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LePage Calls for Health Care Law Fix after Ruling

Republican Gov. Paul LePage says a court ruling shows that the federal health care law is a disaster and is urging Congress to fix it immediately.

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Feds: Husband Tried to Smuggle Wife into Maine

Federal officials say a Canadian man is facing charges after he tried to illegally bring his wife across the border into Maine.

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Man Charged with Stealing Copper Wire in Maine

Police have charged a 30-year-old Showhegan man with stealing copper wire in central Maine.

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Regulators OK Emera Investment in First Wind

Maine regulators have once again approved a deal that gave Canadian utility Emera a stake in First Wind.

GENERIC COURT LARGE

Maine High Court: Man Who Shot Friend Is Guilty

Maine Supreme Judicial Court is reaffirming the manslaughter conviction of a Belfast man found guilty of shooting his best friend.

GENERIC COUNTERFEIT MONEY

Maine Woman Gets 8 Years for Embezzlement

A Bucksport, Maine, woman will serve a sentence of more than 11 years for stealing nearly $3 million from a bank where she worked for eight years.

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Balloon Fest Rescinds Invitation To Pilot In Crash

A popular Maine balloon festival is rescinding its invitation to a pilot whose hot air balloon crashed into power lines in Massachusetts, injuring several people.

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Maine Heating Prices Drop As Summer Heats Up

A Maine government survey says the average price of heating oil in the state has dropped 5 cents from earlier this month to $3.46 per gallon.

GENERIC LAWSUIT

Lawsuit Expected After Vote To Ban Tar Sands Oil

The president of the Maine Energy Marketers Association says zoning changes intended to keep tar sands oil out of South Portland will likely be challenged in court.

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Controversial Maine Park Sale Unlikely for Ballot

The controversial sale of a tiny park in Portland, Maine, looks unlikely to appear on the November ballot.

GENERIC KIDS LARGE

Maine Ranked 14th In Kids Count Report

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The annual Kids Count report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation has found that Maine is making strides in some areas when it comes to children, but continues to struggle in other areas.

GENERIC COP CAR

Suspect In Lewiston Store Robbery Arrested

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - Police moved quickly to make an arrest in a weekend convenience store robbery in Lewiston.

GENERIC HOT AIR BALLOON

Balloon That Crashed Was From Maine; 4 Hurt

CLINTON, Mass. (AP) — The hot air balloon that crashed into a power line in Massachusetts was registered to a Maine man.

GENERIC INVESTIGATION LARGE

NTSB Files Preliminary Report On Maine Plane Crash

LIMINGTON, Maine (AP) - A preliminary report by accident investigators into a fatal plane crash indicates the single-engine plane clipped trees shortly after taking off from Limington-Harmon Airport.

GENERIC COLLEGE DEFINITION

UMaine Trustees Approve Plan To Address Shortfall

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - University of Maine System trustees have approved a five-year plan to address a projected $69 million funding gap that calls for the streamlining of academic programs and workforce reductions.

GENERIC OIL TANKS

South Portland Vote Effectively Bans Tar Sands Oil

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The South Portland City Council has voted to ban the transfer of crude oil onto ocean tankers, effectively ending any attempt to bring tar sands oil from western Canada through a pipeline into the city.

GENERIC HOSPITAL-LARGE

Riverview Workers Speak Out About Conditions

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Several former and current workers at the state-run Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta are speaking out about what they describe as staff discontent at the facility.

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Longtime Black Bears Baseball Coach Winkin Dies

ORONO, Maine (AP) - Longtime University of Maine baseball coach John Winkin has died. He was 94.

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Countdown: Supporting characters that need their own movie

From left: Jon Gries (Uncle Rico), Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) and Aaron Ruell (Kip) in "Napoleon Dynamite," a comedy about a quirky teenager growing up in the remotes of Idaho, trying to understand his life.

Which of these supporting characters should have their own movies?