on January 23. The statement also said the 26-year-old's wages would be "withheld for one additional game for injuries he sustained.

Ex-bodyguard testifies about lewd messages sent to Paltrow

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A jury hearing a case against an Ohio man charged with stalking Gwyneth Paltrow is hearing about pornographic messages he sent the actress in 1999. Paltrow's former bodyguard Dennis Bridwell on Tuesday read some of the explicit messages Dante Soiu (Soy-YOU) sent the Oscar winner roughly 17 years ago.