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  1. Landmarks to be illuminated in orange for Make Music DayRead the original story

    Jun 15, 2017 | Washington Times

    Landmarks including Niagara Falls, Nashville's Parthenon and Boston City Hall will turn orange next week for a global music celebration. The landmarks will be illuminated in orange - signifying the sun and the start of summer - to mark Make Music Day.

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

    Jun 8, 2017 | Washington Times

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

    Jun 7, 2017 | Washington Times

    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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  4. Ready to serve: Businesses find vets are dedicated, capableRead the original story

    May 24, 2017 | Washington Times

    "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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  5. Editorials from around New EnglandRead the original story

    May 19, 2017 | Washington Times

    The city of Portland gets its name and identity from its sheltered, deep-water harbor, where for hundreds of years people have loaded and unloaded ships, moving cargo up and down the coast and both ways across the Atlantic. That port activity is the reason the rest of the city exists, and it is the root of all other branches of our economy, influencing growth patterns here and throughout the state.

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  6. Ticket sales strong for Maine-to-Nova Scotia ferryRead the original story

    May 11, 2017 | Washington Times

    Operators of a passenger ferry between Portland, Maine, and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, say advance bookings are up compared to last year. Bay Ferries Ltd. President Mark MacDonald tells the Portland Press Herald that advance ticket sales are up at least five-fold from 2016.

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  7. Winter lingered in northern New England, and so will the mudRead the original story

    Apr 29, 2017 | Washington Times

    Mud season is an annual mucky rite of passage in the lives of northern New Englanders. This year, it's gloppier than usual in places, and hanging around longer.

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  8. Progressives take on establishment Democrats at town hallsRead the original story

    Apr 19, 2017 | Washington Times

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein , California Democrat, was booed when she refused to denounce U.S. airstrikes on Syria or endorse a single-payer health-care system at a public meeting Monday in San Francisco. "If you don't like me, don't stay.

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  9. Sanders: Trump will be a one-term presidentRead the original story

    Apr 12, 2017 | Washington Times

    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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  10. Ambassador to Somalia to visit Maine high schoolRead the original story

    Apr 4, 2017 | Washington Times

    The U.S.'s ambassador to Somalia is visiting Maine this week and plans to stop by a Portland high school. Stephen Schwartz is the country's first ambassador to Somalia in 25 years and has served in that capacity since last year.

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  11. Pittsburgh to debut opera of Negro Leagues, baseball slugger Josh GibsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 | Washington Times

    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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  12. From Moby Dip to Harry Popper, it's time to eat your wordsRead the original story

    Mar 18, 2017 | Washington Times

    A school in Portland, Maine, will soon host an "Edible Book Festival" where students, teachers and others will portray their favorite works of literature with food. Entries will take different shapes, ranging from dishes designed to illustrate puns on famous book titles to cakes shaped like actual books.

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  13. Negotiations to bring pro hockey back to Portland ongoingRead the original story

    Mar 9, 2017 | Washington Times

    The Trustees of Cross Insurance Arena are engaging in negotiations with two groups to potentially bring a minor league professional hockey team back to downtown Portland, Maine. The Portland Press Herald reports the chair of the arena's board of trustees said Wednesday that the board's Strategic Development Committee hopes to have a tentative lease agreement in place with one of the groups within the next two months.

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  14. Northeast digging out from latest blast of winter weatherRead the original story

    Feb 13, 2017 | Washington Times

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

    Feb 10, 2017 | Washington Times

    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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  16. Portland clinic's HIV health care transferred to nonprofitRead the original story

    Jan 24, 2017 | Washington Times

    Health care funding for HIV positive patients at a city-run clinic in Portland, Maine, has been transferred to a private nonprofit, but fewer than half of the clinic's patients have followed the funding to the new provider. The Portland Press Herald reports the city last month transferred a $356,000 federal grant to nonprofit Greater Portland Health.

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  17. Businesses in Portland, Maine, want to cut down panhandlingRead the original story

    Jan 4, 2017 | Washington Times

    A trade group of local merchants in Maine's largest city is starting a drive to crack down on panhandling, which it says hinders the ability to draw tourists. Portland Downtown is putting together a committee of merchants that will hold its first meeting this month.

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  18. Things to know about Somalis in the USRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2016 | Washington Times

    Authorities are investigating whether the car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University that injured 11 people was an act of terror. The attacker, Abdule Razak Ali Artan, was killed Monday after he drove into a group of pedestrians on campus, then began stabbing people with a butcher knife.

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  19. Gerard Gallant reportedly fired as coach by Florida PanthersRead the original story

    Nov 27, 2016 | Washington Times

    Gerard Gallant was a coach of the year finalist last season after guiding the Florida Panthers to a division title and the best regular season in franchise history. The Panthers fired Gallant on Sunday night, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.

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  20. 3 men plead guilty to sex trafficking minorRead the original story

    Sep 21, 2016 | Washington Times

    U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says 31-year-old Tyrell Gorham, of Lewiston, Maine; 34-year-old Lee Young, of Brockton; and 34-year-old Chelanjei Greene, of Brockton, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Boston. Prosecutors say Gorham recruited the minor from Portland, Maine, and Gorham and Young transported her and a friend to Massachusetts to work as prostitutes.

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