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Local golf results

on Aug. 18, 2017, at 8:27 p.m.
White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on February 23, 2017.

Bannon returns to Breitbart News

By Matea Gold and Paul Farhi, Washington Post on Aug. 18, 2017, at 7:55 p.m.
Hours after his departure was confirmed Friday by the White House, Bannon was already back in charge at the website, chairing the evening editorial meeting.

Local harness racing results, starters

on Aug. 18, 2017, at 7:20 p.m.
The Mayor of Charlottesville Michael Signer greets people after the memorial service for Heather Heyer, who was killed when a suspected white nationalist crashed his car into anti-racist demonstrators.

Charlottesville mayor urging new laws to empower localities, suspend gun laws

By Arelis R. Hernández, Washington Post on Aug. 18, 2017, at 6:47 p.m.
The mayor said he is asking the General Assembly to give localities authority over their monuments and the power to ban open carry or concealed weapons during public events that pose security threats.

American on honeymoon killed in Barcelona terrorist attack

By Lindsey Bever and Avi Selk, Washington Post on Aug. 18, 2017, at 6:35 p.m.
Thirteen people died in the attack, including an Italian who threw himself in front of his young children to save their lives, and an American – Jared Tucker, 42.

FairPoint Communications awards $50,000 to Maine non-profits through Connected Communities

on Aug. 18, 2017, at 4:15 p.m.

Tickets for U.S. Poet Laureate, others in September arts/poetry fest

on Aug. 18, 2017, at 4:03 p.m.

K of C gun show in Lincoln

on Aug. 18, 2017, at 2:59 p.m.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh speaks after a meeting on gun violence prevention outside the White House on May 24, 2016.

Roadblocks, weapons bans as Boston braces for ‘Free Speech’ rally

By Scott Malone, Reuters on Aug. 18, 2017, at 2:43 p.m.
A few hundred people are expected to attend the “Free Speech” rally in Boston Common on Saturday.
White House Senior Advisor Steve Bannon

Trump dumps controversial chief strategist Bannon in latest upheaval

By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland, Reuters on Aug. 18, 2017, at 1:15 p.m.
“Steve’s in a good place. He doesn’t care. He’s going to support the president and push the agenda, whether he’s on the inside or the outside.”
A Golden Campine rooster in Montville

During the solar eclipse, animals will be confused

By Brandon Gee, The Washington Post on Aug. 18, 2017, at 1 p.m.
“I’m interested to see whether they go to roost. It will get very noisy if they do.”
EpiPen auto-injection epinephrine pens manufactured by Mylan NV pharmaceutical company for use by severe allergy sufferers are seen in a file photo.

Maine to recoup $950,000 in settlement over Medicaid payments for EpiPen

By Patricia Sabatini, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Aug. 18, 2017, at 12:05 p.m.
Maine Attorney General Janet Mills said Maine’s share of the deal is nearly $2.5 million, of which more than $1.5 million will flow to the federal government.
Popham Beach State Park

Why you’ll be better off from that trip to the beach

on Aug. 18, 2017, at 11:42 a.m.
The repetitive action of the waves is more pleasing to our brains than random, unexpected noise and visuals that typically fill our days.
Maine-ly Harmony Chorus will perform Aug. 30 in Augusta.

Maine-ly Harmony to perform at Margarita’s in Augusta

on Aug. 18, 2017, at 11:38 a.m.
A woman places a bouquet of flowers at Las Ramblas the day after a van crashed into pedestrians in Barcelona, Spain August 18, 2017.

Barcelona van attacker may still be alive, on the run -police

By Andres Gonzalez, Angus Berwick and Carlos Ruano, Reuters on Aug. 18, 2017, at 11:10 a.m.
Investigators believe at least eight people had plotted the attacks, giving them a level of sophistication that ranked them alongside major attacks in Paris and Brussels.

Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017: Change Maine guide law, only one way for North Korea to avoid war, Bangor’s historic engineer’s house

on Aug. 18, 2017, at 9:45 a.m.
Workers remove the monuments to Robert E. Lee, commander of the pro-slavery Confederate army in the American Civil War, and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, a Confederate general, from Wyman Park in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. August 16, 2017.  Courtesy of Alec MacGillis/ProPublica via REUTERS

Robert E. Lee didn’t want monuments. They ‘keep open the sores of war,’ he wrote.

By Fred Barbash, Washington Post on Aug. 18, 2017, at 8:46 a.m.
Lee thought it better to tend to the graves of the fallen.

Former Laker and broadcaster Tommy Hawkins dies at 80

By David Wharton, Los Angeles Times on Aug. 18, 2017, at 7:02 a.m.
A fixture on the Southern California sports scene for five decades, the man known as “the Hawk” forged a career in television and radio when his playing days ended.
A group of asylum seekers wait to be processed after being escorted from their tent encampment to the Canada Border Services in Lacolle, Quebec, Canada August 11, 2017.

Canada sees ‘unsustainable’ spike in asylum seekers at U.S. border

By Anna Mehler Paperny and Allison Lampert, Reuters on Aug. 18, 2017, at 6:58 a.m.
The number of asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada more than tripled last month.
Director Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas arrive for the world premiere of Dunkirk in London, Britain, July 13, 2017.

‘Dunkirk’ criticized for ignoring the Nazi menace

By Sonny Bunch, The Washington Post on Aug. 18, 2017, at 6:57 a.m.
“Winston Churchill, the new prime minister, was fully aware of the stakes. There would be no chivalrous surrender ceremony.”