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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.

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Lackey struggles as Red Sox fall to Baltimore, 8-4

Every Orioles starter gets at least one hit except for Chris Davis.

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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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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.

USM faculty still pondering its budget cuts

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

Passamaquoddy tribe member, former representative, charged with eel poaching

Frederick Moore III of Maine argued for tribal fishing rights.

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

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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New clinic for Portland’s homeless opens doors Tuesday

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

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.

Other Maine News Headlines

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

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Captain of sunken SKorean ferry, 2 crew arrested

The number of confirmed dead rose to 32 when three bodies were found in the murky water near the ferry.

Maine politicians turn to voters with welfare pitches

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

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Hudson woman gets three years in prison on bath salts conviction

Alyssa Farrington, 21, helped her boyfriend obtain and distribute the illegal drug.

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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