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  • New England
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    Vermont teenager charged in plot to shoot up high school there had recent ties to Maine

    Jack Sawyer, 18, was living at a residential treatment facility in Morrill, near Belfast, and also was taking a class at York County Community College in Wells.

  • Nation & World
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    Florida shooting survivors bring message to lawmakers: ‘We want gun reform’

    Hundreds of other youths join about 100 students from the Parkland high school as they gather at Florida's Capitol to stage a protest and demand to be heard on the issue of gun control.

  • Nation & World
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    Trump pledges action after emotional meeting with parents, students affected by school shootings

    The president promises to be 'very strong on background checks' and suggests he'd support allowing some school employees to carry concealed weapons to be ready for intruders.

  • Business
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    Workers at Hannaford distribution center go on strike for at least 24 hours

    The company says it's 'disappointed' that they walked out before a Monday mediation session. Union members say they should be getting a piece of big parent company profits and tax breaks in a new contract.

  • Local & State
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    Waterville man deported to Haiti, leaving behind his pregnant wife and 2 young sons

    The family's lawyer said a private legislative bill or broader immigration bill could bring him back to the U.S.

  • Local & State
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    South Portland council bans unhosted short-term rentals in residential zones

    The City Council approves sweeping rules that give short-term rental operators who don't live on the premises a grace period before the city moves to shut them down in September.

  • Politics
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    LePage says high court justice reneged on agreement to step down

    The governor says he made a deal with Joseph Jabar that the justice would resign after reaching his 20th year of service.

  • Local & State
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    Newspapers take Biddeford to court over effort to curb deliveries of free papers

    Companies that deliver unsolicited publications say the city's new rules infringe on their constitutional rights.

  • Greg Kesich
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    Students need to stay mad long enough to replace policymakers

    The young activists in Parkland, Florida, will have to meet the emotional intensity of gun owners.

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