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Maine: State of the United States of America
Maine is the northernmost state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. Maine is the 12th smallest by area, the 9th least populous, and the 38th most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states. It is bordered by New Hampshire to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast, and the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Québec to the northeast and northwest, respectively. Maine is the only state to border just one other state, is the easternmost among the contiguous United States, and is the northernmost state east of the Great Lakes.


For Sen. Susan Collins, a tough reelection got a lot tougher with Trump impeachment inquiry

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine faces a dilemma with the Trump impeachment question. It looms larger over her reelection campaign in 2020.
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Football referee injured in Maine after being shot by cannon

Referee at a Maine Maritime Academy football game on Saturday was injured when he was hit in the face by a cannon blast.
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Videos for Maine

Couples navigate obstacle course for money and beer at North American Wife Carrying Championships [Video]Couples navigate obstacle course for money and beer at North American Wife Carrying Championships

Couple from Delaware fastest through obstacle course to win money and beer at the North American Wife Carrying Championships

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Northern Lights Could Be Visible In US This Weekend [Video]Northern Lights Could Be Visible In US This Weekend

This Labor Day weekend, the northern lights could be visible over parts of the northern United States. According to Geek.com, the northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, will be visible in..

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The Northern Lights Visible In The Midwest?! See Them This Weekend [Video]The Northern Lights Visible In The Midwest?! See Them This Weekend

This weekend, the northern lights could be visible in the northern United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the lights will be best seen on Saturday and Sunday. This is..

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Investigators probe massive propane explosion in Maine

On Tuesday, federal and state investigators will begin looking into the cause of a massive propane explosion in Maine that killed a firefighter and hurt at least seven other people. A newly constructed..
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Deadly Maine explosion levels building

A town in Maine is shaken by a horrific explosion. A building was leveled by a propane blast that narrowly missed a school bus packed with kids. Don Dahler reports.
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Maine community shaken by building explosion

Cellphone footage taken right after the explosion in Farmington showed debris falling like snow
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Democratic challenger criticizes Susan Collins after new Brett Kavanaugh allegations

Sara Gideon, a Democratic challenger of Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, has repeatedly criticized Collins for voting last year to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanuagh.
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One killed, several injured in Maine propane blast

A propane explosion that leveled a newly constructed building after fire crews arrived to investigate the smell of gas morning, left a firefighter dead and several injured in Maine Monday. (September..
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A blast heard for miles

Trump downplays Middle East oil production, and a propane blast in Maine. It's Monday's news.
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One killed, six hospitalized after Maine propane explosion

A propane explosion leveled a new building Monday morning in Farmington, Maine. The blast killed one firefighter and sent six others to the hospital.  
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Propane explosion kills firefighter, injures 6 others, completely levels building in Maine

“The new building is spread all over creation,” said Farmington Town Selectman Scott Landry after the blast.
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Explosion in Farmington, Maine, Kills Firefighter and Injures Several

The blast occurred at a center that serves people with disabilities.
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Building explosion rocks Maine town; firefighter killed

Firefighters are responding to a building explosion that rocked the town of Farmington and a county sheriff says there are injuries
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Women who've honored 9/11 responders each week hold final vigil

Every Tuesday since September 11th, 2001, Joann, Elaine and Carmen have stood on Main Street in Freeport, Maine, for exactly one hour. They've proudly waved American flags to honor those who risked..
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Found in Maine: A 1-in-50 Million Lobster

The lobster, split from head to tail into halves of black and orange, is a rare find, scientists say.
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Maine Voters Will Rank Their Top Presidential Candidates in 2020

It was the first state to adopt the system for congressional elections, and it will now be the first to adopt it for presidential elections.
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Secret frats, and what else to look out for during college fraternity rush

A liberal arts college in Maine had secret groups on its campus claiming to be fraternities. So it hired a private investigator to root them out.
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Mavericks no more, measles relief, chile delays: News from around our 50 states

Dierks Bentley fined after Colo. concertgoers report fishing violation, sad piece of Maine history resurfaces in ‘It: Chapter Two,’ and more
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Cat burglar, prison bats, USS Arizona Memorial: News from around our 50 states

DMX helps Maine family with back-to-school purchases, underwater ‘people-quarium’ to close in Oregon bay, and more
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Both Parties See Control of the Senate as Pivotal. Here Are the Key Races They’re Watching.

Republican-held seats in Arizona, Colorado, Maine and North Carolina are top targets for Democrats but both sides are keeping an eye out for wild cards.
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Rocket’s last blast, Alaska drought, million-dollar ham: News from around our 50 states

8-year-old injured by mountain lion in Colorado, Maine city infested by rats, and more
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More than 7,000 Americans have gender X IDs, a victory for transgender rights. Is it a safety risk, too?

