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Timbers sign five-year-old goalkeeper

Sorry Jeff Antinella, your services are no longer needed.

The Portland Timbers have made a bold front office move ahead of a crucial match this weekend.

Spanish police try to stop Oct. 1 Catalan independence vote

Madrid sent police to raid Catalan government offices, arrest government officials, seize ballots, and even cutoff internet access to referendum-related websites.

The government of Spain is stepping up efforts to stop an October 1 independence referendum.

From small Oregon paper to global hoax

Child trafficking is all to real, but this story about a "Massive child s*x ring" in Oregon is not.

A fake news mastermind has Oregonians raging about a fake child s*x ring.

Merkley supports Sanders bill

One Oregon senator was out front supporting Medicare for All, and it's not the one who endorsed Bernie.

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley joined 15 other Democrats in co-sponsoring Bernie Sanders health care bill. Ron Wyden 's support has been noticeably absent.


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âMalala has brought us togetherâ

"Even if a small number of us share the same passion Malala does abt educ., the world would be a different place.”

BOSTON: Several Pakistani professional and community organisations based in New England hosted an event on Saturday night titled âCelebrate Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzaiâ. ...

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Why is the U.S. Going After Chinese Hackers? Jobs - NBC News

"Success in the international marketplace should be based solely on a company’s ability to innovate and compete, not on a sponsor government’s ability to spy and steal business secrets." - U.S. Attny. General, Eric Holder

The Obama administration is turning up the heat on Chinese government hackers over allegedly stealing trade secrets that cost U.S. companies billions of doll...


PDX 3x3 INTERNATIONAL NEWS: India election results—a landslide for the BJP and crushing defeat for Congress

The BJP has achieved a record-breaking victory, based on provisional results from the Election Commission. The BJP has a pro-business agenda and is pushing out the Congress party, and its deep links to the Nehru-Gandhi family,who have been at the center of Indian politics for all but 10 years since the country won independence from British rule in 1947. With 1.2 billion people, India is the world's largest democracy and contains around one-sixth of the global population. More people voted in India's election — over 800 million — than there are in all of Europe (740 million).

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PDX 3x3 NATIONAL NEWS: Wildfires Continue to Burn in California

The weekend before nine wildfires erupted in the San Diego area, scores of state firefighters were sent along with engines and aircraft to the region.
The good news: Temperatures and winds across scorched parts of southern California are starting to subside.
The bad news: Unruly wildfires keep barreling across the region, destroying homes and spawning "firenadoes" -- funnels of flames that look like tornadoes.
With 10,000 acres of land already devoured, thousands of homes are still in jeopardy as at least six fires rage in the San Diego area.

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PDX 3x3 LOCAL NEWS: Oregon activists announce GMO labeling campaign

Activists in Oregon have announced a signature gathering campaign to place a ballot measure requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods on the statewide ballot in November. If adopted, the initiative by Oregon GMO Right to Know would require food manufacturers, retailers and suppliers to label raw and packaged foods produced entirely or partially by genetic engineering. The measure would not apply to animal feed or food served in restaurants. It would be effective January 2016. More than 87,000 signatures are needed to qualify for the ballot. The group has until July 3 to collect signatures.



Ukraine Begins Peace Talks Without Separatists

European-backed peace talks on ending Ukraine's crisis began with little promise Wednesday when pro-Russian insurgents — who weren't even invited to the session — demanded that the Kiev government recognize their sovereignty. The talks lasted 2 1/2 hours and ended inconclusively, with only a vague plan to meet again in a few days.

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A report released from an advisory group of retired U.S. military leadership echoes the findings of other recent reports on climate change: It is real, it is already happening and it poses major threats to the U.S. and the rest of the world. The federally funded Center for Naval Analyses and its Military Advisory Board, a group of 16 retired three- and four-star generals and admirals, affirm in the report that climate events like flooding, prolonged drought and rising sea levels, and the subsequent population dislocation and food insecurity, will serve as "catalysts for instability and conflict" in vulnerable regions of the world. We could have told you that.

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With the next open enrollment for health coverage only months away, Oregon's decision to hook up to the federal insurance exchange for an estimated $5 million solves only part of the state's dilemma. There are many remaining tasks to get the system ready for the next enrollment and they might be tougher and more expensive than expected. The ballpark estimated cost for what Oregon still has to do is another $35 million, and officials acknowledge that figure could be conservative.

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Steady Turnout of Early Voters in Eastern Ukraine


Nearly 90% of voters in the Donetsk region voted in favor of independence from Ukraine, and 10% voted against it, an election official claimed today. Pro-Russian separatists eager to declare independence from Kiev held the vote yesterday, and acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov slammed the results.

Separatists in Donetsk and Slovyansk cast early ballots in support of local autonomy, but the U.S. and Europe condemned the vote and said they would not recognize the results.

Michael Sam Is The First Openly Gay Football Player Drafted Into The NFL


Michael Sam was selected in the 7th round by the St. Louis Rams. His new team is just two hours away from the University of Missouri, where Sam was an All-American and the Southeastern Conference's defensive player of the year. Expressing his raw joy on ESPN as he received the news, Michael Sam kissed his boyfriend. Some responses were less than tolerant, but NFL teams reacted quickly to chastise those players who publicly expressed homophobia, giving us some hope for Sam's likely future in the NFL.

Michael Sam has reached the NFL. The NFL has reached out to Michael Sam. Both milestones made American sports history. The first-team All-American defensive lineman from the University of Missouri became the first openly gay player ever drafted i...

Portland Timbers 1, LA Galaxy 1 | MLS Match Recap

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After starting the month of April with two wins, the Galaxy are now winless in their last three games and remain in seventh place with nine points from seven games. The Timbers, meanwhile, weren’t able to build momentum after beating D.C. United last week and stay tied with the Galaxy on nine points but in eighth place after 10 games. The Timbers next play host to the Columbus Crew on Saturday.

PORTLAND, Ore. – Two Western Conference teams desperate to start putting wins together could only find a share of points, as the Portland Timbers and LA Galaxy played to a 1-1 draw on a bluebird

Snake In A Locker Room!

In case you missed it last night - there was a snake in the Portland Trail Blazers's locker room.

Welcome to Texasssssssss. Thomas Robinson of the Portland Trail Blazers found a snake in his locker before Thursday's playoff game against the Spurs in San Antonio: Estimated to be between 3 and 4 feet long, the snake was photographed by t...

Portland considering smoking ban in more than 200 public parks: Portland City Hall Roundup

Portland is considering a smoking ban in all city parks. Apparently, though, there are only about 20 park rangers to cover the more than 200 parks. So... enforcing could be difficult.

If Portland enacts a ban, the city would join San Jose, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Philadelphia as major cities that ban smoking in public parks. I guess we're trying to join the cool kids group?

Portland is considering a smoking ban in all city parks, according to Commissioner Amanda Fritz's office.


Portland Trail Blazers struggling again. No fair weather fans in Portland though.


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8 awesome things about the Portland Trail Blazers

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To gear up for the NBA playoffs, the For the Win staff is sharing our favorite things about all of the teams that made the postseason. Up next, the Portland Trail Blazers. 1. Damian Lillard He is a...



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