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Celtics edge Portland

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:20
BY MARK ALTMAN The Associated Press

BOSTON

Al Horford captured the attention of Boston sports fans even on Super Bowl Sunday.

Horford made a 15-foot fadeaway jumper at the buzzer and the Celtics finished off the Portland Trail Blazers 97-96 Sunday, giving New England fans a few hours to get home before the Patriots played for the NFL championship.

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Brunswick JV Black downs Gardiner

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:20

BRUNSWICK — Adria Doane had 16 points and Kendahl Dow pitched in 14 as the Brunswick High School jayvee Black girls basketball team rolled past Gardiner, 57-36 on Friday.

Emily Cloutier added 10 points in the win.

Maddie Farnham led Gardiner with 15 points.

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Dragons skate past Eagles, 4-3

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:20
BY BOB CONN Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

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SUPER BOWL DOWNER!

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:20
BY BARRY WILNER The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS

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Paris attacks suspect refuses to stand at trial

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:20
BY LORI HINNANT The Associated Press

BRUSSELS

The only surviving member of the Islamic State cell that attacked Paris in November 2015 refused to rise for a Belgian court today, or answer questions about his actions, during his first appearance in public since his arrest nearly two years ago.

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Nassar to receive final sentence in sexual assault scandal

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:20

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — Days of emotional testimony in two Michigan courtrooms are wrapping up with a final sentence for former sports doctor Larry Nassar, whose serial sexual abuse of girls and young women has shaken Michigan State University and elite sports associations.

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Ram truck ad using MLK speech draws backlash

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:20

NEW YORK (AP) — A Ram truck ad that used a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., is drawing a backlash.

The ad shows people doing service-oriented tasks set against audio of King’s speech, which urges people to be “great” by serving the greater good rather than being successful. It was supposed to highlight the volunteer program Ram Nation.

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N. Korean official unlikely to oversee Olympic breakthrough

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:20

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s head of state is coming to archrival South Korea, but it’s the wrong one — at least if the goal is peace on the volatile Korean Peninsula.

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Ice & Smelt Fest is Saturday in Bowdoinham

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:20
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BOWDOINHAM

The 2018 Ice & Smelt Festival will be held in Bowdoinham on Saturday at the Merrymeeting Arts Center next to Mailly Waterfront Park. Activities will be held in the MAC Studio, in the MAC Gallery at 9 Main St. and at the adjacent Watersong Studio. All activities are free unless noted otherwise and open to the public.

Activities include:

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Analysis: Public schools leave out some gifted minorities

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:20
BY MATTHEW BARAKAT The Associated Press

MCLEAN, VA.

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U.S. starts Iraq drawdown after declaration of victory over IS

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:20
BY SUSANNAH GEORGE and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA The Associated Press

AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq

American troops have started to draw down from Iraq following Baghdad’s declaration of victory over the Islamic State group last year, according to Western contractors at a U.S.-led coalition base in Iraq.

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Investigators: Deadly Amtrak crash preventable

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:20
BY MEG KINNARD The Associated Press

CAYCE, S.C.

Federal investigators are trying to figure out why a switch was in the wrong position, sending an Amtrak train into a freight train and killing a conductor and an engineer in South Carolina.

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Pence’s approach to troubles in White House: He wasn’t there

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:20
BY TOM LOBIANCO and KEN THOMAS The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

With Congress barreling into yet another big budget battle this week, Vice President Mike Pence is headed halfway around the world to Asia. During the government shutdown last month, he was in the Middle East.

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Samsung heir freed after appeal wins suspended jail term

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:20
BY YOUKYUNG LEE AP Business Writer

SEOUL, South Korea

Samsung heir Lee Jaeyong was freed today after a South Korean appeals court gave him a 2-and-a-half-year suspended jail sentence for corruption in connection with a scandal that toppled the country’s president.

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Era of big budget deficits returning

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:20
BY ANDREW TAYLOR The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

The era of trillion-dollar budget deficits is about to make a comeback — and a brewing budget deal could mean their return comes just next year.

Talks on a budget-busting spending pact that would give whopping increases to both the Pentagon and domestic programs have been inching closer to an agreement, aides and lawmakers said.

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Sudoku

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Cryptoquote

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Crossword

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Dear Abby

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:20

DEAR ABBY: Our daughter, “Joan,” and her husband, “Frank,” have been married 19 years. Their only child will be 4 next month. A year and a half ago, Frank came out as a transgender female. Joan is handling this exceptionally well. Our son, “Alex,” is not.

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LETTERS

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:20

We need environmental protections that Trump wants to eliminate

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