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Local No. 18 Oregon holds off rallying Oregon State 52-42 (Photo Gallery)
Vernon Adams threw for 366 yards and three touchdowns and No. 18 Oregon extended its winning streak to six games and closed out the regular season with a 52-42 victory Friday over the rival Oregon State Beavers in the 119th Civil War game.
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.



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National & World Chicago man charged in fatal shooting of 9-year-old boy
A Chicago man was charged with first-degree murder on Friday in connection to the slaying of a 9-year-old boy who police say was lured off a basketball court and shot in the head in an alley because of his father's gang ties.


Sports What was the best Oregon Civil War game ever? What was the best Oregon Civil War game ever?
Oregon senior defensive lineman DeForest Buckner's favorite Civil War was in 2013 when the Ducks won at home, 36-35. Marcus Mariota threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to a leaping Josh Huff with 29 seconds left, and the defense held for the victory.

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Travel & Outdoors Savvy skiers, snowboarders never pay full price Savvy skiers, snowboarders never pay full price
Skiing is an expensive sport, but I've been told by some in the industry it's not necessarily the biggest obstacle keeping skiers off the slopes. The other biggie: Not having somebody to ski with you.
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 Presidential contenders differ sharply on climate Presidential contenders differ sharply on climate
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls climate change the greatest threat to national security. Front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton promises to install more than 500 million solar panels across the country.
Politics After Paris, US political shift on privacy vs. security After Paris, US political shift on privacy vs. security
The Paris attacks have renewed debate on the U.S. government's post-Sept. 11 domestic surveillance laws, leading to efforts to revive the issue on Capitol Hill and handing Marco Rubio an opening against Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential race.


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!

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Technology Smartphones overtake desktops for holiday shopping
For the first time, there's expected to be more people visiting retailers' web sites through their smartphones than on desktop computers or tablets during the first weekend of the holiday shopping season that begins on Thanksgiving Day.
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 Trump called out for appearing to mock disability
Donald Trump denied Thursday that he mocked a reporter with a disability in a South Carolina speech, despite appearing to imitate mannerisms of the "poor guy" and make fun of him.


Business Local free community college plans may be template for US
An economic engine. A jumpstart for lower-income students. A partnership with businesses to groom a workforce. The idea of free community college has been touted as all these, by President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidates, and some Republicans.
Business Ferrari hometown overwhelmed by roar of test-driving fans (Photo Gallery)
In the streets of Maranello, the hometown of Ferrari, the roar of the famed sports car is no longer the occasional bragging right of a proud new owner, but a constant backdrop as a number of test-drive businesses give would-be Schumachers the chance to rev up and peel out.

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Entertainment Poland will not extradite Roman Polanski to the U.S.
Poland will not extradite Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski to the U.S. in an almost 40-year-old case after prosecutors declined to challenge a court ruling against the extradition request.