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    Lake Roosevelt park ranger shot man near son, family says

      The Kettle Falls man shot by park rangers at a campground over the weekend had been standing alongside his 9-year-old son when the bullet tore into his torso, family members … 918

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    Shock jock fired for ‘hate-filled’ tweets

    Anthony Cumia of the “Opie & Anthony” radio show has been fired by SiriusXM, which cited his “racially charged” and “hate-filled” remarks on Twitter as the reason. SiriusXM spokesman Patrick … 5

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    Typhoon survivors struggling for water

    TACLOBAN, Philippines – Since the typhoon hit, Danny Estember has been hiking three hours round-trip into the mountains each day to obtain what he can only hope is clean water …

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    Arthur cuts power to 250,000 Canadians

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – Arthur hit Canada’s Maritime provinces Saturday with near-hurricane strength winds and torrential rains, knocking down trees and leaving about 250,000 customers without power. Canadian Hurricane Centre … 1

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    Gold tax weighs on bridal budgets in India, where bling’s the thing

    MUMBAI, India – With India’s wedding season in full swing, the glass sales counters in Mumbai’s famed Zhaveri gold bazaars are crowded with customers eyeing elaborate headpieces, nose rings and …

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    Idaho Republican Labrador makes bid for House majority leader

    BOISE – Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador announced Friday that he’s running for U.S. House majority leader, a big leap for the second-term tea-party favorite. Though his bid to take on … 8

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    Sprague soldier among troops killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan

    A 22-year-old soldier from Sprague, Washington, was among five American troops killed in an apparent coalition airstrike Monday in southern Afghanistan. Officials told the Associated Press it’s one of the … 36

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    New York attorney general seeks release of Attica riot files

    ALBANY, N.Y. – New York’s attorney general has asked a state judge to release sealed documents about the 1971 riot and retaking of Attica state prison in an effort to … 3

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    Amazon hopes to use drones for quicker delivery

    NEW YORK – Amazon is working on a way to get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less – via self-guided drone. Consider it the modern version of a … 17

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    The demons of PTSD

    I’m writing to thank Teresa Nevins for her letter “Failed another young man,” (Feb. 22). I’m extremely upset with the pastor’s comments at Jedadiah Zillmer’s funeral. 48

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    Obama promises electricity aid in Washington fire areas

    SEATTLE – The federal government will provide emergency assistance to help restore electricity in areas of Central Washington where wildfires have knocked out power, Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday. Inslee … 4

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    Brent sentenced to 180 days, probation

    Former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent avoided prison Friday and instead was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years of probation for a drunken car crash that killed …

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    Health care computer glitches blamed on government

    WASHINGTON – The leading contractors on the Obama administration’s troubled health insurance website told Congress Thursday that the government failed to thoroughly test the complicated system before it went live. … 104

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    Former Speaker of the House Tom Foley dies at 84

      Former House Speaker Tom Foley, a Spokane native who served 30 years in Congress and rose to a position in line for the presidency, died this morning after a long … 39

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    Helpful weather coming to Washington wildfires

    Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on a wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds …

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    DJ, writer, musician Isamu Jordan found dead

    Isamu Jordan, a well-known Spokane DJ, musician and entertainment writer, was found dead today at his home on Spokane’s South Hill. 55

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    BBB Tip of the Week: Heartbleed bug

    The Internet is abuzz with news of the Heartbleed bug. And for good reason. The vulnerability gives hackers a free, though limited, look at a Web server’s activity, which can …

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    Auto racing: Tony Stewart reportedly hits driver who was walking on track

    Authorities are investigating a serious crash that injured one person at a dirt track in Canandaigua, New York, where Tony Stewart was racing on the eve of a NASCAR race. …

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    Stolen Coca-Cola laptops contained personal data

    Coca-Cola said Friday that laptop computers stolen from its Atlanta headquarters held the personal information of up to 74,000 people. The company has recovered the laptops and spokeswoman Ann Moore … 1

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    White House mum on booting Justin Bieber

    The White House has two words for those who want President Barack Obama to deport Justin Bieber: no comment. Nearly 275,000 people signed an Internet petition calling the Canadian-born teen … 4