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    Millions displaced by religious violence in 2013

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. says millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year. 190

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    Embattled Idaho GOP chairman contends he’s facing ‘hostile takeover’ by ‘rogue members’

    Embattled Idaho GOP Chairman Barry Peterson says the Idaho Republican Party is faced with “two rogue members engaged in a hostile takeover,” who want to “usurp” his authority as party … 13

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    High Drive brush fire mostly contained

    Firefighters are battling a brush fire on the slope below High Drive in South Spokane. 11

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    Gun shooting, campfire violations prompt arrests at campground

    Three men were arrested after investigators say they fired a stolen handgun near a campfire Saturday on county preserve lands. 10

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    Equality ruled out

    “All men are created equal.” Due to growing inequality, those words from Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg no longer apply. 9

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    Middle East, if only

    If ever I could be persuaded that conservatism has some value, it’s Charles Krauthammer’s July 19 column, “Missiles offer a flash of moral clarity.” It has seemed to me that … 7

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    Ex-tourism agency leader questions Grand Hotel Spokane’s ‘demand generator’ potential

    The former president of Spokane’s tourism promotion agency says the new Walt Worthy hotel downtown lacks the brand-name recognition needed to attract significant new bookings for conventions and meetings. Harry … 7

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    Health care exchange glitches a mystery, official says

    OLYMPIA – Thousands of customers of Washington’s health care exchange have problems with the new medical insurance they’ve purchased this year, problems the state agency hopes to have fixed by … 5

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    Driver gets 78 months for vehicular homicide

    If Priest Lake native Scott Moore were alive today, he’d be tending asparagus in his railroad-tie-bordered garden, his wife, Darcie Humphrey Moore, said Monday. “It takes three seasons to grow … 4

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    Spokane voters to decide on polishing Riverfront Park, fixing streets

    There was little controversy at Monday’s Spokane City Council meeting, where discussion centered on two big tax measures: to revitalize Riverfront Park and continue funding for street maintenance. Voters may … 4

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    Reid Gow opts out of final season with Spokane Chiefs

    The Spokane Chiefs have lost their captain and their top potential returning scorer. Defenseman Reid Gow has opted not to return to the Western Hockey League team for 2014-15, his … 4

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    Judge OKs record-setting sale of Sterling’s L.A. Clippers

    LOS ANGELES — A judge has ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve … 3

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    Congressional panel reaches $17 billion deal to fix VA

    WASHINGTON – House and Senate negotiators unveiled a $17 billion compromise plan Monday to repair a Department of Veterans Affairs mired in controversy over delayed patient care and agency efforts … 2

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    Oh no, election time

    It’s election time again. Yippee. 2

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    Robert J. Samuelson: Solving corporate tax flight

    Corporate America’s latest public relations disaster comes under the banner “tax inversion.” In an inversion, a U.S. company shifts its legal headquarters to a country with a lower tax rate. … 2

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    In brief: Pilot dies in crash in Clearwater forest

    OROFINO, Idaho – A small, home-built airplane has crashed in the Clearwater National Forest near the Idaho-Montana border, killing the pilot. The Clearwater County sheriff’s office said a crew with … 1

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    Study: Running can counter premature death

    People who jogged or ran for as little as five minutes a day reduced their risk of premature death by nearly one-third and extended their lives by about three years, … 1

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    House OKs letting airlines use base price in fare ads

    WASHINGTON – In a victory for airlines and their workers’ unions, the House rejected consumers’ complaints and passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before … 1

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    Business Briefcase: Meat supplier admits safety problem in China

    BEIJING – A U.S. meat supplier said Monday that a Chinese subsidiary embroiled in a safety scandal fell short of its requirements for maintaining high standards. The president of OSI … 1

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    Seahawks guard against letdown

    All binoculars and microscopes are trained on the Seahawks to spot some symptom of the dreaded Super Bowl hangover. 1