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Merkley applauds new FDA tobacco rules

Sen. Jeff Merkley D-Ore., released the following statement Thursday after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that the Food and Drug Administration’s tobacco deeming rule was finalized and will now go into effect:

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What would it take to become superhero?

If watching "Captain America: Civil War" this weekend revives your childhood dreams of becoming a superhero, technology may be on your side to make it happen -- but science is a little more discouraging.

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FBI: Man sprayed poison on food at grocery stores

A man who went into multiple Michigan grocery stores and sprayed a poisonous mixture on open food is in custody, according to the FBI.

About 15 stores -- including a Whole Foods Market and a Kroger -- in Ann Arbor, Flint, Midland, Birch Run and Salin...

Jury rejects wrong-ovary case

Jury rejects Bend woman's suit alleging wrong ovary removed

After a week of testimony and about two hours of deliberations, a Deschutes County jury on Wednesday rejected a lawsuit filed by a Bend woman, accusing her surgeon of removing the wrong ovary.



FDA to extend tobacco regulations to e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes and other tobacco products like premium cigars and hookahs will be regulated in the same way the government regulates traditional cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.

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California raises smoking age to 21

California has passed legislation raising its smoking age from 18 to 21 for most of its citizens.



The healthiest ways to cook veggies

Whether you love vegetables or not, there's one thing you know for sure: Veggies are really good for you. And you can make them even more nutritious if you prepare them in ways that maximize their benefits.

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Spring allergies, prescribed burns a double-hit to many

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. Add the smoke from prescribed burns and later wildfires, and some Oregonians can have a difficult spring and summer.

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