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  • Seattle vs. Portland: A doughnut's-hole view

    They competed long before the Seattle Sounders took on the Portland Timbers in one of Major League Soccer's fiercest rivalries. Before Jet City posted up against Beervana. Before Washington became the 42nd state. Back when the transcontinental railroad...
  • Drug explosion follows oil boom on North Dakota Indian reservation

    Drug explosion follows oil boom on North Dakota Indian reservation
    Tribal Police Chief Chad Johnson first noticed a change on the wind-swept prairies of the reservation around six years ago. Small-time methamphetamine dealers known to the police officers for the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara tribes — known as the...
  • Racially segregated war memorial plaques divide South Carolina town

    Racially segregated war memorial plaques divide South Carolina town
    It was a noble gesture intended to salve the wounds of this former mill town’s segregated past. Mayor Welborn Adams and the local American Legion raised $15,000 for new plaques on the town’s war memorial to replace ones that designate the...
  • In West Texas oil boomtowns, 'the end is near'

    In West Texas oil boomtowns, 'the end is near'
    Fear blew in fierce over a patch of West Texas late last year, falling fast and without warning through gray skies to alight on the shoulders of men and women who depend on oil for their livelihoods. Oil that was once $100 a barrel started selling for...
  • To Polar Bears, cold-water plunge is cheap therapy, nature's church

    To Polar Bears, cold-water plunge is cheap therapy, nature's church
    On the plus side, the ocean waves were rolling, not frozen in mid-curl, and the calendar read March, so the city's third-coldest February on record was over. Nevertheless, it was undeniably, brutally cold as snow fell on the sand at Coney Island on...
  • Boston's had it up to here with latest snowstorm

    Boston's had it up to here with latest snowstorm
    A yeti-shaped figure, struggling through the snow. Cities and neighborhoods turning into frozen dunescapes. Snowdrifts as tall as windows, fences and street signs. It's either the apocalypse or 2015 is off to a really rough start for New England, and...
  • Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, first lady leave lofty post and vision behind

    Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, first lady leave lofty post and vision behind
    John Kitzhaber and Cylvia Hayes had a plan. Oregon's governor and first lady didn't just want to lift the poorest Oregonians into the middle class; they wanted to prevent poverty from happening in the first place, Hayes said. They didn't just want to...
  • At summit on extremism, Obama defends his semantic choices regarding Islam

    At summit on extremism, Obama defends his semantic choices regarding Islam
    President Obama has talked about the deadly dogma infiltrating some Muslim communities and decried the acts of terrorism carried out in the name of what he calls a "distorted" version of Islam. But as he presides over three days of discussions at the...
  • Islamic State link suspected in threatening messages sent to military spouses

    Angela Ricketts, the wife of an Army officer in Colorado, was startled by the message that popped up on her Facebook account last week. "Dear Angela! Bloody Valentines Day!" the message began. "While your president and your husband are killing our...
  • Army veteran's guilt over surviving Iraq is a wound that won't heal

    Army veteran's guilt over surviving Iraq is a wound that won't heal
    It had been years since Sloan Sulham had heard from any of his men in Iraq. But the soft voice and Philippine accent on the phone were immediately recognizable: Spc. Reyes. "Arvin," Reyes reminded his former platoon sergeant. Sulham wasn't likely to...
  • Fiery West Virginia oil train derailment raises more safety questions

    Fiery West Virginia oil train derailment raises more safety questions
    The derailments this week of two trains carrying crude oil have raised new questions about the adequacy of federal efforts to improve the safety of moving oil on tank cars from new North American wells to distant refineries. A 100-car, southbound CSX...