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President Donald Trump, flanked by Senior Advisor Jared Kushner (standing, left to right), Vice President Mike Pence and Staff Secretary Rob Porter welcomes reporters into the Oval Office for him to sign his first executive orders at the White House in Washington, Jan. 20, 2017.

Trump signs executive order that could gut Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate

By Ashley Parker and Amy Goldstein, Washington Post on Jan. 21, 2017, at 9:36 a.m.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order late Friday giving federal agencies broad powers to unwind regulations created under the Affordable Care Act, which might include enforcement of the penalty for people who fail to carry the health insurance that the law requires of most Americans.
The Wellspring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services office can be seen on Friday in Bangor.

Wellspring still searching for home for 10-bed detox center

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 21, 2017, at 7:29 a.m.
“We are having a hard time finding a suitable property,” Suzanne Farley, Wellspring’s executive director, said Thursday.
U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Army and received by Reuters on May 31, 2014.

Obama denied pardon in Bergdahl desertion case, lawyer says

By Dan Lamothe, The Washington Post on Jan. 20, 2017, at 9:14 p.m.
“We had hoped that [Obama] would grant a pardon. He didn’t.”

US airstrike in Syria hits al-Qaida training camp

By Reuters on Jan. 20, 2017, at 9:11 p.m.
“The removal of this training camp disrupts training operations and discourages hardline Islamist and Syrian opposition groups from joining or cooperating with al-Qaida on the battlefield.”
President Donald Trump (left) waves while walking with wife Melania during the Inaugural Parade on Friday in Washington. Trump was sworn in earlier as the 45th president of the United States.

Trump pledges to put ‘America first’ in inauguration speech

By Steve Holland and Emily Stephenson, Reuters on Jan. 20, 2017, at 9:07 p.m.
“From this day forward it’s going to be only America first,” Donald Trump told thousands of people gathered on the National Mall to see him take over from Democrat Barack Obama.
People listen as Mary Ellen Quinn, co-coordinator of Pax Christi Maine, speaks during a "People's Inauguration" on Friday at the Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine in Bangor.

‘People’s Inauguration’ in Bangor a call to action, vow to keep fighting for human rights

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 20, 2017, at 8:44 p.m.
“In this moment, as so many people fear what the next four years will look like, it’s time for action.”
A dump truck hauling dirt overturned and struck a tree on Friday on Doyle Road in Whitefield. The driver was killed.

Portland, Whitefield crashes claim lives of Maine Turnpike worker, truck driver

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 20, 2017, at 7:49 p.m.
Two people are dead after separate crashes in Portland and Whitefield, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said Friday.
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‘We respect each other because this is Portland, it’s not the internet’

on Jan. 20, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
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‘We respect each other because this is Portland, it’s not the internet’

on Jan. 20, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
Here are three scenes from Inauguration Day in Portland.
PINE TREE WEATHER

A quiet weather weekend for Maine, messy storm to start the week

on Jan. 20, 2017, at 6:19 p.m.
An artistic rendering shows an aerial view of what the marine research facility Downeast Institute, located on Great Wass Island in the town of Beals, will look like after a planned expansion is completed.

Down East marine research lab expansion to begin this summer

By Bill Trotter on Jan. 20, 2017, at 5:50 p.m.
The funds for the expansion were secured over the past few years.
Sarah Frankie Sigman of New York partially hides her face while watching President Donald Trump give a speech during a screening of his inauguration on Friday at Bates College in Lewiston.

What Mainers think of President Donald Trump

By BDN Staff Reports on Jan. 20, 2017, at 4:54 p.m.
Maine is as politically divided as it has been any time in recent political history, particularly between the liberal southern areas and the more conservative north.
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 John J. Quirk is one of a select group of 49 dealer nominees from across the country who will be honored at the 100th annual National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana, on January 27, 2017.

Time magazine and ALLY Financial honor Bangor dealer John J. Quirk

on Jan. 20, 2017, at 4:06 p.m.

Stillwater Avenue crash shuts down I-95’s Exit 186

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 20, 2017, at 3:57 p.m.
Motorists are advised to avoid Stillwater Avenue and the span of I-95 near that area because of a crash that knocked down a utility pole.

Westbrook, Whitefield crashes claim 2 lives

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 20, 2017, at 3:38 p.m.
Two people are dead after separate crashes in Westbrook and Whitefield.
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Chinese New Year Craft at The Coastal Children’s Museum

on Jan. 20, 2017, at 3:29 p.m.

Person struck and killed on I-95 in Portland

By CBS 13 on Jan. 20, 2017, at 3:09 p.m.
Evariste Munyensanga, 29, of Portland, was reported missing on Nov. 21, 2016. Portland police now say the body found on a Cape Elizabeth beach on Jan. 17 has been identified as Munyensanga.

Body found on Cape Elizabeth beach identified as missing Portland man

By Jake Bleiberg on Jan. 20, 2017, at 2:23 p.m.
The body that washed up on a Cape Elizabeth beach earlier this week has been identified as that of a Portland man who went missing late last year.
Sen. Susan Collins

The yeas and nays: How Maine’s congressional representatives voted this week

By Targeted News Service on Jan. 20, 2017, at 2:21 p.m.
Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.
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This is what retail jars of LobsteRx skin care cream might look like if a Maine firm called Lobster Unlimited LLC is successful in developing it and bringing it to market. The company has developed the ointment from lobster hemolymph, or blood, which currently is discarded as waste by millions of pounds each year by Maine lobster meat processors.

Lobster blood could be the next best thing to help treat warts, shingles

By Bill Trotter on Jan. 20, 2017, at 12:45 p.m.
Lobster industry researchers in Maine say they’ve determined that uncooked lobster hemolymph, or blood, has medicinal properties that can be used to treat viruses that cause warts and shingles.