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More prescribed-burn smoke on the horizon?

Deschutes County is asking the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to be allowed to create more smoke during prescribed burns.

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Turnout turnoff: Will Ore. voters cast ballots in fall?

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon's voter participation rate hit a near record low for the modern era in the May primary. That begs the question: Why?

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Sunriver police warn of coyotes sighting

The Sunriver Police Department warned residents and visitors - especially those with small pets - about a sighting of three coyotes Monday morning in the resort community.

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Portland police shoot I-84 gunman trying to carjack cars

A Portland police officer shot a man who was pointing a gun at passing cars on an Interstate 84 off-ramp, and the ensuing standoff with the wounded suspect led to a long Labor Day closure of the freeway.

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Oregon students face tough test this school year

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than 500,000 students return to school in Oregon this week, and their parents will need to add a phrase to their own vocabulary — Smarter Balanced.

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Proposed UO golf course has yet to reach the green

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A proposed University of Oregon golf course near Creswell is chipping along behind the scenes while developers work out land use, wetlands and water issues.

Florence man gets new trial on perjury charge

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals has overturned the perjury conviction of a man found guilty of causing a drunken-driving crash that killed two friends.

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Police: Man stepped into path of car near Florence

FLORENCE, Ore. (AP) — Police say a pedestrian was struck and killed by a car on Highway 101 north of Florence in what may have been an intentional act on the part of the pedestrian.

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UN to investigate alleged abuses by ISIS

The U.N. Human Rights Council said Monday that it will send a special mission to Iraq to investigate human rights abuses and war crimes allegedly committed by ISIS.

Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone

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Ebola zone: Funerals and ghost towns

At the gravesite in a northern Liberia village, there are no religious or traditional burial rites. No ceremony, no mourning, no family members, and no final goodbyes.

Jennifer Lawrence, 2014 Oscars

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FBI probes Jennifer Lawrence nude photo hack

A hacker's leak of nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities is now a case for the FBI.

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Carrie Underwood tweets pregnancy

Carrie Underwood at the 2011 Academy of Country Music Awards

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Country music star Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher took to Twitter Monday to make an announcement: They are expecting their first child.

FBI probes Jennifer Lawrence nude photo hack

Jennifer Lawrence, 2014 Oscars

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A hacker's leak of nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities is now a case for the FBI.

How celebrities' nude photos get leaked

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How did private, nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities get leaked all over the Internet Sunday?

Chris Tucker settles huge tax bill, rep says

Chris Tucker at Academy Awards

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Comedian Chris Tucker's multimillion dollar tax bill isn't very funny, but he's reached a deal with the IRS to settle it, his representative said Monday.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' top movie of 2014

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The Star-Lord is officially the star of the box office. "Guardians of the Galaxy" is now the top-grossing domestic movie of the year, Entertainment Weekly reports.

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