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Oregon considers bill banning most vaccine exemptions

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Parents who want to maintain the right to refuse vaccinations for their children are mounting a strong fight against an Oregon bill that takes aim at the state's highest-in-the-nation rate of non-medical vaccine exemptions.

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Oregon AG: State to defer to feds on Kitzhaber-Hayes investigation

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced Friday that, at the request of federal authorities, she will temporarily defer the Oregon Department of Justice’s investigation into allegations against former Governor John Kitzhaber and fiancee Cylvia Hayes.

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Bend businessman charged with animal sex abuse

The executive director of a Central Oregon health care provider association has been arrested on charges out of McMinnville that include sexual assault of an animal, authorities said Friday.

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Bend landfill visit by Kitzhaber, Hayes draws deputies

Workers at Deschutes County's Knott Landfill became suspicious when former Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, showed up to dump some trash last week.

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Report: ISIS to release 29 Assyrians

An ISIS court in northern Syria has ordered the release of 29 Assyrian Christian hostages among more than 200 captured by the Sunni extremist group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday, citing an Assyrian commander.

The Syrian Observ...

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Hill fight features rumblings of Boehner coup

House Speaker John Boehner faces a looming threat from conservatives to oust him as speaker, and it's tying his hands on funding the Department of Homeland Security.

Congress passed a one-week extension of funding just hours before the deadline on Fri...

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New Oregon rule restricts use of bee-killing products

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A new Oregon state rule bans the use of four types of bee-killing insecticides on certain trees.

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Nemtsov: Putin critic who dared to speak out

The slaying of prominent Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov in the heart of Moscow has shocked Russia and the wider world. His murder, two days before a planned opposition march, has also outraged fellow opposition figures and prompted a slew of speculation.

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OLCC urges separate medical, recreational pot sales

Recreational and medical marijuana should not be sold at the same retail outlets unless both products are tracked and tested in the same way, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission said Friday in a message to the Oregon Legislature.

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Parents say school drops cardboard screen for punishment

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon school that was the focus of outrage on Facebook over the tardiness punishment given to a 6-year-old boy says it won't be doing that again.

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ODFW set to collar, GPS track 500 deer in S. Blue Mtns.

Data from 500 GPS radio collars will soon replace an older population model and conventional wisdom about mule deer in the southern Blue Mountains.

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    Volcano's eruption builds up island to nearly 1 square mile

    Magma and lava from a Japanese volcano is forming new geography in a remote part of the Pacific Ocean.

    An eruption on the tiny volcanic island of Nishinoshima in November 2013 formed a small islet right next to it when molten lava cooled.

    That islet ha...

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Stolen Oscars dress possibly recovered

$150,000 dress has 6,000 pearls

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The police may have found the missing dress.

You know, the white custom Calvin Klein gown that adorned actress Lupita Nyong'o when she attended Sunday's Academy Awards.

The one encrusted with 6,000 white Akoya pearls that Fortune estimated was worth $...

Author confirms 'Looking for Alaska' filming

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The John Green gang is back together again.

Temple Hill Entertainment and screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber worked together on Fox's adaptation of Green's young adult novel "The Fault in Our Stars," which became a huge hit in 2014. T...

Kelly Osbourne quits E!'s 'Fashion Police'

No replacement named

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"Fashion Police" is losing one of its most popular co-hosts. E! announced on Friday that Kelly Osbourne will be departing the network's style and red carpet show to "pursue other opportunities."

Leonard Nimoy of 'Star Trek' dead at 83

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Leonard Nimoy, whose portrayal of "Star Trek's" logic-driven, half-human science officer Spock made him an iconic figure to generations, died Friday. He was 83.

Barack Obama: 'I loved Spock'

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President Barack Obama added himself to the long list of those remembering beloved actor Leonard Nimoy -- who died earlier today at the age of 83.

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