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Walden backs 10-year ban on sage grouse 'endagnered' listing

Th. House Armed Services Committee has approved a provision in the annual defense authorization bill that would prohibit the Obama Administration from declaring the sage grouse an endangered species for 10 years.

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Forest Service chief: HIgh wildfire threat across West

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell presented the agency's forecast on the upcoming fire season in testimony Tuesday before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Forest Service researchers expect 2015 to continue the trend of above-average fire activity.

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OSU prof's book outlines earthquake 'time bombs'

An emeritus Oregon State University geologist who was one of the first scientists to point to the possibility of a major earthquake in the Pacific Northwest outlines some of the world’s seismic “time bombs” in a forthcoming book.

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Prescribed burns planned Tuesday near Sunriver

Fuels specialists are planning a highly visible burn of three units near Sunriver Tuesday, officials said. Ignitions are expected to be finished by the end of the day.

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Tumalo Falls vandalism photo goes viral, sparks action

A Prineville man posted a picture of an apparent case of vandalism at Tumalo Falls on Facebook over the weekend -- and it was shared over 30,000 times. Now law enforcement is investigating.

It s fledging season for owls

Whooo do you call for a fallen baby owl?

Spring has sprung -- and that means, among other things, baby owls are falling from their nests. What to do if you encounter one?

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WH: Texas shooting was terror attack attempt

A shooting attack at a cartoon contest in Texas over the weekend was an attempted act of terrorism, the White House said Tuesday, but added that it was too early for American intelligence to link the culprits to ISIS, also known as ISIL.

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Incentive for Ore. students to do well on Smarter Balanced

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — High school juniors taking the Smarter Balanced assessment this spring or next may be spared from taking a two- to three- hour college placement test if they score high enough on the assessment and take college-level classes their senior year.

Former charity boss gets 3 years in $4 million theft scheme

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former head of a national charity has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for his role in a scheme that stole $4 million from the nonprofit, depriving hundreds of poor Native American students of a chance for college scholarships.

Youth pastor gets 33 years for assaulting girl

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A former youth pastor in an unincorporated community north of Salem has been sentenced to 33 years and four months in prison after being convicted of repeatedly raping a girl under the age of 16.

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Inmate to sue after jail workers admit sexual misconduct

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — Washington County is facing a lawsuit from the inmate two jail workers admit they had sex with.

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Disney kicks off big summer with big earnings

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Like Iron Man and the rest of the Avengers, Disney is flying high. The Walt Disney Company reported quarterly results that beat expectations on Tuesday with revenues of $12.5 billion.

Obama to Letterman: 'We could play dominoes'

Obama, David Letterman

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President Barack Obama stopped by the set of the "Late Show with David Letterman" Monday night, for his eighth and what is expected to be his final guest appearance ahead of the TV show host wrapping up his tenure later this month.

'The Simpsons' renewed for two more seasons

The Simpsons renewed

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This is sure to have "Simpsons" fans yelling, "woo hoo!"

On Monday, Fox renewed "The Simpsons," the beloved animated sitcom, for a 27th and 28th season.

This would take the longest running scripted series in TV history to an incredible 625 episodes.

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Karen O sings in Google Doodle of Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly Google Doodle

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Tuesday's Google Doodle pays tribute to trailblazing journalist Nellie Bly on her 151st birthday with a melodic ode.

Met Gala 2015: Beyoncé turns heads

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When will the world learn that you cannot beat Beyoncé?

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