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Prosecutors aim to show Blackwater’s malice toward Iraqis

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:06
Four guards face charges stemming from a 2007 shooting that killed 14 Iraqis and injured 18 more.
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American farmers confront ‘big data’ revolution

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:34
Sensors measure soil conditions, seeding rates, crop yields and many other variables, allowing companies to provide farmers with customized guidance on how to get the most out of their fields.
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‘Tribes’ gives Maine audiences a glimpse into the deaf community

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 15:02
The play will be at Portland Stage through April 13.
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United Auto Workers membership grows slightly

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 14:56
It is the fourth straight yearly increase for the UAW.
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Kerry arrives in Paris for meeting on Ukraine

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 14:28
The U.S. Secretary of State was halfway home from Saudi Arabia when he changed plans to speak with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Sunday evening.
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Northern Maine in for snow, sleet, rain

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 13:32
A winter storm watch is in effect for northern Maine, calling for 6 to 10 inches of snow and an inch of ice Saturday night through Sunday.
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National soil collection may unlock mysteries

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 13:08
Scientists say information gleaned from the soil could help farmers grow better vegetables and build a better understanding of climate change.
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Mudslide survivor tells of ‘wave’ hitting home

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 12:52
Robin Youngblood says she was able to swim to the surface and cling to the detached roof of her mobile home.
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Police ID woman killed in fiery Maine crash

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 11:34
Tammy Sue Harl of Norridgewock, 39, died in the Fairfield crash on March 20.
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NH considers ban on cellphones while driving

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 11:06
The NH Senate will meet Thursday to discuss the bill.
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Afghan official: All five militants in standoff killed

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 11:00
The militants attacked the election commission headquarters in Kabul.
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Study backs nonsurgical way to fix heart valves

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 10:50
Survival rates were better one year later for people who had a new valve placed through a tube into an artery instead.
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Maine chief: Tasers ‘ineffective’ before shooting

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 10:11
Police twice shot a reportedly suicidal woman March 18 wielding a knife, and the shooting is under investigation.
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Maine’s Husson University unveils new campus

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 10:10
The campus in Westbrook has more than 17,000 square feet of space.
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Klitschko backs billionaire for Ukraine president

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 09:04
The former boxing champ decides not to run for president.
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NCAA 'Sweet 16' have another claim to fame – celebrities

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 02:18
With the spotlight on March Madness, take a peek at each school's famous alumni beyond the athletes. Above, comedian Tine Fey of the University of Virginia.
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Kentucky shocks Louisville, heads to Elite Eight

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 02:04
Michigan, Michigan State and UConn also advance in tight games.
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Vietnam POW Jeremiah Denton dies at 89

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 02:02
Denton blinked 'T-O-R-T-U-R-E' into the camera in Morse code for a propaganda film.
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Local & State Dispatches

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:31
Portland police probe similar robberies of pedestrians / Handgun permit bill gets first approval by Senate / Moose-hunt lottery application deadline looms ... and more news from around the state.
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GM adding 971,000 vehicles to ignition recall

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:29
Vehicles covered by the expanded recall may have had good switches replaced with faulty ones.
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