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NH House again passes marijuana legalization bill The bill sent to the Senate on Thursday would allow adults to possess up to 3/4 of an ounce of marijuana and to grow up to six plants. Last year, the House passed a broader bill that would have created a regulated and taxed retail market, but it died in the Senate.

Elizabeth Warren slams Bloomberg at packed Seattle rally Warren called the former New York mayor not a tall threat but a big one with his billions of dollars.

DEA agent accused of conspiring with Colombian cartel Federal narcotics agent known for spending lavishly on luxury cars and Tiffany jewelry has been arrested on charges of conspiring to launder money with the same Colombian drug cartel he was supposed to be fighting.

2nd person in days killed by Mardi Gras float in New Orleans Authorities say a man has been struck by a float and killed by a Mardi Gras float during a parade in New Orleans.

Ex-US envoy to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch lands book deal The book will trace her long career overseas.

Trump’s national security adviser disputes intel of Russian election meddling Robert O’Brien’s comments come after conflicting accounts emerged from a recent closed-door briefing by intelligence officials, who spoke to lawmakers about Russian interference in the 2020 campaign. One intelligence official said that lawmakers were not told that Russia was working to directly aid Trump.

Bernie Sanders’ path has echoes of Trump’s 2016 campaign Like Trump, he’s been unafraid to challenge his own party’s traditional assumptions about what it takes to win both the primary and the general election.

A ban on hydraulic fracturing? No fracking way But that would be bad news — for the economy, the environment and for national security. Thanks to advances in smart-extraction technologies, the United States is now the world’s largest oil and natural gas producer. Stripping the U.S.

Leonard Pitts: Living in post-integrity America Back during the scandal over his sexual exploitation of a young intern, Bill Clinton was pilloried in this space for his moral defects. To which many liberals responded with derision. Morality? What did that matter? The economy was good, we were at peace and Clinton was hardly the first man to fool around and lie…

Pardon the outrage, but Trump has sent a terrible message about corruption Making false statements to authorities. These are some of the various crimes and misdeeds that landed several wealthy or powerful people in jail or on probation. Some of them served their time and had been released, and some of them were still in jail when this week began.

Fury wins in stunning stoppage of Wilder in heavyweight tilt Tyson Fury is a heavyweight champion once again, dominating Deontay Wilder in their title rematch before Wilder’s corner threw in the towel in the seventh round.

Toffoli has 3-point game, Canucks rout Bruins Tyler Toffoli scored his first two goals with his new team and added an assist as the Vancouver Canucks routed the Boston Bruins 9-3.

On this date in Maine history: Feb. 23 23, 2009: A brief but intense storm dumps heavy, wet snow across much of Maine, knocking out electrical power to about 130,000 Central Maine Power Co. customers. The storm hits the Brunswick area particularly hard, prompting Gov. John Baldacci to go there to see the damage firsthand.

Vaccine vote exposes a collision of rights Maine’s new mandate for school-age children pits individual rights against those of the greater community. Parents argue they just want their kids to be safe.

Society Notebook: Celebrating the people putting Portland to work Imagine Portland 2020, the Portland Regional Chamber's awards ceremony, draws a crowd of 850.

Shopping for a boat? These 4 boat shows have you covered Featuring cutting-edge technology, competitions for teens, and deals on boats, Maine's boat show season has something for boaters of all ages and sorts.

Colony, Chapter II: Rivalry An acrimonious relationship develops between Maine and Massachusetts.

In Scotland, Mills will glimpse Maine’s offshore wind potential The governor will travel overseas to meet with developers, including a company turned away from Maine by former Gov. Paul LePage.

Wassup In Westchester: W-Knicks begin the second half with consecutive losses. With All-Star Weekend officially behind us, the Westchester Knicks began the second half of the season by facing the Raptors 905 on Wednesday night. Despite receiving their share of standout performances, whether it was from Lamar Peters, Ignas Brazdeikis, Ivan Rabb, and Kenny Wooten, the W-Knicks aren't immune to letting them go to waste.

Huskies Bury Boston's Terriers Boston - Amidst the toughest playoff race in recent college hockey memory, Connecticut Head Coach Mike Cavanaugh gave up scoreboard watching and standings checks. "Three weeks ago, I was following the BC Maine Series, and you just get so frustrated and its a lot of negative energy for me.

Bill Barr is trying his best to be Trump's Roy Cohn Trump has yearned for a legal bulldog akin to his mentor Roy Cohn. Barr seems to be trying to satisfy the president's wish.

Foreman scores 16 to lead Stony Brook men past UMaine With the win, the Seawolves run their win streak over the Black Bears to 20 consecutive games. The Seawolves improved to 2-0 against the Black Bears this season after earning a 73-52 victory on Jan. Stony Brook matches up against Hartford at home on Wednesday.

Bernie Sanders dominates Democratic fundraising in Maine ahead of presidential primary Bernie Sanders leads Democratic presidential candidates in fundraising from Maine ahead of the March 3 primary, raising nearly $400,000 more than any rival, according to a Bangor Daily News analysis of filings with the Federal Election Commission.

Listen to Roald Dahl on vaccinations: ‘It really is almost a crime to allow your child to go unimmunized’ When vaccine rates fall below 95 percent for measles, mumps and rubella, the “herd immunity” of the population is not high enough to prevent transmission of these highly contagious diseases. Put another way, 95 of every 100 people have to get the vaccine to prevent the disease.

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