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A planned salmon farm, which would be among the world’s largest, raises hopes and fears in Maine

Amy Grant of Belfast brought a group by boat from the harbor to show the area where an outflow pipe from the proposed Nordic Aquafarms project could discharge a massive amount of polluted water into Maine’s Penobscot Bay.

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The $500 million plant, which would clear more than 50 acres of woods along the coast and become by far the biggest building in this city of 6,500, has sparked significant dissent throughout Belfast.

As schools declare that they are confiscating fistfuls of the device from young smokers, Juul Labs, the maker of the most popular e-cigarette on the market, is under fire. MUST CREDIT: Gabby Jones

Schools try different methods to stem students’ vaping habits

As the vaping epidemic escalates, schools are installing real-time vape detectors in bathrooms.

Traders work on the floor at the opening bell of the Dow Industrial Average at the New York Stock Exchange on December 6, 2018 in New York. - Wall Street opened sharply lower Thursday, joining a global stocks sell-off after the arrest of a key Chinese executive at Washington's request revived worries over trade tensions. About three minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had fallen 2.0 percent, nearly 500 points, to 24,532.25. The broad-based S&P 500 sank 1.9 percent to 2,648.04, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index shed 2.2 percent to 7,002.02. (Photo by Bryan R. Smith / AFP)BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images

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The Dow’s wild week explained

You’d be forgiven for asking, “What the heck is going on?” after the Dow went down, then up Thursday, after a tumultuous week.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited MIT’s campus in March, where he viewed an innovation gallery of Saudi Arabian technology.

MIT should keep ties with Saudis, internal report says

The report acknowledges “the large-scale violations of political, civil and human rights,” but concludes that withdrawing from partnerships will have little effect on the nation.

“We are living through a defining moment,” said keynote speaker Amal Clooney.

‘There’s a long way from #MeToo to never again’

At the Massachusettts Conference for Women — the largest women’s conference in the nation — Amal Clooney said we’re living through “a defining moment in the fight for gender equality.”