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Smith Rock hiker seriously injured in 40-ft. fall, rescued

A California woman on her first hike at Smith Rock went off trail Sunday and was climbing a nearly vertical section of rock when she lost her hold, fell about 40 feet and was seriously injured, prompting an hours-long rescue effort, Deschutes Count deputies said.

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Three motorcyclists injured in crash north of La Pine

Three motorcyclists were injured, one seriously, when they crashed and were thrown from their bikes on a curving section of Huntington Road north of La Pine Sunday morning, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

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String of 3 small Bend brushfires deemed 'suspicious'

Three small but suspicious brushfires broke out on vacant land along roads in various areas of Bend within three hours of each other Saturday night, fire investigators said Sunday as they asked the public for help with any information.

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Weather break helps crews on two SW Oregon wildfires

Cloud cover with cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity moderated fire behavior on the Stouts Fire east of Canyonville on Sunday, allowing firefighters to make good progress on the fire lines of the over 15,000-acre blaze.

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Drought has varied impact on High Desert streams

With widespread drought affecting Oregon's rivers, streams and fish, NewsChannel 21 decided to take a field trip to three Central Oregon streams to test water temperature with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Update: 4 critically injured in head-on crash S. of Sunriver

Five Bend-area residents were injured, four critically, Saturday afternoon in a head-on three-vehicle collision on South Century Drive south of Sunriver, authorities said.

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Washington battle rages over Iran deal's fate

The sides facing off over the Iran nuclear deal are pulling out all the stops in an epic Capitol Hill battle.

Anti-deal advocacy groups flush with cash are flooding congressional offices with calls and emails, running ads in national media and employi...

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AP-GfK poll: Americans favor farmers & food during drought

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds most Americans think of water as a limited resource that can be depleted if people use too much.

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IOC makes 'zero tolerance' pledge

The head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has promised the organization will pursue a policy of "zero tolerance" if allegations of widespread doping by track and field athletes at the Olympics are proven.

Allegations published in the Sunda...

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Close Hillary Clinton aide in pay dispute

A close aide of Hillary Clinton is disputing she was overpaid almost $10,000 when she left the State Department and is asking its inspector general to reassess its findings, her lawyers told CNN.

Huma Abedin, who served for four years as deputy chief...

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Greek bank shares crash 30% as market reopens

Shares in Greek banks crashed 30% Monday as trading resumed on the Athens stock exchange for the first time since the country was nearly forced to abandon the euro last month.

The benchmark index in Athens opened nearly 23% lower, with banking stocks...

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