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The sheriff detailed how a shooter armed with several guns walked into a morning writing class Thursday at a rural Oregon community college and killed nine people. He described how investigators found still more weapons at the man's home.

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With a payment and an apology, Lance Armstrong has settled a decade-long dispute with a promotions company that sought repayment of more than $10 million in bonuses it paid the former cyclist during a career that was later exposed to be fueled by performance-enhancing drugs.

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A family in Kansas City, Kansas, found a huge snake in their toilet. The family turned to some friends to help get rid of the unwelcome visitor. The snake was stuck inside the toilet's plumbing, so they took the whole toilet outside and used a hammer to break it open and get the snake out. Josh Marshall has more.
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Technology VW, Audi offer online check if vehicle has trick software VW, Audi offer online check if vehicle has trick software
Volkswagen and its Audi subsidiary said Friday that customers in Germany can now go to their websites to see if their vehicles are among those installed with software that the company says was used to manipulate U.S. emissions testing.


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Before a planet in a galaxy far, far away is completely constructed inside a computer or entirely built somewhere in the real world, "Star Wars" filmmakers are now able to visit it in virtual reality before production commences.
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Business Weakness and strength: 7 snapshots of the US job market
Employers added a meager 142,000 jobs in September, the government said Friday. And the average job gain for each of the past three months - 167,000 - is well below the 231,000 average for the previous three.
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The local Better Business Bureau is concerned about a pattern of complaints against a timeshare resell company doing business as Carriage House Travel, Inc. with an address in Kirkland. The company's accused of cheating consumers out of thousands of dollars in bogus fees. The company's business practices mirror those of other outfits that claim to have a buyer for your timeshare, then request thousands up front- but never make the sale.