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Local Your Black Friday shopping guide (Photo Gallery)
It's looking like many big-box stores will open their doors as early as 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving for Black Friday shopping -- no word yet whether you can shop with a turkey leg in hand.
Local (New) PDX will operate with 'heightened awareness'
Thousands of travelers are expected at PDX in the coming days, and though many say they're unfazed by travel alerts, airport officials say they'll be working with heightened awareness.



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National & World Official: Paris attacks organizer was planning more carnage Official: Paris attacks organizer was planning more carnage
The man believed to have planned the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more had likely planned to carry out another suicide bombing days later in the French capital's business district, the Paris prosecutor said Tuesday.
National & World Obama pledges solidarity with France against ISIS
Pledging solidarity after the Paris attacks, President Barack Obama promised Tuesday to work with France and other allies to intensify the U.S.-led campaign against the Islamic State, saying America will not be cowed by the scourge of terrorism.


Sports Lillard, McCollum lead Blazers past Lakers, 107-93 (Photo Gallery)
Damian Lillard saw potential in the Los Angeles Lakers' talented young guards. The Portland star guard also demonstrated just how far D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson have got to go to catch up with the Trail Blazers' brilliant young backcourt.

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Travel & Outdoors US rejects endangered status for sage grouse
The U.S. Interior Department says the greater sage grouse does not need federal protections across Oregon and 10 other Western states after some limits were put on energy development and other activities.

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Politics NBC agrees to give time to 4 Republican candidates NBC agrees to give time to 4 Republican candidates
NBC agreed Monday to give four Republican presidential candidates free time on affiliates in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina after they complained Donald Trump unfairly benefited from appearing as "Saturday Night Live" host earlier this month.
Politics Clinton proposes tax break for caregivers Clinton proposes tax break for caregivers
Pledging to invest in the "caring economy," Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed a new tax break Sunday for people caring for aging parents and grandparents.


Weather Blog As El Nino rages, still a warm winter foreseen, but 2016's looking wetter As El Nino rages, still a warm winter foreseen, but 2016's looking wetter
SEATTLE -- It's probably the first time in several months an update to the long range seasonal forecasts hasn't been met with total dread by skiers, snowboarders, and anyone else who is a fan of a snowy winter.

That's probably because November has been kind to snow lovers so far with a parade of storms that have brought enough mountain snow for some ski resorts to open before Thanksgiving!
Weather Blog Wind speeds hit a high as 137 mph at some Cascade ski resorts Tuesday Wind speeds hit a high as 137 mph at some Cascade ski resorts Tuesday
Scott's Note: In the original text, I erroneously crowned White Pass the wind champ at 119 mph, but it turns out I didn't run Mission Ridge's data back far enough. Lo and behild, they hit an eye-popping 137 mph gust Tuesday evening!

The Olympic Mountains may be home to Hurricane Ridge, but it was some of the Cascade ridges that took on hurricane-force winds during Tuesday's windstorm.

As an intense low pressure system passed by just to the north, it created an incredible pressure difference along the eastside of the Cascades, bringing triple-digit wind speeds to some spots.

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Technology Target profit climbs as customer traffic increases
Target says its sales rose 1.9 percent at established locations in the third quarter as it worked to revive its business by strengthening flagship categories like clothing and children's products.


Politics Carson backs off claims of American Muslims cheering 9/11
A spokesman for the retired neurosurgeon said Carson "does not stand behind" his statement to reporters hours earlier that he saw news reports of Muslims in New Jersey cheering the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Politics Trump, Carson ratchet up heated rhetoric about Muslims
Top Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson are ratcheting up their rhetoric about Muslims, with Trump calling for a mandatory database to track Muslims in the United States and Carson comparing Syrian refugees to rabid dogs.


Business Strong dollar pressures Tiffany in 3rd quarter
Tiffany's fiscal third-quarter results missed analysts' estimates, hampered by a strong dollar and uncertain economic conditions. The luxury jeweler also lowered its full-year earnings guidance.

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