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Turkey’s bid to block Twitter backfires

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 22:27
Suspicions grow that the premier is using court orders to suppress corruption allegations.
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Maine tribe unhappy with new elver legislation

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 22:22
‘I can’t sit here and accept things the way they are without putting up a fight,’ says Indian Township Chief Joseph Socobasin.
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Meeting of pope, Obama holds promise but some risk

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 22:22
Francis might press the president with concrete questions about war and poverty, observers say.
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Watchdog says Justice Department officials not reporting personal trips

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 22:19
The agency overseeing travel did not document 395 flights costing $7.8 million.
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Hawaii debates police having sex with prostitutes

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 22:06
Police want to preserve the exemption but lawmakers vow a change is coming.
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Judge strikes down Michigan gay marriage ban

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 22:01
Federal judges in five states have overturned the bans, but appeals could reach the Supreme Court.
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In Focus: Anita Hill steps back into the spotlight

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 21:51
After more than 22 years, Hill is back in the public eye with the release of a film on her experiences.
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Will health care law make career change a valid option?

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 21:49
The link between insurance and a full-time job is broken, but ‘freedom’ remains a gamble.
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Jets sign Michael Vick, release Mark Sanchez

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 21:40
The New England Patriots' division rival has added an electrifying new component to their QB drama: Michael Vick.
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Walmart’s new online tool shows competitors' prices

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 21:32
The retailer's Savings Catcher feature could change how people shop, and how rival merchants sell.
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Portland man charged with robbing Congress Street drugstore

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 21:31
The Rite Aid at 290 Congress St. was held up Thursday night.
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South Portland man accused of appliance repair scam

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 20:03
Police said victims would pay George D. Healy up front for parts and labor, and he would never return to do the repairs.
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Maine’s Angus King headed on Arctic excursion with Navy

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 19:59
King will be aboard with the Navy this weekend as it tests combat systems in the frigid Arctic Ocean.
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After cancer, a haven for young-adult survivors in Maine

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 18:15
A Bridgton man who survived a scare in his 20s found that support can be scarce. Then he learned of a peer group and began reaching out to help others like him.
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Crimea goes east, Ukraine goes west in 2 new deals

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 17:43
Russia formally annexes Crimea and the European Union pulls Ukraine closer into its orbit.
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Maine food pantry closing blamed on Hannaford policy change

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 17:30
The East Winthrop church says Hannaford’s decision to give only to certain groups will leave it without food.
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Police identify woman recovered from ocean in N.H.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 17:25
The body of 70-year-old Patricia Trow of Bedford was discovered Thursday afternoon in the water near Wallis Sands State Beach.
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Obama picks UConn women to win NCAA tourney again

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:29
Last year, the president promised Connecticut center Stefanie Dolson that he would take her on in a dance-off if they won again this year.
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Chimp attack victim asks Conn. lawmakers to back her claim

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:10
The chimp ripped off Charla Nash’s nose, lips, eyelids and hands when it went berserk in 2009.
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Officials: FBI agent cleared in Florida shooting death of Chechen man

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 13:50
Ibragim Todashev was killed in May 2013 when FBI agents and others were questioning him about his friendship with suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
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