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  1. Marion Barry, Washington's troubled 'mayor for life,' diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Bangor Daily News

    Marion Barry, the scandal-plagued former mayor of Washington, D.C., who was jailed for smoking crack cocaine before making a surprising return to office, died early on Sunday at age 78. Before his fall from grace, Barry had been one of the nation's most promising black politicians. Years later, many Washingtonians would consider him a scoundrel but he remained a hero to many others in impoverished parts of the city, even as his continuing battles with substance abuse went public.

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    Thursday Nov 20 | Herald Gazette

    Chris Gray, left, and David Melgard plead for their lost love in a hilarious country song spoof at last week's Second Annual Washington Grange Variety Show. Gene Kirkpatrick and Bonnie Hendsbee's music makes you want to dance, clap hands and tap toes.

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    Thursday Nov 6 | Capital Weekly

    ... or directions, call Connie at 993-2294. Basketball for adults of any skill level has begun. Sponsored by Washington Recreation Committee, weekly sessions are Thursday evenings 7 to 9 p.m. at Prescott Memorial School gym. Games will run through ...

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    Thursday Oct 30 | Herald Gazette

    Luther LaRue of Hope, left, looks on as Marie Jackson, Maine coordinator of Quilts of Valor Foundation, shows the handmade quilt presented to him at VFW Post 9437 last week. Luther LaRue of Hope was honored at Washington's Farrar-Ross VFW Post with a handmade quilt in recognition of his overseas military service.

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  5. Shrimp mislabeling is widespread, report saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 30 | National Fisherman

    When Washingtonians dig into boiled shrimp with drawn butter at a local restaurant, the odds are nearly 50-50 they won't be eating the species of shellfish promoted on the menu. Seven of 15 shrimp samples obtained last year from Washington-area restaurants, or 47 percent, were misrepresented to consumers, according to the advocacy group Oceana, which released a report Thursday asserting widespread deception behind America's favorite seafood.

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  6. What's Worse Than Ebola and ISIS? Guns.By Cliff SchecterRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 25 | The Daily Beast

    Scare-mongering by opportunistic politicians and media are hiding the real killer in our midst: the pervasiveness of guns, which kills up to 30,000 Americans every year. It really isn't a tall order to scare Americans these days, and in particular our delicate representatives in Washington.

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  7. UNCUT: Senate DebateRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | WMTW-TV Auburn

    ... BY DEBT. SUSAN COLLINS HAS BEEN IN OFFICE FOR 18 YEARS AND DONE GOOD THINGS. WHEN IT HAS MATTERED SHE VOTES WITH WASHINGTON REPUBLICANS TOO MUCH TO BLOCK PRESIDENT OBAMA AT EVERY TURN. I WILL ALWAYS VOTE ON THE SIDE OF THE PEOPLE TO RAISE THE ...

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    Oct 23, 2014 | Capital Weekly

    ... "Downtown Women II," opening in November. It will feature four more artists from the original partners in Washington's Downtown Gallery. It's good to see these artists together again. We miss you! The Second Annual Evening Star Grange Variety Show, ...

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  9. Weather Gang: Moon "takes a bite" out of sun on Thursday in partial solar eclipseRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | The Washington Post

    ... cloudy as of Wednesday morning, and there's nothing worse than a thick cloud deck to ruin a good eclipse. In the Washington, D.C., area, the eclipse starts at 5:52 p.m., and will peak at 6:17 p.m., though the peak will coincide with sunset. At ...

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  10. After five Medicaid expansion vetoes, Maine Gov. LePage wants to 'find a way' to help uninsuredRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | Daily Kos

    ... again Tuesday night, but he also demonstrated just how much the Medicaid issue is dogging him on this campaign. WASHINGTON - Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) said Tuesday that he wants to "find a way" to provide health insurance to the state's 70,000 ...

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  11. Candidate Meet and Greet at Badger Cafe on Union CommonRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | Republican Journal

    ... District 12, Dave Miramant of Camden, will attend. District 12 represents all of Knox County except the Town of Washington. Two candidates for the new Maine House District 95 will attend. They are Gary Sukeforth and Will Neils, both of Appleton. ...

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  12. Same-sex marriage arrives in Arizona, now legal throughout the WestRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... have begun in both states. On Sunday, a U.S. District Judge ruled against Alaska's same-sex marriage ban. When Washington, Maine and Maryland voted in 2012, just six states allowed same sex couples to marry. The three states were the first to vote ...

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    Oct 16, 2014 | Capital Weekly

    Jameson Atwell, 5, holds the American flag during a rendition of 'God Bless America' at last week's piano concert in Washington. Voices and hearts sang last weekend at the "Evening of Music" presented by our historical society.

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  14. Magistrates directed to marry same-sex couplesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | WYFF-TV Greenville

    November 7: Election night capped off a pivotal year in the debate over gay marriage. Voters in Washington, Maine and Maryland OK'd measures to allow same-sex marriages.

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    Oct 9, 2014 | Capital Weekly

    ... piano and playing it and acquired the music for nearly every popular song of the era. The concert is sponsored by Washington Historical Society, which was founded in 1976 by two of Anna's children, Alma Jones and Don B. Grinnell. Although the ...

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  16. Marriage equality barriers crumble: Idaho, Nevada latest to goRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Kara Haney, left, and her partner of 8 years Kate Wertin, right, celebrate in 2012 as the Washington Legislature votes to legalize same-sex marriage. Washington, Maine and Maryland became the first three states in America to vote for marriage equality.

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  17. Mank-Swift images showcased at GibbsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 | Herald Gazette

    Through Nov. 4, Gibbs Library presents a photographic exhibit by Cheryl Mank-Swift, who grew up in Washington the daughter of Christine and Frank Mank. Her early years were spent in Chapman's store, which was in the village and was owned by her grandparents, Geneva and Forest Chapman; and her uncle, Victor.

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  18. Family takes shelter. Image courtesy Nelosa/shutterstock.comRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2014 | Sojourners

    ... 5 active sanctuary cases, along with 30 congregations who are offering sanctuary in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Washington, Maine, and Oregon. The Sanctuary Movement is important because it breaks down the polarized, politicized, and dehumanized ...

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  19. LGBT Groups To Journalists: Stop Conflating Bigotry With Religious FaithRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2014 | Media Matters for America

    ... lives. In 2012 Christian and Jewish communities of faith spoke out for marriage equality in record numbers in Washington, Maine, Maryland, and Minnesota. Likewise, the United Church of Christ has led a coalition of organizations that have sued North ...

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  20. How to Win Your Next Parenting Wars at Back to School NightRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2014 | Magic City Morning Star

    ... entails, but I speak as a chubby former teen, and besides, that ship has already sailed, or so I understand. In Washington DC, the trauma of Back to School night is compounded by the fact that DC boasts the highest number of residents with advanced ...

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