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Once Upon a Job: Putting a Stamp on the Future With Tools of the Past

These days, when people say they're sending a document to the printer, they usually mean they're zapping it over to the Xerox machine. It's never been easier to duplicate a stack of signs, letters, or notices. But that's a relatively new development.

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A group of New Hampshire college students is walking 130 miles from Maine to their campus in the state to raise money for charity.

Maine First District Democratic Congresswoman Chellie Pingree has signed on to a resolution that calls for President Trump to be censured for what the resolution says is the President’s failure to immediately and specifically name and condemn the white supremacist groups responsible for acts of domestic terrorism last week-end in Charlottesville, Virginia and for re-asserting that “both sides” were to blame.

The American Civil Liberties Union and its affiliates – including in Maine – are under fire from some of their own supporters. The staunch defender of free speech and other constitutional rights is taking flack for the legal support it gave to a white nationalists group’s bid to rally in a Charlottesville park.

Around the country and on the Facebook page of the Maine chapter of the ACLU, members are speaking out. Portland resident Ella Mock asked the ACLU, “When will the Nazi Rally in Portland be? When will you fight for one of my friends to be killed?”

LEWISTON, Maine - A Maine woman has finished the longest horse race in the world.
The Sun Journal reports that 26-year-old Amanda Herbert, of Poland, crossed the finish line of the Mongol Derby in Mongolia eight days after it began on Aug. 9.
A company filming the race described Herbert as having "kindness and grace under pressure.''

Spanish police say they've arrested four people in connection to terrorist attacks that killed 14 people and injured more than 100 others in and around Barcelona Thursday. Five suspects were killed as they tried to carry out a second terrorist attack in a nearby city.

The current location of the driver of a white van that plowed through a crowd of people on Barcelona's landmark Las Ramblas boulevard Thursday afternoon remains unknown.

JAY, Maine - Police say a Maine woman used her 2-year-old as a shield during arrest.
Officers say the episode unfolded after they responded to a dispute between neighbors in Jay.
Police say they arrived Tuesday evening to find a 30-year-old woman screaming obscenities at the person who made the call.
Officers attempted to arrest the woman, and they say a 31-year-old man tried to block them. The woman then tried to use the child as a shield.

PITTSFIELD, Maine - Maine Gov. Paul LePage has criticized traditional education during the unveiling of a new vocational school, describing classroom teachers as "a dime a dozen.''
The Morning Sentinel reports that the Republican governor made the comments Thursday at a Cianbro company workforce development center, called the Cianbro Institute.
The new center in Pittsfield offers classes such as shop and home economics.

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Susan Bro, the mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer, says she will not speak to President Trump because of his comments that suggested white supremacists and people protesting against them were both to blame for last weekend's violence in Virginia.

Updated at 5:17 p.m. ET

As the chaos of the past 24 hours settles in Spain, a clearer picture of the human cost in Barcelona and Cambrils is beginning to emerge — and one thing, at least, is becoming more apparent by the hour: Spain's deadliest terror attack in more than a decade claimed lives and damaged others from just about every continent.

As the war rages in Syria, there have been efforts in Israel, its neighbor to the southwest, to lend a hand to Syrian civilians. The aid projects involve a mix of sympathy, secrecy, strategy — and sensitivity.

Israeli volunteers recently gathered in a warehouse to prepare boxes of children's medicine to be sent to Syria — but the Israeli company that runs the warehouse asked not to be identified because it did not want to be publicly associated with the initiative, according to one volunteer.


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