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WASHINGTON — A Democratic senator who mourned the loss of 20 children in his home state of Connecticut waged a roughly 15-hour filibuster into the early hours today, asserting as he yielded the floor that Republican leaders had committed to hold votes on expanded gun background checks and a …

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QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. As rescue workers rushed in, officials said Sunday at least 77 people were killed, over 570 injured …

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PORTLAND — The last time Oregon’s unemployment rate was this low Apple had just released its first iPhone and the Portland Trail Blazers selected Greg Oden with the first overall pick in the NBA draft.

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth today after an unprecedented year in space for NASA, landing in barren Kazakhstan with a Russian cosmonaut who shared his whole space station journey.

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LONDON — Scientists may have the first evidence that Zika can cause temporary paralysis, according to a new study of patients who developed the rare condition during an outbreak of the virus in Tahiti two years ago.

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BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Ruth Hamblin had a career-high 19 rebounds, Marie Gulich scored six straight points spanning the third and fourth quarters and No. 7 Oregon State beat California 54-44 on Sunday to wrap up Pac-12 regular-season play.