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Sports Back to Beijing for 2nd Olympics in 14 years
The Chinese capital was awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday, beating Kazakh rival Almaty 44-40 in a surprisingly close vote marred by technical problems, taking the games back to the city that hosted the summer version in 2008.

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YouNews My Part In Fighting Climate Change My Part In Fighting Climate Change
What am I doing to help the climate?
I am using solar to offset some power needs.

face it, rather or not you like it our climate is shifting.
Enjoy the snow when it comes, because one year, we may not get any snow anymore for a very long time.

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Local & Regional

Local Broker: Ballard 'Up' house to be saved, moved
Edith Macefield's Ballard home - known as the '"Up" house' to most - will be moved and preserved, a broker involved in the matter announced Thursday.
Local Bridge dangler inspired by kayaktivists, supporters below (Video)
A protester who dangled from the St. Johns Bridge for 40 hours said he has never done a climb like it before and was scared; but Razz Gormley said he was inspired from supporters on the ground and kayaktivists in the river.

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National & World (New) 'Gut-wrenching' decision: Search for Fla. teens to be suspended (Photo Gallery)
After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard's search for two teenage fishermen was to end Friday, a heart-rending decision for families so convinced the boys could be alive they're pressing on with their own hunt.
National & World Washed-up wing part may be 1st trace of missing Malaysia jet (Photo Gallery)
A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tragic but finally solid clue to one of aviation's most perplexing and expensive mysteries.

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Sports British review of Salazar finds no issue with Mo Farah
Britain's anti-doping agency defended its procedures for dealing with missed drug tests on Thursday after it was reported that distance runner Mo Farah missed two doping controls in the leadup to the 2012 London Olympics.

Travel & Outdoors

Travel & Outdoors $700 million plan to help salmon habitat faces new challenge (Photo Gallery)
A massive federal habitat restoration effort in the Columbia River Basin has spent more than $700 million on breaching levies, restoring tidal channels, reconnecting floodplains and other actions meant to boost salmon and steelhead populations imperiled by hydroelectric dams.

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Home Move over grumpy cat, Earl is here Move over grumpy cat, Earl is here (Video)
Move over, grumpy cat. The Internet now has a cantankerous-but-cute face to adore. It belongs to a five-month old puggle -- a cross between a pug and a beagle. The Iowa pup has gained thousands of new followers on social media. Bailey Deitz introduces us to Earl the grumpy puppy.
Home 9-year-old raises $47k for sick friend 9-year-old raises $47k for sick friend (Video)
Some are calling her an angel, amazing and selfless. And she pretty much fits those descriptions perfectly! A 9-year old girl was hoping to raise a little money making bracelets to help her best friend with a rare skin disease, but that little turned into thousands! Stacey Spivey reports.
Home NICU babies reunite with hospital staff NICU babies reunite with hospital staff (Video)
Babies are often in the NICU for weeks, sometimes months, so the hospital staff not only get's to know the patients during their stay but their families too, creating a bond that can be remembered for a lifetime. Each year, Memorial Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado invite families of former neonatal intensive care unit patients to reunite with the doctors and nurses who helped save their lives. Taylor Bishop has the story.

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Travel & Outdoors Trail drawing upsurge of hikers seeking a "Wild" adventure Trail drawing upsurge of hikers seeking a "Wild" adventure
Build a trail from Mexico to Canada, and a trickle of hardy souls will see if they can cover it, pushing through parched desert, driving rain and sky-high fields of snow. Let Hollywood glamorize the trail a half-century later and the masses will arrive, prepared or not.

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Technology

Technology Review: Windows 10 fixes annoyances in predecessor
With Windows 10, everyone gets along. There are still separate desktop and tablet modes, but you largely stick with one or the other depending on whether you have a keyboard.
Technology Motorola refreshes Android phones, offers better cameras
Motorola is refreshing its Android smartphones with better cameras and other improvements as it seeks to lure customers who want lower-cost alternatives to leading smartphones from Apple and Samsung.
Technology Nike offers partial refund to end FuelBand lawsuit
Nike will give partial refunds or gift cards to people who bought FuelBand fitness trackers in the last 3 1/2 years, resolving a lawsuit that says the products can't accurately tally how many steps a user is taking or how many calories they've burned.
Technology Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here's what that means
Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online.

Politics

Politics Washington governor seeks plan to limit carbon emissions
Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday directed the state Department of Ecology to develop a plan to cap carbon emissions in the state and to increase enforcement of existing pollution laws, saying that the state can't wait for legislative action to address climate change.

Business

Business (New) U.S. paychecks grow at record-slow pace in 2nd quarter
U.S. wages and benefits grew in the spring at the slowest pace in 33 years, stark evidence that stronger hiring isn't lifting paychecks much for most Americans. The slowdown also likely reflects a sharp drop-off in bonus and incentive pay for some workers.

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