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Former IRS official faces contempt vote

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 21:27
The full House will consider a motion against Lois Lerner, who did not answer questions at a hearing.
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Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on ‘Late Show’

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 21:21
Colbert earned the endorsement of Letterman, and has already won an Emmy for best variety series, as well as two Peabody Awards, for his Comedy Central show.
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High school stabbings: Suspect showed no red flags for violence

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 21:12
The 16-year-old charged in a rampage that injured 22 in his school has no history of mental illness and there is no evidence that he was bullied.
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Fifth detection of 'ping' may narrow search for missing Malaysian jet

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 21:07
The acoustic data picked up by underwater sonar still has to be analyzed before it can be used to locate the black boxes.
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Feature obituary: Michael Hayer, 63, longtime bus driver for Portland Metro

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 21:06
Mr. Hayer was active in the Masons and Kora Shriners.
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Nation Dispatches

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 21:04
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N.H. gambling supporters offer $25 million in community aid

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:58
An opponent calls the effort “a nice bribe” as the state considers adding two casinos with 5,000 slots.
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Co-author of Pulitzer-winning Jackson Pollock biography dies

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:56
Gregory White Smith co-wrote numerous biographies, including ‘Van Gogh: The Life,’ with his collaborator and partner, Steven Naifeh.
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Tests support ‘Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:48
A fragment of papyrus is more likely an ancient document than a modern forgery, testing indicates.
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ACLU suing FBI for information on terror unit

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:42
The task force has investigated the Boston Marathon bombing.
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Lobster boats clean up ocean floor off Cape Cod

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:16
Ten tons of fishing gear and debris were retrieved in the annual cleanup.
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Sextuplets’ dad dies of heart attack

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:14
Ben Van Houten, 39, of Holland, Mich., was setting up a trampoline for his children when he succumbed.
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Climate change Plan B stirs controversy, doubt

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:11
A U.N. panel is pressured on geoengineering, which entails efforts such as storing CO2 underground.
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Lewiston Auburn Magazine announces possible buyer

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:48
Board members say they hope to resume publication by this summer after the publisher’s arrest.
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N.H. man survives several-hundred-foot fall down mountain

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:24
The 22-year-old said his ski helmet bore the brunt of the blows, but his face got bruised and battered and he badly injured his knee.
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Earth’s strongest storm of 2014 bearing down on Australia

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:23
Cyclone Ita is predicted to be a storm of historic proportions.
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Video: Sea Dogs' grounds crew prepares Hadlock

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:37
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Video: Sea Dogs' grounds crew prepares Hadlock

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:36
After a week on the road, Portland is opening its home schedule today.
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Lawyer: Pa. school stabbing suspect like ‘deer in headlights’

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:00
The attorney says he believes police are just as puzzled as Alex Hribal’s family about why the teen went to school Wednesday and ‘stabbed 22 people.
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