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Investigation continues fundraisers set up after crash

Driver's bail increased in deadly Hwy 97 crash

Grief counselors were at Redmond schools Monday as several fund-raising efforts emerged after a violent Highway 97 crash that killed a 7-year-old girl and seriously injured three others. Meanwhile, the victim's stepfather made his first court appearance and a judge increased his bail to $500,000.

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Bend council OKs Westside campus - with misgivings

At the close of a nearly 5-hour appeal hearing Monday afternoon, the Bend City Council unanimously affirmed a hearings officer’s approval of controversial plans for OSU-Cascades’ new Westside campus – but not before they tacked on some new conditions and expressed strong disappointment at the university’s method of winning approval.

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La Pine crews douse small brushfire near Hwy. 97

Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies are seeking witnesses after firefighters doused a small, human-caused brushfire on the east side of Highway 97 in La Pine Monday afternoon.

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Bend police investigating downtown fight

Bend police released some details Monday about an alcohol-fueled weekend altercation downtown involving a California police sergeant who they said displayed a handgun during the dispute.

Flying car From dream to reality

Flying car slowly taking shape in Prineville

Want to get away? Wish you had a private jet? Well, there’s a prototype in the works which will turn your car into an airplane and your driveway into a runway.

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C.O. burn season set to begin - where it's allowed

The Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Association announced Monday that burn season will open this week across Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties -- except in cities where burning is not permitted.

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Oregon schools catch a break in pension payments

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon school districts have caught a break in public pension payments that have been battering their budgets since the 2008 recession.

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Secret Service director calls WH breach 'unacceptable'

U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson called an incident in which a man scaled a fence and entered the White House "unacceptable" and told a congressional committee Tuesday she takes "full responsibility."

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World has lost half its wildlife in 40 years

The world's animal population has halved in 40 years as humans put unsustainable demands on Earth, a new report warns.

Portland jury awards $560K in police beating

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury in Portland has awarded more than $562,000 to a man who said in his lawsuit that city police beat and used a stun gun on him without provocation after stopping him for investigation of drunken driving.

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Rescue dog finds boy, 5, safe at bottom of ravine

NORTH BEND, Ore. (AP) — The Coos County sheriff's office says a search and rescue dog found a missing 5-year-old autistic boy unharmed but stuck in mud at the bottom of a ravine in a wooded area.

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Missing man found in NW Bend

Michael LeCoump

A missing visitor to Bend with Asperger syndrome, the subject of a search by Bend police and Deschutes County Sheriff’s…

Bend toddler can't walk without surgery

Bend toddler needs surgery

At 37 weeks pregnant, Traci Benjamin and her husband, Norm, found out their second son would be born with a rare genetic…

Bomb scare delays LAX flight to Redmond

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Authorities say passengers were ordered off a Redmond-bound plane in Los Angeles and a bomb squad was called over a piece of…

Hwy. 126 crash critically injures Junction City man

Highway 126 crash Dan Varcoe

A 76-year-old Junction City man was critically injured Thursday afternoon when his pickup truck left Highway 126 south of…

Kitzhaber, Richardson clash in Sunriver debate

Gov debate Equal pay clash

Long before they offered kind words about each other (by request) at the close of their hour-long debate in Sunriver on…

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Richardson proposing east-west freeway

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State Rep. and Republican gubernatorial candidate Dennis Richardson pitched an ambitious project at Saturday's debate,…

Now a progressive champion, Merkley eyes 2nd term

Sen. Jeff Merkley

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In his first run for the U.S. Senate, Jeff Merkley was the choice of the Democratic Party…

Kitzhaber, Richardson clash in Sunriver debate

Gov debate Equal pay clash

Long before they offered kind words about each other (by request) at the close of their hour-long debate in Sunriver on…

Cats reported killed by coyotes on Bend's Westside

Cats in Bend killed by coyote

Bend resident Leila Thompson lost her cat to a coyote attack, and says other residents on the city's Westside said they, too…

Report: Michael Phelps arrested for DUI

Michael Phelps, 2008 Olympics, 400-meter individual medley

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was arrested for driving under the influence Monday night, TMZ reported.

