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New C. Oregon public lands fire restrictions begin Friday

Given the continued trend of hot and dry conditions, and fire suppression resources already responding to numerous wildfires around Central Oregon, public lands managers are implementing campfire reistrictions and further restricting industrial activity, effective later this week.

Corner Creek Fire bulldozer James Hurley

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Slow progress on wildfires amid new red flag warning

A bit cooler temperatures have enabled hundreds of firefighters to make slow but steady progress on the week-old, 26,400-acre Corner Creek Fire south of Dayville, as well as on a new blaze that broke out over the weekend in the steep, forested hills above Detroit Lake and state Highway 22.

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House votes to hire worker to help gay veterans

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Legislature is pressing to adjourn, perhaps as soon as Monday. Here's a look at the latest developments:

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Low water challenging Prineville Reservoir boat launches

Launching a larger boat at Prineville Reservoir is proving difficult if not impossible due to low water levels - at levels typically seen in late summer or early fall, authorities said Monday.

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Escaped La Pine rodeo bull flees again, killed by train

A bull that escaped from the La Pine Rodeo after a ride Fright night was found later that night on a rodeo board member's property. But a crew who went to euthanize him for repeated escapes found he'd fled again and was struck and killed by a train by Highway 97.

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South Carolina lawmakers vote to remove flag

Will the Confederate flag be history in South Carolina?

After an impassioned discussion Monday, a bill that would remove the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds was approved by state lawmakers in a 37-3 Senate vote.

The bill -- which is scheduled ...

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South Carolina lawmakers vote to remove flag

Will the Confederate flag be history in South Carolina?

After an impassioned discussion Monday, a bill that would remove the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds was approved by state lawmakers in a 37-3 Senate vote.

The bill -- which is scheduled ...

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Now it's Europe's time to decide: Save Greece or not?

Europe is fighting fires on all sides: Migrants pour in from north Africa. Ukraine teeters on the brink. And the scars of the global financial crisis are still healing.

Ore. immigrant blames judicial error for old deportation

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The attorney for an immigrant who took refuge at an Oregon church to avoid deportation said he should be allowed to stay in the U.S. because of a judicial error.

President Barack Obama

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Obama seeks to expand legacy abroad

For President Barack Obama, the risky road to history now runs through Iran and Cuba.

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Grants Pass receives state grant for sobering center

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The proposed Grants Pass Sobering Center has been approved for a $500,000 grant that will go toward retrofitting a facility.

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  • Reddit CEO Ellen Pao apologizes: 'We screwed up'

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    Reddit's interim CEO, Ellen Pao, apologized on Monday for her role in a personnel dispute that led to calls for her resignation and user blackouts of portions of the site.

    Pao also promised to improve communication between the website and its communi...

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Report: Cosby admitted obtaining Quaaludes to give to young women

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Actor-comedian Bill Cosby admitted that he obtained Quaaludes to give to young women he wanted to have sex with, according to an Associated Press report.

Jason Clarke thrilled to give new twist to John Connor in 'Terminator Genisys'

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Acclaimed actor Jason Clarke talks about his character John Connor and working with Arnold Schwarzenegger on the new sci-fi thriller "Terminator Genisys."

Grateful Dead end long, strange trip

Grateful Dead fan outside Soldier Field

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"You know our love will not fade away."

The chants and claps from Buddy Holly's classic song, one of the last the Grateful Dead say they will ever play with one another, echoed through the Soldier Field tunnels as a nation of Deadheads sang goodbye.

Th...

Hogan-Gawker trial delayed until at least the fall

Hulk Hogan, 2013

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Hulk Hogan won't be rumbling in the courtroom anytime soon.

Report: Kutcher, Kunis married over weekend

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis were married over the Fourth of July weekend, according to People magazine.

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