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The Trump Organization appears to be making only a limited effort to live up to President Trump's promise to give the U.S. Treasury all foreign profits from his hotels and resorts, according to documents released in recent days. Trump made the promise in mid-January as a way to avoid violating the U.S. Constitution's emoluments clause , which prohibits a president from accepting gifts and payments from foreign governments. The U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has pushed…
05.25 / 10:01
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jxGw4kc8BE Body cameras are spreading fast through American policing, and they're generating an ocean of video. Axon, a company that provides secure cloud storage for police departments, says it's received more than 4 million hours' worth of video uploads from its clients. Almost without exception, those videos are controlled by the law enforcement agencies that created them. Some are now challenging that practice and proposing alternatives. Alex Vitale,…
05.25 / 10:01
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Jason Cisneroz, a community service officer in Houston, is troubled. His job in the nation's fourth largest city is to forge good relations between the police and Hispanic immigrants, a population typically wary of blue uniforms. "A couple of days ago there was a witness to a burglary of a motor vehicle," he said. "She saw the suspects run to a certain place and with items they stole from a car, but she was afraid to come to police, she was in fear they would ask for her papers." Police…
05.25 / 10:01
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The health care bill pushed through recently by the U.S. House suffered a potentially crippling blow Wednesday when the Congressional Budget Office declared it would cause 23 million Americans to lose insurance coverage during the next decade. It said in particular the…
05.25 / 09:42
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LEWISTON – If Jared Pinkham was nervous, he hid it extremely well. On stage before a crowd of dozens Wednesday night, the Turner man pitched his company Grojo Inc., an intelligent gardening system for indoor growers that could conceivably generate…
05.25 / 09:42
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMDtibc13fc A video went viral earlier this week showing a sea lion grabbing a six-year-old Canadian girl's dress and pulling her into the water from a dock in Richmond, British Columbia. The girl's fast-acting grandfather jumped into the harbor and pulled her to safety. During the ordeal, she received a superficial wound and is being treated for a possible bacterial infection. Marine life experts had warned she could be at risk for getting a rare infection…
05.25 / 09:03
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AUBURN — A viral Facebook post helped reunite a family with the missing urn of a U.S. Navy veteran. The urn of Elmer M. Briggs Jr. of Lisbon was found in a U-Haul storage unit at the Route 4 business. Employees Caleb Robinson and Matt Burgess noticed the urn and thought it was a bit…
05.25 / 08:45
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Retired four-star Gen. William Begert has given Memorial Day speeches around the world, but the one he is scheduled to give Saturday in Lewiston will be a little more personal. It will be his first Memorial Day address in the city where he was born and raised. "It's different when…
05.25 / 08:45
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Edward Little student Barrak Abdraba puts emotion and motion into his reading of "A Message," his poem read at Wednesday's 4th Annual ELHS Slam Poetry Celebration in the library at the Auburn school. He and others read their works written in a program sponsored by L/A Arts and Global…
05.25 / 08:45
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Visitors to the Penobscot Marine Museum's "Gone Fishing!" exhibition, opening later this month, will have a chance to stroll through a fishing weir on dry land and with no risk of being scooped up and sent to a sardine cannery. This latest roadside curiosity, built in collaboration with Unity College art students, is a replica of the traditional fish traps used by Native Americans and later European settlers. At…
05.25 / 08:03
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“Family Friendly Hikes in Maine” features 35 easy hikes from across the sta…
05.25 / 05:33
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“I think we’re in a position where it won’t be our last game on this field because we’ve definitely earned a home playoff game, but it was a good, fun day.”…
05.25 / 05:33
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Former University of Maine goalie Alfie Michaud, who was the school’s first-year volunteer goalie coach this past season, could be named the full-time assistant replacing Jay Leach as soon as T…
05.25 / 05:33
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LEWISTON — Forage Market on Lisbon Street plans to open a Portland location in 2018, according to MaineBiz. "We're trying to find another location now," market owner Allen Smith told…
05.25 / 03:22
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TURNER — Leavitt coach Larry Angello had the hook ready for junior starting pitcher Tim Albert after the fifth inning of Wednesday's KVAC Class B game with Gardiner. "I was ready to take him out and bring in Brian Hewitt," Angello said. "My other three coaches said he's just getting…
05.25 / 03:22
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WALES — Kylee Martin and Telstar got off on the right foot in Wednesday's game against Oak Hill, with the Rebels' leadoff hitter singling on the first pitch of the game before then moving to third on a sacrifice bunt. Four innings later, Telstar's starting pitcher and the Rebels got…
05.25 / 03:22
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A jury-selection battle marred by racism allegations and the removal of a seated juror ended Wednesday with the empaneling of seven men and five women who will decide whether Bill Cosby is guilty of sexual…
05.25 / 02:19
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For a woman who is living with an abusive partner, making the decision to flee her home may be a scary proposition, especially if she’s fearful that her beloved pet may be harmed if she leaves him behind. More often than not, the abuse victim stays in that dire situation to protect her pet. Abigail Smith, Executive Director of the 501(c)(3) non-profit, Animal Welfare Society (AWS), substantiates that an abuser …
Oil producers across the country are watching to see what OPEC does at its meeting in Vienna this week, since the cartel of oil-exporting countries has recently played a big role in turning around a two-year U.S. slump. There are more than twice as many U.S. rigs drilling for oil as a year ago, a turnaround that's felt keenly in places like the Bakken oil patch in North Dakota. Cigarettes and chewing tobacco are flying off the shelves of the gas station Angela Neuman manages in the town of…
05.25 / 00:21
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There's a rich body of evidence that links chocolate to heart health. Now comes a new study that finds people who consume small amounts of chocolate each week have a lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation, a heart condition characterized by a rapid or irregular heartbeat. "The rate of atrial fibrillation was 20 percent lower for people consuming two to six servings [of chocolate] per week" compared with people who ate chocolate less than once per month, explains study author…
05.25 / 00:21
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