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Wednesday, March 25, 201503/25/2015

3/25/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

The recently-elected President of Afghanistan visited the White House on Tuesday, and President Obama was waiting to grant him his request for a delay in the scheduled withdrawal of U.S. troops from his war-torn nation. President Ashraf Ghani and other officials from Afghanistan’s new “unity government” also met with Obama as part of an effort to improve U.S.-Afghan relations that deteriorated under predecessor Hamid Karzai.

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Wednesday, March 25, 201503/25/2015

3/25/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

A Germanwings jet carrying 150 people from Barcelona to Duesseldorf slammed into a remote section of the French Alps on Tuesday, sounding like an avalanche as it scattered pulverized debris across a rocky mountain and down its steep ravines. The pilots sent out no distress call and had lost radio contact with their control center, France’s aviation authority said, deepening the mystery over the A320’s mid-flight crash after a surprise 8-minute descent. Former NTSB director Tom Hauter gives his insights based on what evidence has been gathered thus far.

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Wednesday, March 25, 201503/25/2015

3/25/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

With Sen. Ted Cruz becoming the first person to formalize a 2016 presidential bid, other potential candidates are quickly working to line up political supporters and financial donors. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has enlisted some high-powered support in his as-yet-hypothetical bid for the White House. Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, rarely seen at public events these days, are the guests of honor at a Texas-sized fundraiser for the ex-president’s brother tonight in Dallas. ABC’s Jim Ryan reports.

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Tuesday, March 24, 201503/24/2015

3/24/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

Following a day at Camp David, Afghanistan President Hasraf Ghani will find himself at the White House on Tuesday, where reports indicate there will be agreement to slow down the withdrawal of those U.S. troops still in his country. Ghani is apparently concerned that ISIS is organizing inside of Afghanistan as well, and in fact looking to negotiate peace with the Taliban. President Obama and Ghani will hold a midday press conference. And Monday of course saw the announcement by Sen. Ted Cruz. Mary can recap some of the highlights of what the presidential candidate had to say on Day One of his campaign.

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Tuesday, March 24, 201503/24/2015

3/24/15 Podcast Trey Hardin

Its Tuesday, ABC political analyst Trey Hardin joins Ken and Mike today to talk about possible running candidates such as Ted Cruz for the next presidential election…

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Tuesday, March 24, 201503/24/2015

3/24/15 Podcast Matt Schlobohm

Executive Director of Maine AFL-CIO, a state federation of 160+ unions across Maine representing 42,000+ members and retired workers – Matt Schlobohm joins Ken and Mike today to talk about minimum wage increases in Maine.

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Monday, March 23, 201503/23/2015

3/23/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

It will take a little over 19 months before a winner is declared, but the 2016 Presidential Race will officially begin on Monday morning, when Texas Sen. Ted Cruz takes to Liberty University to announce his candidacy for the GOP nomination. Now within a couple weeks, he’ll have some company, and by the end of April, he will probably have a lot of company, but for now, he’s the only one who has declared, and Steve can discuss the viability of the fiery senator’s candidacy. Also, Steve can discuss the Obama-Netanyahu relationship, and the matter of Israel moving forward, after last week’s election.

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Monday, March 23, 201503/23/2015

3/23/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

Portland Press Herald Statehouse Bureau Chief, Steve Mistler joins Mike and Dennis to talk about the recent LePage and Stephen King knock-out match.

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Monday, March 23, 201503/23/2015

3/23/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

The U.S. Marine Corps on Sunday urged “vigilance” after a group claiming to be Islamic State hackers published what they said were the names and addresses of 100 military personnel and urged supporters to kill them. The warning came after a group calling itself the Islamic State Hacking Division posted information about members of the air force, army and navy, including photos and ranks, on the Internet, according to monitoring group SITE Intelligence. The military has contacted all those on the list.

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Monday, March 23, 201503/23/2015

3/23/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani comes to Washington, to spend a day getting briefed by top military brass at Camp David Monday, then to the White House Tuesday for a discussion with President Obama. He’s been in office six months, and is on the cusp of getting Taliban insurgents to enter peace talks, and much of U.S. relations with Kabul have improved. Also, in an interview over the weekend, President Obama reiterated his thoughts regarding the Israel elections and PM Netanyahu. Sunday, Sen. John McCain said the president should just get over it.

Local Headlines

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Ridership on Maine-Nova Scotia Ferry up 26 Percent in June

NOVA FERRY ARRIVES

The company that operates Maine-to-Nova Scotia ferry service says ridership in June was 26 percent higher than the same month last year.

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Police: 3 Men Arrested in Connection With Burglary Spree

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Police say three men have been charged in connection with a string of business burglaries in three Maine towns.

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Declaration of Independence Signer Being Remembered

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

A signer of the Declaration of Independence is being remembered with a granite memorial stone and bronze plaque.

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Making headlines this week

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A look at some of the biggest headlines this week and the stories you may have missed.

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Soldier arrested for carrying assault rifle in NC mall

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A Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a mall after appearing with an assault rifle.

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Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

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WATCH: The origin of fireworks

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The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.