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Angus King, Jared Golden Express Concerns Over 'Afghanistan Papers'

Two members of Maine’s congressional delegation, who both serve on armed services committees, are raising concerns about reports by The Washington Post that top government officials and military leaders misled the public and Congress about the mission and status of the war in Afghanistan.

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The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a measure to protect Maine and the nation's working waterfronts. The bill was introduced by Maine 1st District Rep. Chellie Pingree.

The bill would allocate $12 million for grants, and $12 million for loans, to be distributed by states to towns, nonprofits and fishing co-ops.

Pingree, a Democrat, spoke in support of the bill from the House floor. "It will protect jobs," she said, "and it will preserve the character of coastal communities."

The shootings that left at least three civilians and one police officer dead Tuesday in Jersey City, N.J., was a targeted attack, according to local authorities. At a news conference Wednesday, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop explained that the pair of shooters, who were also killed, had clearly singled out the kosher market on which they opened fire.

JONESPORT, Maine - Maine fishing regulators are implementing emergency closures in the state's scallop harvesting industry for the first time this season.

PORTLAND, Maine - New England's shrimp fishing industry will remain shut down next year and likely beyond.

Documents obtained by NPR shed new light on a bitter fight between defrauded student borrowers and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

These borrowers — more than 200,000 of them — say some for-profit colleges lied to them about their job prospects and the transferability of credits. They argue they were defrauded and that the Education Department should erase their federal student loan debt under a rule called "borrower defense."

PORTLAND, Maine - The Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday it caught a Maine man with a loaded handgun at an airport security checkpoint.

PORTLAND, Maine - The mercury has approached 60 degrees in parts of northern New England, but the balmy temperatures will be gone in a flash.

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. - A message in a bottle that is more than 36 years old was discovered in Massachusetts.

Maine’s two House members, both Democrats, will have to weigh two articles of impeachment now being drafted by the House Judiciary Committee. One charges President Donald Trump with abuse of power, and the other obstruction of Congress.

A pale cloud of steam and smoke lingered menacingly Tuesday over White Island, just off the coast of New Zealand, where just one day earlier a volcano's eruption left several tourists dead, many more injured and an entire country rattled by tragedy.

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