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National & World Ferguson businesses torched in violent overnight protests Ferguson businesses torched in violent overnight protests (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Missouri's governor ordered more National Guardsmen into Ferguson on Tuesday to keep order after a night of violence over the grand jury decision in the police shooting of Michael Brown, as attorneys for the Brown family lashed out at the authorities' handling of the case.

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National & World Ferguson businesses torched in violent overnight protests (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Missouri's governor ordered more National Guardsmen into Ferguson on Tuesday to keep order after a night of violence over the grand jury decision in the police shooting of Michael Brown, as attorneys for the Brown family lashed out at the authorities' handling of the case.

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Entertainment Barbie dethroned by Team Elsa of 'Frozen' fame Barbie dethroned by Team Elsa of 'Frozen' fame
For the first time in more than a decade Barbie has been frozen out of the top spot on the holiday wish lists of girls. The new reigning champion in the hearts of little girls is Team Elsa.

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KATU Investigators First round in Cover Oregon legal fight goes to state First round in Cover Oregon legal fight goes to state (Video)
The state of Oregon on Friday won the first round against Oracle Inc. in their legal dispute over the failed Cover Oregon health insurance website after a judge rejected Oracle's effort to try the case exclusively in federal court.
KATU Investigators Audit: Portland not following several credit, debit card security rules (Video)
Are parking meters putting you at risk? If you pay with plastic, they could be. A newly-released city audit reveals Portland has failed to comply with credit and debit card protections for five years, which the report states, could put your sensitive information at risk.
KATU Investigators Police investigating reports Grant HS students taped themselves having sex (Video)
Portland police say they are investigating reports that students at Grant High School recorded themselves having sex and then shared those videos with other students. Sharing videos of minors having sex is a crime and Portland Police said the teens who shared the videos could face child porn-related charges.

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National & World Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals
Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year. An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shoppers can get the most and biggest sales of the year.
National & World France suspends delivery of warship to Russia
France suspended the delivery of a warship to Russia on Tuesday, after months of speculation about what would be the biggest arms sale ever by a NATO country to the Kremlin.

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Sports Browns QB Manziel involved in hotel fight
A Browns fan who says he wanted to give Johnny Manziel "a hug" was struck by the rookie quarterback's entourage at a downtown hotel and was left with a swollen eye and lip, police said.
Sports Industry leaders: Skiing cheaper than you think
Industry leaders say that even though last-minute lift tickets at some resorts now exceed $100, skiing has never been more affordable if you're savvy about discounts.
Sports Huskies beat Beavers 37-13, become bowl eligible
Jaydon Mickens caught a 54-yard touchdown on Washington's first drive and added a 36-yard TD run in the fourth quarter, Dwayne Washington ran for a 68-yard touchdown and the Huskies became bowl eligible with a 37-13 win over Oregon State on Saturday night.

Travel & Outdoors

Travel & Outdoors Nez Perce Trail siting gets another look
The Nez Perce Trail running from Wallowa Lake to 40 miles from the Canadian border in Montana commemorates the months-long flight for freedom of Chief Joseph and his people. This fall, the U.S. Forest Service invites public comment on the siting of the 1,700-mile trail.
Travel & Outdoors 5 of Washington’s most beautiful waterfall hikes (Photo Gallery)
So far, summer in Seattle has brought us lots of hot days and clear skies: The perfect recipe for hiking. Watching (or swimming in) a waterfall is one of the best ways to end a hike, especially when it’s sweltering. Here are five of Washington’s most beautiful waterfall hikes to enjoy this summer.

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Home Mechanic's crazy upside-down van Mechanic's crazy upside-down van (Video)
An Iowa mechanic is turning heads everywhere he goes. That's because the van he drives looks like it could flip over, and keep on driving. You'll have to see it to believe it, as Jill Kasparie shows us!

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Politics Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in Oregon Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in Oregon
Turnout surpassed 50 percent in a handful of states: Maine, Wisconsin, Colorado, Alaska, Minnesota and Oregon. During each election over the past 10 years, these states have often been among the top performers.
Politics Oregon food label measure headed for recount (Updated) Oregon food label measure headed for recount
Statewide vote totals released Monday show an Oregon ballot measure that would require labeling of genetically modified foods was losing by a mere 809 votes and will go to an automatic recount.

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Weather Blog Weather whiplash: Denver drops 40 degrees in 3 hours Weather whiplash: Denver drops 40 degrees in 3 hours
Days like today are not unheard of in Denver and the Midwest when you've got a massive cold front barreling through... but they're still fun to marvel at.

Check out how residents there kicked off their work week:

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Technology Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers
The U.S. military, along with the auto industry, is scrambling to fortify the cyber defenses of commercially available cars before criminals and even terrorists penetrate them.
Technology Do you need to break the bank to get a good phone?
It might seem as though everyone has an iPhone or Galaxy smartphone. But many customers are eschewing the best cameras and screens - and their top-end price tags - and choosing models that can get the job done at less than a third of the cost.
Technology Does bad behavior really hurt business?
Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses and executive gaffes have become viral sensations. But is all that bad behavior actually bad for business?
Technology Amusement parks challenged by high-tech home entertainment
Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days. They need to lure you, the American guest, off your sofa with your high resolution, interactive video games and into their world of fun - real life fun.

Politics

Politics House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories
A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.
Politics Obama launches sales mission on immigration
Mounting an offensive behind his immigration directives, President Barack Obama on Friday insisted House Republicans must take up a comprehensive immigration overhaul but said the system is so unfair that it needs the type of fixes that he initiated on his own.
Politics Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders
Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation.
Politics Defying GOP, Obama to spare 5M from deportation
Defying Republicans and bypassing Congress, President Barack Obama prepared to invoke his executive authority Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation. Millions more will remain in limbo.

Business

Business U.S. economy grew at 3.9 percent rate in 3rd quarter
The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.9 percent annual rate in the July-September period, even faster than first reported, giving the country its strongest six months of growth in more than a decade.
Business U.S. consumer confidence falls in November
U.S. consumer confidence fell in November following a big gain the previous month, as Americans became less bullish about the economy and jobs.
Business U.S. bank earnings up 7.3 percent in 3red quarter
U.S. bank earnings rose 7.3 percent in the July-September quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and continued to lend out more money, which help drive up revenue.

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Entertainment One Direction, Iggy Azalea shine at 2014 AMAs (Photo Gallery)
One Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year over powerhouse acts like Beyonce and Luke Bryan, while breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea beat out heavyweights Eminem and Drake in the rap categories.