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Redemption centers across Maine, including Brewer Redemption Center in Brewer, have become extremely cautious about handling bottles. BREWER, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — The Maine Department of Human Safety is telling people to avoid picking up bottles from the side of the road or outdoor sites due to them possibly containing methamphetamine. Six months into 2016, The …

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That is the latest problem that parents are facing according to authorities. It seems that street gangs just have too much money and no place to put it or launder it, so they are enlisting the aid of thousands of children and teenagers. Some gangs have recruited children as young as 8 years old to …

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Authorities made a huge bust over the weekend that resulted in one person being charged with illegal possession and sales during a music festival. In a daring mid-afternoon raid, officers moved in on an illegal establishment being ran by a five-year-old girl. While the child was not taken into custody, she was issued a summons …

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While ANTIFA has been content with defacing War Memorials in U.S. Cities and assaulting police and supporters of President Trump in the United States, overseas the group is setting their sights on bigger targets and even more violence. Police say they have seized numerous weapons including “unknown chemicals” that were apparently slated for use during …

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Car makers like Ford, GM, and Chrysler are seeing a decline in car sales much like they did during the so-called Great Recession that occurred during the late 2000’s to the early 2010’s. It’s hard to understand why this is the case while foreign carmaking companies such as Toyota are seeing a steady rate of increase. …

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A new commemorative $100 gold coin from the U.S. Mint has taken the internet by storm. The U.S. Mint announced the 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin, featuring Liberty as a black woman, will be released on April 6, the Associated Press reports. On one side is the woman’s head in profile with a crown …

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A new report says that in a recent investigation into the coffee sold by the country’s three major coffee chains, traces of fecal bacteria have been found. The Iced Coffee drinks from Starbucks, Caffe Nero, and Costa all had a fecal-derived pathogen in varying amounts found in test samples. The worst offender was Costa, which …

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As if enough money is not being wasted on other things, a top government agency has announced that it now has its eye on Uranus. That’s right, NASA says it is planning a mission that would study the gassy environments of Uranus and Neptune, two planets that sit on the very edge of our solar …

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Last night in Iowa, President Trump called for a plan that would deny welfare benefits to any immigrant for a minimum of five years. The President said he would be asking Congress to pass such legislation very soon in an effort to ban all immigrants from accessing public assistance within five years of the time …

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Reuters and the Washington Post are reporting that former President Obama has gone off the rails and is violently criticizing President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord. They are reporting that on Thursday, Obama called the decision one that threatens to undermine the American economy. Meanwhile President Trump says he is …

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On December 12, 1925 the first Motel in the world was opened at the halfway point between Los Angeles and San Francisco California in the small town of San Luis Obispo. It was the brain child of Architect Arthur S. Heineman (1878–1974), and things have never been the same since. The original Mo-Tel included both …

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Six years ago today, one of the worst tornadoes in American history struck Joplin, Missouri. Several thousand buildings were destroyed and over 9,000 people were displaced. More than 160 deaths are attributed to the tornado. There was a tremendous outpouring from the rest of America. The tornado captured the country’s attention. A little over a …

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  In the face of a major overhaul of the U.S. health care system, hospitals are cutting back on new hires. Obamacare supporters claim that millions of Americans will lose health insurance if lawmakers pass the Republican plan to “repeal and replace” former President Barack Obama’s landmark health care legislation. The Congressional Budget Office, a …

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Food stamps and similar programs help millions of people across America get the food they need to make sure their families eat well. When it comes to getting food on the tables of needy Americans, EBT and other food stamp programs offer a tremendous help. In recent years, stricter regulations have been put on these …

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One errant keystroke to blame It turns out that it was a simple typo that caused the Tuesday internet meltdown that affected thousands of websites. Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) — a cloud storage provider dubbed the backbone of the internet because more than 150,000 websites, including giants like Netflix and Pinterest, use it to …

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President Donald Trump said Thursday energy companies are now required to use U.S. steel if they want to construct future projects like Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. Trump has refrained from suggesting companies should be required to use U.S. steel on pipelines, but he is now mandating companies build the lines with American-based raw …

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A California woman is suing Chipotle for $2.2 billion, equivalent to the company’s profits over a 9-year period, for allegedly using a photograph of her for marketing purposes without her permission. According to the lawsuit filed in California District Court, Leah Caldwell refused to sign a release given to her by a photographer after he snapped pictures of …

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USVI Centennial Commemoration Come and commemorate the 100th year anniversary of Transfer Day! – $300 in VI Spending Credits for Historical / Cultural Tours and Activities – Commemorative “Centennial” Souvenir (only valid for travelers in March) – Booking Window: October 1, 2016 – October 1, 2017 – Travel Window: January 2, 2017 – December 31, …

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Ford President and CEO Mark Fields announced Tuesday that the Michigan-based car company is canceling plans to build a new electric car plant in Mexico. Fields told CNN’s Poppy Harlow that the decision also means 700 new jobs will be created in America. “President-elect Trump has attacked Ford many, many times in his rallies and on Twitter,” …

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The incoming Trump administration has reached a deal with Carrier to keep about 1,000 jobs in the U.S. rather than outsourcing them to Mexico, CNBC reported Tuesday night. Carrier, which manufactures air conditioners, attracted national attention in early 2016 due to a viral video of the company’s employees reacting to the news they were getting laid off, …

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Despite being urged not to by Congressional Republicans, the Obama administration is making a list — and checking it twice — of new regulations to slap on American voters before the new year. According to Politico, the administration is reviewing “as many as 98 final regulations” to be implemented before Trump’s inauguration in January. Furthermore, at least 17 of those …

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