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Sex Discrimination Complaint Against Moody Resurfaces Less Than A Month Before Election Day

Updated 5:52 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. Republican gubernatorial candidate Shawn Moody has called an allegation that he fired a former employee after she gave birth "outrageous." He is defending himself and his company, Moody Collision Centers, after a 12-year-old sex discrimination claim filed by a former employee resurfaced on Friday in a New York Times story.

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House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi vowed this week to demand President Trump's tax returns if Democrats win control of the House of Representatives next month.

Pelosi, seeking to regain her gavel as House speaker after elections in November, told The San Francisco Chronicle editorial board that the move "is one of the first things we'd do — that's the easiest thing in the world. That's nothing."

The remains of Matthew Shepard, whose death became an important symbol in the fight against homophobia — and whose name is on a key U.S. hate-crime law — will be interred at Washington National Cathedral later this month.

Shepard's parents say they're "proud and relieved to have a final resting place for Matthew's ashes."

Updated at 4:35 p.m. ET

After the huge sell-off Wednesday, U.S. stocks fell sharply again Thursday. At one point, the Dow was down nearly 700 points. By late afternoon, it had regained some ground but closed down 546 points or a little more than 2 percent.

Over the past two days, the Dow has lost 1,378 points. The S&P 500 was down 2 percent for the day. The Nasdaq lost 1.25 percent.

The Maine Department of Education has received more than $5 million from the federal government to support student mental health in three school districts.

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Updated 4:18p.m. October 11

One of the most recognizable buildings in Maine has been sold for $9.3 million.

The Energy Information Administration says the cost of staying warm is going to grow this winter for the average American, especially those who rely on heating oil.

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Gov. Paul LePage is coming out hard against Question 1 on Maine's November ballot.  The citizen referendum aims to provide aid for in-home health care services for elderly and disabled Mainers that would be funded with a new 3.8 percent tax on high earners.

Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition

The bipartisan research organization, New American Economy, reports that just over half the immigrants in Maine who are naturalized citizens and eligible to vote are actually registered do so. That report helped spur some immigrant advocacy groups to launch a six-day get-out-the-vote effort Wednesday, aimed at engaging this population.

Courtesy Old Town Mill

The idled Old Town Mill has a new buyer.  ND Paper LLC says it's purchasing the paper mill, which has had several owners in recent years.  It's currently owned by OTM Holdings LLC.

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