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The bacon boom seems to be ending.

End of bacon boom sends pork prices tumbling most in three years

By Lydia Mulvany, Bloomberg on Feb. 23, 2017, at 2:48 p.m.
The bacon boom seems to be ending.
President Trump on Thursday praised recent immigration actions taken by his administration.

Trump touts recent immigration raids, calls them a ‘military operation’

By Philip Rucker, The Washington Post on Feb. 23, 2017, at 2:40 p.m.
Trump’s reference to a military operation could raise eyebrows among immigrant rights advocates and even within the Department of Homeland Security.
The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument offers a spectacular view of Mount Katahdin and other natural beauties in this November picture.

Collins, King, Pingree urge LePage to drop fight against North Woods monument

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 23, 2017, at 2:32 p.m.
U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King say northern Maine accepts the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument and so should Gov. Paul LePage.
The Carlton Bridge is seen behind the Sagadahoc Bridge from the Bath waterfront on March 11, 2015.

Maine sends $460 million projects wish list to Trump

By Steve Collins, Sun Journal on Feb. 23, 2017, at 2:11 p.m.
Maine is looking for $460 million to help pay for bridge improvements for roads and rail lines as well as barge service between Portland and mid-Atlantic ports.

Landlords are taking over the US housing market

By Patrick Clark, Bloomberg on Feb. 23, 2017, at 2:03 p.m.
Last year, 37 percent of homes sold were acquired by buyers who didn’t live in them.
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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks at her home in Bangor, Jan. 4, 2016.

Sen. Collins says she’s open to demanding Trump’s tax returns

By Karoun Demirjian, Washington Post on Feb. 23, 2017, at 7:29 a.m.
Sen. Susan Collins of Maine made the remark to a local radio program Wednesday, in which she stated that “many of the members” on the Intelligence panel will formally request that ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn testify before the committee.

Doug Coe, spiritual power broker who convened National Prayer Breakfast, dies at 88

By Emily Langer, The Washington Post on Feb. 22, 2017, at 8:05 p.m.
Doug Coe, an influential — if enigmatic — spiritual power broker who melded faith and politics died Feb. 21 at his home in Annapolis, Maryland. He was 88.
Transgender activists and supporters protest potential changes by the Trump administration in federal guidelines issued to public schools in defense of transgender student rights, near the White House in Washington, Feb. 22, 2017.

Trump undoes Obama era protections for transgender students

By Daniel Trotta, Reuters on Feb. 22, 2017, at 7:49 p.m.
The Obama era guidance instructed public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms matching their chosen gender identity, threatening to withhold federal funding if they should force transgender children to use bathrooms against their will.
Oscar High Elk, 26, of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe prays as he and other members of the tribe prepare to evacuate from the main opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, Feb. 22, 2017.

Dozens defy deadline to leave Dakota pipeline protest camp

By Terray Sylvester, Reuters on Feb. 22, 2017, at 6:14 p.m.
A few dozen demonstrators opposed to the Dakota Access pipeline defied a Wednesday deadline to leave a protest camp they have occupied for months to demand an end to construction of the project, saying they were prepared to be arrested.
An artist's depiction shows the possible surface of TRAPPIST-1f, on one of seven newly discovered planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system that scientists using the Spitzer Space Telescope and ground based telescopes have discovered, according to NASA, in this illustration released Feb. 22, 2017.

Here’s what you should know about the newfound TRAPPIST-1 solar system

By Sarah Kaplan, The Washington Post on Feb. 22, 2017, at 5:30 p.m.
This is the first time astronomers have discovered so many terrestrial planets orbiting a single star, and this new system could be the best target in the galaxy to search for extraterrestrial life.

Steven Spielberg’s mother, Leah Adler, dies at 97

By Dave McNary, Reuters on Feb. 22, 2017, at 4:32 p.m.
Steven Spielberg’s mother, Leah Adler, known for operating The Milky Way restaurant in Los Angeles, died Tuesday at her Los Angeles home surrounded by her children. She was 97.

Life expectancy study shows many likely to live beyond 90 by 2030

By Kate Kelland, Reuters on Feb. 22, 2017, at 2:55 p.m.
South Koreans are likely to have the highest life expectancy in the world by 2030 and the United States one of the lowest among developed countries, the study showed.
Spencer Pensoneau (left) Ron Klump and Philip Weiss of Rosenbloom Monument Co. re-set stones at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City on Tuesday, where almost 200 gravestones were vandalized over the weekend in St. Louis.

Muslims raise $60,000 for vandalized Jewish cemetery in Missouri

By Reuters on Feb. 22, 2017, at 2:37 p.m.
About 170 headstones were toppled or damaged at the century-old Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery over the weekend.

Kenneth Arrow, youngest to win Nobel for economics, dies at 95

By Laurence Arnold, Bloomberg on Feb. 22, 2017, at 1:02 p.m.
Kenneth Arrow, whose study of how the various parts of an economy work toward equilibrium won him the Nobel Prize in 1972 and established him as one of the founders of modern economics, has died, The New York Times reported. He was 95.
The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument offers a spectacular view of Katahdin and other natural beauties in this November picture.

LePage to Trump: Ax North Woods national monument

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 22, 2017, at 12:58 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage has asked President Donald Trump to reverse an executive order and return the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument to private ownership.
The Trump administration is expected to reverse former Democratic President Barack Obama’s signature initiative on transgender rights, which instructed public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms matching their gender identity.

Trump expected to revoke rules on transgender bathrooms for public schools

By Daniel Trotta, Reuters on Feb. 22, 2017, at 12:56 p.m.
The draft order would reverse the Obama administration’s signature initiative on transgender rights, which instructed public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms matching their gender identity.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine

Sen. Collins calls Trump’s new immigration plan a strong improvement

By CBS 13 on Feb. 22, 2017, at 7:54 a.m.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said she believes President Donald Trump’s latest executive order involving immigration announced Tuesday is a strong improvement on his earlier executive orders, especially the travel ban, which is in the courts.

Homeland Security employees locked out of computer networks

By Dustin Volz, Reuters on Feb. 22, 2017, at 6:46 a.m.
Some U.S. Department of Homeland Security employees in the Washington area and Philadelphia were unable to access some agency computer networks Tuesday, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

Conservative US justices skeptical in cross-border shooting case

By Lawrence Hurley, Reuters on Feb. 22, 2017, at 6:44 a.m.
Conservative Supreme Court justices on Tuesday voiced skepticism about extending constitutional rights to non-citizens in a case involving a 15-year-old Mexican shot dead by a U.S. agent from across the border in Texas that could have broad implications.

UPS tests drone deliveries, eyes future price changes, Saturday deliveries

By Luciana Lopez, Reuters on Feb. 22, 2017, at 6:41 a.m.
Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc. said on Tuesday it will consider raising prices across the board in coming years to offset pressure on margins, particularly from the rising costs of delivering packages to e-commerce customers.