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A Christmas Eve home invasion in China remains under investigation but officials say there is no immediate threat to the public according to centralmaine.com.

The election of Janet Mills, who vowed to reverse many of the policies of the current administration, is the top story of 2018 in Maine according to US News.

In Maine...Suboxone, to treat opioid addiction, is the second most frequently prescribed drug. The first is for blood pressure according to US News.

Bruce Poliquin ended his legal battle challenging the election of his Democratic opponent under ranked choice voting according to US News.

Rep. Chellie Pingree is pushing back against the federal government's plan for food labels in regards to genetic engineering according to US News.

Gas prices are down according to US News.

Home sales in Maine are up volume and prices according to US News.

An 8-year-old boy died early on Christmas Day after being detained by U.S. border agents according to US News.

President Donald Trump said the partial federal government shutdown was going to last until his demand for funds to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border is met according to US News.