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A boat is tied up to a dock on the Penobscot River in Bucksport in this 2014 file photo. Scientists say that whatever options a federal judge may approve next year for mitigating mercury deposits in the river are likely to be complex and challenging.

Removing mercury from Penobscot River likely won’t be easy

Exactly how does someone clean toxic mercury deposits out of a section of a tidal river more than 30 miles long?
Counterprotesters gather on the Boston Common before a controversial rally that organizers described as a demonstration in favor of free speech.

Mainers help opponents stifle Boston rally they claim supported ‘hate speech’

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Thousands of counterprotesters packed a public park and took to the streets of Boston on Saturday in an effort to drown out a controversial rally that organizers described as a demonstration in favor of free speech.
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