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Enterovirus may have reached Central Oregon

An unusual enterovirus called EV-D68 that has caused severe respiratory illnesses in over 120 children in 22 other states may have arrived in Central Oregon, officials said Friday.

Toxic algae warning returns at Wickiup Reservoir

Wickiup Reservoir algae health alert issued

The Oregon Health Authority issued a health advisory late Friday due to high levels of blue-green algae in Wickiup Reservoir, west of La Pine and 40 miles southwest of Bend off South Century Drive.

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Willamette toxic algae confirmed; alert expands

The Oregon Health Authority said Friday it is expanding a health advisory after preliminary test results showed blue-green algae covering a stretch of the Willamette River flowing through downtown Portland is a toxic species.

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Evacuations ordered in new Gaston wildfire

GASTON, Ore. (AP) — Fire officials say a new wildfire in a rural area west of Portland has quickly burned across an estimated 150 acres, prompting the evacuation of at least 50 homes.

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Russian planes intercepted near U.S. airspace

Two U.S. jets intercepted six Russian planes that neared U.S. airspace off Alaska on Thursday and Canadian planes intercepted two Russian bombers that approached Canadian airspace, NORAD reported.

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Congress dodges ISIS bill on its way out

The smell of exhaust from idling cars fills up the Capitol parking lot. Congressional aides have their engines revved -- ready to whisk their bosses to train stations and airports as soon as they cast their last vote.

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FDA rewrites disputed 'spent grain' rule

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules that would relieve Oregon brewers and farmers from the threat of an end to their beneficial relationship on spent grains, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said Friday.

Bill targets 'worthless, predatory' degree programs

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., colleague Tom Harkin introduced legislation this week that they say would crack down on worthless degrees peddled by unscrupulous academic institutions, many of which are for-profit colleges.

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Senate passes bill to combat child sex trafficking

The U.S. Senate approved bipartisan child welfare legislation Thursday night aimed at reducing child sex trafficking, increasing adoptions and improving child support collections.

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Springfield council to debate pot sales tax

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — Oregon voters won't decide until November whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use, but some cities are already looking for ways to capitalize.

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'Sharing economy' creates insurance challenges

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Typical insurance policies won't cover people participating in the "sharing economy" by renting out their home or using their car for a driving service, Oregon's insurance commissioner warned Friday.

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'Fashion Police' to continue without Rivers

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E! will keep producing "Fashion Police" without Joan Rivers, the talk show's ringleader who died earlier this month.

Rivers doctor denies 'unauthorized' procedure

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Joan Rivers' personal throat doctor denies "performing an unauthorized procedure" before the comedian suffered cardiac arrest, a source close to the doctor told CNN.

Dr. Gwen Korovin also "categorically denies" taking a selfie photo of Rivers while sh...

Chelsea Clinton baby watch: What we know

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Here's what we do know about next week: Bill and Hillary Clinton will kick off the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York on September 21.

Shonda Rhimes bites back at 'angry' label

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Call Shonda Rhimes an "angry black woman" if you want, but be prepared for the response.

A Twitter firestorm erupted Friday morning when New York Times writer Alessandra Stanley described Rhimes, the producer of ABC's "Scandal," "Grey's Anatomy" and t...

Matthew McConaughey out of 'Magic Mike' sequel

Matthew McConaughey at 2012 Magic Mike premiere

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Channing Tatum's "Magic Mike" sequel has lost one of its star players.

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