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Deschutes paid $185K to settle two jail abuse, neglect claims

A NewsChannel 21 investigation has found Deschutes County and taxpayers have paid $185,000 to two individuals in the past year to settle jail abuse and neglect lawsuits. Two others are pending, while three claims have been dismissed in the past five years.

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Crook County trailer fire displaces family of 9

A family of nine, including seven children, was displaced by a fire at their home east of Prineville early Wednesday, authorities said.

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Ore. lawmakers hear heated testimony on gun-control bill

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A proposal that would require background checks on private firearms sales drew two hours of heated testimony from gun-rights advocates and gun control proponents.

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Portland City Council bans pesticides harmful to bees

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland City Council has banned the use by the city of a class of pesticides particularly harmful to bees, including one that is the most effective control of a pest that attacks roses — the city's symbol.

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Low California snowpack ushers water restrictions

The Golden State could soon refer to the hue of California's lawns.

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday imposed mandatory water restrictions for the first time on residents, businesses and farms, ordering cities and towns in the drought-ravaged state to re...

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54 dead after trawler sinks off Russian coast

At least 54 people have died and 15 others are missing after a Russian fishing vessel sank off the Kamchatka Peninsula, according to Russia's state-run Tass news agency.

More than 60 people were rescued Thursday from the water in Russia's Far East.

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Menendez claims innocence after indictment

A defiant Sen. Robert Menendez asserted his innocence and pledged to fight federal corruption charges brought against him Wednesday, which he said were politically motivated and "intended to silence me."

"I have always conducted myself in accordance w...

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Progress, but no deal yet on Iran nuke talks

The bad news? The deadline to agree on what will be the parameters for an endgame pact on Iran's nuclear program has come and gone with no deal.

The good news? The sides are still talking.

Whether your glass is half-full or half-empty, it doesn't chang...

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Hillary Clinton's outside world is moving in

For the last two years, Hillary Clinton has had a small army of energetic supporters -- outside of her official office -- organizing, strategizing and promoting a possible presidential run.

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Report: Court prevents strike by Allegiant pilots

A federal court has issued a temporary restraining order against a planned strike by pilots at discount carrier Allegiant Air, The Associated Press reported.

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Convicted UO rapist charged in Beaverton woman's killing

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The teenager who raped a woman outside Autzen Stadium last football season has been charged with killing a woman at a Beaverton apartment complex.

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Cynthia Lennon, John's first wife, dies

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Cynthia Lennon, who married John Lennon when he was a struggling musician and was there when he rose to fame with the Beatles, died Wednesday, according to a post on the website of her son, Julian.

She was 75.

"Cynthia Lennon passed away today at her ...

David Letterman: 'This is not the Indiana I remember'

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One of Indiana's most notable native sons, David Letterman, lampooned the state's governor Mike Pence for signing the state's controversial religious freedom law.

Joni Mitchell hospitalized in intensive care

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Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has been hospitalized in Southern California.

Paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department were called to her home around 2:30 p.m. PT (5:30 p.m. ET) Tuesday on the report of a medical emergency, spokesman Robert Hin...

Interview: Jonathan Nolan talks groundwork of 'Interstellar'

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Acclaimed screenwriter Jonathan Nolan talks about how he crafted with his brother, Christopher Nolan, the sci-fi epic "Interstellar," new on Blu-ray and DVD.

Mark Wahlberg making film about Boston bombing

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Boston native Mark Wahlberg will star in a film about the Boston Marathon bombing and the manhunt that followed, Deadline reported Wednesday.

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