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Updated: 9 min 21 sec ago

New $270 million chocolate factory proof of America's sweet tooth

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 01:28
Mars Inc., which makes Snickers and M&M's, says its nine other plants are at full capacity, so this will allow the company to better meet demand.
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Maine Senate rejects casinos, including at Scarborough Downs

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:37
Other bills that failed would have two American Indian tribes to open one casino each.
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Maine judge mulls whether 12-year-old should be tried for manslaughter

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:37
Kelli Murphy has twice been found not competent to stand trial in the death of an infant in 2012.
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Census shows only 4 Maine counties gained population

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:31
Cumberland County was the fastest-growing county in the state during the year from July 1, 2012 to July 1, 2013.
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Kennebec 'most dangerous river' for ice-breaking

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:23
Cutters blaze a trail from Bath to Richmond to clear ice that can cause flooding along the river.
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N.H. bill would let some annul mental illness records, buy guns

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:23
The bill wins Senate approval Thursday and goes on to the House.
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Republicans rush to woo super donor Sheldon Adelson

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:20
The star attraction at a Las Vegas conference this week is an elderly billionaire who’s seeking a candidate to back in 2016.
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Health care sign-ups reach 6 million milestone

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:20
The achievement is still short of the target of covering 7 million people through new markets.
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Pro-choice group’s endorsement of Michaud draws criticism from Cutler

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:13
Eliot Cutler’s campaign says what Michaud calls an evolution on the issue just shows a lack of conviction.
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NRA-backed change threatens Maine gun-permit overhaul

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:12
The bill received broad bipartisan support in committee, but turns partisan after an amendment that would have defeated the purpose of the measure.
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No bail for Maine man with long domestic violence record

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:05
Jason Lawrence has been arrested three times in March – twice for violating bail after the first arrest.
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Maine workers' comp chief to explain claims officer removal

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:58
Paul Sighinolfi is under fire for removing an injury claims adjudicator from NewPage mill cases after company officials complained.
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Water flows into parched Mexican delta

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:42
The one-time release at the Morelos Dam is the result of a deal between the U.S. and Mexico.
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Feature obituary: Linda Welch, 56, compassionate nurse, loving mother

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:35
She inspired other through her lengthy fight against diabetes.
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Congress set to delay big Medicare fee cuts for a year

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:18
The House OKs another reprieve amid tensions over finding a permanent fix for the doctor payment formula.
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Activists: Mexican hospitals reject women in labor, force street births

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:15
Women’s advocates seek international help to end the ‘pattern’ of prejudice against poor indigenous women.
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Russia’s an outcast, but Portland group’s trip to sister city still on

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:14
Some U.S. cities have frozen ties over Crimea and anti-gay policies, but a Maine delegation leaving Friday for Archangel says it’s time to reach out, not pull back.
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IMF pledges to loan Ukraine $18 billion

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:11
Meanwhile, U.S. lawmakers back bills to aid the nation and punish Russia for its annexation of Crimea.
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Local & State Dispatches

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:07
Rumford town official arrested on child-porn charge/ Man linked to Mass. teen's slaying arrested in Maine / Attempts to change Maine's wind-energy laws rejected ... and more news from around the state.
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Vince Wilfork staying with New England Patriots

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:07
Just weeks after Big Vince asked for his release, the Patriots and their defensive captain have agreed to a three-year, $22.5 million extension.
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