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Pope’s U.S. visit may deepen Republicans’ Hispanic problem

The upcoming visit by the most socially progressive pope in generations threatens to drive a further wedge between Republicans and the Hispanic voters it needs to win back in order to retake the White House.


Defense Secretary: Budget woes send ‘wrong message’ to potential foes

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday warned that continued uncertainty about U.S. military spending levels would send "the wrong message at the wrong time" when Russia and China are rapidly advancing their technologies.


5 cities in the running for 2024 games

Los Angeles is in the running to host a third Olympics while Hamburg, Paris, Rome and Budapest will battle to bring the multi-sport extravaganza back to Europe.


Democrats block legislation to kill Iran nuclear deal

By a vote of 56-42, the Republican-majority Senate fell short of the 60 votes needed in the 100-member chamber to advance the legislation.


Obama to raise cyber concerns with China’s Xi

President Barack Obama will discuss cyber security with the Chinese leader when they meet in Washington this month amid rising U.S. worries about hackers.


Senate to hold one more vote on Iran nuclear deal

Senate Republicans will try a second time to move ahead on a resolution rejecting the Iran nuclear deal, but the outcome is expected to be the same.


U.S. airman who disarmed train gunman to receive Purple Heart

A U.S. airman who helped disarm a gunman on a Paris-bound train last month will receive a Purple Heart medal, in an unusual award of the honor to a serviceman wounded while not in a combat zone.


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.


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.


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.

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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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