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Collins says changes are needed before she can support GOP tax plan

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“I want to see changes in that bill, and I think there will be changes,” the Maine Republican said on ABC’s “This Week,” one of two appearances she made on Sunday.

Elton John plays hit-packed concert for sold-out crowd in Bangor

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Rock legend Elton John played the second of two nights of concerts in Maine in Bangor on Saturday, to an ebullient, all-ages crowd at the Cross Insurance Center

Maine’s lobster catch might be much less this year

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Maine's lobster haul might be less this year, and prices have drifted downward for both lobstermen and consumers, members of the industry say.

A dying vet needed CPR. Hidden video shows his nurse laughing instead.

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James Dempsey died in a nursing home on Feb. 27, 2014, in front of a secret camera. What his family saw on the video made them sue the facility.

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Napping on the job may turn out to be a very good idea for a sleep-deprived nation

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Increasingly, science is siding with the nappers, with researchers finding that short sleeps not only are beneficial to drowsy individuals and the elderly but also are essential to public health, public safety and economic productivity.

Police bust underage drinking party in Maine after accidental 911 call

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Police tell the Portsmouth Herald that the man apparently became agitated early Sunday when police foiled the party because of an accidental 911 call.

‘My sons love hunting, I don’t’: Trump’s soft spot for elephants

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“Put big game trophy decision on hold until such time as I review all conservation facts. Under study for years. Will update soon with Secretary Zinke. Thank you!”

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As Trump returns from Asia, America retreats from the world

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Trump’s trip was closer to a pilgrimage than a projection of power.

Could the Senate keep Moore out if he were elected?

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Most constitutional law experts agree that under the Supreme Court decision Powell v. McCormack, the Senate can’t refuse to seat Moore. There is much more uncertainty, however, over whether he could be expelled after he takes his seat.

‘Saturday Night Live’ goes after former cast member Al Franken, briefly

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“SNL” didn’t spare the senator, though it dispensed with his scandal in a few lines during the “Weekend Update” segment in the back half of the show.

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MaineCare covers most pregnancy care, but won’t cover abortion

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Women enrolled in Maine’s Medicaid program, known as MaineCare, are assured that nearly all pregnancy-related care — including prenatal care, delivery and miscarriage management — will be covered. Abortion care, however, is not covered.

Failure to protect the ‘Dreamers’ will hurt our economy

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By weakening the rights of some immigrant workers, the rights of all workers are undermined. Forcing some vulnerable workers into the shadows only makes it harder for all working people to fight for prosperity and a safe work environment.

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Khudobin’s 36 saves help Bruins beat Sharks

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SAN JOSE, California — Anton Khudobin enjoyed getting pestered with shots early. He didn’t have time to let his mind wander. Khudobin stopped 36 shots to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.…

Irving, Brown help Celtics rally for 15th straight win

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ATLANTA — Kyrie Irving appreciates what he calls “the innocence of the game” during Boston’s 15-game winning streak. In his first season with the Celtics after demanding a trade from Cleveland, Irving is enjoying the torrid start because…

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Vermont town laments looming cemetery plot shortage

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Some people in a Vermont town are worried the community is going to run out of available cemetery plots.

Amtrak Downeaster train hits car stuck on tracks

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Fire officials in East Kingston, New Hampshire, say no one was hurt when an Amtrak train hit a car that was stuck on the train tracks.

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‘It’s not who I am’: Jerry Jones apologizes for ‘inappropriate’ racial joke

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On Friday, a website called the Blast published what it says is a four-year-old video of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones telling a racially charged joke at a Dallas hotel.

Malcolm Young, hard-rocking guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC, dies at 64

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His death, of complications from dementia, was announced on the band’s website.

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Education’s leadership void

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Matthew Stone’s excellent piece in the November 14 Bangor Daily News titled: How Maine Hurt Public Education by Trying to Reform It highlights the trouble school systems get into when they have the wrong leaders. With the right leaders…

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Marshwood outscores Skowhegan for ‘A’ football crown

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PORTLAND, Maine — The Marshwood Hawks ended their high school football season as it began, by putting on a prolific scoring exhibition in a victory against the same opponent. The South Berwick juggernaut amassed 493 yards of total offense…

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Wells shuts out Foxcroft for ‘D’ football state title

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PORTLAND, Maine — The weapons perhaps most familiar to Maine high school football fans were devastating enough as Wells High School pursued its second straight state championship Saturday. But it was some additional weaponry — namely…

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Stony Brook rallies past UMaine football team with TD pass on final play

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ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine’s fourth-quarter difficulties reached rock bottom on Saturday. Holding a five-point lead with 31 seconds remaining and with Stony Brook 73 yards from the end zone with no timeouts,, the Black Bears…

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Getting more ‘wolflike’ is the key to the future for coyotes

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The future of the coyotes that roam forests, cities and suburbs from Newfoundland to Virginia could hinge on the animals becoming the "wolves" of the East Coast.

Trump Tower meeting in 2016 draws more scrutiny

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Earlier this year, a Russian-American lobbyist and another businessman discussed over coffee in Moscow an extraordinary meeting they had attended 12 months earlier: a gathering at Trump Tower with President Donald Trump's son, his son-in…

Winners and losers under the Senate tax overhaul proposal

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The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses — like President Donald Trump and his family — do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate.

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Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts

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President Donald Trump said Friday he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts."

Maine’s schools need a chance for improvements to work.

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The lack of improvement does not come from a lack of trying.

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Monday, Nov. 20, 2017: Reject Republican tax plan, listen to Sen. Smith’s words, we have fallen

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Letters for Monday, Nov. 20, 2017: Reject Republican tax plan, listen to Sen. Smith’s words, we have fallen

Sexual misconduct claims roil Alabama campaign, divide women

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A Fox News poll released Thursday, a week after the first accusations, showed Doug Jones leading Roy Moore by eight points. Support from women was helping to give Jones the edge with 68 percent for Jones compared to 32 percent for Moore.

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Amid national focus on harassment, Trump moves unscathed

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"You can do anything," Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women. Maybe he could, but not everyone can.

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Plan to improve lobstering data collection faces hearings

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Interstate fishing regulators are holding a series of hearings on the East Coast about a plan to improve data collection in the lobster fishery.

Maine horse euthanized after being hit by car, truck

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State police say a horse had to be euthanized after it ran into a road and was struck by a car and a truck in Littleton.

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What you should know about exploring Sears Island, a treasure of midcoast Maine

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Birders, beachgoers, clamdiggers and history buffs — you’ll find them all on Sears Island, a 936-acre treasure conserved and open for public recreation off the coast of Searsport.

This once low-key fishing city could become Maine’s next big cruise ship destination

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Cruise ships anchor in Rockland harbor far less often than they do in Portland, Bar Harbor or even Boothbay Harbor. But as the sight of huge passenger ships becomes more common in a harbor accustomed to much smaller fishing vessels, city…