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Top-seeded Bruins fall 1-0 to Detroit in Game 1 of NHL playoffs Several photos included in this story

A late third-period goal lifts the Red Wings to victory in a hard-fought opening game.

12:01 AM

Passion for beer pales in Belgium

In a country known for its world-class suds – and for exporting them in vast quantities – homeland consumption has plummeted.

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Our Views: Thumbs up, thumbs down; a week in Maine news

A new ferry for Portland and a new way of getting dental care for everyone were among the stories that caught our eye.

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Pope remembers the downtrodden

The selection of subjects on Good Friday reflects the pope’s resolve to focus the church on those who suffer.

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Triple murder suspect got U.S. visa through Portland group

Ibragim Todashev has ties to the Boston Marathon bombers and was killed by FBI agents last year.

April 19

USM faculty still pondering its budget cuts

The Faculty Senate president says layoffs are a possibility as his group seeks $14 million in savings.

12:01 AM

Passamaquoddy tribe member, former representative, charged with eel poaching

Frederick Moore III of Maine argued for tribal fishing rights.

12:02 AM

80 residents become America's newest citizens at Portland ceremony

They come from 30 countries as diverse as France, Iraq, Jamaica, Togo, Brazil and Canada.
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12:25 AM

Maine soldier receives armored plate that saved his life

Video clip included Timothy Gilboe of Westbrook took a bullet in hand-to-hand combat in Afghanistan and lived to tell about it – when he has to.
Bill Nemitz: Hometown embraces its Silver Star hero

April 19

New clinic for Portland’s homeless opens doors Tuesday

The nonprofit Portland Community Health Center at 63 Preble St. will begin seeing patients Tuesday.

April 19

Friends of fallen soldier, USM student share grief 10 years later

Several photos included in this story A tribute to Spc. Christopher Gelineau, who died in Iraq, is an opportunity to mourn.

Other Maine News Headlines

12:03 AM

Maine to put ID photos on welfare benefit cards

The LePage administration says the action will prevent fraud and abuse, but advocates for the poor say such plans potentially harm those who rely on benefits.

12:05 AM

Boston prepares for biggest wave ever of marathon visitors

The field of runners has been expanded by 9,000 to nearly 36,000, and spectators could double – to 1 million.
Ortiz wants to visit finish line
MIT honors officer shot by Tsarnaevs

12:01 AM

Maine politicians turn to voters with welfare pitches

Medicaid expansion and welfare reform figure prominently in both parties’ plans for fall.

10:53 PM

Obama signs measure blocking Iran envoy

Iran’s choice for U.N. ambassador was a member of the student group that held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days.

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Local & State Dispatches

Teen driver dies after car leaves road, slams into tree / Wild turkey crashes into state trooper’s windshield / Former Maine pastor avoids jail with child porn guilty plea ... and more news from around the state.

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