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Daily News Headline 6/15/18

posted Jun 15, 2018, 5:16 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news today, 48 seniors at Traip Academy will receive their high school diplomas this evening. Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

Daily News Headline 6/14/18

posted Jun 14, 2018, 6:47 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news today, Antarctica holds approximately 60 to 90 percent of the world’s fresh water in its frozen sheets of ice. If all of this ice melts, sea levels would rise roughly 200 feet. A study published yesterday in the journal Nature, reported that the rate of melting of this ice has tripled since 2007. 

Daily News Headline 6/13/18

posted Jun 13, 2018, 5:06 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news today are the results of yesterday’s primary election. Republican Shaun Moody of Gorham won the Republican primary for Governor. In the Democratic Party, Janet Mills leads Adam Cote by 5 percentage points with 71% of the electorate reporting. And it appears Mainers want to keep ranked choice voting with more than half of the electorate reporting. 

Daily News Headline 6/12/18

posted Jun 12, 2018, 5:18 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news today, President Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea met in Singapore alone, and signed a joint statement. President Trump “committed to provide security guarantees” and Mr. Kim “reaffirmed his commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” If the details can be worked out in further talks, the agreement may lead to the official end of the Korean War. It overcomes decades of enmity between the two countries.

Daily News headline 6/8/18

posted Jun 8, 2018, 10:09 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news, a church in Oxford, Nova Scotia has opened its doors to Muslim worshippers. The closest mosque to Oxford is two hours away. The Trinity United Church has given the local Muslim population access to its community room for prayer. The church’s gesture is especially significant since the 10 Muslim families who attend the mosque within the church, have been meeting once a day for Ramadan, the holy month of fasting.

Daily News Headline 6/7/18

posted Jun 7, 2018, 5:12 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news today are green crabs. This tiny invasive crustacean threatens the clam industry in Maine. They came to Maine more than 100 years ago and last year was the smallest harvest of soft shell clams since the 1930’s. There are billions of these crabs off the coast of New England so the problem is not going away.

Daily News Headline 6/6/18

posted Jun 6, 2018, 5:17 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news today is today’s date, June 6. It marks two historic turning points in World and American history. On June 6, 1944, the allies conducted the largest amphibious landing in the history of the world, known as D-day, leading to the end of World War II. And, on June 6, 1968, Robert Kennedy was shot, ending the life of a promising presidential candidate at a critical juncture in the Vietnam War.

Daily News Headline 6/5/18

posted Jun 5, 2018, 9:30 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news today, a short study on the Constitution of the United States. In Article II, it states: “The President … shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States except in Cases of Impeachment.” President Trump wrote yesterday that he has “the absolute right to pardon myself” and added, “but why would I do that if I have done nothing wrong?”  What do you think?

Daily News Headline 6/4/18

posted Jun 4, 2018, 10:03 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news, Douglas Parkhurst from Sanford was killed by a hit and run driver on Friday evening at a baseball field. In a twist of fate it was revealed that in 2013, Parkhurst confessed to killing a 4 year old girl 50 years ago in a hit and run accident. The four year old’s sister said, “It has come full circle.”

Daily News Headline 6/1/18

posted Jun 1, 2018, 4:36 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news yesterday, tv's "Full Frontal" host Samantha Bee apologized for calling Ivanka Trump a vulgar word during her show's monologue. In a tweet, Bee said her words were " inappropriate and inexcusable.  I crossed a line and I deeply regret it."   Though ABC cancelled the Rosanne show, the TBS network has not cancelled Bee's show. Is there a double-standard in today’s media?

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