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Hillary Makes History

(NBC News) Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination Thursday night, wrapping up two weeks of high-stakes politics full of controversy on both sides. She was “feeling the bern,” promising a progressive agenda, a jobs bill in the first 100 days, immigration reform, …

Bahamas issues U.S. travel warning

Nassau, Bahamas (WESH) — The government of The Bahamas has issued a travel warning for its citizens visiting the United States. The new advisory warns them to exercise caution when traveling to cities affected by recent police-involved shootings and demonstrations. Andrew Brown, …

Zika at home

(NBC News) The number of pregnant women affected by the zika virus in the United States continues to grow, now reaching into the hundreds. Two hundred and seventy-nine women in the United States and U.S. territories have now been infected with the …

Oregon couple jailed in Dominican Republic return

Beaverton, Ore. (KATU/CNN) — John Ekman kissed the carpet at Portland International Airport on Thursday after finally returning home from a nightmare. Ekman, who was jailed in Dominican Republic said, “I feel incredibly lucky to live in the United States of America.” …

Oregon ranked 4th most charitable state in U.S.

A new analysis says many Oregonians get into the holiday spirit all year round, ranking the fourth most charitable state in the country. That’s according to personal finance website WalletHub. The site looked at eight different criteria including volunteer rate, percentage of taxpayers …

Remembering Pearl Harbor on 74th anniversary

“December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy.” Just before eight o’clock on a Sunday morning, nearly 400 Japanese warplanes attacked the home port of the United States Pacific Fleet. The results were devastating. Five battleships, three destroyers and seven other …

Marijuana ads considered non-mailable

You won’t be seeing advertisements for marijuana in newspapers any time soon. The US Postal Service issued a statement in late November about delivering mail with ads about marijuana, saying that mail would be non-mailable. Marijuana is classified as a Schedule 1 …