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3 days ago in National

Making headlines this week

A look back at some of the biggest stories this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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3 days ago in Entertainment

McDonald’s serving up ‘smarter’ Happy Meals

Ronald McDonald plans to serve up a side of literacy as the fast food giant swaps toys for millions of books.

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OPENING WEEKEND: ‘Hail, Caesar!’ and ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’

Here's a look at some of the films set to open this weekend.

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3 days ago in Lifestyle

Smoking bans lead to better national health

People living in countries with public smoking bans have lower exposure to secondhand smoke and better health, according to a fresh look at past research from 21 nations.

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3 days ago in Viral Videos

Watch what this guy does with his iPhone

This experiment will make you want to hit the slopes and take your cell phone along for the ride.

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3 days ago in Sports, Weird

Prognosticating Ape picks Panthers to win Super Bowl

The 1-year-old orangutan named Tuah chewed up a cardboard Panthers sign and later kissed a papier-maché Panthers helmet.

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3 days ago in Weird

The Strangelove Suite: Northern Ireland sells nuclear bunker

It has no windows — but offers unrestricted views of Armageddon.

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3 days ago in Entertainment

Ben Stiller pouts his way into the record books at ‘Zoolander 2’ premiere

Ben Stiller entered the history books on Thursday night when he set a record for taking a picture with the world's largest selfie stick during the "Zoolander 2" premiere in London.

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3 days ago in Music

Johnny Cash gets his own spider

The black spider was found near Folsom Prison, the California jail where Cash performed in 1968 and wrote the track "Folsom Prison Blues."

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3 days ago in Sports

BMX icon Dave Mirra dead in apparent suicide

Mirra, a BMX biking pioneer, won 14 gold, six silver and four bronze medals in ESPN's X Games from 1995 to 2009.

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3 days ago in Sports

Five Super Bowl storylines to watch

Five storylines to watch for Sunday's Super Bowl between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers.

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3 days ago in Features

2016 Notable Deaths

A look at some of the noteworthy people we have lost this year.

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3 days ago in Sports

How a Super Bowl game ball is made

There are just a few people responsible for manufacturing every NFL game ball. Find out how they're made.

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3 days ago in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Hail, Caesar!’ isn’t the Coen Brothers’ best – but it’s not their worst

Beneath all the old Hollywood glamour is familiar Coen territory: faith, folly, finding your purpose and just trying to live a good life.

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3 days ago in Entertainment

‘Playboy’ puts its clothes on – sort of

The great-granddaughter of novelist Ernest Hemingway strips off for a revamped issue of the magazine as it abandons full frontal nudity for flirty, more natural shots of women.

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3 days ago in National

U.S. doctors upgrade Zika precautions; virus found in saliva, urine

Brazilian scientists announced on Friday they had found Zika in the saliva and urine of two patients, as U.S. health officials advised more stringent measures for monitoring pregnant women for Zika and preventing sexual transmission of the virus.

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3 days ago in National

Nearly 13 million have signed up for Obamacare

About 12.7 million Americans signed up for health insurance coverage through the government insurance exchanges, surpassing its expectations.

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3 days ago in National

Democrats block U.S. energy bill in fight over Flint aid

Senate Democrats teamed up with some of their Republican counterparts on Thursday and blocked a wide-ranging U.S. energy bill in a fight over aid to Flint, Michigan, to help rectify its drinking water crisis.

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3 days ago in Sports

Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports stories.

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3 days ago in National

In contentious debate, Clinton and Sanders both claim ‘progressive’ mantle

Democrat Hillary Clinton went on the attack against rival Bernie Sanders on Thursday in their most contentious presidential debate yet, questioning whether his ambitious proposals were viable and accusing him of an "artful smear" in suggesting she could be bought by political donations.

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6 hours ago in Sports, Trending, Viral Videos

WATCH: Super Bowl 50 commercials

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A 30-second commercial spot on Super Sunday can cost up to $5 million. Which Super Sunday ad was your favorite?

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Two South Portland Condo Units Damaged in Fire

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Two South Portland condominium units were damaged by fire early Sunday morning.

22 hours ago in Local

Two People Suffer Burns in Oakland Mobile Home Fire

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Two residents suffered burns in Oakland mobile home fire after an early-morning fire Saturday destroyed their mobile home on Webb Road in Oakland and left a dog and five cats unaccounted for.

2 days ago in Local

Police are Looking for Man Who Fled After High-Speed Chase

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Police are looking for a man who fled on foot after his car crashed in Manchester after a high-speed police chase.

2 days ago in Local

More Than 84,000 Mainers Sign Up for Health Coverage

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The U.S. Department of health and Human Services says more than 84,000 Mainers signed up for health insurance for this year under the Affordable Care Act.

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