Ten states offer gender-neutral IDs with an X marker: Arkansas, Oregon, Minnesota, Maine, Utah, Colorado, California, Indiana, Nevada and Vermont.
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Power outages impact some states as Americans across the country try to beat the heat

The lingering heat wave has killed at least six people. Millions of Americans from Texas to Maine are trying to stay cool but to make matters worse severe storms have knocked out power in some states...
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From 1979: Oil refinery vs. bald eagle

In Cobscook Bay, Maine, the Pittston Company's plans to build an oil refinery, welcomed by the tiny, struggling town, were met with resistance by environmentalists. The battle over the potential damage..
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One year since the Missouri duck boat tragedy, tours across the US are still running

Duck boat sank in Missouri on July 19, 2018, killing 17. From California to Maine, more than a dozen duck boat tours were still running as of July 1.
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Toupee or rare albino porcupine? Staff at a Maine train museum were puzzled

An albino porcupine turned up Tuesday at Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine perplexing the staff.  
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Lightning strikes twice: Dad wins 6 figures in lottery for the second time in 18 months

Peter Alley of Bar Harbor, Maine won a $500,000 prize from a scratch-off ticket he bought for $20 last month.  
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Susan Collins, a Fixture in Maine, Has Twin Troubles: Trump and Kavanaugh

Senator Susan Collins said she would decide this fall whether she would seek re-election, but Maine’s Republican mainstay faces a shifting political landscape.
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The Dish: Luke Holden of Luke's Lobster shares his signature recipes

Seafood will be on the menu at plenty of gatherings this holiday weekend. And no one knows it better than Luke Holden, a third-generation lobsterman from Maine who's brought the taste of his home state..
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Green Giant, Trader Joe's and Signature Farms veggies recalled for potential Listeria risk

Growers Express is recalling some fresh vegetable products after one sample in a Maine production facility tested positive for Listeria.
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Mermaid Parade, Lincoln’s Bible, District 12: News from around our 50 states

Theater group reads entire Mueller report aloud in Maine, goats to fly again in Washington, and more
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Why One of America’s Whitest States Is Getting a Surge of African Migrants

The migrants have been arriving in Portland, Maine, by the dozens. The surge has opened a debate in the city, which needs new residents but also has filled its shelters.
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At least 7 dead in "devastating" motorcycles and truck crash

Along with the seven dead, state police said two additional people were transported to a local hopsital and one was airlifted to a hospital in Maine
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Moose caught breaking and entering pizza joint

On Facebook, Dover-Foxcroft Police in Maine posted an image of a Moose seemingly looking for a late night snack by breaking into a pizza place.
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Mural for missing women, ‘Jedi’ cremations, MRI party: News from around our 50 states

Machete-wielding tween takes down burglar in North Carolina, controversial former Maine governor to spend summer bartending, and more
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Maine man arrested in 1986 slaying of girl walking home from school

Marc Karun's neighbors in Maine described his behavior as bizarre and say they aren't surprised by his arrest in the cold case
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Gronk visits children's hospital, bringing smiles and a huge gift

Former Patriots player Rob Gronkowski brought his big personality to Barbara Bush Children's Hospital in Maine – and he also brought the kids a gift that will help them have fun even after he leaves.
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Maine becomes 8th state to legalize assisted suicide

Maine's measure will allow doctors to prescribe a fatal dose of medication to terminally ill people
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Maine legalizes medically assisted suicide, joining seven other states and District of Columbia

Maine legalized medically assisted suicide on Wednesday, becoming the eighth state to allow terminally ill people to end their lives with medication.
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Maine law to allow non-doctors to perform abortions

The bill, which Democratic Gov. Janet Mills introduced herself, will go into effect in mid-June. Only physicians perform abortions in most states.
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Maine’s New Abortion Law Will Allow Non-Doctors to Perform Procedure

The law, which will go into effect in September, will allow nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other medical professionals to administer abortions.
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'We will hold them accountable': 48 states sue OxyContin maker alleging deceptive marketing

California, Hawaii, Maine and the District of Columbia filed lawsuits against OxyContin producer Purdue Pharma for deceptive marketing.
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10/7: Collins, McConnell, Heitkamp

This week on “Face the Nation” John Dickerson chats with Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell about the battle waged over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to..
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Gay conversion therapy for minors: Maine becomes the 17th state to ban the practice

Supporters of the new bill decry conversion therapy and note the American Psychological Association opposes the practice.
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Measles outbreak continues to spread across the U.S.

The worst measles outbreak in 25 years has jumped by 60 new cases, bringing the total of confirmed cases this year to at least 940. With the addition of Maine and New Mexico, measles has now spread to..
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2/22/17: Red and Blue

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said she wants former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee about alleged Russian meddling in the election;..
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U.S. measles outbreak spreads to Maine, 25th state to report case

Maine became the 25th U.S. state to confirm a case of measles amid the country's worst outbreak of the disease in a quarter century, as state medical officials on Wednesday reported that child was..
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Maine Just Banned Native American Mascots. Where Else Are Such Efforts Underway?

Professional sports teams and big college sports programs have often resisted calls to rethink their names and logos. But at local levels, lawmakers have had more success.
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Maine becomes 25th U.S. state to report measles case

Medical authorities in Maine on Wednesday confirmed the state's first case of measles in two years, making it the 25th state to report cases of the disease.
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Maine's ranked choice ballot amendment lacks necessary votes

Voters rank candidates on the ballot, and a candidate garnering a majority of first-place votes is the winner
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Maine Senate rejects ending religious exemptions for vaccinations

An effort to end all non-medical exemptions for childhood vaccinations in Maine was in limbo on Thursday after the state Senate voted to amend it to allow parents to keep opting out on religious..
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