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Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) talks to reporters as she arrives for a Senate health care vote on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 27, 2017.

Collins, McCain, Murkowski vote to kill ‘skinny’ ACA repeal

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The dramatic failure early in Senate Republicans bid to advance a scaled-back plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act throws into question whether they can actually repeal the 2010 health law.
Riders enjoy the Freak Out during the Bangor State Fair at Bass Park in Bangor, July 30, 2016.

Bangor State Fair officials plan safety check for ride after death of man in Ohio

27 mins ago
The Freak Out ride — which is similar to the Ohio State Fair’s Fire Ball, and manufactured by the same company — will be checked by a specialist on Friday before the gates open.

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U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. military personnel at Naval Air Station Sigonella following the G7 Summit, in Sigonella, Sicily, Italy, May 27, 2017.

I served 34 years in the Army. I’m transgender. President Trump is wrong.

In the military, the most important thing is to get the job done. Getting the job done is based on a person’s character and ability. An individual’s gender identity has no influence on those things. It’s a shame Trump doesn’t realize that.


Fort Fairfield native Pete Robinson introduced his new book "Harvest Time: A Day in the Life of Picking Potatoes" at the Potato Blossom Festival in his hometown this month.

Harvest memories come to life in picture book

The author hopes the book will help keep harvest memories alive for those who picked potatoes by hand and that it will provide a “window into the experience” for those who did not.

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