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Updated: 19 min 21 sec ago

Riverview catches up on firearms permit screenings

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 21:44
The psychiatric center reports it has eliminated its backlog of concealed-carry applications.
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Maine revelers get a jump on spring for a cause

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 21:41
A Special Olympics fundraiser raises more than $12,000 as people dive into frosty Maranacook Lake.
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Writer-environmentalist Peter Matthiessen dies at 86

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 21:36
The author created such acclaimed works as ‘The Snow Leopard’ and ‘At Play in the Fields of the Lord.’
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Bill Nemitz: Public-housing posse smokes out smokers

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 21:21
‘It’s a health issue,’ says one of the four 100 State Street residents who brave their neighbors’ wrath by reporting their transgressions.
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Plenty of ongoing research trying to figure out the full impact of concussions

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 20:43
Even the Mayo Clinic’s resident concussion expert is the first to acknowledge that what is unknown outweighs what we do know.
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Connecticut teen bakes muffins for the homeless

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 20:10
The 13-year-old boy will be honored for supplying a shelter since he was 8.
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Frog monitors keep ears to the ground - er - wetlands

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 20:10
Volunteers commit to listen for mating calls to help naturalists spot trends in the amphibian population.
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Medical team fighting Ebola flees angry Guineans

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 20:10
A crowd accusing the team of creating the epidemic attacks a facility.
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Car flips into New York creek, killing 4

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 20:07
The driver escapes serious injury.
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Mormon leader outlines opposition to gay marriage

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 20:03
An official encourages church members not to buckle under the pressure of a growing movement on social media and elsewhere by advocates who want to make gay marriage legal.
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Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood home in Ohio for sale

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 20:02
The real estate agent selling the house says about half the people who show interest are scared away once they learn about its past.
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Two teens arrested in Detroit mob attack on man

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 20:01
The man who was brutally beaten after accidentally hitting a boy with his pickup truck remains in critical condition.
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Atlanta archbishop to sell $2.2 million mansion

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 19:59
Wilton Gregory makes the decision to try to appease angry parishioners.
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China ship hears `signal’; unclear if jet-related

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 19:58
The electronic pulse signals are consistent with those of an aircraft black box.
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Afghans defy Taliban threat to vote in droves

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 19:53
Despite spiraling carnage, millions crowd mosque courtyards and line up at schools.
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Boy, 6, in drowning case against mom dies

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 19:51
He had been declared brain dead after he and his 3-year-old brother were submerged underwater by their mother in their home Tuesday in western Pennsylvania, authorities say.
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NRA steps up effort to expand gun rights

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 19:47
Emboldened by a 2008 Supreme Court ruling, the NRA has involved itself in hundreds of legal cases.
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Tech startup recruiting at San Francisco shuttle stops

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 19:22
Bigcommerce hopes to #poach talent from Google and Facebook
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