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National & World Air Canada plane 'abrupt' landing injures 25 Air Canada plane 'abrupt' landing injures 25
An Air Canada plane made a hard landing in bad weather and skidded off the runway at the airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the airline said Sunday that 25 people were taken to hospitals for observation and treatment of minor injuries.

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National & World Air Canada plane 'abrupt' landing injures 25
An Air Canada plane made a hard landing in bad weather and skidded off the runway at the airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the airline said Sunday that 25 people were taken to hospitals for observation and treatment of minor injuries.

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Entertainment Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!' Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!' (Photo Gallery)
Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life.

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Local State lawmakers consider powdered alcohol ban State lawmakers consider powdered alcohol ban
A bill making its way through the state Legislature could make Washington one of a growing number of states to ban a new powdered alcohol product before it reaches liquor-store shelves.
Local Why did co-pilot intentionally crash plane? (Video)
So far no one has any explanation why the Germanwings co-pilot would apparently crash a jetliner.

Investigators say Lubitz had to have known what he was doing: he kept over-riding a security pad outside the cockpit as the pilot banged on the door.

Passengers saw it all.

"We can hear them screaming before the very last moments - just before the impact," said Brice Robin, a French prosecutor investigating the crash.

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KATU Investigators Multnomah Co. explains decision to let reckless driving suspect out of jail Multnomah Co. explains decision to let reckless driving suspect out of jail (Video)
The man accused of plowing into a traffic safety flagger walked out of jail just a few hours after the crash. Patrick Miller was booked into the Multnomah County Jail for assault, reckless driving, and DUI. It left many wondering: why was he released so quickly?
KATU Investigators Legal expert: Oregon playing high-stakes poker in Oracle lawsuit (Video)
Two million taxpayer dollars. That's the hefty cost of legal sparring between Oracle and Oregon to decide who is to blame for the state's failed online health insurance exchange, Cover Oregon. Will the state take this to trial or settle? The On Your Side Investigators talked to insiders and legal experts to see how the legal battle over Cover Oregon will impact taxpayers.

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National & World Before leak, NSA mulled ending phone program
The National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store American calling records in the months before leaker Edward Snowden revealed the practice, current and former intelligence officials say, because some officials believed the costs outweighed the meager counterterrorism benefits.

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Sports Coaches no one wants to face finally face each other Coaches no one wants to face finally face each other
On a cold, rainy spring night five years ago, the room was dripping with superstars. The guest of honor was USA basketball boss Jerry Colangelo. The dinner speaker was Mike Krzyzewski. Kobe Bryant sent a video tribute. Jay Bilas served as emcee.

Travel & Outdoors

Travel & Outdoors Salmon fishing off S. Oregon coast looks good for 2015
Enough adult salmon are now finning off the Southern Oregon and Northern California coasts to give Brookings a good chance to repeat as Oregon's top port for boating chinook. But the ever-changing ocean currents have to do their part.

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Politics Capital gains tax part of WA House Democrats' budget plan Capital gains tax part of WA House Democrats' budget plan
House Democrats on Friday released a two-year budget plan that proposes a capital gains tax as part of nearly $1.5 billion in new revenue to address a court mandate on education spending, but Senate Republicans quickly countered that new taxes should not be part of the solution.
Politics U.S. Senate's Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election U.S. Senate's Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, the wily Nevadan who dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced Friday he will retire from the institution where he's served for five terms.

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Technology Internet outages reveal gaps in U.S. broadband infrastructure
Because Internet service is largely unregulated by the federal government and the states, decisions about network reliability are left to the service providers. Industry analysts say these companies generally do not build alternative routes, or redundancies.

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Entertainment End of 'Mad Men,' but show's relics find new life at museum (Photo Gallery)
Jon Hamm, who plays Draper on the AMC drama about a New York ad agency, joined cast members and show creator Matthew Weiner at the National Museum of American History on Friday to donate costumes, props, sketches and a script from the show. The collection includes Draper's trademark gray suit and fedora.