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Satellite images show sprawling Rohingya refugee camps

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:53
BY MARTHA MENDOZA The Associated Press

Massive, makeshift refugee camps are sprawling over farms and open land in southern Bangladesh as more than 420,000 Rohingya Muslims flee violent attacks in their predominantly Buddhist homeland of Myanmar.

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Trapped young girl a symbol for Mexico’s quake rescue efforts

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:53
BY CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, MARIA VERZA and CHRISTINE ARMARIO The Associated Press

MEXICO CITY

A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil for Mexico, much of it broadcast across the nation as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early today trying to pick away unstable debris and reach her.

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Stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:53
BY DANICA COTO The Associated Press

[img_assist|nid=1174871|title=|desc= ELECTRICITY POLES AND LINES lay toppled on the road after Hurricane Maria hit the eastern region of the island, in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Wednesday.

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Allen Giles

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:53

Allen Giles died at Maine Medical Center on September 17, 2017 in Portland Maine. He was 92 years old.

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Dorothy McFadden

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:53

BRUNSWICK — Dorothy (Dottie) McFadden, 86, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Mid Coast Hospital. She was born in Topsham, May 28, 1931, the only child of James P. and Nellie Doyle Morrill. She was a 1949 graduate of Brunswick High School.

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THURSDAY EVENING ON TELEVISION

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:53
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COMICS

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Dear Abby

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:53

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 30- year-old female who has extreme homophobia. I cannot see blood or hear people talk about anything blood-related. I pass out when my blood is drawn, and I cannot have a finger-prick blood test either. It’s even difficult for me to write this message.

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SUDOKU

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:53
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CRYPTOQUOTE

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CROSSWORD

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:53
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Tax Reform is Long Overdue

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:53
BY DANA DOW

Over the past seven years, the state of Maine has made enormous strides in reducing the tax burden on its citizens. But tax relief at the state level, as we all know, is only part of the equation.

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Rewording November's Ballot Initiatives

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:52
BY GARY ANDERSON

This November, Mainers will vote yea or nay on two ballot initiatives. Question 1 concerns authorization of a casino in York county. Question 2 asks voters to approve an expansion of Medicaid, a.k.a. MaineCare, to those now unable to qualify for assistance.

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Photo

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LETTERS

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:52

Ranked Choice Voting Answers Multiple Needs

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:52

I found more joy in sorrow / Than

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Heating prices rise in Maine as fall weather nears

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:52

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Governor’s Energy Office says the price of heating oil is rising in Maine as fall nears.

The statewide average cash price for No. 2 heating oil was $2.19 per gallon this week. The office says that is 16 cents more than it was in late August.

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Woman: I’d rather go to jail than take down pro-Trump signs

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:52

ROCKLAND (AP) — A Maine woman says she’d rather go to jail than take down her pro-Donald Trump signs.

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Home sales up more than 6 percent in Maine in August

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:52

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Association of Realtors says sales of existing single-family homes increased by more than 6 percent in August.

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Maine health officials address early flu cases

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:52

AUGUSTA (AP) — Early cases of the flu in Maine have prompted state officials to increase vaccination efforts.

The Banger Daily News reports multiple Maine hospitals have reported positive lab tests for influenza. Flu season usually begins in early October, but early cases of the illness have forced the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention to take action.

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