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Central Aroostook's Katelyn Levesque (left) tries to push past Washburn's Skylar Mette during their game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Monday morning.

Washburn girls upset Central Aroostook ‘D’ North quarterfinal

By Joseph Cyr, Houlton Pioneer Times on Feb. 20, 2017, at 3:01 p.m.
Contributed photo/Aroostook County Sheriffs Office | Houlton Pioneer Times

Former Houlton police chief McKenna joining sheriff’s office

on Feb. 20, 2017, at 3 p.m.
Taking the ball to the hoop is Ashland's Jamie Poulin, left, while guarded by Shead's Katelyn Mitchell.

Shead girls roll past Ashland in ‘D’ quarterfinal

By Joseph Cyr, Houlton Pioneer Times on Feb. 20, 2017, at 2:29 p.m.
“I’m proud of my girls and I’m confident we’ll be back next year.”
Community

Criterion Theatre to close briefly for elevator construction

on Feb. 20, 2017, at 2:06 p.m.
EMMET MEARA

Addicted to the 75-year-old NYT crossword puzzle

By Emmet Meara on Feb. 20, 2017, at 12:09 p.m.
The New York Times crossword puzzle is my personal addiction.
CONTRIBUTORS

It’s time for America to stand up to Trump’s abuse

By Jennifer Kierstead on Feb. 20, 2017, at 11:45 a.m.
The p—— grab was always a power grab, and the implicit question — “How much can I get away with?” — hasn’t changed.
Community

Phippsburg Sportsmen’s Association Winter Youth Field Day

on Feb. 20, 2017, at 11:33 a.m.
LETTERS

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017: How to sell a border wall to Mexico, abortion not health care, grateful for Rep. Tipping’s work

on Feb. 20, 2017, at 11:19 a.m.
Community

Grieving Children Find Hope and Help with Pathfinders

on Feb. 20, 2017, at 10:12 a.m.
Vice President Mike Pence briefs the media at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Feb. 20, 2017.

Vice President Pence reassures EU about Trump’s support

By Roberta Rampton and Alastair Macdonald, Reuters on Feb. 20, 2017, at 9:51 a.m.
“Whatever our differences, our two continents share the same heritage, the same values and above all, the same purpose to promote peace and prosperity through freedom, democracy and the rule of law,” Vice President Mike Pence said.
GWYNNE DYER
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd customers use their ATMs at a branch in Sydney, Feb. 16, 2016.

A universal basic income is the solution to runaway populism

By Gwynne Dyer on Feb. 20, 2017, at 9:18 a.m.
It’s the not-so-new solution to the populism sprouting across Europe and in the United States.

Omar Abdel Rahman, imprisoned ‘blind sheikh’ linked to terrorist efforts, dies at 78

By Matt Schudel, The Washington Post on Feb. 20, 2017, at 8:42 a.m.
Omar Abdel Rahman, the Egyptian-born “blind sheikh” and spiritual leader who was convicted in 1995 of being a mastermind of terrorist plots against the United States, and who was called the “godfather” of radical Islamist movements, died Feb. 18 at a federal prison in Butner, North Carolina, where he was serving a life sentence. He was 78.

E. Clinton Bamberger Jr., lawyer who won ‘Brady rule’ for criminal defendants, dies at 90

By Emily Langer, The Washington Post on Feb. 20, 2017, at 8:40 a.m.
E. Clinton Bamberger Jr., who as the lawyer for a death row inmate convinced the Supreme Court that prosecutors may not deny exculpatory evidence to a defendant, a seminal ruling in criminal law, died Feb. 12 in Baltimore. He was 90.

Warren Frost, character actor on ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘Twin Peaks,’ dies at 91

By Cynthia Littleton, Reuters on Feb. 20, 2017, at 8:39 a.m.
Warren Frost, the character actor best known for his role as Dr. Will Hayward on “Twin Peaks,” died Friday after a long illness at his home in Middlebury, Vt. He was 91.

Professional wrestler Ivan ‘The Russian Bear’ Koloff dies at 74

By Seth Kelley, Reuters on Feb. 20, 2017, at 8:38 a.m.
The professional wrestler known as the bearded nefarious character “The Russian Bear” Ivan Koloff is dead. He was 74.

Traffic jams cost US drivers $1,200 a year

By Joseph White, Reuters on Feb. 20, 2017, at 7:49 a.m.
U.S. traffic congestion is not a new problem, but it could get renewed attention if President Donald Trump pushes for a large-scale infrastructure investment program.

Four North Korean suspects fled Malaysia after airport Kim Jong Nam’s murder

By Joseph Sipalan and Praveen Menon, Reuters on Feb. 19, 2017, at 2:34 p.m.
Four North Korean suspects in the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fled Malaysia on the day he was attacked at Kuala Lumpur airport and apparently killed by a fast-acting poison.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly talks to German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere during their meeting at the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Feb. 18, 2017.

Trump administration considering ‘more streamlined’ version of travel ban

By Michael Birnbaum and Lena H. Sun, The Washington Post on Feb. 19, 2017, at 2:25 p.m.
Legal analysts have said a new executive order that maintains bans would not likely allay the concerns of federal judges who put the original order on hold.
Norma McCorvey, the anonymous plaintiff known as Jane Roe in the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 Roe vs. Wade ruling legalizing abortion in the United States, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee along with Sandra Cano of Atlanta, the "Doe" in the Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court case, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., June 23, 2005.

Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, dies at 69

By Emily Langer, The Washington Post on Feb. 19, 2017, at 2:10 p.m.
Norma McCorvey, who was 22, unwed, mired in addiction and poverty, and desperate for a way out of an unwanted pregnancy when she became Jane Roe, the pseudonymous plaintiff in the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that established a constitutional right to an abortion, died Feb. 18 at an assisted-living facility in Katy, Texas. She was 69.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly talks to German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere during their meeting at the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Feb. 18, 2017.

Homeland Security secretary signs guidelines to empower authorities to deport illegal immigrants

By David Nakamura, The Washington Post on Feb. 19, 2017, at 1:48 p.m.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has signed sweeping new guidelines that empower federal authorities to more aggressively detain and deport illegal immigrants inside the United States and at the border.