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Sunday, Nov 18

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The tax cut that wasn't: Why Americans may owe the IRS

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Last year's Republican-backed tax cuts were sold as a big benefit to Americans, who would see more money in their paychecks. For many, that benefit may be short-lived when they find out they owe more to the Internal Revenue Services than…

Friday, Nov 2

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Looking for a low-maintenance pet that's not a fish? Consider coral

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Often viewed as just a piece of the ocean scenery, corals are sedentary creatures, forming colonies of various shapes and colors. However, on closer inspection, these little invertebrate animals are quite active, snatching food with tiny…

Wednesday, Oct 31

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High hopes for experimental depression drug ketamine

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It was launched decades ago as an anesthetic for animals and people, became a potent battlefield pain reliever in Vietnam and morphed into the trippy club drug Special K. Now the chameleon drug ketamine is finding new life as an unapproved…

Tuesday, Oct 30

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What you may not know about the flu

The first thing is that we had a decline in the number of people who got influenza shots and that is very disconcerting. Another thing we learned is that it was a particularly bad flu season largely due to the H3N2 virus, which is a…

Thursday, Oct 18

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Dunkin' Donuts franchise owner apologizes after Somali family refused service

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The owner of a Dunkin' Donuts in Portland has apologized to a Somali woman and her family and says he will offer training to his staff after an incident at a drive-thru earlier this week. The woman was refused service and issued a “no…

Thursday, Oct 11

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Maine restricts deer carcass imports to prevent fatal disease outbreak

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Maine wildlife officials on Thursday implemented an emergency rule designed to protect Maine's deer herd after a case of chronic wasting disease was found in a captive deer in Quebec. An exemption that allowed deer carcasses from Quebec…

Wednesday, Oct 3

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Government to send test alert messages Wednesday to cellphones

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A message headed “Presidential Alert” will be sent Wednesday to cellphones throughout the United States as part of a nationwide test of an emergency alert system, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The brief message will…

Tuesday, Oct 2

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Navy ship built at Bath Iron Works nearly struck by Chinese warship

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A Chinese warship came within 45 yards of striking the bow of the Bath-built USS Decatur in the disputed South China Sea on Sunday in what the U.S. Navy called an “unsafe and unprofessional maneuver.” China's defense ministry accused the…

Monday, Oct 1

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Nobel Prize in medicine goes to cancer immunotherapy researchers

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Fredrik Sandberg | TT via AP. The Nobel prize laureate in medicine or physiology 2018 is shown on the screen as James P Allison, left, and Tasuku Honjo, during the presentation at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, Monday Oct.…

Thursday, Sep 20

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Maine news you need to know for Thursday

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Good morning. Temperatures will be in the mid-60s throughout the state. Here's what's happening in Maine today. Maine restaurant gets lobsters high before killing them. Bill Trotter | BDN. Bill Trotter | BDN. Charlotte Gill, center, stands…

Wednesday, Sep 19

Canadian crabs with bad attitude threaten coastal ecosystem

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Canadians are known as friendly folks, but these crabby brutes migrating from Canadian waters are better suited for the hockey rink. Green crabs from Nova Scotia are the same species as their cousins that already inhabit Maine waters, but…

Saturday, Sep 15

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Maine has first confirmed equine case of West Nile virus

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Maine officials say a horse in York County has tested positive for the mosquito-borne West Nile virus. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry says it's the state's first confirmed case of the disease in a horse on…

Scientists: Expect more intense hurricanes

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A warmer world makes for nastier hurricanes. Scientists say they are wetter, possess more energy and intensify faster. Their storm surges are more destructive because climate change has already made the seas rise. And lately, the storms…

Tuesday, Sep 11

Sweden joins Europe's move to right over migration backlash

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STOCKHOLM — Sweden has become the latest European country to have its political order shaken by a backlash against large-scale immigration, with voters giving a boost to a far-right party and weakening the more established ones. Sunday's…

Wednesday, Sep 5

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The Puerto Rico death toll will only get higher

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The latest attempt to get an accurate death toll in Puerto Rico following last year’s Hurricane Maria paints a grim picture: 2,975 “excess” deaths could be attributed to the storm, according ...

