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Oregon bill passes expanding background checks for gun sales

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Democrats have muscled through legislation expanding background checks to cover nearly every private firearm sale in the state.

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Shot fired east of Bend leads to standoff, arrest

A gunshot was fired during a family dispute east of Bend Sunday night, leading to a standoff and the  surrender of 71-year-old man who now faces menacing and other charges, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

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Deer hits ATV in La Pine; rider injured

A La Pine man was injured early Monday when his ATV was struck by a deer crossing the road, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

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Crook County reservoir drained; reward offered

Crook County authorities are looking for whoever drained a private reservoir east of Big Summit Prairie, while the landowner is offering a $5,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the vandals, officials said Monday.

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Oregon facing driest wildfire conditions in 25 years

Oregon's record-low snowpack and dry spring have fire officials concerned about drought and the potential for the driest summer wildfire conditions in 25 years, officials said Monday as Wildfire Awareness Month got underway.

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Equine Herpes Virus now detected in four Ore. horses

Four Oregon horses have now tested positive for Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), with two of the horses showing neurological symptoms, the Oregon Department of Agriculture reported Monday.

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OSU warns county GMO measure could impact research

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State University says a Benton County ballot measure that seeks to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops in the county could hurt university research projects.

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15 Oregonians to help develop rules for marijuana industry

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has selected 15 Oregonians to help develop rules for the state's regulated recreational marijuana industry.

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Obama to tap general for top military post

President Barack Obama plans to name a trusted military adviser with ties to his drawdown of troops in Afghanistan as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, multiple officials confirmed to CNN on Monday.

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NYPD officer who was shot in head dies

A 25-year-old New York Police officer who was shot while on duty over the weekend has died, officials said Monday.

Brian Moore had been in critical condition since Saturday, when he and a fellow officer were shot at while trying to question a man in ...

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Clinton agrees to testify before panel in May

Hillary Clinton has agreed to testify before the House Select Committee on Benghazi later this month, according to a letter from her attorney to the panel's chairman, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina.

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    It's officially a new age of piracy.

    As some people shelled out $100 to watch Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fight on pay-per-view, others simply went online and watched it for free.

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'Walking Dead' star arrested

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"The Walking Dead" has begun shooting its sixth season, but not without incident.

Bend teen gets to try out for 'The Voice'

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Thousands of singing hopefuls all over the country try out every year to be on NBC's hit series "The Voice." One of those hopefuls, awaiting her big chance next month, lives here on the High Desert.

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' hauls in second biggest box office opening ever

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Disney and Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Age of Ultron" smashed the box office this weekend, but missed breaking the record for largest opening.

The comic book film's opening weekend pulled in $191.3 million, the second biggest in box office history.

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Grace Lee Whitney of 'Trek' dead at 85

Star Trek actress Grace Lee Whitney, 2001

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Grace Lee Whitney, who played Yeoman Janice Rand in the original "Star Trek" series and a handful of movies based on the series, died Friday at her home in Coarsegold, California. She was 85.

Her death was confirmed by the Madera County, California, S...

Vanity Fair reveals new 'Star Wars' characters

Peter Mayhew and Harrison Ford return in "Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens."

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Vanity Fair is offering a special "May the Fourth" treat Monday for "Star Wars" fans, revealing some exclusive Annie Leibovitz photos from the set of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

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