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The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington, Monday evening, May 22, 2023, as negotiators for President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., continue meeting on the impasse over the government's debt ceiling. There was no agreement Monday as Washington races to strike a budget compromise and raise the nation's borrowing limit in time to avert a potentially devastating federal default as soon as next week.
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Lawmakers are working to approve a stopgap spending bill before a midnight deadline to fund the government.
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Scientists say one of the most effective ways for humans to reduce their personal carbon footprint is to cut back, or eliminate, air travel. The no-jet-set movement is relatively small, but some Mainers have stopped.
In an effort to achieve net zero carbon emissions by the year 2042, Bowdoin College is undertaking an ambitious plan to invest more than $100 million in renovations and a new electrified heating system for the campus.
Gorham, Scarborough, South Portland, and Westbrook strongly support the concept. But last summer the Portland City Council voted unanimously to ask the turnpike authority to stop work on the project.
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