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NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidates and hopefuls were in New Hampshire this weekend for a party conference, the first gathering of its kind this year in the first-in-the-nation primary state. Politicians already in the 2016 race or considering a run gave speeches, answered questions from voters and reporters and tested their campaign skills in stops across the state. Some things to know about the state of the race:
An Egyptian court on Sunday took a step towards imposing the death penalty on 11 men for involvement in deadly soccer stadium violence in 2012, in a court session shown on television. The judge referred the sentencing to Egypt's Grand Mufti, the country's most senior religious authority, a step towards the death penalty, which could be imposed at a later court hearing on May 30. Soccer matches are often a flashpoint for violence in the country but the Port Said incident was Egypt's worst ever soccer disaster, killing more than 70 fans and injuring at least 1,000. The Grand Mufti's decision is not binding but referral is needed in order to impose a death sentence.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Shanghai GM, a joint venture between General Motors and Chinese automaker SAIC Motor Corp , plans to spend 100 billion yuan ($16.14 billion) over the next five years to develop new vehicles, Shanghai GM President Wang Yongqing said on Sunday. The business aims to launch 10 "new-energy models" as it seeks to establish a 10 percent share of the Chinese market, Wang told reporters ahead of the Shanghai autoshow, which begins on Monday. (Reporting by Jake Spring; Editing by Lee Chyen Yee and David Goodman)