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Local & Regional Beaver Genome Project: 'There is a lot of interest'
With an assist from Filbert — a furry, buck-toothed denizen of the Oregon Zoo’s Cascade Stream and Pond habitat — scientists at Oregon State University are preparing to sequence the genome of our state animal, the North American beaver.

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Sports Photo Gallery: Best sports photos (Photo Gallery)
The thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat: the spirit of sports can sometimes be captured in less than a blink of an eye - or a camera shutter. >>> See the Sports Photo Gallery

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National & World Obama renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of Alaska trip Obama renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of Alaska trip
President Barack Obama will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of the president's historic visit to Alaska.
National & World Vote tally for Iran nuclear deal rises to 31 in Senate
Oregon's Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley on Sunday became the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum builds behind the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran.

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Home Thousands of bats take over school gym Thousands of bats take over school gym (Video)
Halloween is weeks away, but you wouldn't know it at an elementary school in Missouri. Bats -- thousands of bats -- are haunting the attic in the school gym. Kadee Brosseau reports the problem is so bad, students have to take P.E. somewhere else.

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Health Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option
A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology.
Health Amgen wins approval for second biotech cholesterol drug Amgen wins approval for second biotech cholesterol drug
Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades.
Technology What's in a billion? Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day What's in a billion? Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day
You, your mom, your grandma and elementary school buddy Lawrence might have been some of the billion people who logged in to Facebook on Monday — the first time that has happened in a single day. That's right, one billion people, or one-seventh of the Earth's population.

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Politics Average Oregon taxpayer will get $244 'kicker' rebate Average Oregon taxpayer will get $244 'kicker' rebate
Oregon will send $402 million back to taxpayers next year after the state collected more than expected in personal-income taxes over the last two years, state economists said Wednesday.

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Technology Pentagon funding new high-tech venture
Defense Secretary Ash Carter will announce Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.
Technology Angry Birds maker Rovio plans layoffs in restructuring
Popular mobile games maker Rovio Entertainment said Wednesday it plans to lay off up to 260 people, or about a third of its workforce, because the company took on "too many things" during the past few years.
Technology Microsoft says Windows 10 now on 75 million devices
Microsoft said Wednesday that its new Windows 10 software is running on more than 75 million computers, tablets and other devices - in just under a month since the operating system was released.

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Health Nickelodeon show profiles dying children
Even though Linda Ellerbee has addressed many tough topics with young audiences before, it took a decade before Nickelodeon approved her idea of a "Nick News" episode where children with terminal illnesses talk about their lives.
Health FDA approves female sex pill, but with safety restrictions
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long sought by a pharmaceutical industry eager to replicate the blockbuster success of impotence drugs for men.

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Business 3 reasons markets lost faith in China's economy, at a glance
For decades, Chinese economic policymakers have drawn praise for keeping their economy growing strongly through turbulence, such as the Asian financial crisis of 1997-1998 and the worldwide financial tumult of 2008. But investors have begun to lose faith in Beijing's economic management.
Business The US economy's second quarter went from solid to stellar
The U.S. economy staged a far bigger rebound last quarter than first thought, outpacing the rest of the developed world and bolstering confidence that it will remain sturdy in coming months despite global headwinds.

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Consumer Clearing mail alert confusion: Is your mortgage or privacy at risk? (Video)
When someone you don't know sends an email about your federal tax information, it's understandable that you'd be cautious. It's equally understandable that you'd question an unsolicited letter from lawyers talking about trustee changes at your mortgage company. KOMO viewers contacted the Problem Solvers- with questions about both.
Consumer Refunds not guaranteed for wildfire-related lodging cancellations (Video)
Northwest wildfires are ruining a lot of vacations and burning budgets for many families who paid in advance for a vacation rental. Some establishments offer full refunds, but when you lose lodging due to a wildfire or any other natural disaster, there's no such thing as an automatic refund guarantee.
Consumer What you should know about earthquake insurance
The recent New Yorker magazine article "The REALLY Big One" has a lot of people asking about earthquake insurance. Remember the basic homeowner’s policy does not provide earthquake coverage. You have to buy a separate policy for that.
Consumer A is for Avocado
Avocados are rich in antioxidants and a good source of potassium, folate and other B vitamins. Plus they're loaded with fiber.