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2 troopers on leave after fatal S. Ore. shooting

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WILDERVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police have identified two troopers involved in a fatal southern Oregon shooting after they responded to a domestic disturbance call in rural Josephine County.

Madras motel stabbing victim identified

Man stabbed in Madras motel room

A 48-year-old Madras man was found stabbed several times Monday morning in a downtown Madras motel and later flown to a Portland hospital as detectives began working to identify a suspect, Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins said.

Medford man fatally injured in police shooting

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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Police in the southern Oregon city of Medford say a reportedly depressed man who exchanged gunfire with an officer has died of his injuries.

Universities pledge tuition limits if lawmakers hike funding

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The presidents of Oregon universities are pledging to limit tuition hikes if the Legislature agrees to boost higher education funding over the next two years.

Oregon senator doing OK after taking ambulance to hospital

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon state legislator was taken to the hospital following a floor session.

BLM begins yearly ban on fireworks, exploding targets

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As of Monday, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has prohibited the use of fireworks and exploding targets on all BLM-managed public lands throughout Oregon and Washington. The ban will be in effect until Oct. 15.

Meet The Candidates

Mitt Romney

Former governor of Massachusetts

Paul Ryan

Congressman, R-Wis.

Joe Biden

Vice President of the United States

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

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President of the United States

'Let's be clear:' Obama's favorite sayings

Despite being known for his prolific public-speaking skills, President Barack Obama often falls back on certain phrases in his news conferences in the United States and overseas.

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