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KATU Investigators Flooding fiasco leaves Portland family in lurch Flooding fiasco leaves Portland family in lurch(Video)
Would you live here? This Southeast Portland apartment was damaged so badly from flooding that the family felt like it was unlivable. They moved into a hotel, for the time being, but reached out to KATU after they felt the landlord wasn't doing enough to help them get back into their apartment.

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KATU Investigators Flooding fiasco leaves Portland family in lurch(Video)
Would you live here? This Southeast Portland apartment was damaged so badly from flooding that the family felt like it was unlivable. They moved into a hotel, for the time being, but reached out to KATU after they felt the landlord wasn't doing enough to help them get back into their apartment.

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Offbeat Ugliness is gorgeous at 'Beautiful Bulldog' event Ugliness is gorgeous at 'Beautiful Bulldog' event(Photo Gallery)
Lucey beat out 49 drooling competitors Monday to take this year's "Beautiful Bulldog" pageant, a tongue-in-cheek event designed to kick off the weeklong Drake Relays, an internationally renowned track and field meet in Des Moines.

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National & World NYPD's Twitter request backfires in a very public way
A request by the New York City Police Department has backfired — in a very public way.
Its request that Twitter users share pictures of them posing with police officers has caused people to start sending in photos of police brutality.
National & World Violence erupts in Rio slum near Olympic venues
A Rio de Janeiro slum erupted in violence late Tuesday following the killing of a popular local figure, with angry residents setting fires and showering homemade explosives and glass bottles onto a busy avenue in the city's main tourist zone.
National & World 3 more charged in $80M drug heist in Connecticut
Three Florida men who federal authorities say stole about $80 million in prescription drugs from an Eli Lilly warehouse in Connecticut have been charged with conspiracy and theft, the U.S. attorney's office announced Tuesday.
National & World FBI fears suspected serial child molester might have 90 victims
The FBI asked for the public's help Tuesday to identify at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child predator who worked at 10 American and other international schools abroad for more than four decades before committing suicide last month in Minnesota.

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Sports Blazers' Aldridge ready for Game 2 (Photo Gallery)
A day after etching his name in Portland's record books with a franchise playoff-record 46 points in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series against Houston, LaMarcus Aldridge was already looking forward.
Sports Mariners losing streak reaches 7 after loss to Astros
Matt Dominguez homered and drove in three runs, Dallas Keuchel struck out a season-high eight and the Houston Astros broke a seven-game skid with a 7-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday.
Sports Tech boom presents new wrinkles for Wrigley Field(Photo Gallery)
During a recent game at Wrigley Field, John Weber was using a pencil and scorecard to expertly track the game between his hometown Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 86-year-old retired transit worker figures he is an increasingly rare kind of baseball fan.

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Home Trimming time of your ER visit Trimming time of your ER visit(Video)
A trip to the ER can be daunting for more reasons than one. Thursday at 11 p.m., we'll break down the hospital waiting room times in the metro area that could save you time and headaches.
Home Boy forgoes PS4 to buy smoke detectors Boy forgoes PS4 to buy smoke detectors(Video)
A fire that claimed the lives of a mother and her son has inspired a little boy to go on a mission to help save lives. The eight-year-old from Texas had been saving his money to buy a Playstation 4 -- but the deadly fire changed his mind. Brian New reports.
Home Couple marries in front of burned home Couple marries in front of burned home(Video)
A Connecticut couple gets married in an unusual setting. They exchanged vows in front of their home that was destroyed in a fire. Kate Rayner has the story.

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National & World Photos: Aftermath of March 27, 1964, 9.2 quake in Alaska Photos: Aftermath of March 27, 1964, 9.2 quake in Alaska(Photo Gallery)
The earth shook for 4 1/2 minutes on March 27, 1964, at 5:36 p.m. as the largest earthquake in U.S. history tossed and bent Alaska. The 9.2 magnitude earthquake killed 15 people. Another 113 died in tsunamis, including 4 in Oregon. The damage was costly: $113 million in 1964 dollars, more than $2.3 billion by today's standards.
Politics NY court: US must release targeted killings memo NY court: US must release targeted killings memo
The U.S. government must publicly disclose in redacted form secret papers describing its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas, because President Barack Obama and senior government officials have commented on the subject, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
Travel & Outdoors Group retracing trek of wandering Oregon wolf OR-7 Group retracing trek of wandering Oregon wolf OR-7
Wildlife advocates are preparing to retrace the 1,200-mile path of a wandering wolf whose trek in 2011 across Oregon and California attracted worldwide attention, hoping their upcoming journey will help build greater acceptance of wolves as they reclaim lost territories across the West.

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KATU Investigators Kelso funeral home at fault in body mix-up Kelso funeral home at fault in body mix-up(Video)
A Kelso funeral home will be on probation for one year and must pay a $12,500 fine after Washington state investigators concluded its funeral home employee mixed up two men's bodies, which ended with one man mistakenly cremated and the second man in the casket of the first man's funeral.
KATU Investigators Complaints double against popular form of birth control Essure Complaints double against popular form of birth control Essure(Video)
KATU first introduced you to a group of women five months ago who underwent a procedure called Essure, meant to permanently prevent pregnancy. But they became part of a growing number of women who say the procedure caused them serious health problems. Now, with complaints about Essure piling up, the On Your Side Investigators reveal the twists their stories have taken and one horrifying decision one woman made to stay healthy.

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Business Sales of U.S. existing homes slip to a 20-month low
Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available homes discouraged many would-be buyers.
Business General Motors seeks more protection from lawsuits
General Motors Co. is asking a U.S. bankruptcy judge to shield it from legal claims for actions that took place before the company's 2009 bankruptcy.
Business Comcast 1st quarter earnings surge on upbeat NBC results
Comcast Corp. said Tuesday that its first-quarter net income rose by 30 percent as ad revenue surged at broadcast network NBC, helped by the Winter Olympics in Sochi and Jimmy Fallon's elevation as host of "The Tonight Show."
Business McDonald's profit slips amid weak sales
The world's biggest hamburger chain said sales at established U.S. locations fell 1.7 percent in the first quarter as guest counts fell.

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