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With dogs in tow, Maine community remembers Barbara Bush

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About 200 people gathered in a large circle, many with their dogs, to share stories about their encounters with Bush on the beach in Kennebunk.

Collins slams Comey for releasing his memoir during the Russia investigation

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U.S. Sen. Susan Collins suggested during a Sunday interview on NBC's "Meet The Press" that the Comey memoir could be disruptive to the Mueller investigation.

Why you should keep marijuana away from your pets

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From curious cats to counter-surfing canines, more pets are showing up stoned in veterinarians’ offices after getting into their owners’ stashes.

Manhunt underway after shooting leaves four dead at Nashville Waffle House

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The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said via its Twitter account that authorities are searching for 29-year-old Travis Reinking of Morton, Illinois.

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Investigators at the scene of a potentially fatal fire in Bar Harbor

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Two people were taken to the hospital after a fire broke out on Russell Farm Road and two others remain unaccounted for, according to media reports.

The Senate must confirm Mike Pompeo

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No secretary of state going all the way back to Henry Kissinger had ever received more than two negative votes in the Foreign Relations Committee — until Donald Trump became president.

Rod Rosenstein is ‘unsullied by politics’

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He is a shining example of an ethical public servant — a champion of the rule of law unsullied by politics.

The ‘thought-fox’ a sign of spring

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Four in the morning in my mind is a blank page, until the dogs insist something unusual is taking place outside. On the night of the blue moon, their ruckus got me downstairs, peering out the front door at the long-tailed shadow dancing…

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White House privately skeptical of North Korea’s plans to freeze nuclear testing

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Some aides are warning that Kim Jong Un could be setting a trap and vowing not to back off a hard-line stance ahead of a potential leaders’ summit.

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Here’s one way to support Mainers’ health: expand Medicaid

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While Medicaid may not be the optimum solution to our state and national health care crisis, it currently provides the only practical way of subsidizing the health care of people who otherwise cannot afford or obtain necessary treatment.

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Maple Leafs beat Bruins 4-3, avoid elimination in Game 5

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The Toronto Maple Leafs opened another 4-1 lead in Boston, and this time they held on. Just barely.

Man dies in Falmouth house fire

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The deadly fire at 27 Gray Road is believed to have started in the garage, where a passerby who alerted authorities spotted a car on fire.

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After rare gunfire in Saudi capital, officials say they shot down a toy drone

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Saudi security forces have been on high alert because of frequent attacks coming from Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is participating in that country’s civil war.

Jack Johnson, boxer jailed under Jim Crow, is being considered by Trump for pardon

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Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion, was widely despised at the turn of the century for flaunting his title, his wealth and his affection for white women.

Islamic State suicide bomber kills at least 57 in Afghan capital

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The bombing struck a voter registration center in the Afghan capital on Sunday.

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The rich are betting they can buy their way to a longer life

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The rich also seem to know that living to 100 is a pricey prospect, one that requires more spending on health care, better food, exercise and other services that can lengthen life.

A’s lefty Manaea pitches first no-hitter against Red Sox since 1993

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Sean Manaea completed the first no-hitter versus the Red Sox since Seattle's Chris Bosio did it on April 22, 1993.

How to spring clean without harsh chemicals

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The sunny spring days are here again. That means cleaning grimey windows, cobwebs and all that dust that’s built up over the winter.

Saturday, Apr 21

Kenduskeag Stream race features reliable cast of characters

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The top speed demon, once again, was Trevor MacLean of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Watching is a sport itself for Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race spectators

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For 51 years, both novices and old pros have braved the chilly waters and 16.5-mile course of the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race. But many thousands more have watched the race from the comfort of dry land.

Bangor Savings campus takes shape on banks of the Penobscot

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The idea is not only to save energy, but also to create a campus that will attract younger workers wanting open space indoors and outdoors, plus access to downtown restaurants and activities.

‘It’s easy to shut addicts out. Instead, find help’: Dispatcher who heard her son’s overdose call brings message of hope

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Shelly Yankowsky and others whose lives have been impacted by the opioid crisis are coming together in hopes of taking a step toward healing and will gather for an interfaith service for communities impacted by substance abuse at 6:30 p.m.…

Friday, Apr 20

Judge orders NEA to allow Portland immigrant to compete in national poetry contest

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Allan Monga, who moved to Maine from Zambia last year, has applied for asylum but has not yet received a green card. He and the school district sued the NEA in U.S. District Court earlier this month for not allowing him to compete at the…

Judge orders further scrutiny of Maine GOP candidate who submitted dead people’s signatures

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Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Max Linn’s ballot status will be reconsidered after his opponent in the June primary flagged more issues with nominating petition signature on his that a state attorney said “could change the outcome” for him.

Here’s why the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race is the Boston Marathon of Maine

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Race organizers say water levels look good for the 52nd annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe, which starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

What Maine lawmakers left undone after they put all their energy into fighting

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What makes this year unique is that a bulk of what legislative leaders and Gov. Paul LePage hoped to accomplish in 2018 has not been accomplished.

Thursday, Apr 19

Maine House speaker accuses LePage, GOP of ‘terrorism’ in State House showdown

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Legislators in both parties agreed that they must return to Augusta to handle key matters that lawmakers punted when the Legislature broke up early Thursday.

Political cash shows unenrolled candidates for governor are not exactly independent

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Who the 4 unenrolled candidates for governor have given to and what it means.

Portland retreats from contract with concert promoter Alex Gray over domestic violence case

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The city council on Wednesday rescinded a decision to hire the company of a Maine concert promoter who pleaded guilty to assaulting his former girlfriend, and voted to instead sign a deal with its national partner.

Woman sentenced to 17 years in murder of Oakfield man

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Tia Leigh Ludwick, 26, pleaded guilty to felony murder and robbery in the death of her cousin, Douglas Morin Jr., 31.

Wednesday, Apr 18

Revised Maine ferry service fee hike infuriates some islanders

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Locals on one island in particular are fuming over a more than 100 percent increase in their cost of getting to the mainland.

Belfast salmon farm clears first hurdle despite pleas to ‘slow down’

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After a nearly four-hour-long meeting, Belfast city councilors unanimously approved a zoning change allowing Nordic Aquafarms to advance to the next stages of the city's review process.

A clash of money and values revealed among Democrats for governor

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Who the 7 Democratic candidates for governor have given to and what it means.

Maine’s top court clears way for ranked-choice voting in June

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The decision from the Maine Supreme Judicial Court allows Secretary of State Matt Dunlap to continue implementing the system for gubernatorial and congressional primaries.

Tuesday, Apr 17

Tennessee trucker appeals conviction for fatal crash in Maine

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Randall Weddle, 55, was sentenced last month to 25 years in jail.

St. Joseph Healthcare embarks on $15M improvement project

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For the first time in decades, Bangor-based St. Joseph Healthcare is planning a multimillion-dollar investment in its facilities and its future, both within the hospital’s inpatient areas and at its outpatient campus at 900 Broadway.

Man arrested in connection with Nobleboro home invasion

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man from Boothbay Harbor in connection with a home invasion in Nobleboro on Monday, April 16. Hunter Andrews, 19, faces a single count of class A robbery, according to a press release from…

Man fleeing homicide investigation in North Carolina arrested in Bangor

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A Brewer man fleeing North Carolina authorities for his connection to a homicide investigation there was arrested by local police Monday at the Bangor International Airport, police said.