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Oregon considers bill banning most vaccine exemptions

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Parents who want to maintain the right to refuse vaccinations for their children are mounting a strong fight against an Oregon bill that takes aim at the state's highest-in-the-nation rate of non-medical vaccine exemptions.

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Oregon AG: State to defer to feds on Kitzhaber-Hayes investigation

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced Friday that, at the request of federal authorities, she will temporarily defer the Oregon Department of Justice’s investigation into allegations against former Governor John Kitzhaber and fiancee Cylvia Hayes.

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2 Bend schools subject of ADA complaint

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A Central Oregon school district is evaluating two schools for Americans with Disabilities Act compliance after a complaint was filed with the U.S. Department of Education.

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Bend businessman charged with animal sex abuse

The executive director of a Central Oregon health care provider association has been arrested on charges out of McMinnville that include sexual assault of an animal, authorities said Friday.

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Bend landfill visit by Kitzhaber, Hayes draws deputies

Workers at Deschutes County's Knott Landfill became suspicious when former Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, showed up to dump some trash last week.

Adnan Syed seeks new trial in slaying of ex-girlfriend

Fugitive American minister caught in Brazil

Victor Arden Barnard, an American pastor wanted for 59 counts of sexual assaults in Minnesota, was arrested by Brazilian authorities on Friday, the office of the governor for the State of Rio Grande do Norte said Saturday.

The 53-year-old suspect was...

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New Oregon rule restricts use of bee-killing products

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A new Oregon state rule bans the use of four types of bee-killing insecticides on certain trees.

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McMinnville sets March 31 deadline for homeless camp

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) — The city of McMinnville has lost patience with a downtown homeless camp.

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Portland officer injured in car crash

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a Portland police officer was hospitalized with serious but not life-threatening injuries after her patrol car was hit by a suspected drunk driver.

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Organic farmers step up to save Malin Potato co-op

MERRILL, Ore. (AP) — This could have been the last year for the Malin Potato Co-op. Instead, the 52-year-old company is building a state-of-the-art, $7 million facility to move it into the future of agriculture.

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Pigs rescued from Clackamas Co. barn fire

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters rescued 20 adult pigs and an unknown number of piglets from a barn fire southeast of Portland.

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    Volcano's eruption builds up island to nearly 1 square mile

    Magma and lava from a Japanese volcano is forming new geography in a remote part of the Pacific Ocean.

    An eruption on the tiny volcanic island of Nishinoshima in November 2013 formed a small islet right next to it when molten lava cooled.

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Fans honor Nimoy with tweets, Vulcan salute

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In a moment Friday, the social-media debate over whether a dress was white and gold or blue and black was silenced.

Suddenly there was more sobering news. Leonard Nimoy, "Star Trek's" beloved Mr. Spock, had died.

His co-stars, fellow celebrities and fa...

Stolen Oscars dress possibly recovered

$150,000 dress has 6,000 pearls

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The police may have found the missing dress.

You know, the white custom Calvin Klein gown that adorned actress Lupita Nyong'o when she attended Sunday's Academy Awards.

The one encrusted with 6,000 white Akoya pearls that Fortune estimated was worth $...

Author confirms 'Looking for Alaska' filming

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The John Green gang is back together again.

Temple Hill Entertainment and screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber worked together on Fox's adaptation of Green's young adult novel "The Fault in Our Stars," which became a huge hit in 2014. T...

Kelly Osbourne quits E!'s 'Fashion Police'

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"Fashion Police" is losing one of its most popular co-hosts. E! announced on Friday that Kelly Osbourne will be departing the network's style and red carpet show to "pursue other opportunities."

Some 'House of Cards' fans already finish season 3

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Meet the fastest fans in the land — at least according to their tweets. Twitter users @challi1337, @TanjaBumbar, @SanjaBumbar, and @MurphyOReilly say they spent the past 12 hours watching the new season of "House of Cards" on Netflix.

That's 13 episo...

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