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Read Eliot Cutler's 'Building a State of Opportunity' plan

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 13:39
The gubernatorial candidate outlines 21 priority areas.
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Unexpected reactor shutdown at N.H. nuclear plant

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:56
The shutdown happened shortly before 12:30 a.m. when an electrical problem knocked the plant’s reactor coolant pumps out of service. Backup pumps safely cooled and shut down the reactor.
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New bookstore in Portland helps tell unlikely story

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:38
Despite the rise of e-books and, independent shops like Sherman’s Books and Stationery are thriving.
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Read Maine Virtual Academy's letter

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:18
The company that hopes to establish another virtual school in Maine lays out its case for reconsideration.
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Rejected Maine virtual school asks for reconsideration

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:18
Three charter commission members agree the proposal should get another chance, and a decision could come Tuesday.
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Rare avalanche near Mt. Washington summit

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:17
A U.S. Forest ranger says eight skiers nearby saw the avalanche, but no one was injured.
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Russia ends natural gas discount for Ukraine

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 10:10
Gazprom says the decision to charge a higher price was made because Ukraine has failed to pay off its debt for past supplies, which now stands at $1.7 billion.
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Fryeburg man faces child endangerment charge

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 08:00
Police say Dylan Thorner had inappropriate computer conversations with the minor after meeting her through a mutual friend.
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Report on children and race details big success gap

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 07:58
The report describes the challenges facing African-American children especially as ‘a national crisis.’
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Riders wowed by view from big Vegas Ferris wheel

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 07:38
The 550-foot High Roller is expected to be the tallest in the world until planned Ferris-style wheels are completed in coming years in New York and Dubai.
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Facebook’s Zuckerberg reaps $3.3 billion from stock options

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 06:58
The company’s stock has more than doubled in value during the past year.
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Maine man dies in head-on crash on Route 1

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 06:56
The driver of the other vehicle was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.
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Ukrainian pleads guilty after U.S. flight disruption

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 06:26
Authorities say Anatoliy Baranovich, 47, yelled in Russian that a wing had caught fire and tried to pry open the rear door, damaging the aircraft.
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Guilty plea a warning that Maine is committed to protecting elvers

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 06:04
Officials are watching harvest numbers, as one Mainer found out when he hid some of his $770,000 income.
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Former Michaud staffer files to run for Maine State House

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 06:02
Monica Castellanos, partner in a consulting and communications firm, recently filed to run as a Democrat for House District 86, which covers part of Augusta.
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NY man pleads guilty to Waterville drug charge

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 05:55
William Waters, 32, of the Bronx, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Bangor to possession of oxycodone with the intent to distribute it.
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Four more workers contaminated by radiation at New Mexico nuclear facility

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 05:47
The doses are reportedly below levels that are deemed unsafe.
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People lie more easily after dose of ‘love hormone’

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 05:46
Researchers find that oxytocin made volunteers less honest.
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Red Sox fall to Orioles 2-1 on Opening Day

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 01:01
Grady Sizemore hits a home run in his first game for Boston, but the Sox go 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position.
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