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The last wild stretch of the Columbia River, found at scenic Hanford Reach

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The last wild stretch of the Columbia River, found at scenic Hanford Reach

- Officially, it's the Hanford Reach National Monument, but some know the spot by a more romantic title: the last wild stretch of the Columbia River. Most in Oregon know the river for its stretches through the Columbia River Gorge, past Portland and to its rough rendezvous with the Pacific Ocean near Astoria. But those areas, while gorgeous, are all tamed by man

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GOP health care bill in peril with at least 5 Republican senators in opposition

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GOP health care bill in peril with at least 5 Republican senators in opposition

- At least five Republican senators all say they will oppose a key procedural vote expected this week on the GOP health care plan that will repeal and replace Obamacare -- a move that would effectively block the GOP health care bill from reaching the floor. Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Dean Heller of Nevada, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin have signaled they will vote no, or plan to vote no, if there are no changes made to the legislation ahead of the vote, expected Tuesday or Wednesday

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Cruise the Sunset Strip, where the signs are as loud as the music

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Cruise the Sunset Strip, where the signs are as loud as the music

- Why: The Strip, a 1.5-mile stretch of Sunset Boulevard between Hollywood and Beverly Hills, is as loud and glitzy as Sunset Boulevard gets. It's got bright lights, bold signage, live music and generations of celebrity highlife, misbehavior and tragedy underfoot. What: Before the actors, musicians, models and assorted party people and fame-seekers arrived, this neighborhood was a hangout in the 1920s for gangsters (perhaps because it's just outside Los Angeles city limits)

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LA-Boston Flight Diverted To Denver Due To Disruptive Passenger

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LA-Boston Flight Diverted To Denver Due To Disruptive Passenger

- BOSTON (CBS) — An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Boston had to be diverted to Denver after a passenger became disruptive. The flight, #2507, left LAX around 10:35 p.m. Monday night. It landed in Denver around 2:45 a.m. and was met by police, who removed one person. The plane was at the gate for around 45 minutes before leaving for Boston

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Yellowstone County deputy injured, shots fired and four injured in crash

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Yellowstone County deputy injured, shots fired and four injured in crash

- A Yellowstone County Sheriff's deputy sustained a head injury after a traffic stop turned into chase that culminated with a suspect vehicle crashing into a South Side Billings business, sending four to an area hospital late Monday night. Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder said that a deputy observed a black GMC Yukon with a male driver showing signs of impaired driving near Hilltop Road and Main Street in Billings Heights at 11:55

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The Supreme Court’s travel ban order shows that lawyers can’t save us from Trump

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The Supreme Court’s travel ban order shows that lawyers can’t save us from Trump

- In the days after President Trump issued his travel ban in late January, lawyers became a bit like superheroes. I was among the many attorneys working at San Francisco International Airport in the wake of the executive order that was widely known as the “Muslim ban,” and I recall the moment the crowd began cheering the attorneys on call, hailing us as saviors

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Nintendo to release $80 SNES Classic Edition with 21 games this September

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Nintendo to release $80 SNES Classic Edition with 21 games this September

- REDMOND, Wash. — The NES Classic Edition was such a hit last fall that Nintendo has announced another mini console: The Super NES Classic Edition. The SNES will have 21 games including classics like Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario Kart, Super Metroid and F-ZERO. Plus, a previously unreleased sequel to Star Fox! The re-creation of the 16-bit gaming system comes with two controllers and can be plugged into any HDTV via an included HDMI Cable

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Man wards off bear attack with 6-year-old can of spray

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Man wards off bear attack with 6-year-old can of spray

- ANCHORAGE, AK (KTUU/CNN) – An Alaskan man’s quick thinking and a 6-year-old can of bear spray saved his friend from a bear attack. Alex Ippoliti and his friend James Fredrick were riding bicycles in Anchorage, AK, Saturday morning when they heard noises coming from the bushes. "We didn't really know what was happening, so we slowed down. We didn't stop and nothing happened, so we picked up speed and tried to keep going,” Ippoliti said

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13-year-old boy among 5 killed in Monday shootings

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13-year-old boy among 5 killed in Monday shootings

- CHICAGO -- Five people were killed, including a 13-year-old boy, and 10 others were wounded in shootings Monday across Chicago. The boy was shot to death about 7:35 p.m. in the Washington Heights neighborhood on the Far South Side, according to Chicago police. He was in the backyard of a home in the 1000-block of 103rd when someone fired several shots, striking the 13-year-old in the chest

