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Student Activism Is On The Rise In Maine

Four months ago, hundreds of students across Maine walked out of their schools , joining others across the country in memorializing the victims of the fatal school shooting in Parkland, Fla. and to advocate for gun control.

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Iram Sabah, mother of two, is terrified by messages her family has been receiving on their smartphones.

Her husband recently was forwarded a video that shows a child's mutilated body. It's unclear where or when the video is from, or whether it has been doctored. A voice implores people to forward it to others, and to stay vigilant — that kidnappers are on the loose.

Sabah, 27, doesn't know if the video is fake or real. But she's not taking any chances.

Courtesy Ben Williamson

The Maine Coast will grace a new stamp thanks to DownEast Magazine's photography editor Ben Williamson.

A 20-stamp series produced by the U.S. Postal Service will conclude with an image of Bailey's Island that Williamson shot.

Williamson says the image that was selected came from a dawn photoshoot on Bailey's Island. "So I took about anywhere from 500 to 800 frames, hoping to capture that perfect moment. Then when I got back to the computer I noticed this one had that nice arch and that kind of poetic movement to it. And that was the one."

Updated at 9:15 a.m. ET

The European Commission has fined Google $5 billion for violating the European Union's antitrust rules — specifically, by forcing manufacturers of Android phones to install the Google search app and the Chrome Web browser.

"Google has used Android as a vehicle to cement the dominance of its search engine," Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said in a statement. "These practices have denied rivals the chance to innovate and compete on the merits."

Updated at 4 p.m. ET

Migrants detained in recent months at the U.S.-Mexico border describe being held in Customs and Border Protection facilities that are unsanitary and overcrowded, receiving largely inedible food and being forced to drink foul-smelling drinking water.

Documents filed Monday in U.S. District Court in California and viewed by NPR late Tuesday contain interviews with some 200 individuals detained under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy, many of whom related poor conditions at the centers.

LISBON, Maine - Two tourists who became trapped in an elevator accidently called the wrong Lisbon police department for help.
 
Dispatcher Cathy Roy told WCSH-TV Tuesday she was working at the Lisbon Police Department in Maine a few weeks ago when she received a call from the trapped tourists. The only problem was they were in Lisbon, Portugal.
 
Roy says the two women had pressed the elevators' emergency button for help. No one answered, so the women searched online for "Lisbon Police'' and called the first number listed.
 

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, a master of diplomatic verbosity and sardonic barbs, summed up the results of the Helsinki summit in just three exuberant words: "better than super."

After four years of getting short shrift by his American counterparts, Russian President Vladimir Putin was standing side by side with President Trump, who lavished him with the words of praise, respect and awe normally only heard on Russian state television.

Updated at 5:18 p.m. ET

A day after his much-criticized news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Trump attempted some damage control Tuesday, saying "I accept" the findings of the U.S. intelligence community that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential campaign.

But he again repeated his claim that there was no collusion between his presidential campaign and Russia and suggested that others may have interfered in the election.

A Nature Conservancy project in northern Vermont will store carbon to meet California’s greenhouse gas reduction goals. The group says proceeds from the sale of these “carbon credits” will pay for future land protection projects.

Eight months pregnant, the drug sales representative wore a wire for the FBI around her bulging belly as she recorded conversations with colleagues at a conference in Chicago. Her code name? Pampers.

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Water Safety

Thursday—With recent drownings in the news, we learn about important safety measures whenever you're in or around the water—whether swimming, boating, paddling or just playing at the pool or shore.

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