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Maine Groups Unite To Fight ChildHood Poverty, 'An Issue That Concerns All Of Us'

Several Maine groups are uniting to try to reduce childhood poverty in the state - and reduce it dramatically. Maine Equal Justice, Maine Community Foundation and the Maine State Chamber of Commerce are launching an initiative they say aims to cut childhood poverty in Maine by 50 percent.

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A Dixmont man whose house was blown up by state police last June has sent notice to state and local law enforcement agencies and the Maine Attorney General's office that he plans to sue.

The claim alleges that police violated 61-year old Michael Grendell's rights when they responded to a call that he was suffering from mental health issues and needed help.

Updated at 10:45 a.m. ET

A manhunt is underway in France for a known criminal suspected of opening fire on a Christmas market in Strasbourg on Tuesday evening, killing two people and injuring more than a dozen others.

Authorities in Germany also are on high alert in case the suspect crossed the border. Hundreds of law enforcement officers are participating in the search, Jake Cigainero reports for NPR from Paris.

Record Number Of Maine Nursing Homes Closed This Year, Displacing Hundreds

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Roger Wilday’s family ran the Ledgeview Living Center in West Paris for nearly five decades, first managing the nursing home on behalf of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and then buying the facility in 1988. Now, the building sits vacant.

Tim Green first noticed the symptoms about five years ago.

The former NFL player, whose strength was a job requirement, suddenly found his hands weren't strong enough to use a nail clipper. His words didn't come out as fast as he was thinking them.

"I'm a strange guy," Tim says. "I get something in my head and I can just run with it. I was really afraid I had ALS. But there was enough doubt that I said, 'Alright, I don't. Let's not talk about it. Let's not do anything.' "

Denying pain and injury had been a survival strategy in football.

Updated at 1 p.m. ET

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is fighting to keep her job as members of her Conservative Party seek to oust her in a no-confidence vote Wednesday. May has been unable to shore up support for the draft Brexit deal she negotiated with the European Union.

"I will contest that vote with everything I've got," May said outside of No. 10 Downing St. The vote on her leadership takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. local time (1 to 3 p.m. ET).

Updated on December 12, 12:20 p.m. ET

In an uncommonly contentious public exchange in the Oval Office with House and Senate Democratic leaders, President Trump made several remarks about the southern border with Mexico justifying his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall to restrict illegal immigration.

Trump said:

The latest national climate assessment says forests play a key role in keeping our air clean.

The Maine Community College System is establishing a new initiative it says will provide free short-term training in four fields that are experiencing significant shortages of skilled workers.

PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine university is instituting stricter controls over pop-up courses following a course that proposed giving students credit for protesting against Republican Sen. Susan Collins.

AUGUSTA, Maine  - Maine's Republican governor is blasting his Democratic successor for asking state agencies to hold off on finalizing state contracts until she takes office.

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