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Woman arrested at US border for smuggling 18 crocodile skulls and a single sloth

According to the Bangor Daily News, a Montreal woman was arrested at the US-Canada border in Highgate Springs, Vermont, after trying to smuggle the following items into the country: 1 three-toed sloth18 crocodile skulls and heads7 crocodile feet2 horseshoe crabs30 sea stars23 raccoon feet8 African antelope horns1 human skull "with mounted butterflies" 4 puffer fish6 six shark jaws The woman, Vanessa Rondeau, owns a retail store in Montreal called Old Cavern Boutique, which "offers for sale...
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News Coverage of Bald Eagles Misses Successes and Shames Hunters

By Larry Keane Bald eagles are making a big comeback, but local news stories are just shaming hunters.IMG: iStock-1238572852 U.S.A. -( The Department of the Interior announced that America’s bald eagles have come soaring back. Outdoorsmen and women have been celebrating this for decades, but local news reporting is missing the picture.0 “‘A tough bird.’ Rescued eagle in Raleigh fights to stay alive after lead poisoning,” reads one headline. “Bald eagles in N.C. are fighting fo...
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6 of the 7 GOP Senators who voted to convict Trump are facing blowback and formal censures back home

Senator Susan Collins, a Republican from Maine. Al Drago for The Washington Post via Getty Images Almost all of the GOP Senators who voted to convict Trump are receiving blowback back home. Several are facing formal censures from local or statewide Republican parties in their states. Only one, Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, is up for reelection next year in 2022.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Nearly all of the seven Republican Senators who voted to convict Trump ...
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GOP Sen. Susan Collins thought the mostly white pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol was 'the Iranians' at first

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks at a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on September 23, 2020 in Washington, DC. Alex Edelman-Pool/Getty Images GOP Sen. Susan Collins of Maine in a new op-ed said she initially thought the Capitol siege was the work of the Iranians. "My first thought was that the Iranians had followed through on their threat to strike the Capitol," Collins, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, wrote.  Though it's true tensi...
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Portland, Maine voters nix facial surveillance

Facial surveillance by public officials was already banned in Portland, Maine, and yesterday voters passed a measure allowing citizens who are illegally surveilled with facial recognition to sue the city. According to Bangor Daily News, "citizens would receive $100 per violation, or $1,000, whichever is higher, plus lawyer fees." — Read the rest
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Portland, Maine passes referendum banning facial surveillance

As we’re currently shifting through all of the national and local votes from last night’s elections, here’s a small but important victory for privacy advocates out of Portland, Maine . Per the Bangor Daily News, the city passed “Referendum Question B,” designed to curb government and police use of facial recognition technology. According to the initiative: An Act to Ban Facial Surveillance by Public Officials in Portland will ban the city of Portland and its departments and officials from usi...
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Portland, Maine Votes in Favor of Facial Recognition Ban

Portland, Maine is the latest in the growing list of cities in the US to ban facial recognition technologies. From a report: According to Bangor Daily News, people voted in favor of of passing a new measure that strengthens Portland's existing ban on the use of facial recognition tech by law enforcement agencies and public officials. City councilors originally agreed on a ban back in August with the understanding that the voter referendum would replace their ordinance if it passes. Now that it h...
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Susan Collins trails Democratic challenger by just 1 point, new Maine poll shows

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) just had one of her best external polls in a while, as she finds herself mired in a tight re-election race against her Democratic challenger, Maine's House Speaker Sarah Gideon. The poll, conducted by the Portland, Maine-based Digital Research Insights for The Bangor Daily News, found Collins trailing Gideon by just one point, a boost following a series of polls in which Gideon led by several points. The previous BDN poll in August, for example, showed Collins tr...
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Morning Docket: 08.19.20

* A New York attorney, who billed himself as the "lottery lawyer," is accused of swindling lottery winners out of millions. Hey, you never know...your attorney's allegedly bilking you. [NBC News] * The top employment lawyer at Target is going to be the new top attorney for Minneapolis. [Minneapolis Business Journal] * A suspect in Florida walked out of a hospital just hours before he allegedly killed an Orlando-area attorney. [Fox News] * A ton of states are suing the United States Postal S...
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Why Maine’s Ranked Choice Voting System Could Spell Doom For Susan Collins’ Already-Tough Reelection Bid

