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Local Researcher says drought could get worse in Wash. state
Drought conditions in Washington that prompted Gov. Jay Inslee last week to declare an emergency are likely to grow worse because of a strengthening El Nino weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean.

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Offbeat Large stuffed tiger atop SUV generates 911 call Large stuffed tiger atop SUV generates 911 call
OK, it is a stuffed tiger - but it's a very large stuffed tiger. And the sight of it lashed to the top of an SUV cruising around a southwest Washington lake was enough to generate a 911 call from someone who apparently thought it was real.

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YouNews What can I say What can I say
I know this is a "played out" location - but I couldn't resist as the weather was so nice tonight!

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National & World Suspect in killings of wealthy DC family arrested Suspect in killings of wealthy DC family arrested
A former Marine and ex-convict accused in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper was arrested Thursday, a week after authorities said the family was killed and their mansion was set on fire.
National & World Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable
The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable, and called for change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles.
National & World Prosecutors: Minnesota men who tried to join IS made threats
One Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group told an informant he'd kill FBI agents if they tried to stop him, while another told friends he'd "spit on America" at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a document filed Thursday by prosecutors.

Sports

Sports Mariners fail in clutch situations, fall to Orioles 5-4 Mariners fail in clutch situations, fall to Orioles 5-4
The Seattle Mariners spent nearly six hours trying to get a win that ultimately eluded their grasp for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was an ejection that infuriated manager Lloyd McClendon.
Sports Former players: NFL teams 'conspired' to push painkillers
Hundreds of former players have filed a lawsuit claiming all 32 NFL teams obtained and provided painkillers to players - often illegally - as part of a decades-long conspiracy to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health.

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Home Glacier Collapses into Ocean Glacier Collapses into Ocean
During a boat tour in Alaska's Prince William Sound, a group of tourists witnessed a huge glacier break off and fall into the water.
Home Adorable Daddy-Daughter Extreme Snowboarding Adorable Daddy-Daughter Extreme Snowboarding
Two little girls love to hit the slopes with their dads to do some extreme snowboarding. The dads are both expert snowboarders. They say not everyone should try these moves with their kids.

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Technology Great white shark cruising East Coast becomes Twitter star
An organization studying great white sharks is enjoying some welcome attention after one of the creatures they've been monitoring started gaining a loyal social media following. MaryLeeShark is the fake Twitter handle for a very real, nearly 3,500-pound great white whose movements can be tracked online and in real time.
Technology Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite fails after launch
A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned Saturday shortly after its launch - the latest mishap to hit Russia's troubled space industry, whose Soviet-era glory has been tarnished by a series of launch failures.

Business

Business Renters appear more satisfied in many pricey US cities
Tenants in the most expensive cities expressed more confidence in the local economy, felt safer from crime and enjoyed the parks, recreation and nightlife, according to the survey of more than 18,000 renters.

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