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Updated: 9 min 25 sec ago

Maine mom accused of driving 124 mph with children can still drive

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:51
Cheryl Gilson, 25, who has a history of speeding, is free on bail.
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Westbrook athletic director resigns after year of turmoil

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:36
Marc Sawyer cites the 'incestuous culture of the community' among his reasons for leaving.
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Old Orchard asks Maine Legislature to fix misstep on library project

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:12
The town voted in 2011 to borrow $2.2 million for the project, but a technical error means the town is now seeking a state law to validate the vote.
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President Obama’s aunt, who lived in U.S. illegally, dies in Boston at 61

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:12
Zeituni Onyango, who came here from Kenya, was denied asylum in 2004, then allowed to stay in 2010.
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Local & State Dispatches

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:11
Two charged with selling synthetic marijuana / Man admits stealing car, says marijuana isn’t his / USM event will remember 1994 genocide ... and more news from around the state.
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Maine marriage fraud conspiracy concludes with Kenyan’s sentencing

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:11
A foreign national is sentenced to a year in prison in a conspiracy that involved 13 Mainers.
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Updated Maine beer law allows bars to display alcohol content

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:11
A new portion of state law reverses a 1937 statute that made it illegal for a bar or restaurant to display the ABV of a beer.
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House bill makes LePage’s welfare reforms unlikely

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:11
Democrats squeak through a compromise different from one passed by the Senate, making a deal a long shot.
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Maine DEP asks First Wind to re-prove its financial capacity

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:11
The state wants to make sure the developer, which lost a key funding source in a court ruling, can afford to finish four projects in Maine worth $1 billion.
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Doubront struggles as Red Sox fall to Rangers, 10-7

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:08
Boston’s five double plays were one fewer than the American League record for a nine-inning game.
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Read attorneys' request to withdraw from defending Joshua Nisbet

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:06
Read the request by attorneys to be released from defending Joshua Nisbet who is accused of armed robbery.
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More underwater pings heard in hunt for missing Malaysian plane

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 23:58
Finding the sounds, which could come from the plane’s black boxes, is crucial to narrowing the search area.
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Pentagon to remove 50 missiles from silos but keep them in arsenal

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 23:50
The move is aimed at complying with a 2010 treaty with Russia and avoiding a fight with members of Congress from states where the missiles are based.
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Judge's motion granting attorneys' request to withdraw

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 23:14
Judge Thomas D. Warren allows attorneys assigned to defend accused armed robber Joshua Nisbet to resign, writing that the Joshua Nisbet has forfeited the right to counsel by his actions.
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Mass. House OKs bill to overhaul domestic violence laws

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 22:50
The measure is called the most comprehensive domestic violence legislation in a generation.
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Portland schools save on health care but budget still goes up

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 22:41
Health costs drop $500,000. The budget is 3.6 percent higher.
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London hospital spotlights lab-made body parts

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 22:33
Scientists are growing blood vessels, tear ducts, windpipes, ears and noses.
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New York inmate freed after 25 years

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 22:32
The exoneration comes amid scrutiny of Brooklyn prosecutors’ process for reviewing questionable convictions.
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Nation Dispatches

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 22:31
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Maine House OKs penalizing companies that outsource jobs

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 22:03
Supporters of the bill say it will protect Maine jobs. But Republicans say that the measure is a job killer.
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