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 2021-09-19 22:51 

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Gabby Petito's body may have been found in Wyoming, FBI says...

Police are searching for her fiance, Brian Laundrie, after the two were pulled over by police in Utah and described a scuffle....

 2021-09-19 08:00 

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Bitcoin, Blockchain Are they Right for You?...

Lately, clients have been asking us about blockchain and whether it makes sense as an investment. If you've been wondering, too, read on....

 2021-09-18 18:13 

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Fearful U.S. residents in Afghanistan hiding out from Taliban...

Some of those left behind after the U.S. military's chaotic withdrawal say they are scared the ruling Taliban will find them, throw them in jail, perhaps even kill them....

 2021-09-17 23:42 

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U.N. Security Council says Taliban must form inclusive government...

A resolution adopted by the 15-member body reflects widespread disappointment over the recently announced interim Afghanistan government that left out women and minorities....

 2021-09-17 16:04 

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Lawyer pleads not guilty in investigation into Trump-Russia election interference...

The charge stems from an examination of the U.S. government's investigation into Russian election interference....

 2021-09-17 03:44 

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House Republican who voted to impeach Trump won't run again...

Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, who once had a bright political future, cites his two young children for his decision and notes 'the chaotic political environment that currently infects our country.'...

 2021-09-17 02:47 

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King, Senate pass proposal for uniform 'Made in America' labels...

Maine Sen. Angus King and Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah said a patchwork of state laws was proving costly for businesses....

 2021-09-16 23:04 

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Lawyer charged in probe of Trump-Russia investigation...

John Durham's investigation has already lasted months longer than the earlier special counsel probe into Russian election interference conducted by Robert Mueller....

 2021-09-15 20:57 

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Treasury and IRS push House Democrats to expand crackdown on tax cheats...

They stress the importance of adopting an increase in funding for the agency and new bank reporting requirements designed to help it target wealthy Americans dodging their tax obligations....

 2021-09-15 17:08 

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Simone Biles testifies that FBI turned 'blind eye' to reports of gymnasts' abuse...

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles spoke in stark emotional terms about the lasting toll Nassar's crimes have taken on their lives....

 2021-09-14 18:16 

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Buxton man faces federal charge of tweeting threats against Jewish people...

Brian Dennison, 24, threatened to kill Jewish people with a firearm, triggering an FBI investigation, according to court documents....

 2021-09-14 08:00 

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Maine Voices: Our engagement in Afghanistan was not a failure until we quit...

Our capitulation has swept aside considerations of future security risks, personal freedoms in the country and obligations to those we helped....

 2021-09-14 05:01 

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Obituary: Laurence Eubank...

CALIFORNIA - From Michigan to India to Maine to Russia to New York back to Maine to California, Laurence Eubank lived ......

 2021-09-13 20:35 

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Secretary of State Blinken pushes back on Republican criticism of Afghan withdrawal...

Antony Blinken echoes White House talking points blaming the Trump administration for making a deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan....

 2021-09-13 08:00 

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Who is Mullah Hasan Akhund? What does the Taliban's choice of interim prime minister mean for Afghanistan?...

The Taliban announced on Sept. 7, 2021, that Mullah Hasan Akhund has been appointed interim prime minister of Afghanistan. The decision comes more than two weeks after the militant Islamist group seized control of much of the country, including the capita...

 2021-09-11 01:13 

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Hong Kong leaders of Tiananmen vigil charged with subversion...

Authorities are intensifying a crackdown on dissent in the city under a national security law imposed by Beijing....

 2021-09-09 18:44 

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Woolwich man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography...

A Woolwich man pleaded guilty to possessing images of child pornography, Maine's acting U.S. attorney said on Thursday. Attorney Donald E. Clark said that, according to court records, in June 2020, investigators with Homeland Security Investigations s...

 2021-09-09 11:27 

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Westerners to board first commercial flight from Kabul...

Qatari officials say Afghanistan's Taliban authorities will allow between 100 and 150 Americans to fly out from Kabul on Thursday....

 2021-09-07 22:35 

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Bitcoin faces biggest test as El Salvador makes it legal tender...

President Nayib Bukele's administration has installed 200 Bitcoin ATMs around the country that can be used to exchange the cryptocurrency for U.S. dollars....

 2021-09-07 20:58 

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U.S. working to speed up chartered evacuations from Afghanistan, Blinken says...

As the extremist Taliban took control of the capital, the U.S. military and its allies evacuated more than 124,000 people, including nearly all of the estimated 6,000 U.S. citizens in the country....

 2021-09-03 17:44 

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U.S. expects to admit more than 50,000 evacuated Afghans...

The secretary of homeland security says tens of thousands of Afghans have been admitted into the United States since the fall of Kabul and more are expected....

 2021-09-03 01:47 

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Those left in Afghanistan complain of broken U.S. promises...

Many U.S. citizens and green card holders remain in the Afghan capital of Kabul despite official promises that every American who wants to leave Afghanistan would be taken out....

 2021-09-03 01:39 

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As evacuation airlifts end, those left behind in Afghanistan face dire humanitarian crises...

