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  1. Dallas, Houston, Philly join Overwatch esports leagueRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 20 | Star Tribune

    Dave Scott is quick to note he wasn't at Comcast Spectacor when the company sold the Philadelphia 76ers six years ago. The NBA franchise Comcast Spectacor sold for about $280 million in October 2011 was valued this year by Forbes at $800 million and could probably sell for more - the Houston Rockets recently sold for $2.2 billion.

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  2. a Us back road is route to hope in Canada for many migrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2017 | Star Tribune

    They have come from all over the United States, piling out of taxis, pushing strollers and pulling luggage, to the end of a country road in the north woods. Where the pavement stops, they pick up small children and lead older ones wearing Mickey Mouse backpacks around a "road closed" sign, threading bushes, crossing a ditch, and filing past another sign in French and English that says "No pedestrians."

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  3. The Latest: Committee vote protects corals in Gulf of MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | Star Tribune

    PORTLAND, Maine - The Latest on a federal panel's consideration of protections for Atlantic deep-sea corals : Federal regulars have decided to protect two areas in the Gulf of Maine that are home to slow-growing corals. The protected areas encompass almost 40 square miles and are called Outer Schoodic Ridge and Mt.

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  4. A Trump-like Caesar assassinated on NYC stageRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2017 | Star Tribune

    He looks like Donald Trump, with his fluffy hair, dark suit and tie hanging below the belt. He moves like Trump.

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  5. Sporty hijabs encourage Muslim girls to hit field of playRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Muslim student athletes at one U.S. high school no longer have to be slowed down by worries that their headscarves might fall off. Deering High School in Portland, Maine, is providing sport hijabs with the goal of making Muslim girls comfortable - and boosting their participation in sports.

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  6. Ready to serve: Businesses find vets are dedicated, capableRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2017 | Star Tribune

    "When you say, 'I need you to do this right now,' they get it done and get it done well," says Smith, a former Marine who is CEO of Government & Civil Employee Services, a financial planning company in the western Pennsylvania borough of Indiana. Smith also finds that veterans are ideal for his company, whose clients are mostly federal workers; anyone who's been in the service has spent years understanding and navigating government-supplied benefits.

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  7. Surge of profanity in public political discourse speaks badly for AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2017 | Star Tribune

    The colorful one-liner that Stephen Colbert fired off about Vladimir Putin's little Putin and President Trump's mouth wasn't particularly funny, nor was it characteristic of Colbert's usual comedic style, with its implicitly homophobic subtext. Colbert is better than this, and that he felt he needed to go there gives us a good sense of how ferociously competitive the anti-Trump humor market is today.

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  8. Black Lives Matter protesters back in court in PortlandRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2017 | Star Tribune

    A group of Black Lives Matter protesters has returned to court in Portland, Maine, several weeks after a judge recused himself from the case. The group organized a protest last summer after black men were killed by police in Louisiana and Minnesota.

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  9. Plan to curb panhandling takes people from begging to workRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Cleaning trash and landscaping public parks might not be glamorous work, but Derek Cote says it beats begging for change in a traffic median at rush hour, and he's looking forward to his hometown giving him a chance to do it. "As soon as I get an ID, I'll be doing it," Cote, 33, a panhandler in Maine's largest city, said while holding a sign that read: "Homeless, spare a buck."

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  10. Maine governor interrupted with 'Black Lives Matter' shoutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2017 | Star Tribune

    PORTLAND, Maine - Protesters have disrupted Gov. Paul LePage's town hall meeting at the University of Southern Maine with shouts of "Black Lives Matter." LePage, a Republican, was 10 minutes into his presentation Tuesday night when one man shouted obscenities at him.

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  11. Seafood joins fair trade revolution, a scallop at a timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Fair trade certification status, which is conferred by independent groups to denote environmental sustainability and fair working conditions, has been around for years. But it's just now on the rise among seafood products in the U.S., where consumer interest in the story behind the fish and shellfish they eat is growing.

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  12. Sanders: Trump will be a one-term presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Promising to "expose the Republican Party for what it is," Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders predicted Wednesday that President Donald Trump would be a one-term president as the liberal icon prepared to launch a nationwide tour to rally Democrats. "In terms of the first three months in office, Donald Trump is the least popular president in the history of polling," Sanders told The Associated Press.

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  13. Parents empowered by Supreme Court ruling in special ed caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Parents of learning disabled students say a unanimous Supreme Court ruling will make it easier for them to insist on appropriate services for their children, and harder for the schools to say no. The court on Wednesday said that it is not enough for school districts to get by with minimal instruction for special needs children.

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  14. Opera tells story of Negro Leagues baseball star Josh GibsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 | Star Tribune

    An opera about Negro Leagues baseball star Josh Gibson, whose power hitting rivaled Babe Ruth's, will have its world premiere in Pittsburgh in April. "The Summer King," presented by Pittsburgh Opera , premieres April 29. Gibson's story also figured in "Fences," the movie starring Denzel Washington that was originally a play by Pittsburgh native August Wilson.

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  15. Obituary: Gary Mazzone shared love of books, dogs and nurturing othersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 | Star Tribune

    The dogs he rescued, fostered and sometimes adopted went almost everywhere with him. He took them to work at Magers and Quinn.

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  16. Northeast digging out from latest blast of winter weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | Star Tribune

    The Northeast is digging out from the latest blast of winter weather that dumped well over two feet of snow on some areas and made travel treacherous. Schools around the region delayed or canceled classes Monday, including in Boston and some areas of New York state.

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  17. Jerry Stackhouse, Coby Karl eager for D-League All-Star gameRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Jerry Stackhouse played in two NBA All-Star games, and some of his work from two appearances in the league's dunk contest remains popular YouTube fodder . Coby Karl has been to a few All-Star weekends has well, a perk of having his father coaching the game.

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  18. Maine governor says he had bariatric surgery, lost 50 poundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2017 | Star Tribune

    PORTLAND, Maine - Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he had weight loss surgery and jokes that now "there's 50 less pounds of me to hate." The Republican revealed the bariatric surgery for the first time Wednesday on WLOB-FM.

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  19. Grab your ear muffs: The new year's arriving with a frigid bangRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2016 | Star Tribune

    A deep freeze is about to descend on North America, Europe and Asia thanks to record high temperatures across the Arctic. How's that? "Think of it like a seesaw," said Matt Rogers, president of Commodity Weather Group in Bethesda, Md.

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  20. Nordstrom is testing e-gifting on its full-line websiteRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2016 | Star Tribune

    Nordstrom Inc., fighting to stay relevant with consumers who are shifting their spending online, is letting shoppers digitally send each other presents this holiday season. The upscale retailer has partnered with gift-card provider CashStar Inc. to let customers e-mail specific items from the retailer's website to people on their holiday lists.

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