Secret Service director calls WH breach 'unacceptable'

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson

U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson called an incident in which a man scaled a fence and entered the White House…

Hong Kong's leader: China won't back down

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As dusk fell on Hong Kong Tuesday, the mass of protesters packing the city's streets continued to swell. Many in the city…

Afghanistan, U.S. sign security deal

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The United States and Afghanistan signed a long-delayed security agreement Tuesday that will allow U.S. troops to stay in…

US has already spent nearly $1 billion fighting ISIS

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The first wave of U.S. military attacks against ISIS has cost nearly $1 billion, according to a military think tank.

Body of Arkansas real estate agent found

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Arron Lewis, the suspect in the slaying of Arkansas realtor Beverly Carter, emerged…

DNA links man to 2 missing Virginia women

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DNA evidence links Jesse Matthew, a suspect in this month's disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham,…

Officials: ISIS fighters struck near Baghdad

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Shortly after ISIS claimed to have carried out attacks within miles of Baghdad, police officials confirmed Tuesday that the…

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Wehby suggests 3 Portland debates

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Monica Wehby says she's accepted three invitations for debates in Portland.

Marijuana industry makes political donations

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DENVER (AP) — Marijuana entrepreneurs are taking another step into the mainstream by becoming political donors.

Richardson proposing east-west freeway

Decision 2014 logo

State Rep. and Republican gubernatorial candidate Dennis Richardson pitched an ambitious project at Saturday's debate,…

Now a progressive champion, Merkley eyes 2nd term

Sen. Jeff Merkley

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In his first run for the U.S. Senate, Jeff Merkley was the choice of the Democratic Party…

Groups launch campaigns on GMO labeling in Oregon

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In a TV ad paid for by advocates of labeling genetically modified foods in Oregon, voters are told 64…

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Pay it Forward: Laundry Love

Pay it Forward Laundry Love

This month, NewsChannel 21's Grace Joyal presents the $500 to a woman who wants to help Laundry Love, a Redmond organization that helps those in need get their clothes clean.

Pay it Forward: Affordable Auto Repair

Pay it Forward Affordable Auto Repair

This month's Pay it Forward recipient gets to bring $500 to Affordable Auto Repair, Skip Black's Redmond business that helps out people in need

Pay it Forward: Camp Courage

Pay it Forward Camp Courage

NewsChannel 21's Bob Shaw is on hand as Camp Courage receives a 'Pay it Forward' gift of $500 for its program that helps kids who have experienced a loss.

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.

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Home prices rise 5.6%

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Home prices rose in July but at a slower rate, as the real estate market's rebound continues to cool off.

National home…

EBay spinning off PayPal as separate company

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EBay is spinning off its online payment service PayPal as a separate company.

The move, which has long been urged by some…

Supervalu gets hacked ... again

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Supervalu, the grocery chain with thousands of stores, has been hit by a hacker ... again.

Facebook ads now showing up across the Web

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Facebook is expanding its advertising reach. The company launched a new line of business Monday that will display…

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Secret Service director calls WH breach 'unacceptable'

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson

U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson called an incident in which a man scaled a fence and entered the White House…

Afghanistan, U.S. sign security deal

Soldiers in Afghanistan

The United States and Afghanistan signed a long-delayed security agreement Tuesday that will allow U.S. troops to stay in…

US has already spent nearly $1 billion fighting ISIS

Operational video of strike against ISIS

The first wave of U.S. military attacks against ISIS has cost nearly $1 billion, according to a military think tank.

Three courses for Obama; warm water for Modi

Indian PM Narendra Modi

Diners who attended President Barack Obama's evening meal Monday were treated to a three-course menu of fusion fare with…

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Doctor: Jovan Belcher likely had CTE

Jovan Belcher

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher likely had a devastating brain disease when he shot and killed his girlfriend…

Hospitals ask patients to pay upfront

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Get ready to whip out your credit card before you are wheeled into the operating room or undergo an MRI.

Bend Memorial Clinic offering flu shots

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 Bend Memorial Clinic will be holding flu shot clinics in both Bend and Redmond for the upcoming flu season.

Doctors: Don't put your teen on 'the pill'

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When it comes to effective birth control for teens, "the pill" might be considered a reproductive relic.

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Be smart about the admissions process

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Technology puts more information than ever at college applicants' fingertips. But experts say the best advice for tackling…

Sex on campus: Only 'yes' means 'yes'

University of California Berkeley

Thousands of freshmen at the University of California-Berkeley swiped their student cards last week at the doors of…

Censoring US history in Denver schools?

Denver history protests stueents

One poster said "Censoring history = No Education."

