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Oregon Democrats pass expanded gun-sales background checks

An Oregon bill expanding background checks to encompass nearly all gun sales in the state made it through the Legislature Monday, overcoming obstacles that stymied two previous attempts to pass similar laws.

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Bend Walmart shoplifting sparks chase, two arrests

An early-morning shoplifting case at the Bend Walmart led to a car chase and the eventual arrest of two Bend residents, police said.

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Prescribed burns planned Tuesdasy near Sunriver

Fuels specialists are planning a highly visible burn of three units near Sunriver Tuesday, officials said. Ignitions are expected to be finished by the end of the day.

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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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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.

Oregon Senate backs governor's public records audit bill

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Senate is unanimously backing Gov. Kate Brown's bill ordering a review of the state's compliance with public records laws.

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Pentagon dispels rumors of Texas takeover

Don't mess with Texas -- even if it's just an exercise.

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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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    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.

UK princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

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And the princess has a name!

The newest UK royal, a girl born on Saturday, has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

The middle names, of course, hark to her great-grandmother, the current queen, and her paternal grandmother, Princess Diana, who died ...

Chris Brown sought in battery investigation

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Las Vegas police want to talk to R&B singer Chris Brown, who has been named as a suspect in an alleged assault during an early-morning basketball game Monday.

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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