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Iraqi Kurds vote in referendum on independence from Baghdad

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09
BY SUSANNAH GEORGE and BALINT SZLANKO The Associated Press

IRBIL, Iraq

Iraqi Kurds cast ballots today in their autonomous region and in a wide sweep of captured territories on whether to seek independence from Baghdad, a historic vote that has also raised tensions and fears of instability.

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Economists see no gain from new NAFTA talks

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09
BY CHRISTOPHER RUGABER The Asspcoated Press

WASHINGTON

Most business economists expect the Trump administration’s efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement will make no difference to the U.S. economy or cause harm.

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Germany’s Angela Merkel faces tricky task to build government

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09
BY GEIR MOULSON The Associated Press

BERLIN

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Health care bill teeters, GOP adds money to woo dissidents

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09
BY ALAN FRAM The Associated Press

[img_assist|nid=1175525|title=|desc= U.S. SEN. SUSAN COLLINS, R-Maine, speaks to members of the media while attending an event in Lewiston. Collins said Sunday she finds it “very difficult” to envision backing the last-chance GOP bill repealing the Obama health care law.

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Trump imposes new travel restrictions

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09
BY JILL COLVIN and MATTHEW LEE The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation imposing strict new restrictions on travelers from a handful of countries, including five that were covered by his expiring travel ban. Administration officials say the new measures are required to keep the nation safe.

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Planes designed for Alaska prepare to take final flight

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09
BY MARK THIESSEN The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska

Claire Richardson remembers taking off from Nome in an airplane uniquely configured for Alaska when a horrible smell seeped into the passenger area.

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Official: Hurricane Maria set Puerto Rico back decades

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09
BY DANICA COTO The Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s nonvoting representative in the U.S. Congress said Sunday that Hurricane Maria’s destruction has set the island back decades, even as authorities worked to assess the extent of the damage.

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Don’t talk about my mother: NFL players angry over Trump’s insult

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09
BY ARNIE STAPLETON

The Associated Press

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McCain says brain cancer prognosis is ‘very poor’

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain says doctors have given him a “very poor prognosis” as he battles brain cancer.

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Judith-Ann Riordan

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09

LISBON FALLS — Judith- Ann Riordan, age 78, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 17, 2017, following a long illness. Judy was born April 18, 1939, daughter of William and Arline Boyce of Bath.

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Sudoku

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09
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Cryptoquote

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09
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Crossword

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09
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Dear Abby

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09

DEAR ABBY: My 40- year-old son signed up with an online dating site. He has a 17-yearold son and has never been married. During his initial contact with one woman, she mentioned she had several kids and my son asked if they were all by the same father. She said he was out of line to ask that question!

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Political Cartoon

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09
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On Climate Change and Local Fisheries

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09
BY JILL PAPERNO STANDISH

While most people believe that the climate is changing, they don’t know how it is affecting them. Local events during careers lasting decades can give us clues about where things are headed in local fisheries.

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LETTER

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09

Tiny Houses and Standards

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Today in History

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09

In 1690, one of the earliest American newspapers, Publick Occurrences, published its first — and last — edition in Boston.

In 1775, American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen was captured by the British as he led an attack on Montreal. (Allen was released by the British in 1778.)

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Kaepernick: When Taking a Knee Is All About Me

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09
BY MICHAEL SHANNON

Just think — if Tim Tebow had taken a knee for Antifa instead of God he might still be in the NFL. Or at least he could be a topic of conversation for people wondering why Tebow wasn’t playing. I find it ironic a league that is now encouraging “celebrations” after a touchdown frowned on Tebow offering a quick word of thanks after a score.

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School psychologist from Maine stranded on St. Thomas

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09

PORTLAND (AP) — A former psychologist with schools in Portland, Maine, has been trying for days to get off the Caribbean island of St. Thomas in the wake of two hurricanes.

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