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Bloodstained: The worst shootings in recent years
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Bloodstained: The worst shootings in recent years

Here's a look at some of the worst shootings on or near college campuses in recent years in US.

Oregon killing: Angry Obama says America has become numb to mindless shooting sprees
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Oregon killing: Angry Obama says America has become numb to mindless shooting sprees

A visibly frustrated President Barack Obama said that thoughts and prayers are no longer enough as Americans respond to another deadly school shooting.

Gunman barges into Oregon college; asks students to state their religion, kills 12
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Gunman barges into Oregon college; asks students to state their religion, kills 12

A gunman opened fire at an Oregon community college Thursday, killing at least a dozen people before dying in a shootout with police, authorities said.

Property toll from Northern California wildfire grows to 585 homes
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Property toll from Northern California wildfire grows to 585 homes | Reuters

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. Property losses from a deadly Northern California wildfire, the most destructive this year in the western United States, climbed on Tuesday to at least 585 homes and hundreds of other structures that have gone up in flames

Earthquake measuring 6.8 off Mexico's west coast 
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Earthquake measuring 6.8 off Mexico's west coast | Reuters

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off the west coast of Mexico on Sunday shortly after one measuring 5.7, the U.S. Geological Survey reported

Parades, relay races, picnics mark soggy U.S. July Fourth 
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Parades, relay races, picnics mark soggy U.S. July Fourth | Reuters

NEW YORK Millions of Americans on Saturday gathered for Independence Day parades, picnics and hotdog eating competitions, defying worries over possible security threats and the danger of wildfires in the West. Rainy weather on the East Coast didn't dampen the spirits of celebrants decked out in red, white and blue from their headbands to their shoelaces for traditional July Fourth events from three-legged races to fireworks shows.

Crowds count down to marijuana legalisation in Oregon, then light up
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Crowds count down to marijuana legalisation in Oregon, then light up | Reuters

PORTLAND, Ore. Crowds counted down the minutes to midnight then lit up joints as smoking marijuana became legal in Oregon on Wednesday and the legalization movement spread to a fourth U.S. state.

Oregon man sentenced for helping people linked to Pakistan suicide bombing
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Oregon man sentenced for helping people linked to Pakistan suicide bombing | Reuters

PORTLAND, Ore. A former Portland city worker was sentenced on Friday to 87 months in federal prison for providing support to people linked to a suicide bomb attack on the headquarters of Pakistan's intelligence service in 2009 that killed about 30 people. Reaz Qadir Khan pleaded guilty in February to paying $2,450 to one of the suicide bombers responsible for the attack in Lahore and to providing assistance to the bomber's surviving wives after the bombing, which also wounded some 300 people

Marijuana about to become legal in Washington, but Republicans threaten backlash
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Marijuana about to become legal in Washington, but Republicans threaten backlash

Marijuana is about to become legal in Washington, but the idea of smoking pot in the shadow of the Capitol has some conservative lawmakers fuming.

Scorpion stings woman on US airplane delaying flight
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Scorpion stings woman on US airplane delaying flight

A scorpion stung a passenger on an Alaska Airlines flight to Portland, Oregon, delaying a flight that originated in Mexico, the carrier said on Sunday.

Banned in Delhi, Uber sued in Portland for operating service illegally
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Banned in Delhi, Uber sued in Portland for operating service illegally

Uber, which has been banned in Delhi after a woman passenger accused one of its drivers of rape, has been sued by the US city of Portland for operating its service illegally.

Oregon, Washington DC okay ballot measures to legalize marijuana
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Oregon, Washington DC okay ballot measures to legalize marijuana

Oregon will join the company of Colorado and Washington state, where voters approved the recreational use of pot two years ago.

Right to life advocate 29-year-old Brittany Maynard, ends life through state
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Right to life advocate 29-year-old Brittany Maynard, ends life through state

Maynard became a nationally recognized advocate for the group Compassion & Choices, which seeks to expand aid-in-dying laws beyond a handful of states.

Romanian princess, husband sentenced for Oregon cockfighting ring
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Romanian princess, husband sentenced for Oregon cockfighting ring

PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A princess fifth in line for the Romanian throne and her husband who admitted running a cockfighting ring in rural Oregon have both sentenced to probation and ordered to forfeit $200,000 from the sale of the property, federal prosecutors said on Thursday. Irina Walker and her husband John Walker pleaded guilty in July to one count of running an illegal gambling operation with at a barn-like structure on their ranch in Irrigon, near the Washington state border, where they held cockfighting "derbies." Prosecutors said the cockfighting events came complete with a chef cooking Mexican food and alcoholic drinks.

Research to develop HIV vaccine receives $25mn from Gates Foundation
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Research to develop HIV vaccine receives $25mn from Gates Foundation

Oregon researchers developing a vaccine that has shown promise in preventing HIV infection in primates said on Wednesday they have been awarded a $25 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Thousands of naked bicyclists stage festive Portland protest ride
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Thousands of naked bicyclists stage festive Portland protest ride

PORTLAND Oregon (Reuters) - Thousands of bicyclists, many of them stark naked, poured into the streets of Portland, Oregon on Saturday night for the 11th annual World Naked Bike Ride, a protest that promotes bike riding as an alternative to driving cars. Nude cyclists with lights flashing in their tire spokes rang bells as they barreled down avenues lined with cheering spectators, while a naked, apparently pregnant woman rode in a bike trailer. "This is a party, but it's also a protest," said Carl Larson, a ride spokesman.

Good news for same-sex couples in Oregon: State lifts marriage ban
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Good news for same-sex couples in Oregon: State lifts marriage ban

Same-sex couples clamoured to be in Oregon after a federal judge struck down the state ban banning same-sex marriage.

US states look to rein in government surveillance
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US states look to rein in government surveillance

Revelations of National Security Agency surveillance programs have prompted state lawmakers around the United States to propose bills to curtail the powers of law enforcement to monitor and track citizens.