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Christopher Furlong, Getty Images
Christopher Furlong, Getty Images

The Beatles Start the Sessions for Their Masterpiece With ‘Strawberry Fields Forever': The Story Behind Every ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Song

The Beatles began the recording of their masterpiece with a song that didn't end up on it.

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Photo courtesy of KV Humane Society
Photo courtesy of KV Humane Society

This Week’s Pet Of The Week Up For Adoption With The Kennebec Valley Humane Society

Since we have teamed up with the Kennebec Valley Humane Society a few months ago, we have been featuring a pet of the week with the hope being that we can find some good, loving homes for some of the animals that have been at the KV Humane Society for awhile, and are looking for their forever homes...

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Category: Community, Offbeat, Pets
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Zac Efron Will Flash His ‘Killer’ Good Looks as Serial Murderer Ted Bundy

Hold onto your (well-toned) butts, ladies and gentlemen, because Zac Efron’s career is about to kick into high gear. After a few years spent as a teenage heartthrob  —  and a few more years spent revamping his image in movies like Neighbors and Baywatch as everyone’s favorite ‘sex idiot’  —  it looks like Efron is gearing up to pivot yet-again into the dramatic stage of his career. What type of dramatic turn, you ask? A troubled artist? A struggling musician? You’re close! How about infamous serial killer Ted Bundy?

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Cop
@PDChina, Twitter

Caring Cop Parks in Middle of Road for Touching Reason

This officer is looking out for everyone on his beat. And we mean everyone.

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Ornes Candy Store via Facebook
Ornes Candy Store via Facebook

This 19th Century Candy Store in Maine Has Been Open for 132 Years

In July 1885, Addie Orne opened Orne’s Candy Store in downtown Boothbay Harbor, according to the candy store's website. She started out with just ice cream, bananas, and a handful of different candies, the website states, and she expanded her candy selection over the years...

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scyther5

School Tech: Employer Wrong to Reprimand Me over Prayer Talk

An Augusta school district worker is accusing her employer of discrimination, saying it was wrong to reprimand her for telling a co-worker that she'd pray for him according to the Associated Press.

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Chad Healey
Local artist creates beautiful paintings

Central Maine Man Tapes Himself Creating Psychedelic Art Work

Local artist, Chad Healey, has a unique way of creating his masterpieces.  I shared Chad's story last year, when he would hide his artwork around Central Maine and leave clues on his Facebook where to find them.  My daughter, Emma, found one of them.

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Category: Community, Offbeat, Photos
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
Marvel

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Soars, ‘King Arthur’ Crashes

On Thursday evening, plenty of executives went to bed with dreams of big opening weekend numbers in their head. Could the movie about a magical king unseat the movie about a talking tree? Or would a mother-daughter comedy with just the right release date unseat a pair of battling sisters? Now that we’ve reached the end of the holiday weekend, we finally have the numbers, and it turns out the answer was no and no, respectively. Here’s this past weekend’s grosses as of Sunday afternoon:

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Avatar 2 release date delay
20th Century Fox

The ‘Avatar’ Sequels, Which Will Be Partially Underwater, Take on a New Lead

Here’s the first paragraph of an item that ran this morning on Deadline, reproduced in full:

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Data Entry
A D, YouTube

This Dude Is a Speed Demon in the Glamorous Art of…Data Entry?

This guy looks like he's on fast forward.

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