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Maine Prison System Will Introduce Tablet Program, And Some Are Skeptical About The Cost To Inmates

Nearly 200 inmates in the Maine State Prison system will soon have access to secure, digital tablet technology and limited texting. It's part of a new initiative at the Department of Corrections to enhance educational programming and prepare prisoners to reenter society.

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Lobster Firm To Invest In Gouldsboro Plant After Closure Of Connecticut Facility

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A seafood distribution and processing firm says it plans to increase production at its plant in Gouldsboro after closing a shipping facility in Connecticut.

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WESTBROOK, Maine - Maine's giant spinning ice disk that quickly gained international fame seems to have met its end.

Updated at 8:59 p.m. ET

Officials leasing the Old Post Office Building for the Trump International Hotel in Washington improperly ignored the Constitution's anti-corruption clauses when they continued to lease the government property to President Trump even after he won the White House, according to an internal federal government watchdog.

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The University of Southern Maine is moving forward with a plan to change its name in an effort to attract more students.

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An unusual ice formation has appeared in the Presumpscot River in Westbrook. It’s a giant, spinning ice disk about 100 yards across and moving counterclockwise.

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A 1986 Hebron Academy graduate killed in a terror attack in Kenya this week is being remembered as an extraordinary humanitarian and a top-notch swimmer.

A Maine city's yearslong effort to restore a historic clock tower is getting a boost from a preservation grant.

Updated at 3:40 p.m. ET

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in the House of Commons on Wednesday, a day after the stinging defeat there of her Brexit deal with the European Union.

In the vote, 325 lawmakers said they had confidence in May's government, while 306 voted that they did not.

While May withstood the challenge to her leadership, it is yet another indication that Brexit has thrown British politics into chaos.

The partial government shutdown is inflicting far greater damage on the U.S. economy than the Trump administration previously estimated, the White House acknowledged.

President Trump's economists have now doubled projections of how much economic growth is being lost each week.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine lawmaker who says she was upset by the contents of a Haruki Murakami novel being read by her teenage son is now trying to ban "obscene'' books from the state's public schools.

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Opioid-Affected Babies

Thursday—What can be done to help babies and their mothers who are affected by opioid addiction in Maine?