Another read "We deserve to know the truth."

The signs were just a few…

Clemson limits fraternities after death

Clemson Tillman Hall

A month into the fall semester, Clemson University has pulled the plug on two dozen fraternities. The university opted to…

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EBay spinning off PayPal as separate company

PayPal

EBay is spinning off its online payment service PayPal as a separate company.

The move, which has long been urged by some…

Does Ello have what it takes to be the anti-Facebook?

Ello

In the past week, social network Ello gained much more traction than even its seven founders anticipated.

Facebook ads now showing up across the Web

Facebook

Facebook is expanding its advertising reach. The company launched a new line of business Monday that will display…

Hong Kong's young protesters use tech tactics

Hong Kong protests

Armed with top-of-the-line phones on some of the world's fastest mobile networks, Hong Kong's young protesters are able to…

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Earthships, new homes made from old junk

Earthships built from scraps

The ability to live completely off the grid is now a reality courtesy of solar homes, known as Earthships.

A Swedish way to stay green

Malmo, Sweden

Sun, wind and water now rule an area that was once polluted and derelict.

DiCaprio addresses UN: Climate change is real

Leonardo DiCaprio, UN speech

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio brought attention to climate change Tuesday by addressing world leaders meeting at the UN Climate…

Google pulls out of conservative political group over climate change

Google campus

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says the company is pulling its support of a conservative political group because he…

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Report: Michael Phelps arrested for DUI

Michael Phelps, 2008 Olympics, 400-meter individual medley

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was arrested for driving under the influence Monday night, TMZ reported.

Rondo insists injury came during fall at home

Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics 2012

Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo insisted Monday that he suffered a broken bone in his left hand during a fall at home last…

FCC sacks NFL blackout rule

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In an era of billion dollar television broadcasting contracts with the NFL, there is no longer a need for blackout rules…

Neutral arbitrator will hear Rice's appeal

Ray Rice on field without helmet

Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension from the NFL will be heard by a neutral arbitrator.

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Rescue dog finds boy, 5, safe at bottom of ravine

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NORTH BEND, Ore. (AP) — The Coos County sheriff's office says a search and rescue dog found a missing 5-year-old autistic…

Officials remove dozens of animals from home

DEER PARK, Wash. (AP) — Deer Park officers investigating concerns about animal cruelty in a Deer Park home north of Spokane…

Pit bull that killed small dog had owner in Colo.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials investigating the case of a pit bull that fatally mauled a small dog on a Portland streetcar…

Chilly python rescued from Oregon drug bust

WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — A neglected and chilly python found with a Washington state couple arrested on drug charges has…

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Ford says C-Max recall will cost $500 million

Ford C-Max Solar Energi

Ford Motor Company put a price tag on its latest recall: $500 million.

GM fixing problems with Corvette's 'nanny cam'

GM is warning Corvette drivers that using the car's "nanny cam" feature could be illegal.

General Motors recently sent…

Ford recalls 850,000 cars for air bag flaw

Ford

Ford Motor says it is recalling 850,000 cars because of the risk of a short circuit that could prevent its air bag from…

First GM victims accept Feinberg settlement

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The families of two teenage girls killed in a crash of a recalled GM car are the first to accept settlement offers from the…

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Clooney and Alamuddin's wedding photos revealed

George Clooney , Amal Alamuddin wedding photo

It may have taken him awhile, but it looks like waiting to get married was more than worth it for George Clooney.

'Crouching Tiger' sequel to hit Netflix, theaters on same day

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon The Green Legend

Mark Aug. 28, 2015 on your calendar: it will be a history-making day for Hollywood.

Amanda Bynes arrested on DUI charge

Amanda Bynes court appearance May 2013

Amanda Bynes was arrested on a DUI charge early Sunday morning in Sherman Oaks, California, Officer Juan Galvan with the…

Walmart: Tracy Morgan didn't wear seat belt

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Walmart has responded to a lawsuit filed by Tracy Morgan over a deadly car crash that left the comedian in critical…

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Potential 2015 Oscar contenders

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As "Gone Girl" opens in theaters, take a look at some movies that could get some Oscar buzz this awards season.

Tyler Perry's most successful movies

Producer Tyler Perry

As Tyler Perry appears in "Gone Girl," take a look at the 10 top-grossing movies he's directed and produced.

Gold standard: Celebrated animated films

The Boxtrolls

As "The Boxtrolls" opens in theaters this week take a look at some of the top animated films of the last decade.

