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Passamaquoddy tribe member, former representative, charged with eel poaching

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:41
Frederick Moore III of Maine argued for tribal fishing rights.
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Eyewitness testimony receives scrutiny

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:41
Decades of studies indicate eyewitnesses are correct only about half of the time.
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Gunmen execute Belfast IRA figure Tommy Crossan

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:39
His former group is suspected of following through on 2011 death threats against him.
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Colorado’s marijuana edibles take hit after two deaths

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:34
The deaths occur as lawmakers scramble to create regulations for pot-infused snacks.
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Earthquake rattles southern, central parts of Mexico

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:40
Scientists are watching the area intensely since such plate destabilization raises the risk of a more devastating temblor.
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Wyatt Earp gun from O.K. Corral sells for $225,000

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:36
The revolver reportedly was carried by Earp during the famous shootout.
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Vermont unemployment now 2nd lowest in US

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:31
Only North Dakota has a lower unemployment rate than Vermont.
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Justice Antonin Scalia still opposes 1964 freedom of press ruling

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:30
Meanwhile, his good friend Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg calls the decision a landmark because it allowed the media to freely report on the civil rights struggle across the South.
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Maker of biodegradable soaps dies at 79

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:27
Van Vlahakis’s life story is one of rags to riches with an ecology-conscious twist.
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New England Dispatches

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:22
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Impact of bullying persists into middle age, a new study shows

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:20
Victims of bullies suffer decades later from higher levels of depression, anxiety and suicide.
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Rhode Island university urges students: Take diploma not selfies

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:19
Bryant University asks students to refrain from photography on the graduation stage.
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‘Lord,’ ‘Lady’ trade yacht for jail cells in Minnesota

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:18
The couple, who lived lavishly and presented themselves as royalty, are accused of welfare fraud.
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Pro-Russian militants refuse to end armed occupation

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:16
Ukraine’s premier says that parliament is poised to grant amnesty if the protesters stand down.
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Three die in two crashes in Maine

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:10
Crashes in Vassalboro and Waldoboro occur Friday afternoon.
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12 killed, four missing in avalanche on Mount Everest

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 20:47
The Sherpa guides had gone early in the morning to fix ropes for other climbers when the avalanche hit them.
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Maine conservative think tank CEO heading to Virginia

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 20:46
J. Scott Moody will lead a group that helps states develop budgets.
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Transcript of distress call by South Korean ferry

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 20:22
‘The ship has listed a lot. Can’t move. Please come quickly.’
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Marijuana trade show opens in Bangor Saturday

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 20:12
Organizers say it will include workshops, vendors, performances and a smoking tent outside the facility for qualified users.
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Former Biddeford pastor guilty of child porn, gets probation

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 20:01
His entire five-year prison sentence was suspended for 12 years of probation.
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