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Malaysia fire blocks lone exit to Islamic dormitory; 23 dead

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53
BY EILEEN NG The Associated Press

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia

Malaysian authorities were investigating the cause of a fire early today that blocked the only exit of an Islamic dormitory on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, killing 23 people, most of them teenagers.

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Tillerson visits London for talks on North Korea, Libya

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BY MATTHEW PENNINGTON The Associated Press

LONDON

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was holding talks in London today on international efforts to pressure North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs, and on the chaos in Libya.

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School shooting: A gun jams, and a student tries to help

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53
BY NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS The Associated Press

ROCKFORD, Wash.

Armed with a pistol and rifle, classmates say the shooter’s face “was passive” in the hallway of a high school in a tiny Washington state town. He tried to fire a weapon, but it jammed, and another boy confronted him.

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UC Berkeley under tight security for conservative speaker Shapiro

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53
BY JOCELYN GECKER The Associated Press

BERKELEY, Calif.

The University of California, Berkeley has ramped up security as it braces to host conservative commentator Ben Shapiro tonight, the latest polarizing figure to raise concerns of violence on the famously liberal campus.

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Medicare cards getting a remade to protect seniors from identity theft

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53
BY LAURAN NEERGAARD The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

Medicare cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft.

No more Social Security numbers plastered on the card. Next April, Medicare will begin mailing every beneficiary a new card with a unique new number to identify them.

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Democrats say they have deal with Trump on young immigrants

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53
BY ERICA WERNER and JILL COLVIN The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

The top House and Senate Democrats say they have reached agreement with President Donald Trump to protect thousands of younger immigrants from deportation and fund some border security enhancements — not including Trump’s coveted border wall.

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THURSDAY EVENING ON TELEVISION

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Judith May Rouillard

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BATH — Judith “Judy” May (Mank) Rouillard, 80, of Drummond Point died on Sunday, September 10, 2017. She was born in Bath on May 29, 1937, a daughter of Henry W. and Stella Evelyn (Jewett) Mank.

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COMICS

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Dear Abby

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DEAR ABBY: I am a 16-year-old girl in a somewhat happy relationship. When I first started dating my boyfriend, he was all about it, as was I. But now it seems like he’s only interested in sex. He’s always asking me to send him videos and pictures of myself nude, and I just keep telling him I’m not ready for anything like that.

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SUDOKU

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CRYPTOQUOTE

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CROSSWORD

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Dunlap gift wraps ballot language for Question 2 supporters

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53
BY JACOB POSIK

After accepting feedback from Maine citizens throughout a 30-day public comment period, Democratic Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap made minuscule changes to the ballot language of Question 2, which would expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in Maine.

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Political Cartoon

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Choosing Our Next Governor

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BY GARY ANDERSON

No matter who we get for our next governor it's hard to imagine that they could be any worse than the one we've been saddled with for nearly seven years.

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War vet names baby son after medics who saved him

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

ROME (AP) — An Army veteran who lost all four limbs in an explosion in Afghanistan says the name of his newborn son pays tribute to two medics who helped save his life.

Travis Mills runs a retreat in Maine for combat injured veterans.

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Watchdog report: Aging Navy shipyards costing billions

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The watchdog agency for Congress says the Navy’s aging public shipyards are failing to fully meet the military’s needs.

The Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday that a Government Accountability Office report is sharply critical of the four facilities.

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Bill targets policy on shipyard worker reimbursement

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

KITTERY (AP) — Maine Sen. Susan Collins is introducing an amendment she says would repeal a U.S. Department of Defense policy she believes is unfair to some shipyard workers.

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LETTERS

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

Clean Water Act Important to Mainers

Few things are more fundamental to our health than the water we drink. No one should have to worry about pollution when they turn on the tap. That is exactly what will happen if the Trump Administration succeeds in repealing the Clean Water Rule. Their plans to replace the rule would put the drinking water of 1 in 3 Mainers at risk.

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