Father-son acting duos

Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith

As Will Smith -- the father of Jaden Smith -- celebrates his birthday, take a look at other father-son acting duos.

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Strong cologne leads cops to hiding criminal

Strong cologne suspect

An Oregon man accused of leading police on a 100 mph chase and then attempting to hide was caught after officers picked up…

Bank robbery suspect's happy mug shot going viral

Michael Whitington mug shot

This could be the happiest mug shot ever.

La. restaurant gives discount to gun-toting patrons

Louisiana restaurant guns

Packing heat? You'll get 10 percent off your meal at one Louisiana restaurant.

Cops: Man shot at neighbor's home to unload gun

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A Pennsylvania man accused of shooting at his neighbor's home says he only did it because he didn't know how to unload his…

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Air traffic control fire suspect in court

Brian Howard courtroom sketch

A contract employee accused of setting a fire at a key Chicago air traffic control center made his first court appearance…

Air travel still hobbled after Chicago fire

Passengers in line, Chicago O'Hare

If you are traveling today, you may want to check with your airline.

Thousands of flights into and out of Chicago's two…

Chicago-area incident still snarling flights

Chicago airport during ground stop

The effects of an employee's alleged sabotage of the Illinois air traffic control center where he worked continued to be…

20 reasons it's great to be a tourist

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In honor of World Tourism Day, celebrated Sept. 27, here are 20 reasons it's great to be a camera-toting out-of-towner with…

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Beware of Olive Garden passes on eBay

Never Ending Pasta Pass

Olive Garden's all-you-can-eat pasta passes are already for sale on eBay, but buyers should beware.

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…

Nestlé releases candy bars linked to cash

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It may sound like the next "Willy Wonka" movie, but the maker of KitKat chocolate bars says it has hidden global…

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C.O. burn season set to begin - where it's allowed

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The Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Association announced Monday that burn season will open this week across Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties -- except in cities where burning is not permitted.

Some High Desert fire danger levels lowered

Fire danger levels drop to low

It has been a wet and cool start to fall in Central Oregon, and that is good news for those monitoring fire conditions.  As of midnight Thursday, fire danger levels are dropping from extreme to low on federal public lands.

Northwest leads nation in wildfires in 2014

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Northwest led the nation in wildfires this year.

Fall brings return of C.O. prescribed burning

C.O. Fire Management Service

As weather conditions bring more moisture, shorter days, and cooler temperatures, fuels specialists with the Forest Service and BLM will begin fall and winter prescribed burning around the High Desert.

Hotshot struck, seriously hurt on Hells Canyon wildfire

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A veteran "hotshot" firefighter was struck and seriously injured by a falling snag  Sunday evening while helping battle a 2-week-old wildfire on the Oregon side of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, officials said Monday evening.

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Fall can be great time for bass fishing

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Fall is one of the best times of the year to go bass fishing. Find out why here.

Tips for golfing in colder temps

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As the temperatures start to fall, get tips on how to still enjoy a round of golf before the season ends.

How to prepare days before a race

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With the start of the fall season comes various running events. When getting ready to run your race make sure you are properly prepared by following these tips the days leading up to the event.

Mountain biking basics

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For those looking to change up their workout routine, mountain biking can be a fun cross between hiking and cycling. Before you hit the trails take a look at these basic tips.

How to enjoy running in the fall

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As fall nears, it can be a great time to run. For many, fall can be one of the best times of the year to run with comfortable temperatures and pretty autumn scenery.

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Foods to avoid during pregnancy

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Find out what foods you should avoid during your pregnancy to protect you and your baby.

How to treat hand, foot and mouth disease

Hand foot mouth disease

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With school back in session, kids are at risk for various contagious illnesses, including hand, foot and mouth disease.

15 healthiest foods for your kids

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A healthy diet is extremely important for kids' development. Check out 15 healthy food options for your children.

How is autism spectrum disorder diagnosed?

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Find out how autism spectrum disorder is diagnosed in children, and what tests and observations are commonly done.

Whole grains: Hearty options for a healthy diet

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Find out why it's important to include whole grains in your healthy diet.

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Running with the dogs

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Ever notice things dogs do on trail runs that would be weird if humans did them?

Tour the Tin Pan Alley Art Collection

Discover great local artists and public art installations at the Tin Pan Alley Art Collection

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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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