With Afghanistan under Taliban control, aid groups are warning of humanitarian crises that could worsen as one of the world's poorest countries faces more economic hardship and potential international isolation....

 2021-09-03 00:43 

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Manchin's call for Democrats to cut $3.5 trillion spending plan a potential blow to Biden agenda...

If he withholds his vote, Democrats essentially cannot proceed in the Senate, where party lawmakers must stay united in the face of a guaranteed Republican filibuster....

 2021-09-01 15:38 

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FBI says it will prosecute people who fly drones near Brunswick airshow...

Commercial and recreational flying, including the use of drones, within five miles of the Great State of Maine Airshow will be prohibited....

 2021-08-31 16:18 

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This U.S. soldier's boots were the last on the ground in Afghanistan...

Army Maj. Gen. Christopher Donahue, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, was the last service member with feet planted on Afghan soil....

 2021-08-31 08:00 

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Christine Flowers: Tragedy in Afghanistan is a call to action...

I come from a family of fighting men. My cousin Adolph was a paratrooper who landed at Normandy on D-Day, and the parachute he used stained with blood and dirt was turned into my cousin Helen's wedding dress. My father spent two years in Thule Greenla...

 2021-08-30 23:25 

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Taliban declare 'full independence' of Afghanistan...

Taliban fighters watched the last U.S. planes disappear into the night sky and then fired their guns into the air....

 2021-08-30 20:58 

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In Kabul, some fear economic collapse more than Taliban fist...

On the eve of the final U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, businesses in the city are seeing little traffic....

 2021-08-29 03:07 

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A Bates College senior from Kabul helps save her family from the Taliban...

Two sisters in America found Americans in Afghanistan to evacuate their parents and younger siblings....

 2021-08-28 21:02 

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Taliban block Kabul airport to most as foreign airlifts wane...

Meanwhile, the economic crisis could give Western nations leverage as they urge Afghanistan's new rulers to form a moderate, inclusive government and allow people to leave after Tuesday....

 2021-08-28 20:48 

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U.S. says drone strike killed 2 Islamic State targets; evacuations near end...

Pursuing the suspected attackers forces the Taliban and the United States into an uncomfortable alliance....

 2021-08-28 08:00 

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The humble Farmer: Barnum underestimated the number of suckers born every minute...

Exhibit A: An FBI agent's story about a guy named Dave and the rich online girlfriend who he's never met in person....

 2021-08-28 00:13 

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Biden promise to strike extremists faces new Afghan reality...

Effective retribution will be harder with fewer U.S. intelligence assets and no military presence in Afghanistan....

 2021-08-27 17:22 

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Pulitzer Board grants special citation to Afghan journalists...

The citation comes with a $100,000 emergency relief grant intended to help men and women involved in journalism in Afghanistan either resettle or to continue their work safely....

 2021-08-26 17:43 

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An army of veterans and volunteers organizes online to evacuate Afghans, from thousands of miles away...

They lean on their decades of deployments and thousands of hours of in-country experience in Afghanistan by acting as emergency dispatchers, calling in favors with gate guards, sharing intelligence about Taliban actions and directing families to the right...

 2021-08-26 10:00 

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Gorham Notes: Aug. 26...

Portland, Russian camera clubs exhibit at Baxter Library Art by members of the Portland Camera Club of Maine and the Spolokhi Photo Club of Archangel, Russia, will be on exhibit from Wednesday, Sept. 1, through Friday, Oct. 29, at Baxter Memorial Library,...

 2021-08-24 23:08 

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Thousands fleeing Afghanistan could be 'terrorists,' Trump says...

The former president makes the suggestion without evidence....

 2021-08-24 22:58 

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G-7 leaders can't sway Biden to delay Afghanistan pullout...

The president insists on withdrawing by Aug. 31 in the face of the Taliban takeover....

 2021-08-24 18:14 

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Sports Digest: Women soccer players leave Afghanistan on evacuation flight...

A global soccer players' union helped with the evacuation of players, team officials and family members, with work continuing to help more leave Afghanistan....

 2021-08-24 13:21 

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CIA head met with Taliban leader as fears for Afghanistan grow...

The meeting represents an extraordinary moment for a CIA that for two decades targeted the Taliban in paramilitary operations....

 2021-08-23 20:47 

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U.S. troops surge evacuations out of Kabul but threats persist...

Twenty-eight U.S. military flights ferried about 10,400 people to safety out of Taliban-held Afghanistan over the 24 hours that ended early Monday morning....

 2021-08-23 00:35 

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With no dollars coming in, Afghanistan faces an economic cataclysm...

It's one of the world's poorest countries, with a cash economy and only 10 percent of the adult population holding a bank account....

 2021-08-23 00:29 

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'Imbecilic': Ex-U.K. leader Tony Blair slams Afghan withdrawal...

The former British prime minister says the pullout risks undermining everything that had been achieved in Afghanistan over the past two decades, including advances in living standards and the education of girls....

 2021-08-23 00:04 

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Baby girl born on plane fleeing Afghanistan...

A team of medics boarded the plane once it landed and delivered the baby in the cargo bay....

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