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Stocks jump on good news from Fed

The Federal Reserve is going to take its sweet time raising interest rates. And the market couldn't be happier.

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Wyden cheers new U.S. moves on Cuba

Senator Ron Wyden issued the following statement Wednesday, praising President Obama’s announcement of new steps to open up relations with the Cuban people:

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Three DCSO deputies honored for life-saving efforts

Four Deschutes County Sheriff's Office personnel were awarded a Lifesaving Award and Search and Rescue "Deputy of the Year" from the Oregon State Sheriffs' Association annual awards ceremony held recently at The Riverhouse.

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Bend Parks and Rec reworks Senior Center plans

What do you do when the low bid on a $500,000 comes in at $1 million? That's the question facing the Bend Parks and Rec Board as it reworks plans to upgrade the Bend Senior Center.

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Barred owl takes up residence at Bend museum

In addition to the popular hawks, eagles and falcons currently on exhibit, the High Desert Museum just south of Bend now has a fifth owl species:  the barred owl.

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Third suspect arrested in shooting near Portland school

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say a third suspect has been arrested in their investigation of a shooting outside an alternative Portland High School that injured four young people.

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Fire destroys Marion County duplex; body found

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Detectives say a male body has been found in a residence that burned near Jefferson in southern Marion County.

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Lane County bans e-cigarette sales to minors

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Lane County Commissioners have voted to ban e-cigarette sales to minors.

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Report: Oregonians giving, volunteering more

The Oregon Community Foundation’s recently released 2014 Giving in Oregon report has found that Oregon nonprofits received more than $1.8 billion in donations in 2012, up from $1.6 billion in 2011.

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Protections blocked, but sage grouse work goes on

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials say they will decide next year whether a wide-ranging Western bird species needs protections, even though Congress has blocked such protections from going into effect.

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Court upholds Clatsop LNG pipeline rejection

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals has upheld the process by which Clatsop County commissioners rejected a proposed liquefied natural gas pipeline.

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Sony cancels 'The Interview' after major theaters pull out

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Sony on Wednesday said it would cancel next week's planned release of "The Interview," after most of the country's largest theater chains had decided not to show it.

The decision by Sony follows a threat on Tuesday from anonymous hackers that people s...

Oprah-approved startup raises $6.25 million

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When you're one of Oprah's favorite things, you're bound to get a boost. For The Skimm, that's coming in the form of $6.25 million in funding.

For now, their main product is a free daily newsletter. It's a five-minute femme-focused read that digests ...

Stephen Collins: 'I did something ... wrong'

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CNN

"7th Heaven" star Stephen Collins has admitted to inappropriate sexual contact with three female minors, People reports.

25 random facts about 'The Simpsons'

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FOX Broadcasting

When crudely drawn animated shorts about a dysfunctional American family began appearing on Fox's "The Tracey Ullman Show" in 1987, nobody predicted the birth of a cultural phenomenon.

But Wednesday marks the 25th anniversary of "The Simpsons," which ...

New York cinema cancels "The Interview" premiere after hackers' threat

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A theater has canceled the New York premiere of "The Interview" after a group that claimed it hacked Sony Pictures posted a threat against people who go to watch the movie.

On Pastebin, a website that allows for anonymous posts, hackers claiming to b...

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