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Thorny global issues abound a year into Trump presidency

Times Record - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23
By The Associated Press

With a sharp departure from years and sometimes decades of U.S.

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Has #MeToo gone too far?

Times Record - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23
BY DAVID CRARY and TAMARA LUSH

The Associated Press

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Is it news? Ansari story triggers media ethics debate

Times Record - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23
BY ALEXANDRA OLSON The Associated Press

What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman’s vivid account of comedian Aziz Ansari’s sexual advances while the two were on a date.

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Hot-button topics coalesce at the Sundance Film Festival

Times Record - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23
BY LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer

The Sundance Film Festival has always been a place for boundary-pushing programming, but from the Me Too movement, to diversity and representation in film and even the current presidency, this year the snowy mountain town of Park City, Utah, is primed to be an epicenter of conversation around some of the most burning issues of the day.

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Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes — and save Big Tobacco

Times Record - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23

WASHINGTON (AP) — Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up. That’s the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully fashioned by U.S. health officials.

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Clues sought in crash that killed Zimbabwean leader

Times Record - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23

RATON, N.M. (AP) — A husband and wife who pushed for political change in Zimbabwe, an adventurous Texas investor and a pair of decorated pilots died in a fiery helicopter crash in a remote area in the U.S. state of New Mexico.

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Tourism booming in Cuba despite tougher new Trump policy

Times Record - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23

HAVANA (AP) — On a sweltering early summer afternoon in Miami’s Little Havana, President Donald Trump told a cheering Cuban-American crowd that he was rolling back some of Barack Obama’s opening to Cuba in order to starve the island’s military run economy of U.S.

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Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

Times Record - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23
BY NICOLE WINFIELD The Associated Press

SANTIAGO, Chile

Pope Francis accused victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country.

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Trump steps to forefront of antiabortion movement

Times Record - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23

WASHINGTON (AP) — He once called himself “pro-choice.” But a year into his presidency, Donald Trump is stepping to the forefront of his administration’s efforts to roll back abortion rights.

And though his record is mixed and a midterm election looms, abortion opponents say they have not felt so optimistic in at least a decade.

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Pence has long pushed for creation of Trump policies on Israel

Times Record - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23
BY KEN THOMAS and TOM LoBIANCO The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

Vice President Mike Pence is making his fifth visit to Israel, returning to a region he’s visited “a million times” in his heart.

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Congress likely racing toward a govt. shutdown

Times Record - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23
BY ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAM The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

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DA: Couple’s abuse became torture

Times Record - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23
BY AMY TAXIN and BRIAN MELLEY The Associated Press

RIVERSIDE, Calif.

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‘Police Academy’ director dies

Times Record - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23
The Associated Press

NEW YORK

Hugh Wilson, an award-winning director and writer with a knack for broad and witty comedy whose credits ranged from the raucous film “Police Academy” to the popular sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died at age 74.

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Sally W. Rand

Times Record - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23

FREEPORT — Sally W. Rand, 91, of South Freeport Road, Freeport, died in her home on January 9, 2018. She was born in Boston, MA., a daughter of Robert Shurtleff Wallace and Sarah Elizabeth Yeager Wallace.

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Living the Word

Times Record - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23
by the Rev. Lois Hart

“For surely I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

Living with Uncertainty

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Mormon church appoints 93-year-old ex-surgeon as president

Times Record - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23
BY BRADY MCCOMBS The Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY

The 93-year-old former heart surgeon named Tuesday as the new president of the Mormon Church signaled his intention to make few changes in policy regarding the role of women and LGBT issues — two topics that the faith has grappled with in recent years.

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Second Congregational Church commissions Breckenridge as UCC missionary to Zambia

Times Record - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23
The Times Record

NEWCASTLE

Robert Breckenridge, a member of the Second Congregational Church UCC in Newcastle, is heading out on a mission trip.

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On the Radio!

Times Record - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23
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Book Review: ‘A Voice Becoming’

Times Record - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23
BY MEADOW RUE MERRILL

When my 18-year-old son recently had his wisdom teeth removed, I joked that this was his rite of passage.

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Political Cartoon

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