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Redmond woman injured in Hwy. 126 crash

A 27-year-old Redmond woman was seriously injured early Thursday when her SUV left Highway 126 just west of Redmond, struck a power pole and overturned, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

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C.O. crews stop 2 new human-caused wildfires

Central Oregon firefighters corralled two new human-caused wildfires Wednesday afternoon, one near Culver that caused some closures of Highway 361 (the Culver Highway) near the Highway 97 junction, officials said.

Cascade Lakes reports swimmer s itch

Swimmer's itch won't ruin the fun for many

Summer has arrived in Central Oregon, but something in the water is putting a damper on the fun. A parasite that is causing swimmer's itch is in the water, but many visitors say they're not too concerned -- and health officials say they shouldn't be, with a few precautions.

La Pine ponders urban renewal

La Pine ponders urban renewal district

The city of La Pine held a final public hearing Wednesday evening before councilors vote on a proposal to spend about $7 million over the next 25 years to transform  the heart of the city.

Snow goes for Bachelor Bike Park

Snow going: Bachelor bike park opening delayed

Snow is a wonderful thing in the winter – at ski areas, anyway. But in July? Even at ski areas, it can cause problems.

Immigration debate, Murietta, California

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What now for the immigration surge?

A slew of possible solutions for the immigration crisis at the southern border emerged this week as President Barack Obama visited Texas.

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Public input sought on future of Shevlin Park

Bend Park & Recreation District residents are being invited to help shape the future of Shevlin Park, the nearly century-old, 652-acre, mostly undeveloped slice of nature on growing Bend's western doorstep.

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Evacuations ordered in Washington state wildfire

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters have told residents of about 100 homes in Washington state they should evacuate because of a threatening wildfire. Residents of more than 100 other homes near Entiat have been told to be ready to leave.

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Suspect arrested in Portland strip club shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in the weekend shooting at a Portland strip club that killed one man and wounded four other people.

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Most charges in Medford medical pot case dismissed

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Most charges against the owners of a Medford medical marijuana dispensary have been dismissed in a plea deal in Jackson County Circuit Court.

Prisoner convicted of second inmate attack

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An inmate who told FBI agents he was "at war with the world" has been convicted a second time for attacks on other inmates at the federal prison in Yamhill County.

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C.O. Storms leave damage, wildfires in wake

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A helicopter was called in Wednesday to dip its bucket into Paulina Lake and drop water on a wildfire about a half-mile to…

La Pine Fire District conducting wildfire prep survey

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La Pine firefighters, in uniform and in a fire district vehicle, will be visiting every property in the fire district this…

C.O. police report 19 DUII arrests over Fourth

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Central Oregon law enforcement agencies said Wednesday they made 19 DUII arrests during their five-day High Visibility…

Bend's Hydro Flask joins German trade mission

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Business Oregon will lead an Oregon delegation of five outdoor gear and apparel companies, including Bend's Hydro Flask, to…

Pacific Power plans Culver-area outage

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About 1,800 Pacific Power customers in the Culver area will be without electricity during the early-morning hours Friday so…

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New Cover Oregon chief to make $215,000 a year

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The new director of Cover Oregon will earn a base salary of $215,000 a year.

Merkley bill targets Hobby Lobby court ruling

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., fought back against last week’s Supreme Court decision in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby by…

Bend fire ecologist warns of major wildfire threat

Bend fire ecologist predicts destructive wildfire

Bend fire ecologist and author George Wuethner warned it's not a matter of if, but when the region will have a massive and…

Deschutes County issues 'swimmer's itch' lake advisory

South Twin Lake getting signs for Swimmer s Itch

Deschutes County health officials issued an advisory Tuesday about reported cases of "swimmer's itch" at Cascade lakes and…

Virus detected in baby 'cured' of HIV

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A Mississippi baby scientists said was "functionally cured" of HIV now has detectable levels of the virus in her blood, 27…

Shaun Donovan confirmed as budget director

Shaun Donovan

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Shaun Donovan to be the new director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Germany expels U.S. Embassy official

Germany

The German government said Thursday it is expelling a person it describes as the representative of U.S. foreign…

New wave of Israeli airstrikes hammers Gaza

Israeli airstrike in Gaza

A new wave of Israeli airstrikes battered areas of Gaza early Thursday, continuing the deadly onslaught aimed at stopping…

Boy's car death: Police re-create conditions

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Open a car door on a summer day, and a sauna blast will quickly remind you just how seethingly, sticky hot it can get inside…

What now for the immigration surge?

Immigration debate, Murietta, California

A slew of possible solutions for the immigration crisis at the southern border emerged this week as President Barack Obama…

Obama-Galifianakis interview nominated for Emmy

Barack Obama on between two ferns

He won't be walking the red carpet next month, but President Barack Obama has already made his mark on this year's Emmy…

Another case linked to yacht death suspect?

