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Nuns working overtime to bake altar breads for Pope’s Philly mass

Religious sisters at the suburban Monastery of St. Clare recently made 100,000 communion hosts for the pontiff's outdoor Mass on Sept. 27.


U.S. to China: Take back your undocumented immigrants

The issue, which is likely to come up during a state visit to Washington later this month by Chinese President Xi Jinping, has further strained a U.S.-China relationship already frayed by tensions over economic policy, suspected Chinese cyber hacking and Beijing’s growing military assertiveness.


U.S. preparing to welcome Syrian refugees

President Barack Obama has directed his administration to prepare to take in at least 10,000 refugees.


10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Sept. 11

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New federal food safety rules issued after deadly outbreaks

The long-overdue rules come in the wake of deadly foodborne illness outbreaks linked to ice cream, caramel apples, cantaloupes and peanuts.


U.S. taking to the sky in drug smuggling fight

The eastern Pacific Ocean remains the most popular route for cocaine smuggling, but the Caribbean is again becoming a popular option — decades after U.S. authorities all but shut down cocaine smuggling into South Florida.


U.S. job openings soar to record high of 5.8 million

The Labor Department says job openings soared 8 percent to 5.75 million, the most since records began in 2000.


House clears three Iran deal-related bills for debate

One of the three measures is a resolution finding that President Barack Obama has not complied with the Iran nuclear review act, the second is a motion of approval of the nuclear deal and the third would seek to suspend Obama's right to waive sanctions.


Candidates slam Common Core, but education standards take root

Since they were adopted by 46 states five years ago, the Common Core standards have become a symbol of Big Government overreach for conservatives.


10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Sept. 10

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Poll: Americans concerned most over China’s economic power

A new survey finds that China's economic muscle remains a bigger concern for Americans than security threats posed by cyberattacks and the Asian nation's growing military power.


One third of diabetes in the U.S. is undiagnosed

Diabetes affects up to 14 percent of the U.S. population – an increase from nearly 10 percent in the early 1990s - yet over a third of cases still go undiagnosed, according to a new analysis.


Clinton apologizes for using private email as U.S. secretary of state

U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for the first time apologized for using a private email server for her official communications as secretary of state.


Obama musters more Senate votes for Iran nuclear deal

President Barack Obama secured 42 votes in the U.S. Senate for the international nuclear deal with Iran, more than enough to keep Congress from passing a resolution disapproving of the pact.


10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Sept. 9

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Officials Say Child Died After Showing E. Coli Symptoms


Maine public health authorities have confirmed that an Androscoggin County child died and another was hospitalized after both showed symptoms associated with E. coli bacteria.

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Ex-husband of Former State Rep Pleads Guilty to Gun Threat


A Winslow man has pleaded guilty to pointing a loaded gun at two of his sons and the boyfriend of his ex-wife, a former state representative.

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Hearing About Forced Medication in Killing Case Delayed


The Maine attorney general's office says a court hearing has been pushed back on a prosecutor's request that a man charged with killing his father be treated with medication without his consent.

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Judge Gives Final Approval For $338M Oil Train Settlement


PORTLAND, Maine (AP) A U.S. bankruptcy judge has approved a $338 million settlement fund for victims of a fiery oil train derailment that claimed 47 lives in Quebec.

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Maine Directs Residents To Referendum Election Guide Online


AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap wants residents to familiarize themselves with the state's upcoming public referendums, including one about campaign finance laws.


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