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Every weekday for more than three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has taken listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform challenge and occasionally amuse. Morning Edition is the most listened-to news radio program in the country. Irwin Gratz and the Maine Public Radio News team bring you regional updates throughout the morning.

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Journalist Martin Smith is no stranger to Saudi Arabia or its key players. He had interviewed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and met with Jamal Khashoggi several times. After Khashoggi was killed a year ago, and the crown prince implicated in the act, Smith and the PBS program Frontline decided it was time to take a closer look at Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Smith will talk about all this Friday at Colby College.

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Maine’s two House members and two Senators are staking out different positions on the impeachment question.

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All four members of Maine’s congressional delegation voted in support of a continuing resolution last week that funds the federal government through Nov. 21. But the measure also it delays a lot of new initiatives.

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Maine's congressional delegation is split on the decision by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to  launch a formal impeachment inquiry of President Trump.

Jennifer Mitchell / Maine Public

More and more schools in Maine are adding solar power to their renewable energy mix. The solar panel array that's just been installed on the roof of Mount Desert Island High School is the largest so far on a public high school in Maine, and will provide more than enough power to meet its demands. Student supporters of the project are hoping that others will be encouraged by its example.

Mary Schwalm

There's been a recent surge in Democratic presidential candidates visiting Maine, as New Jersey U.S. Sen. Cory Booker announced Tuesday that he'll campaign in Portland on Saturday. The flurry of campaign stops — three in a little over a week — illustrate a new electoral landscape for independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who dominated the Democratic caucuses in Maine in 2016. Sanders on Sunday drew a sellout crowd for a rally at the State Theatre in Portland, but his candidacy and his supporters are confronting a new political dynamic that the progressive firebrand from Vermont helped create.

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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg revved up a capacity crowd at the State Theatre in Portland Thursday, in the first of what's expected to be a series of visits from White House hopefuls to Maine.

Irwin Gratz / Maine Public

Marthe Cohn, now 99, is female and Jewish.  Her gender, and her religion, make her role as a World War II spy that much more incredible.

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Maine is struggling to find enough workers to care for its aging population, especially in rural areas of the state.

Fred Bever / Maine Public

Angry Maine lobstermen are telling federal fisheries managers they want definitive proof that their gear is entangling endangered North Atlantic right whales. Until then, they say, the feds should back off from proposed rules that could force them to modify their gear and remove half their rope from the water.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

Thousands of kids across the state are in their final month of summer camp. The camp setting has often been viewed as a therapeutic experience that can teach kids social skills and teamwork and build self-esteem. But many camp administrators in Maine say they're seeing more kids with social and emotional issues, including anxiety and attention deficit disorders, and now camps are responding to those needs in a number of ways.

Julie Pike / Maine Public

A few dozen protesters gathered outside Portland City Hall on Thursday to rally against domestic terrorism and white supremacy.

Stuart West / National Park Service

Acadia National Park is seeing some record breaking attendance numbers this summer. With that comes significant congestion at the park.

Andrew Catalina / Maine Public

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services is trying to improve transparency about enforcement actions it takes to ensure the safety and welfare of children attending licensed child care facilities in Maine, but reporting by Maine Public shows that it has fallen short of its own goals in at least one case, while advocates say it is still too difficult for parents to research a facility’s quality and history.

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Portland officials are currently working to accommodate an influx of more than 200 asylum seekers to the area.  The sudden arrival of new immigrants prompts the question, "Why is this happening now?"

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