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The death of a Google executive on a yacht is raising new questions about the death of a nightclub owner on the other side…

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Evacuations ordered in Washington state wildfire

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YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters have told residents of about 100 homes in Washington state they should evacuate because of…

Prisoner convicted of second inmate attack

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An inmate who told FBI agents he was "at war with the world" has been convicted a second time for…

2014 World Cup

Luis Suarez's appeal for biting rejected

Luis Suarez after World Cup biting incident

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He may be on the verge of signing for Barcelona, but it looks like Luis Suarez won't be returning to football action…

World Cup final tickets could fetch more than $20K

Lionel Messi celebrates goal, Argentina-Nigeria World Cup

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Looking for a ticket to the World Cup finals? Well, it's going to cost you.

World Cup finals: It's Pope versus pope

Pope Francis with Pope Emeritus Benedict

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Will the World Cup finals become a Holy War? At the very least, Sunday's World Cup match could put millions of Catholics --…

Penalty kicks propel Argentina to World Cup final

2014 World Cup, Argentina-Netherlands semis penalty kick save

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After playing to a 0-0 tie in regulation and extra time, Argentina defeated the Netherlands in a penalty-kick shootout on…

2014 World Cup in photos

2014 World Cup - Martin Demichelis, Robin van Persie

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With the 2014 FIFA World Cup final now set with Germany taking on Argentina on Sunday, take a look back at all the action…

Pay it Forward: Families & Communities Together

Pay it Forward Families Communities Together

Each month, NewsChannel 21 and local sponsors are giving away $500 to a nominee who then pays it forward to a worthy group or individual on the High Desert. Travis Knudsen surprised Dee Ann Lewis and the Giggles Learning Center of La Pine.

Pay it Forward: Ken's Bikes

Pay it Forward Ken s Bikes

Each month, NewsChannel 21 and local sponsors are giving away $500 to a nominee who then pays it forward to a worthy group or individual on the High Desert. Travis Knudsen on Tuesday surprised Ken Cardwell of Redmond, who rebuilds and restores bikes to donate to those in need.

Pay it Forward: A Redmond girl's lasting legacy

Pay it Forward A young girl s legacy

In this month's Pay it Forward, we're honoring the memory of one very special Redmond girl after she lost her battle to leukemia in October.

Pay it Forward: Ochoco Elem. library needs books

Pay it Forward Ochoco Elem Library gets boost

Students at Ochoco Elementary spend time every day reading in the library. But what do the kids do when some of the shelves are bare and the books are outdated? In this segment of Pay it Forward, we help give the Mustangs a little library makeover.

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Crumbs: Not dead yet

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Crumbs may not be falling apart after all.

Tech stock soars 25,000%. No one knows why

Asian Stocks

Imagine investing $1 in a stock and having it be worth $25,000 three weeks later.

Stocks bounce back after European scare

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Not even a crumbling bank in Portugal is enough to knock out the bull on Wall Street.

Stocks took a tumble Thursday morning…

Amazon accused of illegally billing for kids' gaming purchases

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Federal regulators announced a lawsuit against Amazon Thursday, accusing the retail giant of illegally charging parents for…

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Shaun Donovan confirmed as budget director

Shaun Donovan

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Shaun Donovan to be the new director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Germany expels U.S. Embassy official

Germany

The German government said Thursday it is expelling a person it describes as the representative of U.S. foreign…

Obama-Galifianakis interview nominated for Emmy

Barack Obama on between two ferns

He won't be walking the red carpet next month, but President Barack Obama has already made his mark on this year's Emmy…

Hard core Obama fan waits all night to see president

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In a stark contrast to recent national poll numbers showing low approval ratings for President Obama, over a thousand…

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Colo. teen birthrate drops 40% with low-cost birth control

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One state has found a way to significantly reduce teen pregnancy rates. But is its solution realistic for the rest of the…

3 good yoga poses for runners

Yoga poses for runners

If you're a runner, you've probably been told you "should do yoga." While generic yoga classes can help with recovery, one…

Swimmer's itch won't ruin the fun for many

Cascade Lakes reports swimmer s itch

Summer has arrived in Central Oregon, but something in the water is putting a damper on the fun. A parasite that is causing…

Breast cancer risk may increase with an IUD

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Modern contraceptives have radically changed women's lives, but they are not risk free.

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John Wayne's family, university 'Duke' it out

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John Wayne's family is fighting Duke University in federal court over the use of "Duke" to sell whiskey.

Want to study pot? There's a school for that

Medical marijuana 101

A new school is launching this fall that will teach you everything you've ever wanted to know about pot.

