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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A coalition of faith leaders and activists on Monday, April 5, demanded the elimination of the Senate filibuster, wading into a crucial debate in Washington with a 50-50 Sen…

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WASHINGTON — A Capitol Police officer was killed Friday, April 2, after a man rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol and then emerged wielding a knife. It was t…

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NEW YORK — Beverly Cleary, the celebrated children’s author whose memories of her Oregon childhood were shared with millions through the likes of Ramona and Beezus Quimby and Henry Huggins, ha…

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A party-ending curfew imposed after fights, gunfire, property destruction and stampedes broke out among huge crowds of people in Miami Beach could extend through the en…

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MINNEAPOLIS — Jury selection entered its third week Monday, March 22, for a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death, with at least two more jurors needed ahead of ope…

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WASHINGTON — Even as the U.S. House passed legislation for the second time in two years, the Senate remains the question mark for federal efforts to shield gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgend…

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — With the U.S. vaccination drive picking up speed and a third formula on the way, states eager to reopen for business are easing coronavirus restrictions despite warnings fr…

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DES MOINES, Iowa — As the Biden administration sets up shop, many policies initiated by its hard-right predecessor are being targeted for extinction. But agricultural groups and anti-hunger or…

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — NASA on Monday, Feb. 22, released the first high-quality video of a spacecraft landing on Mars, a three-minute trailer showing the enormous orange and white parachute hur…

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LA GRANDE — The Union County Chamber of Commerce and La Grande Main Street have teamed up with local businesses to encourage safe shopping and provide opportunities for prizes as spring moves closer.

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CANBERRA, Australia — Facebook announced Tuesday that it would lift a ban on Australians viewing and sharing news on its platform after it struck a deal with the government on proposed legisla…

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AUSTIN, Texas — Winter weather that has overwhelmed power grids unprepared for climate change and left millions without electricity in record-breaking cold kept its grip on the nation’s midsec…

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SALEM — As Congress starts work on President Joe Biden’s proposals to extend pandemic unemployment benefits, the acting director of the Oregon Employment Department said straightforward extens…

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With January’s ceremonial start of the year out of the way, both Congress and the Oregon Legislature have moved on to sometimes turbulent issues, including disciplinary action against their ow…

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden told House Democrats on Wednesday he’s “not married” to an absolute number on his $1.9 trillion COVID rescue plan but Congress needs to “act fast” on relief fo…

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WARSAW, Poland — A Jewish prayer for the souls of the people murdered in the Holocaust echoed Wednesday, Jan. 27, over where the Warsaw ghetto stood during World War II as a world paused by th…

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WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci said there’s reason to be concerned about the impact of some coronavirus mutations on vaccines, but scientists have plenty of options for adjustments to maintain…

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HOUSTON — A federal judge on Tuesday, Jan. 26, barred the U.S. government from enforcing a 100-day deportation moratorium that is a key immigration priority of President Joe Biden.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Republican lawmakers in several more states want to loosen gun restrictions by allowing people to carry concealed firearms without having to get a permit, continuing a trend t…

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DETROIT — One of six men charged in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pleaded guilty Wednesday, Jan. 27, to conspiracy, admitting he group discussed an incredible scheme…

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LOS ANGELES — Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit reached space on Sunday, Jan. 17, eight months after the first demonstration flight of its air-launched rocket system failed, the company said.

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NEW YORK — The push to inoculate Americans against the coronavirus is hitting a roadblock: A number of states are reporting they are running out of vaccine, and tens of thousands of people who…

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ATLANTA — As Democrat Joe Biden is sworn in Wednesday, Jan. 20, as the nation’s 46th president, Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters still believe Biden was not legitimately elected after Tru…

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WASHINGTON — Organizers of the March for Life, the anti-abortion movement’s preeminent annual event, are asking their supporters nationwide not to gather in Washington this year because of the…

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WASHINGTON — As the rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol, many of the police officers had to decide on their own how to fight them off. There was no direction. No plan. And no top leadership.

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BILLINGS, Mont. — Wildlife advocates on Thursday, Jan. 14, asked a federal court to overturn a U.S. government decision that stripped Endangered Species Act protections for wolves across most …

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Many parts of the U.S. are facing lumber shortages — and experts say the problem is acute in the West after 2020’s devastating wildfires.

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WASHINGTON — A majority of the U.S. House has voted to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, just a week after he encouraged loyalists to "fight like hell" against election results…

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