Want to get the Daily Brief by email? Sign up here. House Speaker Sara Gideon has joined the nationally targeted race to unseat U.S. Sen. Susan Collins with an early campaign message that looks to contrast relative bipartisanship of the Maine Legislature compared to a largely gridlocked Congress. Her campaign looks to be in keeping with a strategy that helped Democrats win the U.S.

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  • Feds give Maine $36M to replace bridge connecting Madwaska to Canada
    The federal government has awarded $36 million to the state of Maine for the replacement of the bridge that connects Madawaska and Edmundston, New Brunswick. “The Madawaska International Bridge is a crucial link between Madawaska and Edmundston,” said U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, chairwoman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, in a press statement. More
  • Maine to receive $1M in settlement over Equifax data breach
    Maine is set to receive $1 million from a proposed multimillion-dollar settlement with a consumer credit reporting agency. Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the Federal Trade Commission and others over a 2017 data breach that exposed private information such as Social Security numbers of nearly 150 million people. Democratic Attorney General Aaron Frey said Monday the breach affected more than 500,000 Maine residents. More
  • Boris Johnson wins race to become UK’s next prime minister
    LONDON — Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson won the contest to lead Britain’s governing Conservative Party on Tuesday and will become the country’s next prime minister, tasked with fulfilling his promise to lead the U.K. out of the European Union “come what may.” He defeated his rival Jeremy Hunt overwhelmingly in a vote of Conservative Party members. He will be installed as prime minister in a formal handover from Theresa May on Wednesday. More
  • Martinez lifts Boston 9-4; Rays pitch position player down 5
    ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — The Boston Red Sox are creeping into playoff contention, and the Tampa Bay Rays didn’t have the pitching depth to give them a full fight Monday night. The defending World Series champions pulled within a game of Tampa Bay for third place in the AL wild card standings with a 9-4 victory over the Rays, who finished with a position player on the mound despite trailing by only five runs entering the ninth inning. More
  • How much do you know about Maine’s relationship with Canada?
    Think you know everything there is to know about Maine? Then you better be up to snuff with your Canada trivia, too. Maine and the Great White North have a long, and sometimes complicated, history with each other. There’s even been a war between the two. More


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