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Former U.S. National Security Adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, speaks at a forum hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington on March 9, 2015.

Zbigniew Brzezinski, foreign policy intellectual who served as Carter’s national security adviser, dies at 89

By Jim Hoagland, The Washington Post on May 27, 2017, at 8:40 a.m.
“My father passed away peacefully tonight” his daughter, Mika Brzezinski, said on her Twitter account.
EDITORIALS
A Memorial Day wreath at the World War II memorial in Fort Kent, Maine, in 2016 reminds those who pass by to not forget the fallen.

Memorial Day: A time for reflection and gratitude

on May 27, 2017, at 7:46 a.m.
This Memorial Day, Americans should have no trouble finding time, or reason, to honor their comrades.
American author Stephen King of Bangor, Maine, takes in the game between the Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park in Boston on Friday night. The Red Sox won 3-0.

Rodriguez, Red Sox relievers combine for shutout of Mariners

By The Sports Xchange on May 26, 2017, at 10:48 p.m.

High school tennis state singles tourney results

on May 26, 2017, at 10:17 p.m.

Friday’s Bangor Raceway results

on May 26, 2017, at 9:08 p.m.
White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner

Russia diplomat: Kushner sought secret channel

By Ellen Nakashima, Adam Entous and Greg Miller, Washington Post on May 26, 2017, at 9:08 p.m.
Jared Kushner and Russia’s ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Donald Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin.
U.S. President Donald Trump

Trump’s views on climate are ‘evolving,’ aide says

By Philip Rucker, Washington Post on May 26, 2017, at 7:54 p.m.
Trump is considering remaining in the 2015 Paris environmental accord, a decision that would be a striking turnabout for a president who has routinely labeled climate change a “hoax.”
John Boehner, former Speaker of the House

Boehner unloads on Trump: A ‘complete disaster’

By Mike DeBonis, Washington Post on May 26, 2017, at 7:45 p.m.
Among other remarks, Boehner said Trump should not be allowed to tweet.

‘Angel of Death’ nurse in Texas charged with killing another baby

By Lindsey Bever, Washington Post on May 26, 2017, at 7:40 p.m.
A Texas nurse once dubbed an “Angel of Death” killer has been indicted in the 1981 slaying of an 11-month-old boy who she injected with a toxic dose of anti-seizure medication
Ariana Grande is holding a benefit concert in Manchester after this week's attack.

Ariana Grande to return to Manchester for benefit concert

By Caitlin Gibson, Washington Post on May 26, 2017, at 7:01 p.m.
“We will not quit or operate in fear. We won’t let this divide us. We won’t let hate win.”
Community

Maine Air Museum reopens June 3 in Bangor

on May 26, 2017, at 2:52 p.m.

An etiquette refresher for wedding season

By Megan McDonough, Washington Post on May 26, 2017, at 1:14 p.m.
Weddings are complicated. So how can you avoid or address sticky and sometimes stressful situations? Here are a few tips.
People drink beer in a restaurant

Five myths about beer

By Theresa McCulla, Washington Post on May 26, 2017, at 1:09 p.m.
The sheer number of options could confuse even the most enthusiastic consumer. No wonder myths about beer’s past and present abound. Here are five.
ANALYSIS
White House senior advisor Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump arrive at the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, May 23, 2017.

Why the FBI is likely to be interested in Jared Kushner’s meeting with Russians

By Amber Phillips, Washington Post on May 26, 2017, at 12:27 p.m.
While it’s not weird for presidential campaigns to meet with foreign officials, under this context, it was.
Several wild horses run along Highway 21 near the Sulphur Herd Management Area south of Garrison, Utah, Feb. 26, 2015.

Wild horses could be sold for slaughter or euthanized under Trump budget

By Karin Brulliard and Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post on May 26, 2017, at 11:59 a.m.
The change could lead to sales of wild horses to slaughterhouses in Mexico or Canada, as well as to the culling of herds, to address what the bureau calls an “unsustainable” situation.
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Warner Bros. Pictures' action adventure "Wonder Woman," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

A look back at Wonder Woman’s feminist (and not-so-feminist) history

By Michael Cavna, Washington Post on May 26, 2017, at 11:52 a.m.
Psychologist William Moulton Marston had a plan to combat superhero comic books’ worst crime of “bloodcurdling masculinity” — in the star-spangled form of a female warrior who could, time and again, escape the shackles of a man’s world of inflated pride and prejudice.

The surprising role where women consistently earn more than men

By Jena McGregor, Washington Post on May 26, 2017, at 11:49 a.m.
But in one occupation — one at the very tiptop of Corporate America — the median woman has consistently earned more than the median man. It’s the corner office of the country’s largest public companies: chief executives of S&P 500 corporations.
Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to the President, arrives prior to U.S. President Donald Trump holding a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 20, 2017.

Why the FBI is likely to be interested in Jared Kushner’s meeting with Russians

By Amber Phillips, Washington Post on May 26, 2017, at 11:39 a.m.
While it’s not weird for presidential campaigns to meet with foreign officials, under this context, it was.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte salutes the honor guards upon arrival from Russia at the Ninoy Aquino International airport in Paranaque, Metro Manila, Philippines May 24, 2017.

Duterte justified martial law over the ‘beheading’ of a police chief – who is still alive

By Emily Rauhala, Washington Post on May 26, 2017, at 11:33 a.m.
When President Rodrigo Duterte explained his decision to declare martial law across a wide swathes of the southern Philippines, he described one of the most chilling scenes imaginable: a beheading.
Boston's Deven Marrero (17) celebrates with teammate Christian Vazquez (7) after his two-run home against Texas in the eighth inning of Thursday's game at Fenway Park.

Red Sox complete sweep of Rangers

By Doug Alden, The Sports Xchange on May 26, 2017, at 10:29 a.m.