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MapNH Health underscores looming changes in state’s medical needs

Monday, September 15, 2014

New Hampshire is getting older. It is also, by some measures, going to get sicker. Paying attention now to these and other demographic changes could help the Granite State avoid serious challenges in the coming decades, according to the recently released MapNH Health. Drawing on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the New Hampshire Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey and other sources, a team of experts outlined a host of … 0

House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

Monday, September 15, 2014

Lawmakers raced yesterday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Obama’s strategy against the Islamic State. The Obama administration says the training operation is needed to establish credible, local ground … 0

Kerry: U.S. open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

Monday, September 15, 2014

As more than two dozen nations pledged yesterday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington’s earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry ruled out any … 0

Al-Qaida’s Syrian cell alarms US

Saturday, September 13, 2014

While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria – a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe – poses a more direct and imminent threat to … 0

Liberians with Ebola find themselves on their own

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Steps from a chance at salvation, or at least a less excruciating death, Comfort Zeyemoh walked slowly from the Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia, yesterday. It was one of only three in a city devastated by the … 0

Ukraine government repels rebel attack on airport

Saturday, September 13, 2014

A convoy of more than 200 white trucks crossed the Russian border to deliver humanitarian aid to a battered Ukrainian city on Saturday, a move made without Kiev’s consent yet met with silence by Ukraine’s top leaders. “Early … 0

Pakistan arrests opposition activists

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Pakistani police arrested anti-government protesters in what activists said was an effort to crack down on weekslong sit-ins in the capital, while the government said police only apprehended suspects in a recent attack on state-run TV. The … 0

Some British Muslims fed up with fighting

Friday, September 12, 2014

The London-accented militant who delivered blood-curdling threats to the West before apparently beheading two American journalists has become, for most Britons, the masked face of foreign fighters in Syria. But more typical, experts say, may be the Brit who recently called home from the front lines to say … 0

Obama war plan rattles nominees

Friday, September 12, 2014

In a nation weary of war, yet alarmed by the prospect of an emerging threat, President Obama’s plan to strike Islamic State militants is ruffling the usual left-right politics in several races that will decide control of the Senate. Republicans who have hammered the president on a variety … 1

Iraq / Syria: Coalition assembly not simple

Friday, September 12, 2014

Assembling a coalition to fight the militants from the Islamic State group is proving to be a complicated affair. France is all in, but would like to invite Iran – against the wishes of the United States. The … 0

Muslim American leaders denounce Islamic State

Friday, September 12, 2014

More than two dozen Muslim American clerics and community leaders condemned Islamic terrorism at a crowded news conference Wednesday in Washington, D.C., denouncing the atrocities committed by the Islamic State and calling on young Muslim Americans to resist the appeal of jihadist ideology. The leaders, who were joined … 0

Friday, September 12, 2014

In addition to headlining the state Republican party’s “unity breakfast,” Kentucky Senator Rand Paul made a stop in Durham yesterday where he endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown. “Scott Brown is famous for his opposition to Obamacare. We need to send him back to Washington to repeal Obamacare,” … 0

New Hampshire GOP candidates pledge solidarity at unity breakfast

Friday, September 12, 2014

For months, New Hampshire Republicans seeking the party’s nomination to run for U.S. Senate, Congress and governor have battled each other in contested primary races. Yesterday, both the winners and losers from Tuesday’s election joined together at a … 5