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EU fines Google a record 2.4 billion euros in antitrust case

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EU fines Google a record 2.4 billion euros in antitrust case

- BRUSSELS The European Union has slapped a record 2.42 billion euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google on Tuesday for taking advantage of its dominance in online searches to direct customers to its own online shopping business. European regulators gave the company based in Mountain View, California, 90 days to stop or face fines of up to 5 percent of the average daily worldwide revenue of parent company Alphabet

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Victim reportedly shoots, kills 2 armed robbers in home invasion caught on video

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Victim reportedly shoots, kills 2 armed robbers in home invasion caught on video

- BRENTWOOD, Calif. A Brentwood, California, man reportedly shot dead two men who tried to rob his home, and the chilling incident was caught on a neighbor's surveillance video. A neighbor speaking to KTVU, Reggie Nichols, said the homeowner told him that four men tried to break into the home late Wednesday and steal a safe, but he shot two of them dead

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Kirby: Would I denounce my faith to save my neck? You bet, in a heartbeat

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Kirby: Would I denounce my faith to save my neck? You bet, in a heartbeat

- Assuming you have a religious faith, what would it take to get you to renounce it? You would have to swear that your testimony or witness was absolutely false. A gun would do it for me. Point it at my head, and I'll denounce Jesus Christ in less than a second. Mind you, I'm not suggesting that we put this to the test

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Jellied sea creatures confound scientists, fishermen on U.S. Pacific Coast

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Jellied sea creatures confound scientists, fishermen on U.S. Pacific Coast

- LOS ANGELES Drifting throngs of jelly-like, glowing organisms native to tropical seas far from shore have invaded Pacific coastal waters from Southern California to the Gulf of Alaska this year, baffling researchers and frustrating fishing crews. Known as pyrosomes, they are tubular colonies of hundreds or thousands of tiny individual creatures called zooids, enmeshed together in a gelatinous tunic roughly the consistency of gummy bear candy

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Once on the outside, conservative Koch network warms to Trump

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Once on the outside, conservative Koch network warms to Trump

- COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. At a glitzy weekend gathering of donors to the powerful Koch brothers' network, much of the talk was about the conservative political group's criticism of the healthcare bill moving through the U.S. Senate. That opposition suggests billionaires Charles and David Koch, powerful players in Republican politics, remain at odds at least on some key issues with President Donald Trump, whose campaign last year they refused to back

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Brian Shaffer inked his contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks

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Brian Shaffer inked his contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks

- Maryland baseball’s Brian Shaffer inked his first major league contract Sunday, signing with the Arizona Diamondbacks after the team drafted the pitcher in the sixth round. The 6’5 righty officially ends his college career with a 20-8 record and 236 strikeouts, taking a fastball in the low 90s and a couple off-speed pitches to the pros. Shaffer led Maryland and the Big Ten in innings pitched and topped the conference in wins this spring

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'This money is going to help a lot of people': NFL quarterback Derek Carr donates, plans to pay tithing on $125 million contract

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'This money is going to help a lot of people': NFL quarterback Derek Carr donates, plans to pay tithing on $125 million contract

- He’s the highest-paid player in NFL history, and the first thing Derek Carr is going to do with the $125 million from his contract extension with the Oakland Raiders is pay his tithing, reported SB Nation. "The first thing I'll do is pay my tithe like I have since I was in college," Carr told CBS Sports. "Giving $700 on a scholarship check

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  • You asked: Are GOP candidate’s big Boise election banners OK?
    You asked: Are GOP candidate’s big Boise election banners OK?

    , idahostatesman.com

    No election would be complete without campaign signs — or complaints about them. Given the outsize interest in next year’s state elections, both are popping up early. A Statesman reader called in Monday to question a major new bloom of signage at the corner of Parkcenter and Park boulevards, where a new multi-tenant medical office building is going up. Wrapping around the high traffic corner are signs for Tommy Ahlquist, a Republican candidate for governor

     

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  • Diamondbacks beat Phillies 6-1
    Diamondbacks beat Phillies 6-1

    , delawareonline.com

    PHOENIX (AP) — Zack Greinke had a lot of misses by a little bit. But even when he's not at his best, the Arizona right-hander is still one of the best pitchers in baseball. Fighting his command and frustrations with a tight strike zone, Greinke overcame a shaky start to pitch five effective innings, lifting the Diamondbacks to a 6-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday

     

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