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Free missionary disciple workshop series in Auburn

Times Record - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15
Diocese of Portland

AUBURN

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Auburn is offering a free series of four workshops entitled “Becoming a Missionary Disciple,” exploring what it means to be a missionary disciple and how to begin living as one.

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Seminary cancels talk by priest who urges dialogue with gays

Times Record - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15
BY RACHEL ZOLL The Associated Press

NEW YORK

Citing a social media backlash, the seminary at the Catholic University of America has canceled a talk by a popular Jesuit priest whose latest book advocates for more compassion for gays within the church. In a rare public rebuke, the university’s president said Saturday that he opposed the seminary’s decision.

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Former NFL player keynote speaker at 2017 Catholic Men’s Conference

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Diocese of Portland

PORTLAND

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Trump piles on new economic sanctions against North Korea

Times Record - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15
BY MATTHEW PENNINGTON and JONATHAN LEMIRE The Associated Press

NEW YORK

President Donald Trump has added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea, authorizing stiffer new sanctions in response to the Koreans’ nuclear weapons advances.

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Kim Jong Un: ‘Deranged’ Trump will ‘pay dearly’ for his threats

Times Record - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15
BY FOSTER KLUG The Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in an extraordinary and direct rebuke, called President Donald Trump “deranged” and said he will “pay dearly” for his threats, a possible indication of more powerful weapons tests on the horizon.

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After Equifax, public shaming but GOP wary of new rules

Times Record - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15
BY KEVIN FREKING The Associated Press

[img_assist|nid=1175105|title=|desc= A WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORT says that hackers broke into Equifax’s computer systems in March 2017, giving them time to probe vulnerabilities and eventually gain access to the data of 143 million Americans. The Journal cited a report from security firm FireEye sent to some Equifax customers, including financial firms.

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Find Your Happy Pace at the Bath Rotary 4-Way 5K Run/Walk

Times Record - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15
BY CAELIE SMITH AND SAWYER BOULETTE Bath Rotary Club

[img_assist|nid=1175100|title=|desc= RACE DIRECTOR SAWYER BOULETTE, standing on curb at left, cheers on Bath Rotarian George Dole as he approaches the finish line during the second annual Bath Rotary 4-Way 5K in 2015. George is wearing the same running shorts he wore in the 1954 race in which Roger Bannister broke the 4 minute mile.

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Busy, Busy, Busy

Times Record - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15
BY CHICK CICIOTTE and JOE DONAHUE Veterans Corner

George T. Files Post 20, Brunswick American Legion Has been very busy these past few days. 9/11 Remembrance Day was a huge success, many thanks to all who participated. Brigadier Gen. Gerard Bolduc, Commander and Chief of Staff, Maine National Guard, along with Matt Jabaut, Vice-Commander American Legion Department of Maine, honored seven Marines and their families with Blue Star Banners.

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Today in History

Times Record - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15

On September 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of January 1, 1863.

In 1776, during the Revolutionary War, Capt. Nathan Hale, 21, was hanged as a spy by the British in New York.

In 1792, the French First Republic was proclaimed.

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Uber’s license to operate in London won’t be renewed

Times Record - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15
BY DANICA KIRKA The Associated Press

LONDON

Uber’s license to operate in London won’t be renewed because its practices endanger public safety and security, the local regulator said Friday, in a blow to a company already facing big questions over its corporate culture.

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Biking the Eastern Trail

Times Record - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15
BY RON CHASE Seniors Not Acting Their Age

Cycling is one of my favorite activities and a primary source of aerobic exercise. The older I get the more I enjoy it. A runner for almost forty years, a knee replacement compelled me to quit. The knee guy said that if I kept running, I’d soon be back for another one.

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An Unfamiliar Game

Times Record - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15
By David Treadwell

After watching Jack Nicklaus win the 1965 Masters, the legendary golfer Robert Jones said, “Nicklaus played a game with which I’m not familiar.” As a guy who’s made a living by writing, I sometimes experience a writer whose extraordinary talent brings Robert Jones’ observation to mind.

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Immigration Produces Success Stories, Such As Donald Trump, Paul LePage

Times Record - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15
BY GORDON L. WEIL

Have you seen a recent Budweiser commercial in which Eberhard Anheuser meets Augustus Busch and they start a beer company in St. Louis? In fact, Busch was Anheuser’s son-in-law and would eventually take over Anheuser’s brewery.

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Political Cartoon

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Bangladesh truck carrying Rohingya Muslim aid crashes; 9 die

Times Record - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15
BY ESTHER HTUSAN and JULHAS ALAM The Associated Press

[img_assist|nid=1175088|title=|desc= ROHINGYA MUSLIMS, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, wait to receive handouts near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Thursday. With Rohingya refugees still flooding across the border from Myanmar, those packed into camps and makeshift settlements in Bangladesh are desperate for scant basic resources and fights erupt over food and water.

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LETTERS

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Train Horn Noise

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

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Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.

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Kimmel transforms debate, shows comedy’s new role

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BY DAVID BAUDER The Associated Press

[img_assist|nid=1175086|title=|desc= JIMMY KIMMEL appears at the 32nd Annual Paleyfest in Los Angeles in 2015, left, and Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., in New Orleans in 2015, are seen in this combination photo. Kimmel said on Sept. 19 that Republican Sen.

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Search for Mexico quake survivors enters day 4

Times Record - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15
BY GISELA SALOMON and MARIA VERZA The Associated Press

MEXICO CITY

Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day Friday, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake.

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Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity after Maria

Times Record - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15
BY DANICA COTO The Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico

The eye of Hurricane Maria was nearing the Turks and Caicos early Friday as Puerto Rico sought to recover from the storm’s devastation.

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