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BC-ME--Maine News Digest 11 am, ME

May 11, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Saturday, May 11, 2019.

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Maine. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the northern New England desk at 207-772-4157. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking news and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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COMMENCEMENTS-MAINE

UNITY, Maine _ A soldier who lost all four limbs in an explosion in Afghanistan has some advice for graduating seniors at Unity College. Unity’s commencement on Saturday was one of many across the state on Saturday. 250 words by noon. AP Photo.

IN BRIEF:

ROBERT INDIANA: The estate of the artist behind the famous “LOVE” and “HOPE” images is attempting to stop reproduction of his works.

WETLANDS GRANT-ISLAND: A Maine state agency has been awarded $1 million to help acquire an island in the state’s midcoast area for conservation.

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