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Wednesday, May 27, 1998

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  • Loral Corporation’s Political Contributions

    The nation is a buzz over whether big-money donations influenced President Clinton’s decisions to let China loft American-made satellites into space. Members of Congress, some U.S. officials, and nonproliferation experts are concerned that China can upgrade its nuclear missiles using knowledge it acquired in launching 20 American-made commercial satellites since 1989.

  • Women’s Health Services at Catholic H.M.O.’s

    Police are still looking for suspects in the series of attacks on womens’ health clinics across Florida last week. Today on Democracy Now we’ll continue our look at other threats to womens’ choice. Yesterday, we looked at one case in New Hampshire where a obstetrician/gynecologist was no longer allowed to perform abortions where he worked after it merged with a nearby Catholic hospital.

  • East Timorese Activist Graduates From Brown University

    On Memorial Day, Brown University held its graduation and among its 2,000 students who will leave the Rhode Island University with a degree is the first Timorese to graduate from an Ivy League university. His name is Constancio Pinto. During the ceremony, attended by, among others, Steven Spielberg, Brown president E. Gordon Gee singled out Constancio’s amazing journey — from East Timor to the Ivy League.