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Daily news stories for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram
Updated: 5 weeks 3 days ago

For networks, airing Michael Sam’s kiss is business as usual

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 20:30
But it’s inevitable, says one observer, that for football and sports in general ‘it’s an image that will last.’
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Judge orders investigation into Casey Kasem's whereabouts

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 20:20
The 'Top 40' DJ, who has Parkinson's disease, has allegedly been moved out of the United States by his wife, and his children can't find him.
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Nigeria’s lack of urgency in schoolgirl abduction decried

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 20:15
International officials say the government refused immediate offers of help.
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Melting of West Antarctic ice sheet appears unstoppable, studies warn

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 18:22
Over the next 100 years, the melt could eventually add 4 to 12 feet to current sea levels.
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Read the FBI affidavit about Jeffrey Burnham

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 18:04
The former bank executive is accused of spending bank money at gentlemen's clubs.
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Scarborough voters to consider $42.5 million school budget Tuesday

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 18:01
The town referendum calls for 7.6 percent increase over current spending.
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Training dummy gives Bangor commuters a scare

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 17:25
The simulation was intended to train workers on how to deal with the situation if someone were to fall from scaffolding.
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Waterville man to receive diploma 22 years after he quit high school

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 16:55
Tony Bernard walked a tough road before becoming one of many to get a diploma through adult ed classes.
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Businesses where ATMs have been blocked to EBT use

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 16:32
The restrictions stem from a 2012 law and target certain types of businesses, including liquor stores and casinos.
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Twin infants in Sanford assault are improving, mother says

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 16:26
One child is evaluated by an optometrist who determines the baby has not been blinded.
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Nigerian extremist leader demands fighter release

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 15:46
This is the first video evidence of the girls and young women since more than 300 were kidnapped from a northeastern school in the pre-dawn hours of April 15.
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Property tax breaks for select few under fire in Maine

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 14:24
A widespread assessment practice that slashes the tax bill on adjacent lots with the same owner is illegal and unfair, Scarborough lawsuits say.
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New gaming lounge in Biddeford looks to push right buttons

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:21
A Saco teen says his high-tech haven offers a social setting that adds a layer of fun for video sports fans.
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Pro-Russian insurgents declare Ukraine regions independent

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:16
They ask to join Russia but there is no immediate response from the Kremlin.
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USM, St. Joe's baseball teams heading to NCAA regionals

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 11:49
USM is seeded behind only Eastern Connecticut; St. Joseph's College earns the sixth seed.
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Feds seek prison for rural Washington pot growers

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 10:22
The Department of Justice has said that prosecuting marijuana patients isn’t a priority, but it has reserved the right to target operations that don’t follow state law or have ties to organized crime.
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Gas prices in Maine fall more than 2 cents

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 09:16
Average gas prices are still 18.6 cents a gallon higher than they were one year ago.
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Local & State Dispatches

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 09:10
Burn victim in critical condition / Man with knife robs pair at bank / Fundraiser for Parents of Murdered Children ... and other news from around Maine
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Flood insurance spike puts damper on land deals

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 08:30
Maine communities in flood plains are seeing insurance rates spike as much as 10 times, hampering sales.
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Sickly bald eagle found sitting on Bangor sidewalk

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 08:12
The eagle did not have any obvious injuries, but experts suspect it is suffering from lead poisoning and possibly poisoning from other toxins.
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