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Smoke plume from Estacada wildfire

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Governor OKs aid to fight new wildfire

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has authorized the state fire marshal to send resources to help fight a wildfire near Estacada that threatens dozens of homes.

CalTrans I-5/Hwy 97 at Weed fire image

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Weed, Calif., wildfire burns 100 homes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A wind-driven wildfire near the Oregon border has damaged or destroyed 100 homes and forced at least 1,500 people to flee.

La Pine assault victim speaks

La Pine throat-slashing victim recalls assault

A 26-year-old La Pine woman was arrested over the weekend on charges she slashed a man's throat  Saturday evening. NewsChannel 21’s Samantha O'Connor spoke with the recovering victim Monday to hear his side of the story.

OSU-Cascades expansion gets green light

OSU-Cascades Westside campus foes file appeal

Opponents of a planned Westside campus for OSU-Cascades filed an appeal Monday of a recent city hearings officer’s decision approving the site plan for the 10.4-acre location and urged city councilors to hear the appeal, rather than let a state land-use appeals board make the ruling.

NFL case spotlights child discipline

NFL scandal rekindles child discipline debate

The familiar and polarizing debate of child-rearing is now back in the spotlight. Should parents ever get physical with their children?

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Pool

Hagel: ISIS could become 'threat' to homeland

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, warned Congress on Tuesday about the looming threat that ISIS poses.

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Wildfires char Northern California

Wildfires raced across Northern California overnight, charring at least 9,000 acres and forcing thousands from their homes, fire officials said.

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Mosul, Iraq

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What's the world going to do about ISIS?

ISIS beheaded another Westerner, a British aid worker. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry courted Middle Eastern leaders to join a coalition in the fight against the Islamist militants. And U.S. planes aimed at ISIS fighters near Iraq's capital.

As wo...

Kurdish fighter with house destroyed by US air strikes

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadalla

U.S. airstrike aims at ISIS near Baghdad

A U.S. airstrike near Baghdad on Monday marked a new phase in the fight against ISIS.

The airstrike southwest of the city appears to be the closest the U.S. airstrikes have come to the capital of Iraq since the start of the campaign against ISIS, a se...

Obamacare, health care reform signup

4M fewer uninsured as Affordable Care Act kicks in

The ranks of the uninsured plummeted in early 2014, as millions gained health insurance coverage through Obamacare, new government data released Tuesday found.

School lockers

Portland teacher punched; former player expelled

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland say a former high school football player accused of punching a teacher multiple times in the head has been arrested for investigation of misdemeanor assault.

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  • Apple offers a way to 'return' free U2 album

    Apple free U2 album

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    Apple learned an important lesson this week: Not everyone likes U2. And even those who do really don't like it when you put music in their libraries without asking.

    A week after giving away a U2 album to most iTunes users, Apple has announced a way f...

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'Central Perk' opens for 'Friends' 20th anniversary

Central Perk pop-up shop

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They're the "Friends" who needed no invitation, and for 10 years, viewers welcomed them into their homes, making Rachel, Phoebe, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Ross household names.

'OITNB' writer: Show made me realize I'm gay

Orange is the New Black

Netflix

When "Orange is the New Black" writer Lauren Morelli started working on the series, she didn't realize how much it would also script her future.

Robin Thicke: 'High and drunk' all last year

Singer Robin Thicke

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Summer 2013 was blurry for Robin Thicke, according to what the "Blurred Lines" singer told lawyers in April.

Beyonce and Jay Z: From breakup to baby rumors

Beyonce, Jay-Z blurb

Say what you will about superstar couple Beyonce and Jay Z, but they appear determined to keep fans guessing. The conversation swirling around them has gone from "Are they over?" to "Are they overjoyed about an addition to their family?"

Apple offers a way to 'return' free U2 album

Apple free U2 album

REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Apple learned an important lesson this week: Not everyone likes U2. And even those who do really don't like it when you put music in their libraries without asking.

A week after giving away a U2 album to most iTunes users, Apple has announced a way f...

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