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Oregon jobless rate falls; lowest in 6 1/2 years

Oregon's unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent in January, down .4 of a percent and the lowest figure since July 2008, the state Employment Department reported Tuesday.

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Netanyahu: Deal will enable Iran nukes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tuesday that a proposed agreement between world powers and Iran was "a bad deal" that would not stop Tehran from getting nuclear weapons -- but would rather pave its way to getting lots of them and lea...

Bend student s list prompts worry

Bend police, school officials react to student's worrisome list

Bend police and Bend-La Pine Schools officials shed more light Monday on an incident in which an 11-year-old Juniper Elementary School student allegedly wrote out a list of students to harm, prompting interviews and implementing a safety protocol.

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Two La Pine men arrested in NE Bend carjacking

Two La Pine men were arrested on carjacking and other charges Monday, accused in an early-morning robbery of a car at knifepoint in northeast Bend. It was the second carjacking in Central Oregon in 10 days – and coincidentally, the second suspect in that Prineville crime was arrested in Redmond Sunday night.

Oregon lawmakers propose bill to tackle vaccine exemptions

Oregon bill takes shot at vaccine exemptions

With measles cases spreading across the country, Oregon lawmakers are taking a shot against the virus themselves -- hoping to soon make it tougher for parents to opt their children out of vaccinations.

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Sewing saviors: C.O. team helps African girls

A community of women meets every Monday in Bend to change the lives of young girls in Uganda.  After four months, the team is as tight-knit as their project.

Collegiate athletes take over Mt Bachelor

College athletes take over Mt. Bachelor

More than 500 athletes from 65 schools, their coaches, officials and volunteers are taking over Mt. Bachelor this week. The plan is to ski or snowboard their way to a national championship title.

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Senator says Portland traveler on way home from East Timor

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley says a Portland woman who was detained for months in East Timor has been released by the government of that Southeast Asia country and has boarded a plane to begin her trip home.

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Appeals court upholds protection for threatened seabird

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a timber industry lawsuit seeking to strip Endangered Species Act protection from a threatened seabird that nests in old-growth forests.

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Witness: Man killed by LAPD didn't reach for gun

The bystander who caught dramatic video of a fatal shooting by police in Los Angeles said Monday he didn't see the man reach for an officer's gun -- the explanation for the shooting given by police.

Anthony Blackburn said he was perplexed that four of...

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3 Houston-area kids die while playing with guns

Authorities in the Houston area are urging residents to do more to keep guns out of the hands of children in the wake of three child shootings there in four days.

On Friday, a 3-year-old boy died. Preliminary information shows he shot himself with a g...

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Tom Brokaw to release book on battling cancer

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Tom Brokaw, the NBC newsman and author of "The Greatest Generation," is writing a new book about his personal struggle with cancer.

'Sharknado 3' to storm back this summer

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Say what you will about the "Sharknado" franchise, but there's no doubt, it's swimming in irony.

Take a couple of a key casting choices announced this week.

"Shark Tank" star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will play the President of the United S...

China tops U.S. at the box office for first time

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Move over Hollywood! There's a new star stealing the spotlight -- China has beat the U.S. for the first time in monthly box office sales.

China brought in $650 million in box office revenue for February, surpassing sales in the U.S. of $640 million, a...

'Walking Dead' town for sale

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The faded downtown of a small town in Georgia, made famous by an appearance on "The Walking Dead," can now be yours for the right price.

Michelle Rodriguez's challenge to Hollywood

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Actress Michelle Rodriguez challenged racial minorities in Hollywood to "develop their own mythology" and tell their own stories instead of recasting traditionally white characters as different races.

"It's not about taking Catwoman or Superman or Gre...

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