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Politics Obama stumps at Nike for Trans-Pacific pact: 'Just do it' Obama stumps at Nike for Trans-Pacific pact: 'Just do it' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
When President Barack Obama promotes trade, he likes to say that 95 percent of the world's markets are outside the nation's borders — a potential goldmine for U.S.-made products. But Nike, where Obama made a pitch Friday, wants easier access to the U.S. market for the products it makes overseas.
Politics OSU says GMO ban on county ballot a threat to research OSU says GMO ban on county ballot a threat to research (Photo Gallery)
"We are now experiencing a quantum leap in humanity's ability to improve the properties of plants and animals," Gene Tools CEO Jim Summerton said, "except perhaps in Benton County if our local Luddites (anti-technology folks) succeed in getting voters to pass Measure 2-89."
Politics Therapist critical of police response that left veteran dead Therapist critical of police response that left veteran dead (Video)
Police shot and killed 49-year-old veteran Brian Babb a month ago in West Eugene after responding to a report of a suicidal subject. The shooting remains under investigation. But Babb's therapist Becky Higgins, who made the 911 call that summoned police to the scene, is now commenting on what happened.