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    Effects of U.S.-China climate pact will be limited, scientists say

    WASHINGTON – Don’t expect the landmark U.S.-China climate change agreement to nudge the world’s rising thermostat downward much on its own, scientists say. While they hail it as a start, …

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    Trader Joe’s to open second Spokane store

    California grocery retailer Trader Joe’s plans to open its second store in Spokane next year, taking space at the Franklin Park Mall. 34

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    Russell Wilson refutes reports of divided Seahawks locker room

    RENTON, Wash. – Russell Wilson has a declaration to make. It has nothing to do with locker-room friction or any alleged feud with a certain, departed wide receiver.

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    Idaho schools chief hopeful earned specialist degree, not doctorate

    Sherri Ybarra, the Republican candidate for Idaho state superintendent of schools, claimed for months that she expected to get a doctorate in education in August, giving her a top educational … 76

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    Montana’s gay marriage ban overturned; counties issue licenses

    HELENA – A federal judge on Wednesday overturned the state gay marriage ban in Montana, one of the last states to continue defending its ban despite rulings in favor of …

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    Chivas USA calls it quits

    LOS ANGELES – Chivas USA ceased operations on Monday after 10 troubled and unsuccessful years in Major League Soccer, with the league planning a new franchise for Los Angeles in … 1

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    U.S. recognizing same-sex marriages in six more states

    WASHINGTON – The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday. Gay marriage recently became …

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    Ybarra’s “educator of the year” award claim questioned

    Sherri Ybarra, Republican candidate for Idaho state schools superintendent, proudly lists among her educational accomplishments “Educator of the Year 2005” and “Educator of the Year 2006.” But she’s never been … 59

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    Gonzaga roughs up No. 22 SMU

    Gonzaga dismantled another opponent, and this outcome will raise some eyebrows across the college basketball landscape. The Bulldogs roughed up No. 22 SMU 72-56 before a full house of 6,000 … 2

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    Where is Gruber coverage?

    Jonathan Gruber is an Affordable Care Act consultant to the Obama administration. He is one of the key architects of Obamacare. The video of Gruber that recently surfaced of him …

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    Baldwin steps forward

    RENTON, Wash. – The situation called for a stand-up guy to answer all that was going on with the Super Bowl champions. Friday’s sudden, stunning trade of Percy Harvin. Its …

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    Brookover: Adrian Peterson should get help and drop appeal

    The thing that matters most is the child. That part is indisputable. Regardless of how it was classified in a court of law, Adrian Peterson is guilty of a crime …

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    School gunman was homecoming prince

    A student recently crowned freshman class Homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before …

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    Blanchette: Halliday’s college career comes to devastating end

    PULLMAN – There was nothing dramatic, nothing particularly ominous about the last pass of Connor Halliday’s college football career. Vince Mayle lined up solo to the left opposite a trips … 5

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    South Hill shooting victim has died

    A man shot multiple times late Friday in the Cannon’s Addition neighborhood on Spokane’s South Hill has died, police say.

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    Covered by 7 feet of snow, Buffalo braces for flooding

    After a three-day onslaught that dumped a historic 7 feet of snow on the Buffalo area and killed at least 12 people, the sun came out, but so did predictions …

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    Halliday’s leg broken, teammates pay visit

    On Monday Washington State football coach Mike Leach clarified the nature of the injury quarterback Connor Halliday suffered during Saturday’s loss to USC, saying he broke “the whole ankle” before … 8

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    Police investigate attacks on Spokane’s homeless

    William Faust was asleep when the beating began. A rock cracked down on his skull once, then again. The attacker kept hitting, not letting up until most of Faust’s clothing … 237

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    Dan Caesar’s Thursday night NFL pick

    Tonight’s kickoff: 5:25 p.m., NFL Network. Records: New Orleans 3-4, 0-4 road. Carolina 3-4-1, 2-2 home. Line: Saints by 3. O/U: 49 1/2 Synopsis: New Orleans comes off a big …

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    Family, friends remember South Hill homicide victim

    A week has passed since a gunman killed 26-year-old Zachary Lamb on Spokane’s South Hill, and family and friends are struggling with the loss of a young man they described … 5