Bend hearings officer OKs OSU-Cascades Westside campus

A Bend hearings officer gave approval Tuesday to the much-debated four-year Westside campus for OSU-Cascades, finding that the 10.4-acre initial undergraduate campus off Southwest Century Drive does or can comply with city rules – if 29 conditions are met; an appeal to the city council is expected.

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Bend hearings officer OKs OSU-Cascades Westside campus

A Bend hearings officer gave approval Tuesday to the much-debated four-year Westside campus for OSU-Cascades, finding that the 10.4-acre initial undergraduate campus off Southwest Century Drive does or can comply with city rules – if 29 conditions are met; an appeal to the city council is expected.

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St. Charles board OKs Madras hospital renovation

The St. Charles Health System board of directors said Tuesday it has approved a $16 million renovation to St. Charles Madras that will add 26,000 square feet to the facility and enhance outpatient and primary care services.

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TDS Telecom completes BendBroadband purchase

TDS Telecom, a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., announced Tuesday the completion of the $261 million purchase of substantially all of the assets of BendBroadband, effective Sept. 1.

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Bend Memorial Clinic adding 3-D mammography

Bend Memorial Clinic said Tuesday it "has solidified its reputation as Central Oregon’s leader with regard to imaging and radiology," by becoming the region's first provider of Hologic 3D Mammography for breast cancer screening.

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ISIS video purports to show beheading of 2nd US journalist

The ISIS terror group has published a video titled "A second message to America" that purportedly shows the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.

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Pit bull mauls 2-year-old girl in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — A 2-year-old girl was critically injured when she was mauled by a pit bull dog at a Springfield home.

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Mushroom camps spring up, but matsutakes don't

CHEMULT, Ore. (AP) — The hunt for prized matsutake mushrooms is underway in the woods on the east side of the Cascade Range in Southern Oregon, but pickers say it's been too dry.

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Study: Climate change warming Northwest

A new study co authored by an Oregon State University researcher says the annual mean temperature in the Pacific Northwest has warmed by about 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit since the early 20th century – a gradual warming trend that has been accelerating over the past 3-4 decades and is attributed to human causes.

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Port of Portland says propane terminal to be built

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Port of Portland has reached an agreement to house a Canadian company's propane terminal, importing the fuel by rail from Canada and exporting it by ship to Asia.

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Misery in Ukraine as conflict hits civilians

In the city of Donetsk, the devastation wrought by weeks of fighting between pro-Russia rebels and Ukrainian forces is all too apparent.

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Morgan Stanley predicts stock market surge

Worried about a stock market bubble? Morgan Stanley sure isn't.

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More prescribed-burn smoke on the horizon?

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Deschutes County is asking the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to be allowed to create more smoke during…

Bend firearms instructor speaks in wake of Ariz. tragedy

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A firearms instructor who trained officers at Oregon's police academy for a decade spoke to NewsChannel 21 Sunday about the…

NE Bend assault leads to stabbing, 3 arrests

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Police said Saturday they had sorted out a Friday night altercation in which two people were stabbed and another punched in…

SE Bend dispute sparks standoff, two arrests

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The aftermath of a domestic dispute at a southeast Bend home led to concerns of a possible kidnapping, standoff and…

Highland Games come to Prineville

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Saturday brought the second annual Pioneer Summer Fest in Prineville, and this year they added something different -- the…

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The Sunriver Police Department warned residents and visitors - especially those with small pets - about a sighting of three…

Oregon students face tough test this academic year

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than 500,000 students return to school in Oregon this week, and their parents will need to add a…

OSP: Texting Hwy. 30 driver hit, killed bicyclist

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A Vernonia man without a valid driver's license was texting on his cellphone when his pickup traveled onto the shoulder of…

NE Bend assault leads to stabbing, 3 arrests

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Police said Saturday they had sorted out a Friday night altercation in which two people were stabbed and another punched in…

ISIS video purports to show beheading of 2nd US journalist

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The ISIS terror group has published a video titled "A second message to America" that purportedly shows the beheading of…

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When freelance journalist Steven Sotloff disappeared during a reporting trip to Syria in August 2013, his family kept the…

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Glenn Beck may not want to vote for Hillary Clinton, but he is convinced that she will win the presidency in 2016.

Apparent ISIS executioner: 'I'm back, Obama'

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The similarities are striking.

