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Apr 10, 2014

Former Massachusetts Senator Brown to come out swinging on Obamacare in New Hampshire

BOSTON (Reuters) – Republican Scott Brown, a former Massachusetts Senator, plans to launch his campaign to represent New Hampshire in the U.S. Senate on Thursday with an attack on incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen’s vote for Obamacare.

Brown, who moved to his native New Hampshire late last year to explore a run for office, has focused much of his energy on attacking the Affordable Care Act, an issue that Republicans are making a centerpiece of 2014 campaigns.

Apr 10, 2014
Apr 10, 2014

Ecuador’s Correa says will honor terms of proposed bond offer

, April 9 (Reuters) – Ecuadorean President
Rafael Correa said on Wednesday that his country would honor the
terms of the $700 million bond offering it plans to make to
foreign investors this year, its first international debt sale
since a $3.2 billion default in 2008.

Correa, a leftist who has been highly critical of the United
States and powerful financial institutions, said the terms of
the proposed bond sale would be very different than those of the
debts defaulted on during the global financial crisis.

Apr 9, 2014
Apr 9, 2014

U.S. university drops plan to honor critic of Islam

BOSTON, April 9 (Reuters) – Brandeis University has decided
not to award an honorary degree to a Somali-born women’s rights
activist who has branded Islam as violent and “a nihilistic cult
of death.”

The private university outside Boston said it had decided
not to bestow the honor on Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former Dutch
parliamentarian who has been a staunch critic of Islam and its
treatment of women.

Apr 9, 2014
via FaithWorld

U.S. university drops plan to honor activist critical of Islam

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(Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former Dutch parliamentarian, gestures as she speaks at the European Parliament in Brussels February 14, 2008. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir )

A private university outside Boston has decided not to award an honorary degree to a Somali-born women’s rights activist who has branded Islam as violent and “a nihilistic cult of death.”

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      "Scott Malone is the Boston-based editor in charge for general news overseeing the northeastern United States, where he covers everything from politics to storms to the weird and wonderful of New England. Scott has interviewed newsmakers ranging from Macky Sall, the president of Senegal, to chart-topping rockers Aerosmith. His reporting has taken him from storm-swept New Orleans to the weather observatory atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire."
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