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Dana's Dogs is a new hotdog cart in Farmingdale is owned by a 15 year old. According to WABI, the Gardiner teen plans to pay the cart off this summer and start saving to buy an apartment building.

The Hallowell City Council signed an agreement with a general contractor for a new fire station. According to centralmaine.com its budget is $1M, the amount pledged by an anonymous donor to build it at Stevens Commons.

University of Maine at Farmington had received a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. According to centralmaine.com it will be used for the "creation of a digital commons comprising programming and discussion around 24 works of art, literature, film, video games or other forms of creation identified by Mainers as particularly meaningful at this moment in history."

From the Associated Press:

A panel of legislative leaders is set to consider the fate of studies and new bills proposed by lawmakers. Lawmakers have proposed studies of military service members transitioning to civil workforce, the poor's access to legal services and the rising cost of special education. Independent Rep. Kent Ackley is proposing a bill to allow the voter-approved system of ranked-choice voting for primary and federal elections in 2018.

Scientists with the University of Maine say they have developed a new tool to allow blueberry growers to get a handle on how many bees they can expect to see around their fields. The tool is called "BeeMapper." The university plans to unveil it on Wednesday at Blueberry Hill Farm in Jonesboro as part of the UMaine Cooperative Extension's annual Wild Blueberry Summer Field Day.

President Donald Trump has invited Senate Republicans to the White House after a GOP attempt to repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law collapsed for a second time. Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirms that the senators have been invited to lunch to discuss the way forward on health care after it became clear that they did not have the votes to pass a plan to replace "Obamacare."

A combat veteran who wants to be Maine's next governor is the top fundraiser so far as the gubernatorial field shapes up. Democrat and Sanford attorney Adam Cote reported this week raising roughly $260,000 for the primary and general election races from April through June. Fundraising reports aren't in yet for recently announced Democratic candidates Attorney General Janet Mills, former state Sen. James Boyle and former Maine House Speaker Mark Eves.

President Donald Trump has invited Senate Republicans to the White House after a GOP attempt to repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law collapsed for a second time. Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirms that the senators have been invited to lunch to discuss the way forward on health care after it became clear that they did not have the votes to pass a plan to replace "Obamacare."

The White House is confirming that President Donald Trump had a follow-up conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Group of 20 summit earlier this month in Germany. National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton says it happened during a dinner for the world leaders and their spouses. Anton describes the talk as a casual, saying, "A conversation over dessert should not be characterized as a meeting."

For one Iraqi lieutenant, the fight against the Islamic State group for Mosul has been a slow, methodical quest for revenge. For three years, he has hunted for two IS militants from his village who he believes killed his father. As Iraqi forces closed in on Mosul late last year, he began interrogating suspected militants and killing detainees who he believed were IS fighters, a practice he acknowledges unapologetically.

The partner of a police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman who had called 911 told investigators he was startled by a loud sound near their squad car seconds before his partner fired his weapon. Officer Matthew Harrity's account is the first to emerge of the moments leading up to the death of Justine Damond, a 40-year-old meditation teacher due to be married in August. Officer Mohamed Noor _ who fired the shot that killed Damond _ has so far refused to be interviewed.

The leader of the Philippines' largest Muslim rebel group says Islamic State-linked militants wanted his group to broker their possible withdrawal from Marawi city during the major military offensive against them but he refused to intervene. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front leader told AP intervening would have been difficult because the president won't negotiate. The militants in Marawi have indicated they are ready to fight to the death.