An American journalist kneels in the desert, dressed in an orange prison-style uniform. A…

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The U.S. military went into Somalia with one goal in mind: Kill Ahmed Abdi Godane, the leader of Al-Shabaab.

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Cybersecurity stocks pop. Thank the hackers

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AARP Oregon voters guide available online

Want to know where your candidates for Oregon governor, US Senate, and the US House of Representatives stand on the issues?

Turnout turnoff: Will Ore. voters cast ballots in fall?

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon's voter participation rate hit a near record low for the modern era in the May primary. That begs…

Campaign Watch: The week in Oregon politics

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gubernatorial candidates accused each other of not being sufficiently supportive of issues important to…

5 things to know about Oregon's 2014 elections

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — By the time Oregonians cast their ballots, the issues and candidates will be well-known. Gov. John…

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With election season right around the corner, already in full swing are those political ads -- and sometimes the special…

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Pay it Forward: Families & Communities Together

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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

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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

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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

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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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Eric Cantor goes to Wall Street

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Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is taking his talents to Wall Street, joining boutique investment bank Moelis & Co.…

Morgan Stanley predicts stock market surge

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After years hovering in the vapor, little more than a dream for Apple fanatics everywhere, the elusive iWatch may be days…

L.A. mayor calls for $13.25 minimum wage

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The push for a higher minimum wage picked up momentum Monday when the mayor of the nation's second largest city called for…

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ISIS video purports to show beheading of 2nd US journalist

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The ISIS terror group has published a video titled "A second message to America" that purportedly shows the beheading of…

Beck: Hillary Clinton will be next president

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Glenn Beck may not want to vote for Hillary Clinton, but he is convinced that she will win the presidency in 2016.

Eric Cantor goes to Wall Street

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Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is taking his talents to Wall Street, joining boutique investment bank Moelis & Co.…

L.A. mayor calls for $13.25 minimum wage

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The push for a higher minimum wage picked up momentum Monday when the mayor of the nation's second largest city called for…

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Bend Memorial Clinic adding 3-D mammography

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Bend Memorial Clinic said Tuesday it "has solidified its reputation as Central Oregon’s leader with regard to imaging and…

St. Charles board OKs Madras hospital renovation

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The St. Charles Health System board of directors said Tuesday it has approved a $16 million renovation to St. Charles Madras…

Experimental Ebola vaccine trial starts soon

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A highly anticipated test of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin this week at the National Institutes of Health, amid…

Ebola zone: Funerals and ghost towns

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At the gravesite in a northern Liberia village, there are no religious or traditional burial rites. No ceremony, no…

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Feral cat forces elementary school to close

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A feral cat that's terrorizing students has forced an elementary school in Maryland to close.

Doctors: School start times unhealthy for students

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If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one.

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On average, elementary school children get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year, according to the CDC.…

Founder of University of Phoenix, 93, dies

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The founder of the University of Phoenix, Dr. John G. Sperling, has died, according to a statement posted on the Apollo…

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Before the iWatch there was...

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After years hovering in the vapor, little more than a dream for Apple fanatics everywhere, the elusive iWatch may be days…

Naked celeb hack lesson: 'Delete' doesn't mean delete

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The naked photo you took on your phone -- and deleted -- is still around, somewhere. That's the reality today because of how…

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Ger Jansen is puzzling about how to fit a windshield. His problem is not installing it in a car, but hanging the glass in…

Mercedes asks Twitter to solve driver rivalry

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Mercedes' Formula One team is facing a million dollar question -- and it has decided to ask the audience.

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Weird sea critters invade West Coast beaches

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Thousands of strange sea creatures are washing ashore on California beaches, puzzling tourists and thrilling scientists…

Mexico puts out the welcome mat for Big Oil

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Mexico's landmark energy reform -- so long in the making -- is starting to take shape.

On Monday, President Enrique Pena…

Gulf 'dead zone' is the size of Connecticut

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The Gulf of Mexico has a "dead zone" the size of the state of Connecticut.

Golfing green: Bend course goes electric

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One Bend golf course has made some new improvements to make golfing more enjoyable, putting "green" vehicles on the greens.

