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Blossoming Bacteria Force Beach Closures During Hot Summer Stretch

It has been a hot, dry summer, and around southern Maine conditions have been just right for something unpleasant and unhealthy: bacterial contamination. About a half a dozen freshwater beaches in Maine have been forced to close as a result.

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Advocates Weigh In On Solutions To Maine's Eviction Crisis

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Items that once belonged to a Maine native who was an early member of the Boston Red Sox are going up for auction this week.

Online absentee ballot are now available for Maine voters for the November election.

PORTLAND, Maine - Virginia State Police say a Maine resident has been accused of spitting in the face of another protester during weekend demonstrations in Charlottesville.

BRUNSWICK, Maine _ Sen. Angus King got his motor running, and headed out on the highway.  The independent from Maine hit the road on his Harley for three days of listening sessions that wrapped up Sunday at home in Brunswick.

PORTLAND, Maine - A transgender activism group is promoting use of Maine's lobster emoji while it rallies for an emoji to represent the transgender community.

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The FBI has fired an embattled special agent who was removed from the Russia inquiry after internal investigators discovered he had criticized then-candidate Donald Trump in text messages with another bureau official.

Peter Strzok had remained on the FBI payroll until his employment finally was terminated on Friday, his attorney said Monday morning.

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House Republican leaders are considering proposing another round of tax cuts when they return to work next month. But Maine Sen. Susan Collins says she doesn’t think the Senate will take up another tax cut package.

The Baltimore Police Department has accepted the resignation of an officer after a video surfaced in which he repeatedly punches a man in the face.

GREENLAND, N.H. - Maine state records indicate the 21-year-old driver of a bus injured in a crash with summer campers has a number of moving violations, including two convictions for driving to endanger.

President Trump just gave Omarosa Manigault Newman the gift of another news cycle. Trump tweeted a scathing criticism of his former top-level aide just as her book-promoting media tour was gaining steam, all but guaranteeing the kind of made-for-cable feud that made them both reality TV stars and ultimately brought them to the White House.

Manigault Newman's book, Unhinged, is due out Tuesday.

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