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National Guard members start arriving at U.S.-Mexico border

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:30
BY NOMAAN MERCHANT and BOB CHRISTIE The Associated Press

[img_assist|nid=1211338|title=|desc= ARIZONA REPUBLICAN Gov. Doug Ducey speaks to Arizona National Guard soldiers prior to deployment to the Mexico border at the Papago Park Military Reservation, Monday in Phoenix.

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China’s president offers U.S. possible trade concessions

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:30

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping promised today to cut China’s auto tariffs and improve intellectual property protection in possible concessions aimed at defusing a worsening dispute with Washington over trade and technology that investors worry could set back the global economic recovery.

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China files trade complaint against U.S. over steel tariffs

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:30

GENEVA (AP) — China has filed a World Trade Organization complaint challenging U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariff hike on imported steel and aluminum, the trade body said today.

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Frank W. Wiley

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:30

BOOTHBAY — Frank W. Wiley, 77, passed away on April 5, 2018, at his home in Boothbay, Maine. Frank was born in Camden on August 29, 1940, to Wilbur Wiley and Evelyn McKeon, and graduated in 1959 from Camden High School.

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Oldest man likes soaking in Japan hot springs

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:30
The Associated Press

TOKYO

Masazo Nonaka has enjoyed soaking in northern Japan’s hot springs for many years — probably longer than most people.

The supercentenarian, whose family has run a hot springs inn for four generations, was certified today as the world’s oldest living man, at age 112 years, 259 days.

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Kenneth D. Kronstrand Sr.

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:30

LISBON — Kenneth David Kronstrand Sr., 72, died on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, after a short illness in his home surrounded by his loving friends and family.

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Cosby’s $3.4M settlement: Evidence of guilt or greed?

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:30
BY MICHAEL R. SISAK The Associated Press

NORRISTOWN, Pa.

The defense in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial is expected to use its opening statement today to portray a $3.4 million settlement paid to the woman he’s charged with sexually assaulting as evidence of her greed.

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Not a rumor: Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac are parting ways

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:30
BY ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES

Lindsey Buckingham will have to go his own way. The singer-guitarist is out of Fleetwood Mac.

The band said in a statement Monday that Buckingham will not be on their new tour. The announcement came in two terse sentences at the bottom of a long news release announcing the new concerts.

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Northern Ireland marks 20 years of peace deal as Brexit casts shadow

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:30
BY JILL LAWLESS The Associated Press

LONDON

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and ex-British Prime Minister Tony Blair were heading to Belfast today to mark the 20th anniversary of Northern Ireland’s peace accord, as Brexit casts a shadow over the deal’s future.

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FEMA faulted for failure to deliver hurricane aid

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:30
BY MICHAEL BIESECKER The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded contracts for hurricane supplies without adequately researching whether winning bidders could deliver what they promised, according to a new investigation by Democrats on a Senate oversight committee.

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‘I am sorry’: Zuckerberg faces congressional inquisition

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:30
BY MARY CLARE JALONICK and BARBARA ORTUTAY The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

After privately assuring senators that his company will do better, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is undergoing a two-day congressional inquisition that will be very public — and possibly pivotal for the massive social networking company he created.

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Sudoku

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:30
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Cryptoquote

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:30
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Crossword

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:30
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Dear Abby

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:30
Jeanne Phillips

DEAR ABBY: When I was 70, I started taking drama classes twice a week (I still do). My wife was against it and insisted that because none of our friends or relatives were doing it, neither should I. As a result, I suggested we live apart. I bought a small apartment and live alone.

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Republicans’ baseless, baffling war on ranked-choice voting

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:30
BY BEN CHIN

It’s been quite a week for ranked choice voting in Maine.

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LETTERS

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:30

Fear of the Unknown vs. Reality

A recent letter decried the homeless as people who are lazy and a threat to our children. It claimed Tedford Housing’s plan to build a shelter off Baribeau Drive and Pleasant Hill Road will be “an easy invitation for whatever type of person to come here and live for free.” Sadly, this reflects a fear of the unknown rather than reality.

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Common Sense – Not Dead Yet

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:30
BY KEN FREDERIC

A long-lost Facebook post first raised my interest in LD1781, “An Act to Encourage New Major Investments in Shipbuilding Facilities and the Preservation of Jobs”. It caught my attention because it suggested (or maybe actually said) a Legislator had repeated that mindless and shopworn “Corporate Welfare” talking point.

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Political Cartoon

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:30
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Jurors convict Army veteran in killing, burying wife

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:30
The Associated Press

SKOWHEGAN

A jury needed only 40 minutes to reach a guilty verdict Monday after an Army veteran accused of killing his wife and burying her body with flowers, a bag of potato chips and a bottle of Gucci cologne called "Guilty" took the unusual step of delivering his own closing argument.

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