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Local Evangelical group works to convert children in Portland Evangelical group works to convert children in Portland(Video)
An evangelical Christian group is trying to convert children as young as 5 at Portland apartment pools, public parks and dozens of other gathering spots this summer — a campaign that's got some parents upset.

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Local Evangelical group works to convert children in Portland(Video)
An evangelical Christian group is trying to convert children as young as 5 at Portland apartment pools, public parks and dozens of other gathering spots this summer — a campaign that's got some parents upset.
Local Firefighters chase new Oregon fires sparked by lightning
Oregon received 19,000 lightning strikes since Tuesday afternoon, resulting in at least 25 new fires covering a total of 160 acres, stretching from the southern Cascade Range northwest into central and northeastern Oregon.

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Entertainment Review: 'Lucy' won't stretch your brain capacity Review: 'Lucy' won't stretch your brain capacity
So let's start with the enticing premise of Luc Besson's "Lucy," starring Scarlett Johansson: Human beings only use 10 percent of their brain capacity. Imagine what it would be like if we could access all of it?

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YouNews 7/22 Lightning Storm 7/22 Lightning Storm
Last nights lightning storm in the Columbia River Gorge was quite the show, almost like a second 4th of July. These were taken from White Salmon, Washington.

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National & World Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas.
National & World Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands(Photo Gallery)
Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in Ukraine's restive east as fighting flared in the region.

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Sports Thorns score 4 unanswered goals in 6-3 win over Boston
Portland Thorns FC forward Christine Sinclair scored the first hat-trick in club history and the fourth in National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) history, as Portland tallied four unanswered goals in a 6-3 victory against the Boston Breakers in front of 14,383 fans at Providence Park on Sunday afternoon.
Sports Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major
Staked to a six-shot lead going into the final round, Rory McIlroy turned back every challenge. He made two key birdies around the turn, and delivered a majestic drive at just the right moment to close with a 1-under 71 and complete his wire-to-wire victory.
Sports Timbers top Rapids 2-1
Maximiliano Urruti and Diego Valeri each scored in the second half to give Portland a 2-1 win over visiting Colorado on Friday night.

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Home Grooving grandpa goes viral Grooving grandpa goes viral(Video)
We dare you to try not to smile watching the groovin' grandpa dance his way into hearts. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports he tosses his canes with disdain.

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KATU Investigators UO police investigate 'confessions' Facebook page UO police investigate 'confessions' Facebook page
Anonymous posts about sexual assaults and other crimes have shown up on a Facebook page that's popular with University of Oregon students. It’s called "University of Oregon Confessions".

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Technology

Technology Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist
Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared -except the money those posts produce. At least two services are trying to change that.
Technology Verizon launches rewards program with tracking
Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked.
Technology Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service
Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to attract more users.

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Business Retail trade group reduces annual sales forecast
The nation's largest retail trade group has pared its annual sales forecast because of slower-than-expected growth during the first half of the year tied to winter storms and lingering economic woes.
Business Women business owners face gender gap, report says
Women who own small business are still far behind their male counterparts when it comes to getting loans and government contracts, a congressional report said Wednesday.
Business Trump: D.C. hotel will be among world's best
Donald Trump says his new hotel in the Old Post Office building in downtown Washington "will be one of the fine ... and maybe the finest" hotels in the world.
Business Delta Air Lines 2nd quarter profit rises 17 percent
Delta Air Lines Inc. said Wednesday that second-quarter earnings rose 17 percent, topping analysts' expectations, as passengers flew more miles at higher average fares and fuel spending declined.

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