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Wilkerson, Close to receives degrees from Bates

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LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - Pulitzer Prize winning author Isabel Alexis Wilkerson and Oscar-nominated actor Glenn Close are among four people scheduled to receive honorary degrees at the Bates College commencement.

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Oakland Man Sues Over Injuries Suffered At Fair

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - An Oakland man injured by a malfunctioning starting gate during a harness race at the Windsor Fairgrounds in 2010 has filed a lawsuit after efforts to reach an out-of-court settlement failed.

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Richmond Trailer Park Residents Evicted

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RICHMOND, Maine (AP) - Residents of a Richmond mobile home park say they don't know where they'll live now that they've been ordered to vacate their homes.

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Maine Seeks Health Files In Document Shred Case

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Lawyers for the state tried to obtain more than five years of medical records as well as the names of doctors, psychiatrists and psychologists who saw a former state employee who filed a whistleblower lawsuit over the shredding of public records by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Maine Man Says In Lawsuit Petco Rat Made Him Sick

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Maine man who says he developed a serious disease after getting bit by a rat he bought at Petco has sued the pet supply retailer.

Sports

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Yankees Pineda ejected for substance on neck

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Pitchers are not allowed to use foreign substances to give them a better grip on the ball.

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Seahawks, Packers kick off NFL season

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The Seattle Seahawks open the defense of their Super Bowl crown and kick off the 2014-15 season at home against Green Bay.

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Knicks looking for hometown discount from Anthony

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Potential free agent Carmelo Anthony will be asked to give the New York Knicks a discount on his next contract.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

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A look at the sports news making headlines today, Thursday, April 24.

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Suns’ Dragic voted NBA’s most improved

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Phoenix guard Goran Dragic, whose breakout campaign helped his team to a 23-win improvement, was named most improved player.

Lifestyle

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Historic canonization of popes brings joy, controversy

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Two giants of Roman Catholicism will become saints on Sunday at an unprecedented twin canonization.

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Travel through time on Google maps

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Google is now offering trips down memory lane on its digital maps.

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Airlines rank lowest in traveler satisfaction

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Air carriers lag hotels and online travel agencies in customer satisfaction.

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Kraft recalls 96K pounds of Oscar Mayer hotdogs

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Just in time for cookout season, Kraft is recalling nearly 100,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer hotdogs.

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Mazda recalls 190K SUVs for rust problem

The company logo is seen on the bonnet of a Mazda car during the media day ahead of the 84th Geneva Motor Show at the Palexpo Arena in Geneva March 5, 2014.

Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Pinnacle base jump

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Two guys jump from the world's tallest building and it's terrifyingly cool.

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Road, bridge renamed for Duane Allen of Oak Ridge Boys

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The road that runs just a few hundred yards past where Duane Allen of the Oak Ridge Boys was born.

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Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson close to signing on for ‘Jungle Book’

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Idris Elba will voice the villainous tiger Shere Khan in the latest adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's adventure tale.

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Rascal Flatts hosting album release party for charity

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The trio's ninth album, "Rewind," is slated for release on May 13.

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John Leguizamo chops off fingertip during filming of ‘Chef’

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The actor came away from filming with a new-found respect for kitchen staff, a few tips and a great party tale.

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Happy Birthday to the original ‘American Idol’

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PHOTOS: Since being crowned the first "American Idol" in 2002, Kelly Clarkson has had a whirlwind career.

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Doctor convicted in Michael Jackson’s death loses latest appeal

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Dr. Conrad Murray loses his latest bid to have his 2011 conviction overturned.

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Netflix to debut original Spanish-language series

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Netflix announced its first original Spanish-language television series, planned for 2015.

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