Harvard evacuates some buildings amid threat

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Harvard University said it has reopened several buildings after receiving a bomb threat.

Several buildings were evacuated at…

Charges dropped in UNC 'paper classes' case

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The only criminal charge to come out of the academic fraud scandal at the University of North Carolina has been…

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Tech stock soars 25,000%. No one knows why

Asian Stocks

Imagine investing $1 in a stock and having it be worth $25,000 three weeks later.

Mind control app lets you snap photos with Google Glass

Google Glass MindRDR

Telekinesis is no longer solely the stuff of X-Men. A new app called MindRDR allows users to snap photos and post them to…

New Internet speed record blows past Google Fiber

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Bell Labs researchers just broke the broadband Internet speed record.

Chinese hackers broke into US federal employee network

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Hackers have broken into a network housing sensitive information on federal employees, including a database of people with…

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Manatees may lose endangered status

Snooty oldest manatee

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has begun a review of the status of the manatee to determine whether the lovable sea cow…

Is this the green coffee cup revolution?

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Chances are if you bought your favorite coffee in a paper cup this morning, that cup cannot be recycled.

NASA data shows nationwide air improvement

Pollution, smoke stacks

The air we breathe in the United States is getting better -- at least by one recent measure.

U.N. report: Oceans are trashed with plastic

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A series of new reports are raising concerns about the damage plastic waste is doing to oceans -- harming marine animals,…

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NFL Supplemental Draft has no selections

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For the second consecutive year, the NFL's annual Supplemental Draft came and went without a single player getting selected.

Luis Suarez's appeal for biting rejected

Luis Suarez after World Cup biting incident

He may be on the verge of signing for Barcelona, but it looks like Luis Suarez won't be returning to football action…

Cavs clear space as James weighs options

LeBron James, Miami Heat 2013 opener

Two trades by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday opened the door for the potential return of LeBron James to his home…

World Cup final tickets could fetch more than $20K

Lionel Messi celebrates goal, Argentina-Nigeria World Cup

Looking for a ticket to the World Cup finals? Well, it's going to cost you.

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Police say man told to move out kills mother's cat

GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — Police allege that a Gresham man whose mother told him to move out slashed the throat of her 16…

Missing Salem boa constrictor found in the wall

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A 10-foot boa constrictor who got away from its Salem owner has been located — in the wall.

Hot cars pose deadly trap for children, pets

Hot cars pose deadly danger

Summer has finally arrived on the High Desert, and with it the heat. With temperatures in the 90s, it's important to look…

'Two-faced' cat captures hearts, goes viral

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Do not adjust your screen. This is, in fact, a two-faced cat.

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Ford recalls 100,000 vehicles

Ford Taurus

Ford Motor recalled about 100,000 cars and trucks Tuesday.

GM pushes back on calls for brake recall

GM loses profits

General Motors, which has recalled nearly 29 million cars globally so far this year, is pushing back against critics…

Truck of the future aims to drive itself

Truck of the future

Tractor-trailer drivers, if you text while driving in the middle of the freeway, then the future may belong to you.

If you…

Subaru recalls 660,238 vehicles over brake lines

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Attention cold climate drivers, Subaru said Thursday that it is recalling 660,238 vehicles.

The Japanese automaker said…

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Rosie O'Donnell returning to 'The View'

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ABC is beginning its reconstruction of "The View" by bringing back Rosie O'Donnell, one of the most famous co-hosts from…

Obama-Galifianakis interview nominated for Emmy

Barack Obama on between two ferns

He won't be walking the red carpet next month, but President Barack Obama has already made his mark on this year's Emmy…

Garth Brooks begs Irish PM to help with shows

Garth Brooks blurb

Garth Brooks offered to "drop on my knees and beg" Ireland's prime minister to get his comeback concerts back on track after…

And the Emmy nominees are...

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The 2014 Emmy nominations were announced on Thursday, with "Game of Thrones" in the lead with a total of 19 nods, and "…

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5 cartoon favorites that failed as movies

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Some movies adapted from cartoons turn out all right while others are so bad they nearly ruin the original. Take a look at…

Films of Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

As he celebrates his birthday, take a look back at some of Tom Hanks' more notable films.

Father-son acting duos

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As Jaden Smith celebrates his birthday, take a look at some other fathers and sons who both have succeeded in acting.

'Tammy' a Fourth of July dud

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Find out why our reviewer thinks Melissa McCarthy's "Tammy" is a dud.

