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KATU Investigators Family of girl who died from E. coli suspects watermelon might be culprit (New) Family of girl who died from E. coli suspects watermelon might be culprit (Video)
There have been three cases of E. coli in Oregon. One of them killed a 4-year-old girl and sent two other little kids to the hospital. Are they connected? The aunt of Serena Profitt, the 4-year-old who died, told KATU she believes watermelon purchased from a Walmart in Lebanon might be the source.

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KATU Investigators (New) Family of girl who died from E. coli suspects watermelon might be culprit (Video)
There have been three cases of E. coli in Oregon. One of them killed a 4-year-old girl and sent two other little kids to the hospital. Are they connected? The aunt of Serena Profitt, the 4-year-old who died, told KATU she believes watermelon purchased from a Walmart in Lebanon might be the source.
Local Study shows 95 percent of Oregonians now insured
A new study shows 95 percent of Oregonians now have health insurance coverage, largely thanks to the state's expansion of Medicaid to many previously ineligible low-income adults.

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YouNews Missing Horse Missing Horse
Our Appaloosa mare "Gigi" has gone missing from her 20 acre pasture in Sandy, Or. The planes carrying water and fire retardent for the Estacada fire have been flying very low and may have spooked her. We (the owners) have searched neighboring pastures last night and early this morning.

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KATU Investigators Protecting the program: 'Lives have been destroyed due to the negligence of U of O administrators' Protecting the program: 'Lives have been destroyed due to the negligence of U of O administrators' (Video)
A three-month examination by the On Your Side Investigators found that the timing of the University of Oregon’s internal investigation of alleged sexual assaults by three basketball players was consistently beneficial to the team’s APR.
KATU Investigators Report: Oregon faces one of the worst juvenile crime problems in the nation (Video)
Should teen offenders be let out on field trips? The Washington County teen accused of raping a woman outside Autzen Stadium last weekend was participating in a program that stresses alternatives to putting juvenile offenders under lock and key. But the On Your Side Investigators uncovered reports that show such alternatives have been called into question.

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Sports Police: Cardinals RB Dwyer head-butted wife Police: Cardinals RB Dwyer head-butted wife
Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday.
Sports KATU vs. Portland Winterhawks (Video)
It was a battle to the end, and to a draw, but not on the ice; instead, KATU’s Steve Dunn, Angelica Thornton and Kerry Tomlinson took on the Portland Winterhawks’ Keoni Texeira, Ethan Price and Layne Viveiros in the TV station’s parking lot.
Sports After making 'mistake,' Vikings bench RB Peterson
Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Wednesday that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back its superstar following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.
Sports Union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension by NFL
The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night, saying that he shouldn't be punished twice for punching his fiancee in a casino elevator.

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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 GoPro Headcam shoots robbery (New) GoPro Headcam shoots robbery (Video)
It happens all the time. A tourist gets mugged by an armed robber. But what made this attempted robbery unusual was that you can watch the entire thing go down because it was captured by a head cam worn by the victim. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports the only thing shot was the bad guy's image.

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Politics Clinton: Turn female economic issues into movement Clinton: Turn female economic issues into movement
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that voters need to turn pay inequity and women's economic security into a political movement in the November elections and beyond, pointing to an issue that could animate a future presidential campaign.
Politics Chris Christie growing tired of bridge inquiry Chris Christie growing tired of bridge inquiry
Gov. Chris Christie says he's growing tired of the legislative committee investigating politically motivated lane closures near the George Washington Bridge last year.
Politics Wehby blames former staff for copied policies Wehby blames former staff for copied policies
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Monica Wehby is blaming former staff members for policy briefs on her website that matched statements from other conservative candidates and an interest group.

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KATU Investigators UO emeritus professor furious, accuses school of attacking him UO emeritus professor furious, accuses school of attacking him
The scuffle between Cheyney Ryan and the University of Oregon began with the On Your Side Investigators’ story on Monday, which examined the UO's actions in the wake of rape allegations against three members of the school’s men’s basketball team.
Weather Blog Northern Lights could make appearance later this week Northern Lights could make appearance later this week
A strong solar storm is in progress, and for those ever hoping to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights, its timing couldn't be better.

Spaceweather.com says not one, but two coronal mass ejections (CMEs -- fancy word for solar flares) have erupted and are speeding toward Earth.

Their expected arrival is Friday for the first one and Saturday for the second one, which means both Friday night -- and perhaps even Thursday night if it's a bit quicker -- and Saturday night could see a display of the Northern Lights. It's a near slam dunk for the higher latitudes but even our area has a chance to get a peek if the stars align.

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Technology Drag queens dress down Facebook over names
San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina.
Technology Self-driving cars now need a permit in California
Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around.

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Business JetBlue's CEO will step down early next year
JetBlue Airways Corp. CEO Dave Barger will step down in February and be replaced by the company's president, ending months of speculation about leadership at the airline, which is profitable but has lagged its rivals.
Business Home Depot says malware affected 56M payment cards
Home Depot said that 56 million payment cards were estimated to have been breached in a data theft between April and September at it stores in the U.S. and Canada. That makes it the second largest breach for a retailer on record.
Business Ellison gives up Oracle CEO role, becomes chairman
Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is ending his 37-year reign as CEO of the business software maker that he co-founded and is handing over the job to his two top lieutenants, Safra Catz and Mark Hurd.

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