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Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court justice, dies at 79

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the leading conservative voice on the high court, has died at the age of 79, a government source and a family friend told CNN on Saturday.

His death set off an immediate debate about whether President Barack ...

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Scalia's death sets up big political battle

Justice Antonin Scalia's death immediately triggered a monumental election-year battle in Washington over whether President Barack Obama should choose a successor who could tilt the Supreme Court toward liberals.

Within two hours of Scalia's death bei...

5.8-magnitude quake shakes New Zealand

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Cliff collapses after quake hits New Zealand

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand with such force, it caused part of a cliff to collapse.

About 150,000 to 200,000 people felt strong or very strong shaking, CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam said.

The quake was centered about 17 kilometers...

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Merkley voices reaction to passing of Justice Scalia

Senator Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., released the following statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:

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As FBI goes through evidence at refuge, town awaits normalcy

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — As the FBI focuses on its criminal investigation at the national wildlife refuge taken over by an armed group, land managers must get ready to reopen the 300 square-mile area, which draws birdwatchers, anglers and hunters and is a key economic engine of the surrounding area.

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Portland glass cos. agree to stop using carcinogenic metal

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two Portland glass companies have agreed to stop the use of a carcinogenic metal at the request of the state environmental agency, The Oregonian reported.

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Portland police search for driver who fled from fatal crash

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland say they're searching for the driver of a vehicle who fled following a Saturday morning collision between two vehicles that killed one person and severely injured three others.

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Lane Co. man expected to survive wood chipper accident

LEABURG, Ore. (AP) — A man is expected to survive being pulled head-first into a wood chipper thanks to his helmet and his foot catching a safety bar.

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Hantavirus diagnosed in Eastern Oregon patient

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Health officials in Eastern Oregon say a virus spread by rodents has been diagnosed for the first time in a Umatilla County resident.

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Masked men shoot police officer during robbery

Two masked men shot a police officer in the head while he was responding to a robbery in Mississippi, authorities said.

The gunmen are on the run after the shooting in Clarksdale on Saturday night.

The wounded officer, who works for the Clarksdale Pol...

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Haiti gets new president for 120 days

The Haitian parliament elected a new interim President Sunday, one week after the previous President stepped down with no successor lined up. Former head of parliament Jocelerme Privert is the new interim President.

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Bend-Redmond (Deschutes County) home prices rose 9 percent over the year ending in August, CoreLogic, a property information…

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