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2 live parrots found in Elmo doll

Parrots in Elmo doll

Two live parrots were found hidden inside an Elmo doll at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Mind control app lets you snap photos with Google Glass

Google Glass MindRDR

Telekinesis is no longer solely the stuff of X-Men. A new app called MindRDR allows users to snap photos and post them to…

California beach goes heavy on the anchovies

Anchovies at California beach

Who ordered the anchovies? That's what beach-goers may be asking after a huge swarm of the oily fish descended on the…

Naked man breaks into home, recites scripture

Bible, religion, cross

A family was awakened by a naked intruder crashing through the front door of their home and reciting scripture.

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Some must turn on devices at airport security

Texting, using cellphone, smartphone

A very limited number of airline passengers flying in the United States will be asked to turn on electronic devices while…

Expert American bull runner gored in Pamplona

Pamplona running of the bulls

A Chicago man who just co-authored a book on how to run with the bulls in Pamplona was gored in the right thigh on Wednesday…

In-flight gourmet fine dining possible?

In-flight fine dining

More and more airlines are teaming up with world-class chefs, hoping to solve that ultimate #firstworldproblem: how to…

Air New Zealand shows off all-black Dreamliner

Air New Zealand

A near all-black Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner has been delivered to launch customer Air New Zealand, giving Boeing fans and…

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In-flight gourmet fine dining possible?

In-flight fine dining

More and more airlines are teaming up with world-class chefs, hoping to solve that ultimate #firstworldproblem: how to…

Report: Americans want better quality fast food

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Americans want food their way, and a new survey shows that "their way" calls for a higher quality, more varied meal than…

Woman finds dead frog in Pret A Manger salad

Frog in salad

A Wall Street Journal staffer returning to the newsroom found a stomach-churning stowaway after opening her Pret A Manger…

New world record set for largest Fritos Chili Pie

Fritos Chili Pie

Sure it can feed 5,000, but a Fritos Chili Pie that was cooked up in Texas this week did more than just kick up some snack…

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Evacuations ordered in Washington state wildfire

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YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters have told residents of about 100 homes in Washington state they should evacuate because of a threatening wildfire. Residents of more than 100 other homes near Entiat have been told to be ready to leave.

New wildfire in NE Wash. threatens homes

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ENTIAT, Wash. (AP) — A new wildfire near Spokane quickly burned across 550 to 600 acres Wednesday, prompting evacuation orders for about a dozen homes. In central Washington, a wildfire has burned close to a major highway and threatens several more homes.

C.O. crews stop 2 new human-caused wildfires

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Central Oregon firefighters corralled two new human-caused wildfires Wednesday afternoon, one near Culver that caused some closures of Highway 361 (the Culver Highway) near the Highway 97 junction, officials said.

Bend fire ecologist warns of major wildfire threat

Bend fire ecologist predicts destructive wildfire

Bend fire ecologist and author George Wuethner warned it's not a matter of if, but when the region will have a massive and destructive wildfire.

Wyden, Merkley lobby for more firefighting funds

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Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., called on Congress Tuesday to pass a White House proposal for more funding to fight the catastrophic wildfires already raging in states across the West.

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What to hunt in the summer months

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While the summer months can be considered off-months for hunters, there are still some prey you might want to set your sights on over the summer.

GPS allows for modern day treasure hunts

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With GPS, hikers can participate in modern day treasure hunts while geocaching.

Must-haves for your tackle box

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When going fishing, don’t leave home without having these key must-have items in your tackle box.

Benefits of cycling

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Cycling is a great social activity to do with friends, and it provides you with a way to see some beautiful scenery and explore nature. It also has a lot of health benefits.

How to get kids into running

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Running can be both a great workout and a great hobby for adults. So how can you get your kids involved to make it a family activity? Use these tips.

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Make the most of family time this summer

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Summer can be busy. To make the most of family time follow these tips to make time for family bonding.

What is autism spectrum disorder?

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Find out more about autism and how it impacts a child's life.

Study: BMI could be missing 25 percent of obese kids

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Researchers find that body mass index tests may miss children who have a normal BMI but also have excess body fat.

What are symptoms of lead poisoning?

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How do you know if you or your child has lead poisoning? Take a look at these symptoms.

How to relieve a sunburn

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While we can't do much about a sunburn once it's occurred, there are ways to help ease the discomfort. Take a look at these home remedies to treat sunburn.

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Kia Soul now plugs in

2015 Kia Soul EV

On the outside, it looks much like the conventional Kia Soul. However, this version doesn't have a gas tank, or a fuel…

Big Subaru sedan gets big changes

2015 Subaru Legacy

Subaru has big plans for its big sedan.

New F-150 is key to Ford's future

Ford showed off the next generation of America's best-selling vehicle Monday morning at the Detroit Auto Show.

Corvette Z06: Now wiith even more umph

Do you want a Corvette with even more power? Then take a look at the all new Z06.

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