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Fifty US Senators, Including Angus King, Urges NFL To Back Washington Redskins Name Change

Fifty U.S. Senators, including Angus King from Maine, have urged the National Football League to endorse a name change for the Washington Redskins. They state that the team's name is a racial slur.

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Stephen Chernin, Getty Images

First Ikea Store to Become a Museum

The Swedish furniture store Ikea opened their first sore in 1943 in southern Sweden and they have decided to turn that store into an Ikea museum. The town of Almhult saw the opening of the first store and just last year they moved into a new location.

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Joe Robbins, Getty Images

Michael Sam’s Draft Day Kiss: Your Opinion

The NFL 2014 Draft was held over the weekend in New York City. History was made, as the first openly gay football player, University of Missouri defensive end, Michael Sam was drafted in the seventh round by the St. Louis Rams.

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John Moore, Getty Images

Venezuela Tops the Misery Index

The Cato Institute, the people that publish the misery report has named Venezuela as the most miserable nation in the world. The formula used to determine the list includes inflation, unemployment, GPA growth and lending rates.

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Photo by Andy Capwell
Photo by Andy Capwell

It’s That Time of the Year For Mainers To Get Stuff Out of the Shed

With spring grudgingly making it its way to central Maine, its an annual chore that I actually look forward to, it's unloading the shed! Getting the plastic table and chairs for the back deck. Getting the lawn mower out and trying to get it started.

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Maine’s Photo ID EBT Cards: What Do You Think?

A program to strengthen Maine's welfare programs started this Monday, despite some advice from the federal government. A new photo ID is to be added to electronic benefits transfer cards (EBT cards), those cards are used like debit cards by welfare recipients.

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Jason Kirk, Getty Images

Willie Marconi the Best in Billiards

Willie Marconi was considered one the greatest billiards players of all time. In my opinion he was the greatest. Willie passed away in 1980 after suffering a stroke. His best game came on April 17, 1956 against Jimmy Moore in Kinston, North Carolina. In that game Marconi sank 150 balls in a row, a perfect game.

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Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

Making Hard-Boiled Eggs

With Easter coming this Sunday it’s time to make hard boiled eggs. I always have a problem with them either splitting in the pot of water or not peeling correctly after they have cooled down. So here are a couple of ways to make, what the experts say, will be the perfect hard-boiled egg.

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Ronald Martinez, Getty Images

Kentucky & Uconn in the Championship

My college basketball bracket is officially toasted! I was hanging on by a thread because I had Florida going all the way and winning the National Championship. WRONG! The Gators got beat in the Final Four by #7 Connecticut 63-53, so any hopes I had of picking at least one right went down the drain.

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Leon Halip. Getty Images

Baseball’s Break-Out Players for 2014

With Major League Baseball ready to get underway there are so many different predictions on who will win the division races. Some are predicting the Boston Red Sox to win the American League East again this year but more ‘experts’ seem to be leaning toward the Toronto Blue Jays or the Tampa Bay Rays.

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