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Chicago's top cop blames system for bloody weekend

When a city has seven killings in two days, including the death of a 7-year-old boy, something is systemically wrong.

That's what Chicago's police chief said after a spate of bloodshed that tormented the city over the weekend.

"We need to repair a br...

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New wildfires burn near Detroit Lake, Burns-Hines

A heavy ground and air assault has slowed a new, 70-acre fire burning in the forested hills above Detroit Lake, allowing ODOT to keep Highway 22 open east of Gates, but holiday-weekend returnees were warned to expect slowdowns due to firefighting efforts; a new blaze near Hines topped 1,000 acres.

Voting in Greece, July 5, 2015

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No! Greek vote shocks Europe

Greece has voted by a big margin against Europe's latest bailout offer, raising the prospect that the country could now suffer a worse economic disaster and lose its place in the euro.

More than 60% heeded left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' call...

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Markets tumble as Greece heads for the exit

Markets are already reacting to Greece's rejection of Europe's latest bailout offer, and it's not pretty to watch.

Major stock markets and the euro were all getting hit after Greek voters said "no" to the offer by a big margin in a referendum on Sunda...

Final Iran nuclear deal hanging in balance

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Deadline looms for Iran nuclear talks

The deadline for a final deal on Iran's nuclear program is looming, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says tough decisions will need to be made soon.

Kerry was negotiating with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif through the weekend in...

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Powell Butte Hwy. SUV fire sparks small brushfire

An SUV caught fire Sunday morning on the Powell Butte Highway east of Pronghorn Resort, and while everyone got out unhurt, the blaze that consumed the vehicle also sparked a small brushfire, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

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Evacuations ordered due to N. Idaho wildfire

ATHOL, Idaho (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire in northern Idaho has prompted authorities to issue mandatory evacuation orders.

Confederate flag flying in Alabama

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SC lawmakers to debate Confederate flag

Will the Confederate flag be history in South Carolina? That's up for discussion Monday as lawmakers there are set to begin debate on whether to remove the Confederate flag from Capitol grounds.

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Former Klamath County jail deputy sentenced to prison

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A Central Point man and former Klamath County jail deputy has been sentenced to seven years in prison on multiple sex crime charges.

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Power outage affects about 8,000 in Seaside area

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) — Pacific Power says power was restored to thousands of customers in the Oregon coast town of Seaside after an outage Saturday night.

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Heat has been good for Hermiston watermelon crop

HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) — This summer's hot weather has been good for the watermelon crop in Hermiston, with farmers harvesting a couple of weeks ahead of schedule.

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