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LePage to SOS: 'I am dismayed' with ballot question wording

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine’s Republican governor says he’s “dismayed” with the wording of a ballot question to preserve a new ranked voting method.

Gov. Paul LePage Friday called Democratic Secretary of State Matt Dunlap’s wording “elitist.”


p>Dunlap said he aimed to make things clear for voters and has additional …

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's goosey claims on trade, jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is using some goosey numbers to rationalize his aggressive rhetoric on trade, disregarding strong points in U.S. competitiveness to paint a dark portrait of a world taking advantage of his country.


p>Conversely, he’s glossing over aspects of the economy that don’t support his faulty …

Marijuana legalization inches closer in Canada after historic Senate vote

Canada is closer than ever to legalizing recreational marijuana after Senate members passed a bill Thursday ending the federal prohibition on pot.


p>Senators voted 56-30 in favor of Bill C-45, sending the landmark cannabis legislation back to the House of Commons to be considered by lawmakers in parliament’s lower chamber …

Nukes part of N. Korea's 'national identity,' former CIA official warns


p>A former high-level CIA official focused on North Korea offered a dim assessment Friday of the likelihood Kim Jong-un is serious about abandoning his nuclear program — asserting that Washington must remain sober in its analysis of the North Korean leader’s motives as President Trump heads into a major summit …