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Local Oregon focus of effort to expand background checks for guns
Fresh off a victory in Washington state, a leading gun control group backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg is hoping to make Oregon its next prize in a campaign to require gun sales to go through universal background checks.

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National & World (New) NAACP leader urges pursuit of justice after bombing attempt
Nearly three weeks after an attempted bombing in Colorado Springs near the headquarters of the NAACP, the national leader of the organization told several hundred people on Saturday they should not be deterred from pursuing justice while possible hate crimes are being investigated.
National & World Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive
Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools and homes Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 21 people, authorities said. Ukraine's top rebel leader announced that an offensive had begun on the strategically important port.

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Sports No. 3 Gonzaga eases past Pacific 91-60
Przemek Karnowski and Kentridge High School product Gary Bell Jr. each scored 13 points as No. 3 Gonzaga routed Pacific 91-60 on Saturday night, extending the nation's longest home winning streak to 36 games.
Sports Seahawks tattoos: Fans show loyalty with permanent ink (Video)
In 90 minutes, Jason Estep can take off this embarrassing Green Bay Packers bandage. He frowns when he raises his left arm to show a visitor in Lake Forest Park's 522 Tattoo as his tattoo artist Erika Jones, the green-and-yellow clad culprit behind the joke, laughs deviously at her handy work.
Sports Former Coug Thompson breaks record with 37-point quarter
The sellout crowd chanted Klay Thompson's name. Both benches stood, equally stunned at what was taking place. Thompson's teammates continued to get him the ball — and he just kept shooting.

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Consumer The right ways to pick up your cat The right ways to pick up your cat
You really need to think about how you pick up your cat. That is, unless you happen to like getting scratched.

Mikkel Becker, a local animal trainer who writes for Vetstreet.com, says every cat wants to feel safe and supported.

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Business McDonald's earnings fall; changes afoot to woo customers
The world's largest hamburger chain reported falling earnings and sales for its fourth quarter on Friday and says it is going to take action this year to save money and bring customers back. This includes slowing down new restaurant openings in some markets.
Business UPS takes a hit during the holidays, cuts outlook
The huge cost of ensuring timely deliveries cost UPS during the holidays and the shipping company cut its outlook for the year. Its shares plunged almost 10 percent in morning trading Friday.

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