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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 New weather model predicts vivid sunsets before they happen New weather model predicts vivid sunsets before they happen (Photo Gallery)
Pacific Northwest residents have been treated to some dramatic sunsets this year -- one of the many benefits of living in an area framed with dramatic mountains and shimmering waterways.

Most nights, they kind of sneak up on us - sure, a sunset happens every day but you need specific conditions for nature to put on a show-stopper. Yet when those conditions come together, it's 30 minutes of sheer beauty rarely matched anywhere else.

But what if you knew ahead of time the upcoming sunset was going to be worthy of a drive to your favorite vista point?

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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.


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 (New) U.S. pending home sales edge up in October
Slightly more Americans signed contracts to buy homes in October, a modest rebound after two prior monthly declines. The figures add to evidence that the housing market has lost some of its momentum after rapid sales growth earlier this year.

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