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Airport security bins carry more germs than the toilets, scientists say

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Next time you go through airport security, it might be worth washing your hands afterward. According to the results of a new study published by Finnish and British researchers, half of plastic airport security bins may carry viruses that…

Wednesday, Aug 29

Hurricane's death toll in Puerto Rico put at nearly 3000

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico's governor raised the U.S. territory's official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975 on Tuesday after an independent study found that the number of people who succumbed in the desperate,…

Saturday, Aug 18

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Maine sixth worst state for increase in overdose deaths

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PORTLAND, Maine — Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Maine is the sixth worst state when it comes to an increase in overdose deaths. According to the CDC, overdose deaths increased 10.9 percent between…

Friday, Jul 27

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5 tips for backyard chicken owners concerned about salmonella outbreaks

Even if you're not a chicken person, you've probably heard about the rise in salmonella outbreaks in the United States in the last few years. This rise in the number of salmonella cases directly corresponds with the rise in the number of…

Wednesday, Jul 25

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Salmonella outbreak linked to backyard chickens hits Maine

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A multistate salmonella outbreak connected to backyard chickens is showing no signs of abating, according to an advisory issued Monday by the federal Centers for Disease Control. The illnesses first were reported in February, according to…

Friday, Jul 20

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Person dies after exposure to rare, flesh-eating bacteria

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A Virginia resident has died from an infection involving a waterborne bacteria that eats flesh. The person came into contact with the flesh-eating Vibrio bacteria. Virginia Department of Health officials weren't releasing the person's name…

Friday, Jul 6

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Debate over field testing deadly drugs stirs Maine police department

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A proposal by the Presque Isle police chief that urges cops to field test potentially lethal drugs with a chemical pouch has stirred debated inside the department, after two of high-ranking officers c...

Tuesday, Jun 26

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Maine woman develops meat allergy after bite from lone star tick

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A new species of tick has arrived in Maine. The lone star tick can cause people to become allergic to meat with a single bite. In the shadow of a seaside cottage, Patty O'Brien Carrier tries her best to protect herself from pesky insects,…

Saturday, Jun 23

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New evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's

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Viruses that sneak into the brain just might play a role in Alzheimer's, scientists reported Thursday in a provocative study that promises to re-ignite some long-debated theories about what triggers the mind-robbing disease. The findings…

Saturday, Jun 9

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Our right to enjoy Maine’s beaches must be restored

In 1989, Maine’s Supreme Court took away our right to enjoy our ocean intertidal zones. Looking all the way back to when Maine was part of Massachusetts, the Justices ruled that our opportunities to enjoy the intertidal zones are limited…

Wednesday, Jun 6

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Hurricanes are traveling more slowly – which makes them even more dangerous

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The globe's hurricanes have seen a striking slowdown in their speed of movement across landscapes and seascapes over the past 65 years, a finding that suggests rising rainfall and storm-surge risks, according to research reported Wednesday…

Thursday, May 31

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Colorectal cancer screening should start at age 45, not 50

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The American Cancer Society, responding to a rise in colorectal cancer rates among younger people, is now recommending that adults undergo screening for the disease beginning at age 45 rather than 50. The organization, which announced the…

Friday, May 25

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Maine shipyard workers to benefit from repeal of travel pay cuts, senators say

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“The committee’s passage of this legislation is welcome news, as the bill will continue to support good-paying Maine jobs that boost our security at home and abroad.”

Weinstein released on $1 million bail after court appearance on sex charges

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Harvey Weinstein was charged Friday with rape and another sex felony in the first prosecution to result from the wave of allegations against him that sparked a national reckoning over sexual misconduct.

Catalyst to sell Rumford paper mill to Hong Kong company

An ND Paper spokesperson said the investment plans do not include any layoffs at the Rumford mill, which currently has 620 employees.