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TUESDAY, SEPT. 1, 2015

Teens face jail for private "sexts" 10 

Fayetteville, North Carolina, cops have charged 17-year-old Cormega Copening with sexual exploitation of a minor—his girlfriend, who is the same age—because the couple sent each other nude photos of themselves during their relationship.

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Oil sheen on St. Joe closes down boating access

An oil sheen on 1.5 miles of the St. Joe River is restricting boating traffic at the Aqua Park beach and boat launch in St. Maries. “As a precaution, we are asking people to avoid the area,” said St. Maries Fire Chief Larry Naccarato. “Please avoid any contact with nearby water.” The oil sheen was report Monday morning. The boat launch and park have been shut down until further notice.

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Miley Cyrus’ VMA flash little cause for shock  14 

Janet Jackson exposed a breast on national television a decade ago, and it sparked national outrage. Miley Cyrus’ flash barely caused a shrug. Cyrus’ exposure came near the end of Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards. She peeked her head out from behind a black curtain that covered up all but her head, then the curtain slipped to briefly reveal a bare breast.

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Officer shooting prompts manhunt in Illinois  21 

FOX LAKE, Ill. — Police in northern Illinois say a manhunt is underway after an officer was shot and killed. Lake County Undersheriff Raymond Rose says the officer was pursuing people described as suspicious when he was shot and killed in Fox Lake, 55 miles north of Chicago.

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European settlers renamed many Washington mountains, too 

If President Barack Obama starts a trend to change the name of a mountain back to the one used by a region’s original inhabitants, there’s plenty of possibilities in Washington state. European late-comers to the Northwest made it a habit of sticking new names on many of the state’s peaks, from Mount Spokane to Mount Rainier.

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RIP Wayne Dyer 

LOS ANGELES – Wayne W. Dyer, who became the pied piper of the self-help movement with the 1976 publication of his runaway best-seller, “Your Erroneous Zones: Step-By-Step Advice for Escaping the Trap of Negative Thinking and Taking Control of Your Life,” has died at age 75.

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Found $20 buys lottery winner worth $1M 

Am I the only one who's never bought a lottery ticket? A Bay Area bartender is flying high after he won $1 million with a $20 bill he found outside San Francisco International Airport. California lottery officials say the man, Hubert Tang, was outside the airport Wednesday when he found the bill, which he used to buy a pair of scratchers at a market in Millbrae

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Supreme Court rules against Kentucky clerk in gay marriage case 24 

MOREHEAD, Ky. – The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and the clerk will arrive at work this morning to face her moment of truth. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis will have to choose whether to issue marriage licenses, defying her Christian conviction, or continue to refuse them, defying a federal judge who could punish her with fines or order that she be hauled off to jail.

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Labrador to oppose Iran nuke deal 

Idaho 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador announced today that he’ll oppose the nuclear agreement that President Obama negotiated with Iran. In mid-July, when the deal first was announced, Idaho Sen. Jim Risch immediately came out against it, calling it “horribly flawed,” while Labrador, Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo and 2nd District Rep. Mike Simpson expressed deep skepticism, but said they’d scrutinize it.

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Tuesday Wild Card 9.1.15 

September is here and with it brings DFO's return to the blog, tomorrow. Yes, that means he's facing another grueling 3-day work week. Must be nice. I think I'll look for some kitty photos to post to welcome him back to the blog.

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WSU instructors under fire for trying to ban words — including “male” and “female”  15 

PULLMAN – Three Washington State University instructors are being accused of violating students’ First Amendment rights by banning terms like “illegal alien,” “male” and “female” in the classroom. Students were told they would risk losing points or failing a class if they repeatedly use terms deemed oppressive or hateful in discussions or assignments.

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ignite cda responds to Sen. Souza  12 

The Cda Press reports Tony Berns, the executive director of ignite cda, the city of Coeur d'Alene's urban renewal agency, responded to Sen. Mary Souza's Aug. 19 questions about the agency's new name and its public relations campaign. Berns repeatedly says, "ignite cda views this initiative as a communication outreach effort not a public relations campaign...." Do you see a major difference between "communications outreach effort" and PR campaign?

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Judge backs anti-abortion group in birth control challenge 

WASHINGTON – A federal judge on Monday sided with an anti-abortion group in its challenge of a key birth control provision of the Obama administration’s health care overhaul. The decision from U.S. District Judge Richard Leon adds to the legal debate surrounding the law’s requirement that contraceptives for women be included among a range of cost-free, preventive benefits offered to employees.

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Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.