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Monica Lewinsky speaks at the TED2015 conference in Vancouver, Canada, March 19, 2015.

Monica Lewinsky pens essay on Prince Harry, Brad Pitt, JAY-Z and male vulnerability

By Travis M. Andrews, Washington Post on July 21, 2017, at 9:58 a.m.
Monica Lewinsky wrote an essay published in Vanity Fair on Wednesday praising Prince Harry, Brad Pitt and JAY-Z for exploring what she called the “new frontiers of male vulnerability.”
Maria Pilar Abel, who claims to be the daughter of surrealist Spanish artist Salvador Dali, attends an interview with Reuters in Madrid, Spain July 13, 2017.

Samples taken from Salvador Dali’s body to resolve paternity suit

By Reuters on July 21, 2017, at 9:24 a.m.
Forensic scientists and legal experts began taking DNA samples from the embalmed body of Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali on Thursday to try to resolve a paternity claim.
Singer Justin Bieber arrives at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, Aug. 30, 2015.

‘Not appropriate’ for Justin Bieber to tour China because of ‘bad behavior’

By Reuters on July 21, 2017, at 8:33 a.m.
It is not appropriate for Canadian pop star Justin Bieber to visit China because of his bad behavior and he needed to improve his conduct to become a singer “truly loved” by the public, a Chinese state office has said.
Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces outside Jerusalem's Old City, July 21, 2017.

Muslim worshipers confront police as Israel keeps metal detectors at holy site

By Ruth Eglash, The Washington Post on July 21, 2017, at 7:55 a.m.
The heightened security measures were put in place Sunday after an attack last Friday in which two Israeli police officers were fatally shot by three Palestinian Israeli gunmen.

Ralph Regula, congressman who helped protect public lands, dies at 92

By Matt Schudel, The Washington Post on July 21, 2017, at 7:14 a.m.
Ralph Regula, an 18-term congressman from Ohio who became a prominent supporter of protecting public lands, died July 19 at his farm near Navarre, Ohio.
The logo of Harley-Davidson is pictured at the 38th Bangkok International Motor Show in Bangkok, Thailand, March 28, 2017.

Trump DOJ gives Harley-Davidson $3 million discount on Obama-era pollution fine

By Sintia Radu, The Washington Post on July 21, 2017, at 6:58 a.m.
The Department of Justice dropped a requirement that Harley-Davidson spend $3 million to fight air pollution as part of a settlement reached with the Obama administration.

Coffee with Viagra-like ingredient recalled after FDA discovery

By Alex Horton, The Washington Post on July 21, 2017, at 6:50 a.m.
The FDA announced last week that Bestherbs Coffee is voluntarily recalling “New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee” due to undeclared ingredients, including desmethyl carbodenafil and milk.
President Donald Trump looks on during the announcement of a newly designed, Made in America pharmaceutical glass bottle, jointly developed by Merck, Pfizer and Corning, during a Made in America Week event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., July 20, 2017.

President Trump’s lawyers seek to undercut special counsel’s Russia probe

By Carol D. Leonnig, Ashley Parker, Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger, The Washington Post on July 21, 2017, at 6:43 a.m.
President Trump’s lawyers are exploring ways to limit or undercut Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, building a case against what they allege are his conflicts of interest.
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Fate of Dakota, the LePage-pardoned husky, could be decided Monday

By Judy Harrison on July 21, 2017, at 1:01 a.m.
Dakota was determined to be a dangerous dog in March after she attacked two smaller dogs in less than a year, killing one of them.
A boat that got stuck in the mud six years ago is seen in Hampden Wednesday.

Mudflat owner on the hook for boat that ran aground 6 years ago

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 21, 2017, at 1 a.m.
The rusted fishing boat that has been stuck in river mud in Hampden since 2011 doesn’t appear to be going anywhere.

Hampden area school budget headed back to district budget meeting

By Dawn Gagnon on July 20, 2017, at 8:59 p.m.
The new version of the proposed $30,972,944 school budget for this school year reflects a 2.96 percent increase from last year, as opposed to the 2.8 percent increase it called for in the initial version.
House Minority Leader Ken Fredette (right), R-Newport, answers a question to the House during the House of Representatives vote on the state budget at the Maine State House.

Maine lawmakers back roads bond; GOP stalls LePage-backed student debt relief

By Michael Shepherd on July 20, 2017, at 8:11 p.m.
A $105 million transportation bond proposal cruised through the Maine Legislature, but Republican opposition stalled a $40 million student debt relief plan.
Community

The Life and Art of an Audiobook Actor with Matt Haynes

By Melinda Rice on July 20, 2017, at 7:33 p.m.
U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) on May 23, 2017.

Battling a brain tumor, Sen. John McCain vows: ‘I’ll be back soon’

By Ed O'Keefe and Karoun Demirjian, Washington Post on July 20, 2017, at 7:03 p.m.
McCain tweeted on Thursday, “I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support – unfortunately for my sparring partners in Congress, I’ll be back soon, so stand-by!”
BDN PORTLAND

Kermit the Frog is a ‘bitter, angry, depressed victim’

on July 20, 2017, at 5:29 p.m.
Plus, now you can really name Portland’s new hockey team.
Sebastian Kelley, 30, of Portland has been missing since June 17.

Police divers searching Maine river for ‘clues’ about missing Portland man

By Seth Koenig on July 20, 2017, at 5:07 p.m.
Portland police have described Sebastian Kelley as 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighing about 200 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes, and a neck tattoo which reads “Willow Grace.”
Community

MADAWASKA SELECTS PICARD FOR FINANCE ASSISTANT POSITION

By Town of Madawaska on July 20, 2017, at 3:47 p.m.
POLL QUESTION
Gov. Paul LePage

Gov. Paul LePage may seek U.S. Senate seat after all

By Steve Collins on July 20, 2017, at 3:40 p.m.
The governor said he’s getting pressure to reconsider his decision to steer clear of the 2018 contest.
Chester Bennington of the band Linkin Park performs during the second day of the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada September 22, 2012.

Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington dead at age 41

By Elahe Izadi, Washington Post on July 20, 2017, at 3:25 p.m.
Chester Bennington, the lead vocalist of rock band Linkin Park, was found dead in a Southern California home Thursday.
O.J. Simpson arrives for his parole hearing at Lovelock Correctional Centre in Lovelock, Nevada, U.S. July 20, 2017.

O.J. Simpson parole hearing could set him free within months

By Dan Zak, Washington Post on July 20, 2017, at 3:16 p.m.