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Al-Qaida in Yemen

Al-Qaida in Yemen

| April 16, 2015

Sanaa, Yemen – Military officials and residents say al-Qaida has taken control of a major airport in southern Yemen after briefly clashing with troops. The officials say al-Qaida fighters clashed Thursday with members of the infantry brigade in charge of protecting the Riyan airport in the city of Mukalla, a major port city and the […]

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Washburn Students Learn About Maine’s Role in Civil War

Washburn Students Learn About Maine’s Role in Civil War

| May 9, 2013

2013 is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.. To  EDUCATE today’s youth about the significance of this important part of American history…Maine’s Secretary of State has embarked on a statewide school tour. Today’s destination, Washburn. Shawn Cunningham reports.

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Medal of Honor Winner

Medal of Honor Winner

| November 12, 2012

A Houlton native finally gets the recognition he deserves, 100 years after he died.  NewsSource 8’s Dick Palm has the story of a Civil War leader and builder.

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New Book By UMPI Professor Examines Slaves For Hire

New Book By UMPI Professor Examines Slaves For Hire

| August 29, 2012

An UMPI Professor has penned a thought-provoking new book on slavery for hire in antebellum America. The book will be out in October, but the author sat down with our Shawn Cunningham to discuss its relevance to American History then and now.

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