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  1. Eels break records in Maine, where they sell for big moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 20 | NewsOK.com

    In this May 25, 2017, file photo, licensed eel fishermen Jessica Card, left, and Julie Keene shine flashlights into the water on the banks of the Penobscot River after setting a net in Brewer, Maine. America's only significant state fishery for baby eels has blown past records for value in spring 2018, as high demand from overseas aquaculture companies is driving prices to new heights.

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  2. Correction: Lobster Shellshock-Q&A storyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 14 | NewsOK.com

    In a story May 13 about lobster shell strength, The Associated Press reported erroneously that marine biogeochemist Justin Ries attributed the collapse of the southern New England lobster fishery to shell disease. He attributed it to overfishing and population shifts caused by warming waters.

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  3. The Latest: Arts group says it welcomes 53 contest finalistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2018 | NewsOK.com

    In this April 12, 2018 photo, Allan Monga, 19, a high school student who fled his native Zambia, recites a poem during a news conference in Portland, Maine. A judge on Friday, April 20, 2018, ruled that Monga can compete in a government-funded national poetry contest.

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  4. Student from Zambia ruled eligible for US poetry contestRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2018 | NewsOK.com

    In this April 12, 2018 photo, Allan Monga, 19, a high school student who fled his native Zambia, recites a poem during a news conference in Portland, Maine. A judge on Friday, April 20, 2018, ruled that Monga can compete in a government-funded national poetry contest.

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  5. Barbara Bush on faith, finality: 'I have no fear of death'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2018 | NewsOK.com

    Former first lady Barbara Bush listens to a patient's question Aug. 22, 2013, during a visit to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. [AP FILE PHOTO] Barbara Bush had spent an hour talking about legacy and family - about the Christmas dance where she met the man who'd become her husband, about being "the enforcer" of a family that included two former U.S. presidents.

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  6. Poetry contest decision due for teen who fled native ZambiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2018 | NewsOK.com

    In this April 12, 2018 photo, Allan Monga, 17, a high school student who fled his native Zambia, recites a poem during a news conference in Portland, Maine. Monga, who won the state Poetry Out Loud Contest, is suing the National Endowment for the Arts for not allowing him to compete in the national contest because he has not yet been granted asylum in the United States.

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  7. Fishermen suit against Atlantic marine monument moves aheadRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2018 | NewsOK.com

    This 2013 file photo released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration made during the Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition, shows corals on Mytilus Seamount off the coast of New England in the North Atlantic Ocean. A federal court ruled in mid-March 2018 that a group of fishing organizations can move forward with a lawsuit that seeks to eliminate the first national marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean.

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  8. Storm blasts winter-weary Northeast; thousands lose powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2018 | NewsOK.com

    A nor'easter that could deliver up to 2 feet of snow to some areas socked New England on Tuesday, bringing blizzard conditions to coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island, blanketing highways with fluffy snow and knocking out power to tens of thousands of utility customers. Meteorologists confirmed blizzards in Newport, Rhode Island, Boston and other parts of Massachusetts.

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  9. Conditions mixed for ski industry heading into holiday weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2018 | NewsOK.com

    Conditions are mixed heading into one of the biggest weeks of the season for the region's ski industry, but there is snow on the ground and resorts still expect people to hit the slopes. The weekend was cold and snow fell in parts of the region, which is considered by the ski industry to be one of the best ways to encourage people to head north for skiing.

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  10. Regulators vote to protect more corals in Atlantic OceanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2018 | NewsOK.com

    This 2013 photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows a coral located 165 nautical miles southeast of Cape Cod, Mass. The federal government is considering new protections for deep sea corals located off of southern New England.

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  11. The Latest: Snowstorm as bad as Alaska's? One man thinks soRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2018 | NewsOK.com

    The East Coast snowstorm this week was about as bad as the winter storms they get in Alaska - at least according to one man who survived it. Jess Flarity is a 32-year-old student from Seattle who was visiting a friend in Concord, New Hampshire, when he got stranded overnight because bus service was canceled.

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  12. As deep freeze sets it, people urged to help most vulnerableRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2017 | NewsOK.com

    In this Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, photo, homeless men Sean Stuart, left, and Segundo Rivera walk on a street after spending the day at St. Francis House in Boston. With temperatures across Massachusetts not expected to rise above freezing for days, politicians and advocates for the homeless are particularly concerned about getting as many people as possible into shelters.

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  13. Largest power outage in Maine history is top story of 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2017 | NewsOK.com

    In this Oct. 30, 2017 file photo broken trees frame a home and yurt following wind storm in Freeport, Maine. The storm that left more than half of Maine residents in the dark and raised questions about the state's readiness for natural disasters is the top story of 2017 in Maine.

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  14. Joy to the weed: Marijuana legalization comes bearing giftsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2017 | NewsOK.com

    In this Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 photo, James MacWilliams prunes a marijuana plant that he is growing indoors in Portland, Maine. "I figure, I've got all this pot, I might as well just give it away for Christmas," said MacWilliams, who started growing weed when it became legal and is giving away fancy jars of his stash this year.

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  15. Someday he'll join them: Poets Society head gets tombstoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2017 | NewsOK.com

    In this April 20, 2010 file photo, Walter Skold of Freeport, Maine, reads a Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem while posing in Eastern Cemetery in Portland, Maine. Skold, the founder of the Dead Poets Society of America who has visited the graves of more than 600 bards, has commissioned John Updike's son to carve his own tombstone in 2017 in Newburyport, Mass.

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  16. Maine blueberry harvest down as industry looks for buyersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2017 | NewsOK.com

    In this Friday, July 27, 2012, file photo, workers harvest wild blueberries at the Ridgeberry Farm in Appleton, Maine. A trade group said the state's wild blueberry crop fell sharply during the summer of 2017, to land below 100 million pounds for the first time in four years.

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  17. Maine OKs Medicaid expansion in first-of-its-kind referendumRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2017 | NewsOK.com

    Michael Parent, left, gets instructions on submitting his ballots from warden Denise Shames while voting Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Portland, Maine. Voters in Maine will decide if they want to join 31 other states and expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

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  18. States ready to assess forest damage after heavy stormsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2017 | NewsOK.com

    In this Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, a father walks his child to a school bus at a temporary pick up location, in Freeport, Maine, where storm-toppled trees still made several roads impassable following Monday's storm. High winds brought town trees and limbs and spread debris that may block trails and make roads impassable after the recent storm.

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  19. Hundreds of utility crews working in Maine on power outagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2017 | NewsOK.com

    Canadian lineman Noah Clowater holds a bilingual stop sign while directing traffic while his coworkers restore power, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in Yarmouth, Maine. The New Brunswick, Canada, crew were among the hundreds of line and tree workers from as far away as Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia that have come to Maine following Monday's storm that knocked out power to nearly two-thirds of the state.

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  20. Drought may have aided storm that walloped Maine, NortheastRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2017 | NewsOK.com

    Drought conditions across much of Maine may have contributed to the large numbers of trees that toppled during a storm that walloped the Northeast this week. The storm cut power to more than a million people in the region at its peak.

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