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The World’s Happiest Languages

The University of Vermont did a study on the happiest languages in the world. They rated words in various languages like: sad, happy, laughter, food, truck, greed and terrorist. They asked people to rate the sound of the words on a scale from 1 to 9.

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ESA, Getty Images

Caribou Native on the Cusp of Becoming an Astronaut

 

Caribou native Jessica Meir is part of the 21st NASA astronaut class and is hoping to advance from candidate to astronaut. Meir says since she was in first grade her dream was to go into space.

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The World’s Biggest Yacht Being Built

The owner’s identity is remaining a secret but someone with a whole lot of money is having the world’s biggest yacht built. The cost will be $1 billion and it is called Project Deuce.

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Longtime CBS Reporter Bob Simon, 73, Dies in Car Accident

Veteran CBS newsman Bob Simon died Wednesday night in a car crash in New York City. He was 73.

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NASA, Getty Images

Neil Armstrong Moon Mementos Found in Closet

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon in 1969, died on August 25, 2012. His widow, Carol, was cleaning out a closet and came across some mementos that Armstrong kept all these years from his trip to the moon.

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Al Messerschmidt, Getty Images

Skowhegan High Scool Under Fire For Indian Mascot

Looks like the problems the Washington Redskins are having with their logo and the name ‘Redskins’ has come to Skowhegan Area High School. For years the team has been the Skowhegan Indians with the school’s mascot of an Indian.

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Handout, Getty Images

Rope Used to Hang Saddam Hussein Up For Auction

Many served during the Iraq War; I know a lot of soldiers from Maine who were there. Saddam Hussein, who was the president of Iraq for more than 23 years, was captured and hanged for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of his own people.

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Nicky Loh, Getty Images

Beside Gas Prices, What Else Will Be Going Up?

You may have noticed gas prices are on the rise again. After hitting a low in recent years of around $2.00 a gallon they are creeping back up. Experts expect that trend to continue with gas prices going up another 50 to 60 cents a gallon by spring.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images

Auburn Student Eating Bugs For Every Meal

An Auburn University student decided to take on the challenge of eating bugs for every meal for a month. Cam Brantley-Rios is trying to bring awareness as to how good bugs are for you. He says crickets and worms are high in protein but low in fat not to mention they have a low carbon footprint.

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MaineGeneral’s Enterprise Drive, Augusta Location Closed Today…Power Issue!

Due to a transformer issue, all practices and services at MaineGeneral's 15 Enterprise Drive, Augusta site are closed today (Feb. 5).

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