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Judge Hears Arguments In Challenge To Maine Abortion Law

A Maine law requiring that only physicians can provide abortion services was challenged in federal district court in Portland Monday.

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PORTLAND, Maine - Portland police have arrested a man on murder charges in the killing of a woman in downtown Portland.

Residents of Christchurch, New Zealand, are trying to recover and heal following Friday's attack on two mosques, which claimed the lives of 50 people and left more than 30 others in the hospital.

Police say the shooter — a 28-year-old Australian man who live-streamed the attack on Facebook and who is now in custody — likely acted alone. In the wake of the horrific attack, he left a community in pain.

Dick Dale, the surf rock pioneer who took reverb to new levels, died on Saturday night. He was 81. The guitarist's health had declined over the past 20 years due to a number of illnesses, including diabetes, kidney disease and rectal cancer. The news was confirmed to NPR by Dusty Watson, a drummer who worked and toured with Dale between 1995 and 2006, who says he spoke with Dale's wife, Lana Dale. No cause was given.

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Opponents of Central Maine Power's (CMP) proposed 145-mile transmission line to provide hydropower from Quebec to Massachusetts urged state lawmakers Friday to approve a bill that would assess whether the project will actually reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions.

A video of a stranger with a bouquet of roses walking into a New York mosque was shared thousands of times online. "An expression of sympathy for the loss of life in New Zealand," the man said, as he handed over the bouquet.

The message was clear: Muslims, you are not alone.

That message echoed in vigils and interfaith gatherings across the country over a weekend marred by a tragedy across the world that felt so close to home — an attack on two mosques in New Zealand where at least 50 people were killed as they prayed.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins is seeking assurances from top Air Force officials about the future of the 101st Air Refueling Wing in Bangor as the Appropriations Committee considers the Air Force budget. She says the unit is fulfilling a vital role.

Police say a 22-year-old man is dead after he was shot during an altercation inside a Portland home.

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Demographically, Maine is the oldest state in the nation, and so the health of the Social Security system is of particular importance here. Nearly a quarter-million Mainers receive benefits that average $1300 per month.

Maine firefighters are saying goodbye to a fire chief who died nearly a week ago after suffering a medical event while honoring a fallen firefighter.

A health access group in Maine is providing more than $250,000 to support rural health services in the state.

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College Readiness

Tuesday—Programs in Maine aim to help those in high school who may need extra assistance preparing for college.