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'50-50': Senators weigh in on Republicans' chances of passing the healthcare bill this week.

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Sunday that he sees a 50 percent probability that Republicans will be able to pass their healthcare bill. "I think they have at best a 50-50 chance of passing this bill," he said in an interview with ABC's "This Week." Two key Republican senators also weighed ...

- Business Insider - US

Key Republican Collins has 'serious concerns' on healthcare bill.

WASHINGTON - Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine said on Sunday she has extreme reservations about the U.S. Senate's healthcare overhaul and does not think it will be able to pass this week.

- Reuters - US

Revisiting Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

The author of the iconic book died April By Dan Zigmond Posted at;tricycle.org/ -MAY 10, 2017 Photo by Wesley Tingey Robert Pirsig died on Monday, April 24, 2017, at his home in Maine. He was 88 and had been in … Continue reading → The post Revisiting Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance appeared first on ...

- worldwide hippies - US

Lauren Hutton to be honored at Maine film festival.

WATERVILLE, Maine — Lauren Hutton is going to be this year's honoree at the 20th annual Maine International Film Festival.

- Billings Gazette - US

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Resistance FRIDAY!.

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late Night Snark: First Edition of Summer Edition "Summer starts today! Which used to mean news would slow to a trickle, padded out by gratuitous T&A reports from the beach and stories about skunks with their heads stuck in peanut butter jars. Oh, I miss those days." ---Samantha Bee "Senate ...

- Daily Kos - US

Discord over education funding threatens to shut down Maine government.

Voters passed a referendum to raise funding for education, but Republicans in the state government appear to be ignoring them

- CBS NEWS - US

Analysis: What Georgia and Maine could teach Utah about the Chaffetz special election.

Utah's election system is a work in progress, but other states have faced similar challenges. Here's how two of them are...

- Deseret News - US

Vacation in Maine? Water, woods, the arts and adventure.

Considering a summer vacation in Maine? The state has something for everyone, from beaches and lakes to mountains and woods, to adventures and the arts.Acadia National Park is beautiful, but of course crowded in summer. You'll find...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Saving Northern Maine's Economic Gem.

Saving Northern Maine's Economic GemBy Caeleigh MacNeil | Thursday, June 22, 2017 Photo courtesy of Judy Berk/NRCM Deep in the heart of northern Maine, the wild landscape of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument offers an escape for hikers, kayakers and thrill-seeking white water rafters. It has also been an economic ...

- Earthjustice - US

Maine Democrats are about to seriously screw voters ... and themselves.

What if I told you that, last year, Maine voters passed one of the most substantial voting reforms in American history? And now, what if I told you that Democrats in the state legislature were about to kill it? That's the situation we're dealing with here in the great state of Maine, as the legislature—the lower half of ...

- Daily Kos - US

Trump's Interior Secretary defends his plan to cut at least 4,000 staff.

Zinke has also begun an unprecedented shake-up of senior career officials.Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke talks with reporters at the Katahdin Woods And Waters National Monument near Staceyville, Maine, June 14, 2017. CREDIT: AP Photo/Patrick WhittleIn multiple appearances on Capitol Hill this week, Secretary of the Interior ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Soldier who lost 4 limbs opening retreat to help others

ROME, Maine — Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills awoke in a hospital on his 25th birthday to learn that an explosion in Afghanistan had robbed him of all four limbs. He later told his wife to take their daughter…

- Billings Gazette - US

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

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- Daily Kos - US

Bush golf charity event raises $100K for Maine nonprofit

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — The annual George H.W. Bush Golf Classic has raised about $100,000 for a Maine nonprofit that provides a place for families to stay when loved ones are hospitalized.

- Billings Gazette - US

The cofounder of a 'Shark Tank' success story shares the excellent advice Barbara Corcoran gave him during his first year in business

Cousins Maine Lobster When Jim Tselikis and Sabin Lomac appeared on the fourth season of "Shark Tank" in 2012, they had been in business for two months. Their Cousins Maine Lobster food truck, which brought a taste of Maine to California, had a promising start, but wasstill largely unproven. The cousins, however, had ...

- Business Insider - US

Russia Aims To Meddle In State Elections, Sen. King Says

David Greene talks to Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, about Wednesday's hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

- NPR - US

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Molly Ivins on Newt Gingrich Michael Tomasky at The Daily Beast on Newt Gingrich's latest jump into the sleazy spotlight: umping this kind of toxic waste on our political system has been what he's done for most of his adult lifetime... The Gingrich of the past week who takes great umbrage at ...

- Daily Kos - US

Retreat for war-injured veterans being dedicated in Maine

A permanent retreat for war-injured military personnel and family members is being formally dedicated. Nearly $3 million in cash and in-kind contributions have gone into the lakeside camp created by … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em: Pastries may help crab woes

ORONO, Maine " Scientists affiliated with the University of Maine say they may have found a solution to the state's trouble with invasive green crabs, and it involves turning the clawed critters into pastries.Green crabs threaten...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

News24.com | Mbalula mustn't try to rule ANCYL from the grave – Maine

The ANC Youth League says it still believes NEC member Fikile Mbalula should become one of the party's top officials, but has also warned him against getting involved in ANCYL matters.

- News24.com - ZA

Oregon offers 'third-gender' option on driver's licenses

Portland, Maine, Jun 20, 2017 / 12:06 am .- Starting next month, Oregon will be the first state to offer a non-binary option on forms of DMV identification for residents who do not identify as male or female. Oregon residents will have the option to mark “X” instead of female or male on state IDs, driver’s ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em: Pastries may help crab woes

The unwanted crabs that have plagued Maine's clam beds for years might soon play a new role—as appetizer.

- PhysOrg - NL

IF you can't beat 'em, eat 'em: Pastries may help crab woes

The unwanted crabs that have plagued Maine's clam beds for years might soon play a new role — as appetizer. Two University of Maine scientists and a former graduate student believe they may have found a solution to the state's trouble with invasive green crabs, and it involves turning the clawed critters into savory ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em: Pastries may help crab woes

ORONO, Maine — The unwanted crabs that have plagued Maine's clam beds for years might soon play a new role — as appetizer.

- Billings Gazette - US

Conservationists: Imperiled Atlantic salmon decline worsens

BANGOR, Maine — Fewer of North America's Atlantic salmon are making it back to rivers to spawn, which bodes poorly for the future of the imperiled fish, an international conservation group says.

- Yahoo! News - US

Angus King suggests Russia probes just '20 percent' done

Sen. Angus King estimates investigators are only 20 percent into their probes of Russian meddling in last year's presidential campaign and any possible ties with President Donald Trump and his associates. In an interview Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press,' King appeared certain in his assessment that, as new information is ...

- POLITICO - US

Woman drowns a rabid raccoon in a puddle after it attacked her

A woman says a rabid raccoon attacked her while she was out running, so she drowned it in a puddle with her bare hands. Rachel Borch was jogging in the woods near her home in Hope, Maine on June 2 when she spotted the raccoon charging...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Image of the Day

Astrophotographer Charles Cormier unexpectedly captured this Iridium flare in the night sky over Limerick, Maine. These short bursts of light happen when sunlight reflects from Iridium communications satellites that orbit the Earth.

- Space.com - US

Tribute set for officer fatally injured in river rescue

Hundreds of police officers will gather to pay tribute to an officer who suffered fatal injuries while searching for a missing canoeist on a river in Maine. The memorial honoring … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

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