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WATCH: The origin of fireworks

WATCH: The origin of fireworks

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Gunfire, bonfires, and pretty much anything else that could explode. Here’s the history of why we set off fireworks to celebrate our Independence Day.

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Autopsies Set for Mother, Children Killed in Fire

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Police say a state medical examiner is scheduled to conduct autopsies of a mother and three children who died in a mobile home fire in Caribou, Maine.

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Maine’s Unemployment Rate Unchanged in October

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Maine officials say that the state's unemployment rate held steady in October at 5.8 percent.

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Maine’s Northern Counties See Most Income Growth

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Federal data shows two of Maine's northernmost counties posted the fastest personal income growth in the state in 2013.

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Maine Risks Funding Cut Over Food Stamp Policy

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Federal officials say Maine risks losing funding to administer its food stamp program unless it makes clear to recipients that having their photos placed on electronic benefit transfer cards is optional.

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Feds Scold Maine Over Food Stamp Photo Policy

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The federal government has threatened to pull funding it provides to Maine to administer the food stamp program unless the state makes clear photos are not required on the cards used to receive benefits.

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