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Stuck around for the variable weather conditions on Friday. Everything from sun, wind, rain, hail, and warm light @ sunset.

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National & World Huckabee, the other man from Hope, opens 2016 bid
Declaring Tuesday that he can bring "the kind of change that truly can get America from hope to higher ground," former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced his Republican candidacy in the hometown he shares with former President Bill Clinton.
National & World Texas gunman was former target of FBI terror probe (Photo Gallery)
A man whose social media presence was being scrutinized by federal authorities was one of two suspects in a shooting at a Texas cartoon contest featuring images of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, and the Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Sports Fight night: Mayweather, Pacquiao both ready
Manny Pacquiao will get up sometime late Saturday morning in his hotel suite and eat some steamed rice and chicken, washed down with water that his aides make sure is room temperature or warmer.

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Travel & Outdoors Jet boats provide family fun on Snake River rapids
Hells Canyon might be God's best-kept hideaway if you're a hiker seeking solitude, a fit hunter pursuing game or an angler hoping to catch smallmouth bass, steelhead and sturgeon until your arms are numb.
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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Home Name that Princess Name that Princess (Video)
The latest royal baby gets a name fit for a princess, not to mention a Sex and the City star, and a spider known for a legendary web. CNN's Jeanne Moos plays name that princess.
Home Essay contest for goat farm giveaway Essay contest for goat farm giveaway (Video)
An Alabama couple is offering you a free house and farm, the mortgage paid-off, and everything you need to start up a goat cheese company. All you need is the perfect words to win them over. Heather Mathis explains.

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Politics Other Dem candidates get 6 debates to challenge Clinton Other Dem candidates get 6 debates to challenge Clinton
The Democratic National Committee has sanctioned six presidential primary debates, giving long-shot candidates chances to challenge front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton before television audiences.

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Technology Googling on mobile devices surpasses PCs in U.S. for 1st time
Google's influential search engine has hit a tipping point in technology's shift to smartphones. More search requests are now being made on mobile devices than on personal computers in the U.S. and many other parts of the world.
Technology High-tech sensors help kids keep eye on aging parents
Each time 81-year-old Bill Dworsky or his 80-year-old wife Dorothy opens the refrigerator, closes the bathroom door or lifts the lid on a pill container, tiny sensors in their San Francisco home make notes on a digital logbook.
Technology Comcast now has more Internet than cable customers
Just before its $45 billion deal with Time Warner Cable collapsed over regulators' fears about a giant cable company's control over the Web, Comcast was racking up more Internet customers.

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Politics State Dept: No evidence of conflict in Clinton Foundation gifts
The State Department said Monday it has no evidence that any actions taken by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton when she was secretary of state were influenced by donations to the Clinton Foundation or former President Bill Clinton's speaking fees.

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Business Growth in U.S. service economy picked up speed last month
U.S. service firms' growth accelerated in April, fueled by more orders, rising sales and an uptick in hiring. The figures provide solid evidence that the economy is recovering from its first-quarter stumble.
Business U.S. trade deficit jumps to 6-year high of $51.4 billion
The U.S. trade deficit in March swelled to the highest level in more than six years, propelled by a flood of imports that may have sapped the U.S. economy of any growth in the first quarter.
Business Europe raises economic forecast despite bleak Greek outlook
The European Union has nudged up its forecast for economic growth across the 19-country eurozone despite a much gloomier outlook for Greece, which is struggling to get its hands on vital bailout cash it needs to pay off debts.

Entertainment Singer Chris Brown accused of battery in Las Vegas
Singer Chris Brown faces another battery accusation just days after he performed at an after-party to the weekend's much hyped boxing match, which was also billed as the kickoff to his residency at the Drai's nightclub.