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Updated: 5 weeks 1 day ago

Tissues, counselors help ease pain at 9/11 museum

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 21:15
Behind the wrenching sights and sounds of the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum lies a quiet effort to help visitors handle its potentially traumatic impact.
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Pelosi picks Democrats for Benghazi probe

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 21:13
Many Democrats are suspicious of Republican motives.
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Train blunder to cost France $68 million

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 21:12
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Mexican crime deters U.S. students

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 20:46
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Two states’ lawmakers consider bills for firing-squad executions

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 20:40
Officials in Wyoming and Utah cite the difficulty in obtaining the drugs needed for lethal injection.
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71 New Yorkers charged in child porn crackdown

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 20:38
Authorities say that many of the defendants held positions of trust that gave them access to young kids.
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Bill would deliver ‘cluster’ mailboxes to millions in U.S.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 20:27
A Republican-controlled House panel OKs the measure to address the postal service’s red ink.
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U.S. charges former Maine egg producer in 2010 salmonella outbreak

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 19:51
Austin 'Jack' DeCoster and his son Peter DeCoster were charged with introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce, a misdemeanor.
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Elite U.S. forces may get ‘Iron Man’ suit

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 18:14
The suit might eventually have an exoskeleton made of liquid armor, smart fabrics that could help stop hemorrhaging and Google Glass-like visuals.
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Maine asks controversial Medicaid consultant to resubmit report

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 18:05
Some paragraphs of the report released last week were copied from Center on Budget and Policy, and it didn’t make it clear that it was quoting others’ work.
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Hero cat ‘throws’ first pitch at baseball game

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 15:21
The cat, named Tara, was captured on security camera on May 13 when she pounced on a dog that attacked her 4-year-old human Jeremy Triantafilo.
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EBay asks users to change password after breach

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 13:09
EBay says its investigation is active and it can’t comment on the specific number of accounts affected, but says the number could be large.
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Nigeria militants attack three villages as death toll mounts

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 13:02
A witness says villagers hid in the bush and watched while the extremists set fire to their thatch-roofed mud huts. ‘We lost everything.’
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Obama: Any misconduct at VA will be punished

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 12:52
The VA Inspector General’s office said late Tuesday that 26 facilities are being investigated nationwide – up from 10 just last week.
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Local & State Dispatches

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 12:40
Suspect in battery theft captured after fleeing / Southern Maine's Boys & Girls Clubs get $100,000 Hannaford gift / Man killed, three injured in three-vehicle crash ... and more news from around the state.
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Michael Jace tells police he shot wife; investigators seek motive

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:59
According to police, the veteran actor shot his wife multiple times after she returned home with their children Monday evening.
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Judge drops manslaughter charge against Maine girl in baby's death

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:50
It is the first step in an apparent plea agreement in the case against 12-year-old Kelli Murphy, who is accused in the death of 3-month-old Brooklyn Foss-Greenaway.
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Bee handlers work to calm swarm after Maine-bound truck crashes

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:32
As many as 20 million bees were released after a tractor-trailer hauling them overturned near I-95 in Delaware.
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Poland man sentenced for stealing VA benefits

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:19
Prosecutors say the disabled veteran falsely claimed about $10,000 in mileage reimbursements.
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Maine corrections department appoints new security chief

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:04
Gary LaPlante has helped implement several processes in the department, including K-9 and mapping programs.
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