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People wait in lines outside the Best Buy store in Burbank, Calif. for the store to open on Thanksgiving Day, on Nov. 28, 2013. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

RI, Maine And Mass. Prohibit Stores From Opening On Thanksgiving

Shoppers won’t be lining up for Thanksgiving Day deals at stores in Rhode Island, Maine and Massachusetts. They can’t.

11/28/2013

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Maine Candidate For Governor Announces He’s Gay

A six-term congressman and former paper mill worker hoping to unseat Maine Gov. Paul LePage next year announced that he’s gay — a response to what he called a “whisper campaign” by political opponents hoping to weaken his gubernatorial bid.

11/04/2013

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Abandoned Seal Pup Being Returned To Wild

A harbor seal pup found abandoned in Maine will be released back into the wild in Rhode Island after spending several months in rehabilitation at the Mystic Aquarium.

10/25/2013

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Buying Prescription Drugs Abroad Legalized In Maine

Maine is now the first state to legalize buying prescription drugs from abroad.

10/22/2013

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Maine Man Uses Toilets To Pooh-Pooh City

An Augusta, Maine, man is pooh-poohing the city’s decision to nix a Dunkin’ Donuts by putting toilets in his yard.

10/14/2013

Fishermen off Rhode Island coast ( Jodi Hilton/Getty Images)

Rising Ocean Temperatures Benefiting New England Fishermen

Fish commonly found in warm ocean waters to the south have become more common in New England as ocean temperatures rise.

09/26/2013

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Two Projects To Diversify State’s Energy Portfolio

The state of Connecticut is choosing two clean energy projects to help diversify its energy portfolio.

09/20/2013

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Flesh-Eating Bacteria Kills Mother Days After Childbirth

According to Bangor Daily News, 29-year-old Heather Nichols was admitted to Eastern Maine Medical Center on Aug. 1 and gave birth to baby Ruby Ann 20 hours later with her husband Matt Nichols at her side. She had carried the baby through a normal pregnancy and researched everything to know about becoming a mother.

08/16/2013

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Maine Residents Waiting Nearly 5 Months To Receive Concealed Weapons Permits

In an attempt to clear out a backlog that has Maine residents waiting nearly five months to receive concealed weapons permits, lawmakers say they’ll meet this fall to discuss ways to reduce it, including possibly extending the length of time the permit is valid.

08/12/2013

Firefighters douse burning wreckage on July 7, 2013 after a freight train loaded with oil derailed July 6 in Lac-Megantic in Canada's Quebec province, sparking explosions that engulfed about 30 buildings in a wall of fire.    (credit: François Laplante-Delagrave/AFP/Getty Images)

Maine Firm In Quebec Tragedy Files For Bankruptcy

A Maine-based railroad company whose oil train caused a fire and explosion that killed 47 people in a small town in Canada has filed for bankruptcy protection.

08/08/2013

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