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  • NATIONAL

    Biologists watching fish runs after deadly slide

    Fisheries biologist Pete Verhey waded through the cold, clear creek that feeds into the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, scanning riffles and side channels looking for evidence of fish eggs.

  • BUSINESS

    In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle

    When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell short of what they needed to rent an apartment, so the couple and their two children...

  • WORLD

    Hagel seeking to deepen US-Mexico ties

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday he is exploring ways to deepen U.S.-Mexican defense ties, including the possibility of training exercises with Mexican forces.

  • TECHNOLOGY

    High court nixes $3.4M award to child porn victim

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices...

  • WORLD

    Ukraine official: city hall cleared of protesters

    Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern city of pro-Russian protesters who had been occupying it for over a week.

  • WORLD

    Obama: Time is now to resolve trade pact issues

    President Barack Obama says the time is now to resolve issues preventing the conclusion of a major, 12-nation trade agreement.

  • TECHNOLOGY

    Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods

    Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between powerful lobbyists for the behemoth U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves of the idea.

  • NATIONAL

    Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

    Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain...

  • NATIONAL

    Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them, putting them back on track to be executed as early as next week.

  • WORLD

    Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up'

    Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up," President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine.

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