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    In final report, NTSB cites multiple causes for sinking of El Faro and crew members’ deaths

    Poor decisions by the captain, from Windham, and other failures led to the deaths of 33 people, including four from Maine, the board says in a final determination.

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    After a slippery morning, snow mixes with rain and sleet to slow Tuesday evening commute

    Police reported some storm-related accidents Tuesday, and a cold front was expected to move through Maine overnight into Wednesday, making shoveling difficult.

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    Maine PUC opens inquiry into storm response by CMP, Emera

    Regulators are looking into whether changes need to be made in how utilities respond to massive power outages like the one caused by a pre-Halloween wind and rainstorm.

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    City proposes new $10 million shelter in Portland with 200 beds

    Officials say the design addresses numerous deficiencies at the existing Oxford Street facility, which began its expanded, 24-7 service hours Monday.

  • Health care
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    HIV patients accuse city of violating privacy by giving out personal data without notice

    Officials will apologize for mishandling the sharing of information for over 200 people with researchers at USM, but say confidentiality rules weren't violated.

  • Local & State
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    South Portland councilors favor ban on some short-term rentals

    It would apply to homes in residential neighborhoods that aren't owner-occupied, even though it could financially harm those who rent out their property.

  • Nation & World
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    Sen. Gillibrand says Trump’s tweet about her is a ‘sexist smear’

    Trump's tweet draws swift backlash, with critics calling it sexually suggestive and some calling for his resignation.

  • Cops & Courts
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    Relatives try to comprehend apparent murder-suicide of couple who ‘adored each other’

    'This has absolutely nothing to do with a crack in their relationship . . . nothing to do with hate or malice,' says one relative of Clyde and Kim Shue.

  • Columns
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    Charles Lawton: Western Maine must create jobs, but will younger talent be there?

    Overall population has declined in the rural area, but demographics point to an increase in the elderly sector.

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