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Sports (New) Happy National Running Day
Running is one of those things people feel very strongly about. You either need to run 5 miles a day to feel like yourself, or you absolutely can't stand the thought of it.


Entertainment E! names Jenner series 'I Am Cait' E! names Jenner series 'I Am Cait'
The E! Entertainment network says its documentary series on the former Bruce Jenner premiering next month will be titled, "I Am Cait," and is showing a promo video for the series depicting her applying makeup.


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Travel & Outdoors What's happening this year at Crater Lake National Park
Major road and parking lot improvements, a possible Sister City agreement with China, the Crater Lake Lodge's 100th anniversary, the National Park Service's 2016 Centennial, expanded vehicle-free days and creation of a possible Crater Lake symphony are among many projects at a busy Crater Lake National Park slated for this season.

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Home Officer meets woman who shared umbrella Officer meets woman who shared umbrella (Video)
Thousands "supported blue" as a community said goodbye to officer Kerrie Orozco. One woman in the crowd showed her support in a special way, as the rain fell. Today she met the officer she helped and Nicole Goodrich was there.

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Travel & Outdoors Jet boats provide family fun on Snake River rapids 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.


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Technology Hollywood dipping toes into virtual reality worlds
Once seen as a tool for alien-blasting gamers, movie studios, television producers and artists are now adopting the technology, which immerses people in faraway realms using bulky goggles, house-sized domes, and smartphones.


Politics Congress sends NSA phone-records bill to president
Congress approved sweeping changes Tuesday to surveillance laws enacted after the Sept. 11 attacks, eliminating the National Security Agency's disputed bulk phone-records collection program and replacing it with a more restrictive measure to keep the records in phone companies' hands.


Business (New) Cities keen on 'sharing economy' but concerned about safety
American cities are enticed by the economic growth and services that "sharing economy" companies such as Airbnb, Uber and Lyft can offer, but officials are anxious about safety in a largely unregulated realm, a city advocacy group found in a study released Wednesday.
Business (New) U.S. trade deficit drops sharply in April
The U.S. trade deficit declined sharply in April as exports posted a modest gain and imports fell, raising hopes that trade's drag on economic growth will ease in the current quarter.

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