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Prayer circle at site of Oregon shooting

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Online writings on guns linked to shooter's mom

The apparent online writings of the mother of the man who killed nine people in a shooting at a community college in Oregon discuss guns and the autism spectrum, painting a partial picture of the environment the family lived in.

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Old Jefferson County Courthouse makes National Register

A two-story, nearly century-old building in Madras known as "the Old Courthouse" has just been added to the National Register of Historic Places, state officials said Tuesday.

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Avakian running for Oregon secretary of state

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian says he's running for Oregon secretary of state.

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Report: Deschutes County home prices up 9 percent in year

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

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Roughly 6,000 federal inmates to be released

In a move to reduce prison overcrowding and provide relief to inmates given harsh sentences in drug cases, the federal Bureau of Prisons will grant early release to about 6,000 inmates beginning later this month, officials confirmed to CNN.

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Deschutes County to reevaluate solar farms after complaints

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Deschutes County commissioners are reviewing permit applications for two solar farms east of Bend after neighbors of the project sites filed appeals.


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Deschutes Land Trust holding out hope for Skyline Forest

BEND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon land trust says it might be able to follow through on its proposed Skyline Forest project despite an investment company's purchase of the land it was planning to use.

Bend's Deschutes Brewery expanding

McAuliffe wants Bend brewery to build new site in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has confirmed he's incentivizing Deschutes Brewery of Bend, Oregon, to pick Virginia as its new East Coast site.

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Wyden blasts European Union 'safe harbor' ruling

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., condemned a European Union Court of Justice ruling Tuesday that struck down a key agreement allowing the free flow of information between Europe and the United States.

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Medford hunter falls 60 feet to his death

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a Medford hunter has died after falling off a 60-foot cliff in eastern Curry County.http://goo.gl/JXS31g

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Oregon wildlife officials ask public to report sick elk

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon authorities are enlisting hunters and other outdoors types in the fight against a disease hurting the region's elk.


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Leno on why he didn't appear on Letterman's final shows

Jay Leno, January 2015

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One of the biggest questions leading up to David Letterman's final run as "Late Show" host was whether long-time rival Jay Leno would appear to say goodbye.

Aaron Sorkin: Steve Jobs would have liked this film

Steve Jobs trailer

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Set to be released just days after the fourth anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, a new biopic reveals the complicated genius, ruthless ambition and headstrong visionary that was Jobs.

Pepsi goes 'Back to the Future' with collectible bottle

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Pepsi is releasing a new limited edition "Pepsi Perfect" bottle on Oct. 21 to pay tribute to the day Marty McFly arrived in the future in 1989's "Back to the Future II."

'Buffy' star accused of choking girlfriend

Nicholas Brendon

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Actor Nicholas Brendon, known for roles in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Criminal Minds," was arrested Wednesday in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Tupac Shakur prison letter goes up for sale

Tupac Shakur in Poetic Justice

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A Tupac Shakur letter that appears to renounce the "thug life" he embodied is up for sale.


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