(Amherst, MA) — An attempt by former Attorney General John Ashcroft to speak at UMass Amherst has been marred by hecklers. Wednesday night as a guest of the UMass Republican Club Ashcroft abandoned his prepared remarks as a group in the audience repeatedly interrupted him, yelling out that he’s a “war criminal.” Ashcroft engaged with the hecklers, challenging them to be more specific and calling them cowards. After the hecklers left, Ashcroft talked about Guantanamo, Edward Snowden, President Obama, and other topics.
A look at some of the big stories that made headlines this week and the headlines you may have missed.
This All-American holiday took a long and winding road to become an annual tradition.
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The city of Northampton now has an ordinance banning the use of single-layer plastic bags