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  Besides the surge in vote-by-mail ushered in by the pandemic, we can add another layer to why it could take awhile to find out which party controls the U.S. Senate in 2021.  After being one of the most popular senators in the United States, Susan Collins is now one of the least liked. And, with President Donald Trump running behind former VP Joe Biden in Maine, Collins needs to do more than just get a plurality — ...
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Man saws neighbors garage in half

A man in Maine, feuding with his neighbors, hired a surveyor to mark the lines of his property. When he discovered that the neighbor's garage partly occupied his property, he took a saw and cut the garage in half. From The Bangor Daily News: “There’s been a property-line dispute for a couple of months and obviously that was the result between Mr. Brawn and the owner of the other building,” Dover-Foxcroft police Chief Ryan Reardon said.
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How Susan Collins’ Small Business Bill Helped Bail Out Big Ones

Senator Susan Collins is fighting for her political life with a new television ad that says “in a time of crisis, real leaders step forward. Others disappear.” The ad touts that the Maine Republican co-wrote the Paycheck Protection Program that’s provided $2.5 billion in forgivable loans to more than 26,000 small businesses in the state. It doesn’t mention that she also allowed special interests and big donors to access the Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP.All it took was three little words.C...
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Covid-19: nursing homes account for 'staggering' share of US deaths, data show

Yale professor describes as ‘staggering’ research that reveals more than half of all deaths in 14 US states from elderly care facilitiesResidents of nursing homes have accounted for a staggering proportion of Covid-19 deaths in the US, according to incomplete data gathered by healthcare researchers.Privately compiled data shows such deaths now account for more than half of all fatalities in 14 states, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Only 33 states report nursing home-related deaths.“I...
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Democrats Challenging GOP Senators Rack Up 2020 Fundraising Edge

(Bloomberg) -- Democratic challengers outpaced incumbent Republican U.S. senators’ first-quarter fund-raising in almost all the states most likely to decide control of the chamber ahead of elections marked with uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.That includes an eye-popping $11 million in receipts for astronaut Mark Kelly in Arizona, easily topping appointed Senator Martha McSally’s $6.4 million; Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon’s $7.1 million, nearly tripling the $2.4 million raise...
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Ring misplaced in US 47 years ago found in forest in Finland

Maine resident Debra McKenna received item in post after it was unearthed by metal detectorist An American woman’s high school class ring, which was lost in Maine in 1973, has been found in a forest in Finland.Debra McKenna lost the item in Portland when she was a student at Morse high school, the Bangor Daily News reported. She said the ring was largely forgotten until a metal detectorist found it buried under 20cm (8in) of soil in a forested Finnish park 47 years later. Continue reading...
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Woman's ring lost 47 years ago in US is unearthed in a forest in Finland

Debra McKenna, who misplaced the ring in Maine in 1973, received it in the post after it was dug up by a metal detectorist An American woman’s high school class ring that was lost in Maine in 1973 has been found in a forest in Finland.Debra McKenna, 63, lost the ring in Portland when she was a student at Morse high school, the Bangor Daily News reported. She said the ring was largely forgotten until a metal detectorist found it buried under 20cm (8in) of soil in a forested Finnish park 47 years ...
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Report: White House Braces For GOP Defections On Impeachment Witnesses

The White House is preparing for defections from Republican senators when it comes time to vote on calling witnesses to testify in the Senate impeachment trial, according to a new report. Per CBS News, senior White House officials have identified Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) as likely candidates, with Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) as additional possibilities in the mix. Last week, the Bangor Daily News report...
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Collins Says She And Other GOPers Working On Impeachment Rules To Ensure Witnesses

Senate Susan Collins (R-ME) said Friday that she is coordinating with a “fairly small group” of Republicans, including senators and party leaders, on an agreement on impeachment trial rules that will allow witnesses to be called, according to the Bangor Daily News. Collins made the comments to reporters in Maine on Friday, after spending her week on Capitol Hill expressing support for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s proposal to start the trial without an agreement guaranteeing witnesses. Mc...
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Susan Collins Working with Group of Republican Senators to Allow Impeachment Witnesses

Republican Senator Susan Collins said Friday that she is working with a “fairly small group” of GOP senators to arrange for witnesses to be called during the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump.“We should be completely open to calling witnesses,” Collins said, according to the Bangor Daily News. “I am hopeful that we can reach an agreement on how to proceed with the trial that will allow the opportunity for both the House and the president’s counsel if they choose to do so.”The impeachme...
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Disney+ Has Breathed New Life Into ‘Gargoyles’ – and No Animated Series Deserves a Reboot More

