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A local vegetable seller pulls his cart through war-torn neighborhoods of West Mosul, Nineveh Province, on March 19, 2017.

U.S. military acknowledges over 100 civilians died in Mosul strike in March

By Idrees Ali, Reuters on May 25, 2017, at 3:34 p.m.
It is believed to be one of the single largest incidents of civilian casualties since the U.S.-led coalition started operations against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

On Deck, a sports calendar for May 25, 2017

on May 25, 2017, at 3:24 p.m.
People protest U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban outside of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Seattle, Washington, U.S. May 15, 2017.

In blow to Trump, appeals court refuses to reinstate travel ban

By Mica Rosenberg and Dan Levine, Reuters on May 25, 2017, at 2:42 p.m.
The ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit means the Trump administration still cannot enforce its travel order.
The red-eyed vireo.

When the birds are singing, the hike can wait

By Bob Duchesne on May 25, 2017, at 2:15 p.m.
The woods are absolutely alive with song this time of year. But unless you know what you’re hearing, it’s hard to grasp the overwhelming variety that Maine enjoys.
Stacey Fitts manages the Bingham Wind Plantation and other assets held by Novatus, a J.P. Morgan affiliate.

Billions in investment needed to jumpstart Maine wind farm development

By Fred Bever, Maine Public on May 25, 2017, at 1:32 p.m.
Industry players in Maine plan to bid, and they are looking to cut costs by integrating clusters of wind and transmission projects and, they hope, become competitive again for southern New England’s renewable energy customers.

Chicken pot pie supper at Cherryfield church

on May 25, 2017, at 12:05 p.m.

Lew Dow and YesterYear Music Makers at Dover-Foxcroft church

on May 25, 2017, at 11:58 a.m.

Free community supper June 3 at Belfast church

on May 25, 2017, at 11:52 a.m.
Downeast Correctional Facility in Machiasport

Fewer people should be in prison, but hasty LePage plan has many flaws

on May 25, 2017, at 11:42 a.m.
It is encouraging that Gov. Paul LePage sees the value of transitioning low-risk offenders out of prison and into the workforce. It is concerning, however, that this new approach doesn’t appear well planned and instead comes amid the governor’s hurry to close the Downeast Correctional Facility to save money.

Catholic Masses and prayer services Memorial Day

on May 25, 2017, at 11:42 a.m.

Saturday, May 27, 2017: Health care bill inhumane, editorial bias, health care is a right

on May 25, 2017, at 11:27 a.m.

Lawyer for accused rapist threatened victim with deportation if she testified, police say

By Katie Mettler, Washington Post on May 25, 2017, at 11:09 a.m.
Baltimore attorney Christos Vasiliades was on his way to the rape trial of his defendant at the downtown courthouse Tuesday when the criminal focus pivoted away from his client and toward him.
Whitney Shaw shows off her instruments that help her clock her daily movements including her 5 mile run she was about to run. Then, she will use her smartphone to get data off her FitBit device and plug her watch into her computer to upload info to the social fitness site DailyMile.

Fitness trackers largely inaccurate when counting calories

By Travis M. Andrews, Washington Post on May 25, 2017, at 11:06 a.m.
Calorie counting is a useful way to lose weight, but a new study suggests a fitness tracker could sabotage your efforts.
Women pay their respects to all those affected by the bomb attack, following a vigil in central Manchester, Britain May 23, 2017.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

To avoid a Manchester-type bombing on American soil, integrate Muslims

By Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times on May 25, 2017, at 10:57 a.m.
“This is not a battle between different faiths,” the president said in Riyadh. “This is a battle between good and evil.”
Keynote speaker Alana Newhouse, editor of Tablet, the online Jewish magazine.

Maine Conference for Jewish Life to be held June 9-11 in Waterville

on May 25, 2017, at 10:53 a.m.

Deadline July 31 to apply for 2017 Deborah Pulliam Social Justice Grants

on May 25, 2017, at 10:43 a.m.

Clowns climb out of limo at the Presque Isle prom

on May 25, 2017, at 10:24 a.m.

Baked bean supper at Corinth church

on May 25, 2017, at 10:15 a.m.

Transgender, Family and Friends Group to meet June 1 and 15

on May 25, 2017, at 10:05 a.m.

Maine voters have already given lawmakers a solution for our school funding woes

By Ryan Parker on May 25, 2017, at 9:29 a.m.
Instead, they delay, argue and propose new laws without meeting existing obligations.