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  1. Actor Patrick Dempsey honored for cancer careRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    This photo provided by Emilie, Inc. shows, at left, Jean Maginnis, founder and executive director of the Maine Center for Creativity, actor Patrick Dempsey, center left, and Jackson Laboratory president and CEO, Edison Liu, center right, and Jamie Morin, the president of the Maine Center for Creativity's board of directors, Dempsey and Liu where honored at the second biennial Maine Creative Industries Award at a gala celebration in Portland, Maine, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. The award brought together Dempsey and Liu, for their visionary achievements and creative approach to extreme ends of the fight against cancer.

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  2. Study finds as world warms, US gets more lightningRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    In this Sept. 11, 2013 file photo, lightning strikes north of Macworth Island in Portland, Maine.

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  3. Ebola nurse to be advocate for health workersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    In a Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 file photo, Kaci Hickox comes out of her house to speak to reporters, in Fort Kent, Maine. Hickox's plans for the end of the deadly disease's 21-day incubation period on Monday, Nov. 11 include a dinner out with her boyfriend, but she told The Associated Press she's worried about what type of a reception she'll get after being hailed by some and vilified by others for battling state-ordered quarantines in New Jersey and Maine.

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  4. Maine fire victims included wedding photographerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Neighbors look at the scene of a fatal apartment building fire, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in Portland, Maine. The fire swept through a two-apartment building housing students from the University of Southern Maine on Saturday morning, killing four people and critically injuring one, authorities said.

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  5. Investigators release IDs of 4 Maine fire victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Friends of a victim of a fatal apartment building fire console each other Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in Portland, Maine. A fire swept through a two-apartment building housing students from the University of Southern Maine on Saturday morning, killing four people and critically injuring one, authorities said.

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  6. Questions remain after historic fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Neighbors look at the scene of a fatal apartment building fire, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in Portland, Maine. The fire swept through a two-apartment building housing students from the University of Southern Maine on Saturday morning, killing four people and critically injuring one, authorities said.

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  7. After Maine fire, questions about victims, causeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Friends of a victim of a fatal apartment building fire console one another other Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in Portland, Maine. A fire swept through a two-apartment building housing students from the University of Southern Maine on Saturday morning, killing four people and critically injuring one, authorities said.

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  8. LePage's style at center of Maine governor's raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    This Oct. 8, 2014, file photo shows Republican Governor of Maine, Paul LePage, center, making a face after taking the stage to debate other gubernatorial candidates in Portland, Maine. To some in Maine LePage is hot-headed and divisive.

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  9. Where are the best minor league baseball towns?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Last week, the website SmartAsset published a list of America's Best Minor League Baseball Towns . Unfortunately, the criteria used to comprise this list -- as well as some of the glaring errors within it -- rendered the entire exercise essentially useless.

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  10. A definitive guide to the best minor league baseball townsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Last week, the website SmartAsset published a list of America's Best Minor League Baseball Towns . Unfortunately, the criteria used to comprise this list -- as well as some of the glaring errors within it -- rendered the entire exercise essentially useless.

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  11. Giffords to begin 9-state tour on women, gunsRead the original story

    Oct 13, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords will begin a nine-state tour in Maine, where she will advocate for tougher gun laws that she says will help protect women and families. The former Democratic congresswoman from Arizona, who was severely wounded in a 2011 shooting in Tucson that killed six people, will seek to elevate the issue of gun violence against women and push for state and federal action to make it more difficult for domestic abusers to access firearms.

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  12. Andrea Martin on battling bulimia, flying trapezeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Here's a tip for the next time you bump into Andrea Martin: Don't forget to spit out your gum. It turns out she suffers from misophonia -- the dislike of small, irritating common noises, such as magazine pages turning or water dripping.

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  13. Mayor offers to help McGraw find Portland, MaineRead the original story

    Sep 17, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    It's a breakup song in which McGraw laments that his love has left for Portland. During the chorus, he repeats the phrase "Portland, Maine: I don't know where that is" and adds "I don't want to know."

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  14. Co-founder of elephant care center killedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    In this file photo made Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, Jim Laurita, executive director of Hope Elephants, feeds a carrot to one of the two retired circus elephants at his not-for-profit rehabilitation and educational facility in Hope, Maine. The veterinarian and co-founder of Hope Elephants, which cares for retired circus elephants, was killed Tuesday Sept.

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  15. Plenty of light! Feds are selling off lighthousesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Technological advances and a desire to purge unneeded properties have paved the way for the federal government to get rid of more than 100 lighthouses over the last 14 years, and it intends to keep selling and giving them away. The sold lighthouses, located on both coasts and in the Great Lakes states, have become everything from museums to bed-and-breakfasts.

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  16. New England's tallest lighthouse sells for $78,000Read the original story

    Sep 2, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A federal government spokeswoman says the General Services Administration has accepted a bid for the Boon Island Light Station off York, Maine. 5 comments

  17. Player gets nearly $1M in Offerman bat attack caseRead the original story

    Jul 29, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A minor league baseball player hit by former major leaguer Jose Offerman in a 2007 baseball bat attack won nearly $1 million in a lawsuit on Tuesday, an attorney said.

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