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White House blocks CNN, New York Times from press briefing

By Callum Borchers, The Washington Post on Feb. 24, 2017, at 3:25 p.m.
The White House has barred news outlets such as CNN, the New York Times, Politico and the Los Angeles Times from entering the press briefing room.

Manna Ministries has a new phone number

on Feb. 24, 2017, at 3:13 p.m.

Free webinar series highlights reduced tillage for organic farmers

on Feb. 24, 2017, at 3:11 p.m.

Portland Public Schools’ Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Feb. 27 – March 10

on Feb. 24, 2017, at 3:08 p.m.

Brewer pre-K and kindergarten registration set for March 3

on Feb. 24, 2017, at 3:05 p.m.
President Donald Trump delivers remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in National Harbor, Maryland.

Trump vows military buildup, hammers nationalist themes

By Emily Stephenson and Steve Holland, Reuters on Feb. 24, 2017, at 3:05 p.m.
Trump said he would make a massive budget request for one of the “greatest military buildups in American history” on Friday in a feisty, campaign-style speech extolling robust nationalism to eager conservative activists.

Republicans say Obamacare replacement would cover fewer Americans

By Zachary Tracer, Billy House and Anna Edney, Bloomberg News on Feb. 24, 2017, at 3:01 p.m.
“If the numbers drop, I would say that’s a good thing, because we’ve restored personal liberty in this country,” Rep. Michael Burgess, a Texas Republican, said.
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin

Poliquin votes to let states require drug tests for jobless benefits

By Steve Collins, Sun Journal on Feb. 24, 2017, at 2:25 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin joined his GOP colleagues on the vote because, he said, “drug testing for welfare programs should be a state’s decision, not controlled by the whims of Washington.”

Kindergarten registration set for Milford or Greenfield schools

on Feb. 24, 2017, at 2:16 p.m.

Pre-K and Kindergarten registration for Asa Adams School in Orono

on Feb. 24, 2017, at 2:15 p.m.

Area high school students honored by the National Society of the DAR

on Feb. 24, 2017, at 2:13 p.m.
Adam Purinton, 51, of Olathe, Kansas, is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters, Feb. 24, 2017.

Kansas man charged with shooting two Indians in possible hate crime

By Dave Kaup and Aditya Kalra, Reuters on Feb. 24, 2017, at 1:58 p.m.
Adam Purinton, 51, has been charged with one count of premeditated first-degree murder and two counts of attempted premeditated first-degree murder.
White House Senior Advisor Kellyanne Conway speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, Feb. 23, 2017.

Merriam-Webster is trolling the Trump administration again

By Kristine Guerra, The Washington Post on Feb. 24, 2017, at 1:38 p.m.
Merriam-Webster is at it again.

Overnight fire at Florida mosque ruled arson

By Colleen Jenkins, Reuters on Feb. 24, 2017, at 1:33 p.m.
The overnight blaze set outside the Islamic Society of New Tampa mosque in Thonotosassa raised fresh fears of increased anti-Muslim sentiment, as mosques around the country have been threatened or vandalized.

Jazz piano and trombone player wanted

on Feb. 24, 2017, at 12:28 p.m.

“Randy Fein: Forty years in Maine of finding her way with clay “

on Feb. 24, 2017, at 12:20 p.m.
Customers ride the escalator at a J.C. Penney store in New York, Aug. 14, 2013.

J.C. Penney to close up to 140 stores, doesn’t say where

By Sarah Halzack, Washington Post on Feb. 24, 2017, at 12:06 p.m.
J.C. Penney on Friday said it plans to close between 130 and 140 stores in the next several months, a move that makes it the latest retail stalwart to pull back from the mall amid the rise of online shopping.

Movie ‘Food for Change’ at Rockland library

on Feb. 24, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.

Leaking is as American as apple pie and Fourth of July fireworks

By Mark Feldstein, The Washington Post on Feb. 24, 2017, at 7:59 a.m.
America’s grand tradition of revealing secret information about national security matters began in the winter of 1777.
U.S. President Donald Trump listens to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speak at meeting with teachers and parents at the White House in Washington, Feb. 14, 2017.

The short, troubled life of Obama’s transgender student protections

By Derek Hawkins, The Washington Post on Feb. 24, 2017, at 7:59 a.m.
Well-intended as they might have been, President Barack Obama’s protections for transgender students were on shaky ground from the get-go.