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Iraqi ban on flights to Kurdish capital Irbil begins

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07
BY SUSANNAH GEORGE The Associated Press

IRBIL, Iraq

Hundreds of passengers lined up in the hours before an Iraqi government order that international airlines halt all flights in and out of the cities of Irbil and Sulaimaniyah in Kurdish territory kicks in Friday.

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Living the Word

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07
by the Rev. Lois Hart

“For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.” Psalm 91:11

The Holy Angels

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2 suing St. Louis over their arrests

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07
BY JIM SALTER The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS

Two documentary filmmakers are suing the city of St. Louis and three police officers, saying one of them was cursed at and beaten and they were both sprayed with chemicals when they were arrested during a protest following the acquittal of a white former police officer in the killing of a black man.

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Trump to promote tax plan in address to manufacturers group

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

President Donald Trump will promote his plan for a sweeping rewrite of the tax code to an audience eager for the proposed change.

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FAITH NOTES :

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07
BY MEADOW RUE MERRILL

Living on the outskirts of our little Maine town, I was uncertain whether to let my 4- year-old son, Ezra, ride home from preschool on the bus. A typically 10-minute drive for me would take him 45. Plus he is so little that when he sat on the bus for orientation, the only way to know he was there was by standing in the aisle directly over him.

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Bishop Deeley holds radio mass for ‘Light in the Darkness’ pledge drive

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07
Diocese of Portland

AUBURN

With volunteers and staff seated before him, Bishop Robert P. Deeley celebrated a special morning Mass inside the Presence Radio Network studio in Auburn on Wednesday. The Mass helped launch the “Light in the Darkness” Pledge Drive to raise funding for the network’s seven radio stations in Maine.

The pledge drive runs through Saturday.

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Bath’s Finn to be ordained to the transitional diaconate

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07
Diocese of Portland

PORTLAND

The winding path to answering God’s call began for Bath native Patrick Finn in fifth grade.

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Farmers say Maria wrecked bright spot of Puerto Rico’s economy

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07
BY DAVID PITT The Associated Press

For 21 years Hector Alejandro Santiago spread joy throughout Puerto Rico with the poinsettias, orchids and other ornamental plants he raised and sold to major retailers including Costco, Walmart and Home Depot. In a matter of hours Hurricane Maria wiped it away.

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22 people dead after stampede on Indian bridge

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07
BY RAFIQ MAQBOOL and MANISH MEHTA The Associated Press

MUMBAI, India

A stampede broke out on a crowded pedestrian bridge connecting two railway stations in Mumbai during the Friday morning rush, killing at least 22 people and injuring 32 others, Indian officials said.

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Harvey may not have dealt too devastating a blow to ranchers

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07
BY WILL WEISSERT The Associated Press

[img_assist|nid=1176481|title=|desc= JOHN LOCKE works to move a herd to another field at his family’s ranch in Glen Flora, Texas. The damage Hurricane Harvey inflicted on Texas’ cattle industry hasn’t been calculated yet. But there’s evidence that it might be less than initially feared and perhaps not as costly as Hurricane Ike.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, star of ‘Veep’ on HBO, says she has breast cancer

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07
BY LYNN ELBER The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES

Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

The star of “Veep” and “Seinfeld” posted word of her illness Thursday on social media. A spokeswoman for Louis-Dreyfus confirmed the posts were authentic.

On her Twitter account, the actress wrote that one in eight women get breast cancer.

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Why I Joined Rotary

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07
BY BOB GUERETTE Topsham Expresso Rotary

Years ago, when I was just starting in business, joining a civic organization made up of business men and women sounded like a great way to meet new people and get involved. As I learned more about Rotary and my fellow Rotarians it was evident we were all trying to achieve some of the same goals.

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Today in History

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07

In 1789, the U.S. War Department established a regular army with a strength of several hundred men.

In 1829, London’s reorganized police force, which became known as Scotland Yard, went on duty.

In 1902, William Topaz McGonagall, affectionately considered Britain’s possibly worst-ever poet, died in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Want Geniuses? Welcome Immigrants

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07
BY FRANK BRUNI New York Times News Service

Maybe “some are rapists,” in Donald Trump’s nasty words. But many are geniuses. Just ask the MacArthur Foundation, which responded to our president’s frequent demonization of immigrants, including that infamous phrase, by doing a little math.

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Get Serious – Time for your Passport Photo

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07
BY JANINE TALBOT

In a few months, it will be necessary to have a valid passport in order to take a flight out of Maine. September was Passport Awareness Month, so I’m apparently a day late in being any help to you at all.

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North Korea Parallels Vietnam Experience

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07
BY GORDON L. WEIL

The public television series on the Vietnam War reveals lessons the U.S. failed to learn as it was engulfed by the struggle.

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Folks, We’re Home Alone

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07
BY THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN New York Times News Service

Former Secretary of State Dean Acheson wrote a famous memoir, “Present at the Creation,” about the birth of the post-World War II order — an order whose institutions produced six decades of security and growth for a lot of people. We’re now at a similar moment of rapid change — abroad and at home. Many institutions have to be rethought.

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Political Cartoon

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07
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Trump Disrespects Our Flag

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07
BY DAVID TREADWELL

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b____ off the field. Out. He’s fired. He’s fired.’”

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