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Recall petitions over gun control put pressure on Democrats

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — With Oregon Democrats moving forward on a bill to require background checks for private gun sales, the potential political backlash is becoming apparent.

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OSP: Driver in fiery Hwy. 97 crash had medical condition

A La Pine woman whose SUV crossed the center line and struck a semi-truck nearly head-on Thursday afternoon apparently suffered a temporary medical condition that incapacitated her, causing the crash, Oregon State Police said Friday.

Birth control amendment falls

Buehler bid to expand birth control access fails

A bid by state Rep. Knute Buehler to allow access to birth control without a doctor's prescription failed to make it out of committee Friday, but the Bend Republican said he will continue working to address the issue.

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Bend man embarking on Arctic mission

A Bend man is one of six members of an international team embarking on a mission to help NASA track changes in the ice sheet inside the Arctic Circle.

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Redmond gets $500,000 state grants for roads

More than $500,000 is coming Redmond's way for streets to serve two new businesses, as approved this week by the Oregon Transportation Commission.

Barnes Butte Elementary nearing finish line

New Prineville elementary school nears finish line

The Crook County School District's newest elementary -- Barnes Butte -- is now about two-thirds complete and on track for its fall debut, school officials said Friday.

Activist group files ballot measure for $15 minimum wage

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Portland-based activist group has filed paperwork for a ballot measure boosting the statewide minimum wage to $15.

ACLU says US defied judge, didn't explain no-fly listing

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A group of Americans on the U.S. no-fly list, including the imam of the Portland Islamic Center, say the U.S. has failed to explain their placement on the list.

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Oklahoma jury convicts 'thrill kill' teen

The bored teenager who gunned down a college baseball player in Oklahoma simply because he and his two friends "had nothing to do," is now a convicted murderer.

Chancey Allen Luna was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday for his role in the Aug...

Growing wolf nos. may prompt state move in Bend

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will set ocean salmon and Pacific halibut seasons and discuss the status of wolves when it meets in Bend next Friday.

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Junction City police chief may sue city after investigations

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. (AP) — Junction City's police chief says he may sue the city after officials investigated him and put him on paid administrative leave for more than five months.

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Another good-looking star joins 'Zoolander 2'

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Looks like another really, really, ridiculously good-looking person is joining the cast of "Zoolander 2."

Actress Penelope Cruz will appear in the upcoming sequel to the popular 2001 film, Ben Stiller announced Friday.

Stiller, who plays the title role...

Iconic Univision 'Sabado Gigante' program is ending

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The longest-running variety show in television history -- Sabado Gigante -- will end its 53-year run in September, Univision Communications announced Friday.

The show is near and dear to many Spanish speakers, but even those who don't know the langua...

Reports: Sofia Vergara sued over frozen embryos

Sofia Vergara at 2014 Golden Globes

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One of the hottest and most successful Latinas in Hollywood, Sofia Vergara is playing defense in a legal battle initiated by her ex-fiance: He wants to keep the two frozen embryos from their relationship.

Hey millennials: Coachella is getting seriously expensive

2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on April 12, 2015 in Indio, California.

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Millennials are flocking to the world-famous music festival in the desert. But the hottest ticket in town doesn't come cheap. Heading into its second weekend, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is attracting a young and hip crowd.

Sandy Hook benefit sparks backlash for Tim McGraw

Country singer Tim McGraw

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Country music star Tim McGraw has found himself in the middle of the nation's ongoing debate over gun control after agreeing to perform at a benefit concert for the Sandy Hook Promise foundation.

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