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Colts owner Jim Irsay pleads guilty to DUI

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In a time when the NFL has come under scrutiny about how it punishes its players, players and fans were monitoring Tuesday…

China's Peng powers into U.S. Open semifinals

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China's population may be in excess of 1.3 billion inhabitants but only two of its players had ever reached a grand slam…

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Under Armour had its man. It was about to sign basketball superstar Kevin Durant to a 10-year, $285-million endorsement deal…

Harbaugh: No tolerance for domestic violence

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San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Tuesday that the team has a zero tolerance policy on domestic abuse.

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Man stabs pit bull inside PetSmart

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A pit bull is stabbed during an adoption event at a PetSmart in Georgia.

Pit bull mauls 2-year-old girl in Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — A 2-year-old girl was critically injured when she was mauled by a pit bull dog at a Springfield…

Crook County eyes new rules after dog bites girl

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The case of 6-year old Kaylee, who got attacked by a dog at the Ochooco Reservoir in July, shook Crook County -- and now,…

Feral cat forces elementary school to close

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A feral cat that's terrorizing students has forced an elementary school in Maryland to close.

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Corvette museum won't keep sinkhole after all

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The virtual cathedral for one of America's most revered cars will reluctantly fill a monster sinkhole that brought it both…

Tesla expands in China, stock at all-time high

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Tesla shares hit an all-time high Friday after the electric carmaker announced plans to build 400 charging points in China.

America's cheapest gas is in this town

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You think the gas near you is getting cheaper? Try filling up in the South Carolina city of Rock Hill.

Spider webs cause car recall again

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Apparently spiders like Japanese cars a little too much. Suzuki became the fourth Japanese automaker forced to recall cars…

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Bill Clinton to raise money at Usher's house

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Usher is hosting a Senate fundraiser, but Bill Clinton is getting top billing.

'Saved by the Bell' movie: What we learned

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"Saved by the Bell" the series was beloved. The "unauthorized" TV movie about the show, not so much.

Daughter: Joan Rivers still on life support

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Joan Rivers remains on life support five days after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during a medical procedure,…

Justin Bieber charged with assault in Canada

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Justin Bieber was arrested on assault and dangerous driving charges stemming from an alleged fight after his ATV collided…

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Pizza Hut unveils bacon-and-cheese stuffed crust

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Everyone loves bacon. And cheese. But stuffed into a pizza crust?

Cops: Woman swallows stolen ring to 'hide it'

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A Utah woman is accused of hiding a stolen ring worth thousands of dollars -- by swallowing it.

Russian bank offers cats with mortgages

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Would you like a cat with that mortgage? Russia's biggest bank, Sberbank, is offering to deliver cats to the doorsteps of…

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Texas brewery Austin Beerworks is doing its part to "keep Austin weird" by releasing the first 99-pack of beer to consumers.

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Giant duck artist's next big thing: Hippos

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When it comes to the creatures most likely to be spotted swimming down London's River Thames, hippos will be far down the…

5 must-play courses in the Canadian Rockies

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New York City aims to slim down Happy Meals

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New York City wants to put the Happy Meal on a diet.

Twinkie bakery to close, putting 400 out of work

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Just 13 months after Twinkies made their celebrated comeback to store shelves, one of the four bakeries that make the…

Eat your selfie on a Middleton marshmallow

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More prescribed-burn smoke on the horizon?

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Deschutes County is asking the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to be allowed to create more smoke during prescribed burns.

New wildfire burns 1,200 acres near Monument

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A new wildfire spotted Friday afternoon has burned 1,200 to 1,500 acres nine miles south of the Grant County community of Monument, the Oregon Department of Forestry reported.

Deception Complex Fire sends smoke into C.O.

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The Deception Complex of wildfires burning nearly 100 miles southwest of Bend is only expected to get bigger Thursday night and likely will send more smoke into Central Oregon.

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After a fairly calm few weeks on the wildfire front for Central Oregon, thousands of residents were alarmed to see a massive cloud of smoke blowing into the region late Wednesday -- but as it turns out, it was from the Deception Fire burning fiercely about 70 miles to the southwest on the Willamette National Forest.

Oregon hunters warned: Beware of fire danger

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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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When fishing with artificial lures, take a look at some fishing methods that can help you succeed on your next fishing trip.

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Whole grains: Hearty options for a healthy diet

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Back to school: Develop good dental hygiene

Make sure your kids are following proper dental hygiene to reduce their risk of oral infection.

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Back to school: Healthy lunch line, after-school snacks

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Find out what foods you should be feeding your kids, as well as what nutrients -- and what amounts -- kids should be getting at various ages.

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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

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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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