If the war drums and choral harmonizing in its intro don’t get your blood pumping, surely Keith David’s deep, triumphant voice-over will: “We are defenders of the night. We are Gargoyles! ” A new generation with Disney+ access can now experience the dense lore and breathtaking action of Gargoyles, a cartoon created by Greg Weisman for Disney Television Animation in 1994. The show starred an oppressed warrior clan of sentient, bat-winged humanoid creatures who are frozen in stone by day an...
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Maine Democrat Says He’ll Vote For Only One Article Of Impeachment

Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME) said on Tuesday that out of the House’s two articles of impeachment, he would not vote for the article that charges President Donald Trump with obstructing Congress. Golden provided the Bangor Daily News with a statement he plans to submit in the congressional record in which he explained that he will not vote for the article on obstruction because he felt the charge was not sufficiently proven to meet the standard of “high crimes and misdemeanors.” However, Golden sa...
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Official: Sale of train tracks enhances Maine’s connectivity

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine transportation official says the recent sale of hundreds of miles of train tracks could bring improved infrastructure and better connectivity to the state. Nate Moulton, director of freight at the Maine Department of Transportation, tells the Bangor Daily News that one of the largest rail operators in North America […]
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Collins: Trump’s Call For China To Investigate Biden Was ‘Completely Inappropriate’

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) stepped up over the weekend as one of the few Republican senators willing to criticize President Donald Trump for asking foreign countries to dig up dirt on his political rivals. “I thought the President made a big mistake by asking China to get involved in investigating a political opponent,” the senator told the Bangor Daily News on Saturday. “It’s completely inappropriate.” Few other Republicans have spoken out against Trump after he openly declared last week that...
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As Evidence Mounts Against President, Some Republicans Keep a Careful Distance

RENO, Nev. -- Rep. Mark Amodei was not prepared for the backlash from his fellow Republicans when he said Congress needed to "follow the facts" and look into whether President Donald Trump should be impeached.Newspapers declared he was breaking ranks. Conservative constituents branded him a traitor: "I'm Brutus, and Trump's Julius Caesar," he said. In short order, he was forced to explain himself to the Trump campaign's political director, top House Republicans and the acting White H...
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Trump Slams Romney for Criticism as Third GOP Senator Chimes In

(Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump spent part of Saturday tweeting about Senator Mitt Romney after the Republican lawmaker criticized the president’s calls for China and Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden, even as a third GOP senator broke ranks.People in Utah view their vote for Romney as “a big mistake,” Trump said, adding the hashtag ImpeachMittRomney. Earlier he called Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, a “pompous ‘ass.’”The president was returning to the White House af...
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Man captures video of a pair of caterwauling Canada lynx

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who was scouting fishing locations came across a rare sight: a pair of Canada lynx facing off alongside a road. Daniel Wadleigh, of Belgrade, tells the Bangor Daily News that the two cats were so focused on their showdown that they didn’t notice him Friday night. He stopped […]
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Maine bear cub that was abandoned is doing well

EDINGBURG, Maine (AP) — A Maine wildlife biologist said one of three bear cubs that nearly froze to death is doing well after being placed with a surrogate den. The Bangor Daily News documented Randy Cross as he checked on the cub Wednesday. He easily recognized the young bruin because of signs of frostbite on […]
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27 of 28 firefighters in Maine town quit over safety issues

THORNDIKE, Maine (AP) — Nearly all of a Maine town’s firefighters have quit following a heated meeting with local officials. The Bangor Daily News reports all but one of the 28 members in the volunteer department in Thorndike resigned after the town Select Board meeting Wednesday. The firefighters say in a letter that they are […]
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Dog reunited with owner after 8-month, 175-mile journey

SOUTH PARIS, Maine (AP) — A dog that went missing in Massachusetts months ago has been reunited with its family after being found in Maine, 175 miles (282 kilometers) away. The Bangor Daily News reports 5-year-old king shepherd Kaiser made his way from Ashby, Massachusetts, to South Paris, Maine, over a span of eight months. […]
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Dog reunited with owner after 8 month, 175-mile journey

SOUTH PARIS, Maine (AP) — A dog that went missing in Massachusetts months ago has been reunited with its family after being found in Maine, 175 miles (282 kilometers) away. The Bangor Daily News reports 5-year-old king shepherd Kaiser made his way from Ashby, Massachusetts, to South Paris, Maine, over a span of eight months. […]
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