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Local & Regional Ceremony honors memory of Major Thomas Egan (New) Ceremony honors memory of Major Thomas Egan (Photo Gallery)
Thomas Egan earned a master's degree from the University of Oregon.

He retired from the Oregon National Guard in 1991 with the rank of major after two decades of service.

And he froze to death on the streets of Eugene on a December night where the mercury had plunged to 15 F.

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Local & Regional (New) Ceremony honors memory of Major Thomas Egan (Photo Gallery)
Thomas Egan earned a master's degree from the University of Oregon.

He retired from the Oregon National Guard in 1991 with the rank of major after two decades of service.

And he froze to death on the streets of Eugene on a December night where the mercury had plunged to 15 F.

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Sports Arizona turns to little-known QB for Seahawks game
Arizona coach Bruce Arians cut quarterback Ryan Lindley at the end of the preseason. Now he's put the offense in Lindley's hands in the biggest game of the Cardinals' season.

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Outdoors New wolf activity detected in Oregon
For years, people have reported wolf activity in the Desolation Creek area of eastern Oregon.

Biologists even documented single wolves in the area earlier this year.

But on December 15, biologists documented the tracks of 2 wolves in the region southeast of Ukiah.
Outdoors Surreal hailstorm destroyed home in 12 minutes (Photo Gallery)
On June 3, 2014, a storm featuring 50-80 mph winds and tennis ball-to-softball-size hail sandblasted a tiny town in eastern Nebraska, leaving homes in tatters. Lois Krohn was home when the ferocious storm hit and now more than six months after the storm, shares her story of being in the middle of Mother Nature's wrath.
Outdoors Lighting up Leavenworth (Photo Gallery)
The annual Christmas Lighting Festival in Leavenworth has become a cherished family tradition for us. Visit the town that's full of Christmas cheer for all the family and marvel as they switch on over half a million lights.

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National & World Putin: West is trying to 'defang' the Russian bear
Vowing never to let the West defang his proud nation, President Vladimir Putin promised Thursday to fix Russia's economic woes within two years by diversifying and voiced confidence that the plummeting ruble will soon recover.

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Home Mall has child-birth simulator for men Mall has child-birth simulator for men (Video)
The pain of child birth is something only a woman can understand, at least it was, until now. A hospital in china is hooking men up to a simulator to mimic women's labor pains. David McKenzie, who's about to become a father for the second time, agreed to give it a try.

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Technology Constantly changing online prices stump shoppers Constantly changing online prices stump shoppers
Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Wild, minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes to TVs have made it difficult for holiday shoppers to "buy low."

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Technology BlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort
BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones - and most smartphone customers - have embraced touch screens.
Technology Apple wins class-action lawsuit over iPod prices
A federal jury decided Tuesday that Apple didn't compete unfairly when it sold music players and songs with copy-protection software that was incompatible with rival devices and music from competing online stores.

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Health Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity
Reading about Harry Potter's adventures learning to fly his broomstick activates some of the same regions in the brain we use to perceive real people's actions and intentions.
Health Administration says HealthCare.gov working well
As a crucial second sign-up season gears up, the Obama administration said Sunday that HealthCare.gov is stable and working well, a far cry from last year's frozen computer screens and frustrated customers.
Health Helmets have become commonplace on the slopes
They come in nearly every color scheme imaginable, from camouflage to bright pink. Most skiers and snowboarders on the slopes are wearing them, and if you're not, well, you are not just reckless, you are . GASP! . unfashionable.

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Business Why the Fed thinks U.S. economy still needs its help
The Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday that it's eyeing economic improvements with caution. The Fed isn't yet convinced it can start to pull away its stimulus of record-low interest rates.
Business Apple CEO donating to gay rights campaign in South
Apple chief executive Tim Cook, the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company, is donating money to help fund a gay rights initiative in his native Alabama and two other Southern states, organizers said Thursday.

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Consumer Bagging extra discounts on holiday purchases
If you're among the millions who'll be shopping online this holiday season, make sure you're not paying more than you need to. Here are some tips for snagging extra discounts at checkout.
Consumer Some foods don't mix with certain prescription drugs
As we get older, we often take more drugs. It's not uncommon for someone in their mid to late 60's to be on more than a dozen prescription medications.

That's why it's so important to watch what you eat. Certain foods can interact with these drugs and cause serious problems.
Consumer Price-matching policies expanded at some major retailers
Attention holiday shoppers! Two big retail chains have expanded their holiday price-matching policies this year. Target and Wal-Mart will now match prices from some online competitors, including Amazon, and from their own websites – something they did not do in the past.