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Data: El Faro deviated from usual route heading into hurricane

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The ill-fated U.S.-flagged El Faro cargo ship sunk by Hurricane Joaquin was sailing at near full speed into the center of the storm before it lost propulsion amid mountainous waves and brutal wind.
Ron Davis (right) and his wife Lee Davis (second from right) with an Ethiopian family in front of their home in south-central Ethiopia.

Orono couple’s quest for exotic alpine animals in Ethiopia

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“The beauty of the land and the animals and plants — that’s what’s motivational for me — the natural beauty,” Ron Davis said.
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To become a better teacher, I changed my whole outlook

The principal’s words motivated me to prove him wrong. I could do this. I wanted to do this.

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One dead, three injured in shooting at Arizona college

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Northern Arizona University says someone opened fire on campus, killing one person and wounding three others.
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24 signs you're a rural Maine mom

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Pileated woodpecker

How birds are named, renamed


Mt. Ararat's Natalie Burch (left) battles for position with Bangor's Katie Butler during a high school soccer game at Topsham on Thursday. Bangor prevailed 3-0.

Motivated Bangor girls soccer team shuts out Mt. Ararat

The Rams scored three first-half goals en route to a key 3-0 win in a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference matchup. The win was a big one in the Class A North standings. Bangor entered as the No. 2 team, while the Eagles sat at No. 5.



Top 10 breast cancer myths

Ever since I was a young woman, I’ve been hyper-aware of my breasts. Not because there’s anything special or unique about them, but because when …



Five dollar cocktails in Portland? Old Port speakeasy opens

You don’t need a secret knock, password, or slamming outfit to get in. A pocketful of cash and the guts to ask the 20-somethings smoking butts outside …

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