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Local Protesters vow to keep on fighting for Chai & Bamboo Protesters vow to keep on fighting for Chai & Bamboo (Video)
Two elephants that left the Woodland Park Zoo Wednesday are expected to soon be back on the road to their new home in Oklahoma City. Several dozen people held a protest outside the zoo's main entrance Saturday morning and vowed not to give up the fight to send Chai and Bamboo to a sanctuary instead of the Oklahoma City Zoo.

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Local Protesters vow to keep on fighting for Chai & Bamboo (Video)
Two elephants that left the Woodland Park Zoo Wednesday are expected to soon be back on the road to their new home in Oklahoma City. Several dozen people held a protest outside the zoo's main entrance Saturday morning and vowed not to give up the fight to send Chai and Bamboo to a sanctuary instead of the Oklahoma City Zoo.
Sports Neagle, Martins propel Sounders past Rapids 3-1
Federal Way's Lamar Neagle scored twice in the first half, Obafemi Martins added a stunning goal in the second and the Seattle Sounders beat the Colorado Rapids 3-1 on Saturday night.

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Entertainment Musical chairs: Who would Shelton want in his 'Voice' seat? Musical chairs: Who would Shelton want in his 'Voice' seat?
Musical chairs is a common game on "The Voice." Pharrell is sitting in a seat originally owned by CeeLo Green and once occupied by Usher, while Shakira and Gwen Stefani have filled in when Christina Aguilera took a hiatus from the show.

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National & World Gas-line blast at California shooting range injures 11 Gas-line blast at California shooting range injures 11
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. investigators were at the scene Saturday of a natural gas pipeline blast at a sheriff's gun range, as four of the 11 people injured in the explosion were released from the hospital.

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Sports Felix fans 12 as Mariners beat Rangers 3-1 Felix fans 12 as Mariners beat Rangers 3-1
Felix Hernandez struck out 12 over seven innings, and Mike Zunino's first home run of the season gave Seattle the lead for good as the Mariners snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday.

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Home Rare 100-carat diamond up for auction Rare 100-carat diamond up for auction (Video)
Sotheby's is preparing to auction a rare 100-carat emerald-cut diamond. The auction house says the diamond is expected to fetch as much as $25 million.
Home Rare whale spotted in Gulf of Mexico Rare whale spotted in Gulf of Mexico
Researchers from the E/V Nautilus had quite a surprise Tuesday, when a curious sperm whale swam around their remotely operated vehicle in the Gulf of Mexico. Cameras captured the encounter.

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Consumer Protect your pets year found from fleas Protect your pets year found from fleas
You're not the only one who's enjoying the warmer weather, so are the fleas that are on the lawn, at the park and maybe in your house. That's why you want to make sure your pets – both dogs and cats – are protected.

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Weather Smoke from Siberian wildfires turns Northwestern sunsets a fiery red (New) Smoke from Siberian wildfires turns Northwestern sunsets a fiery red (Photo Gallery)
The scenes have almost felt like they're out of Hollywood imagination -- brilliant red sunrises and sunsets the last couple of days around Western Washington.

Why so red? It's a byproduct of the massive wildfires currently burning in Siberia. The atmospheric winds are aligned this week to carry the smoke across the Pacific Ocean and into the Pacific Northwest. Here is a high-resolution satellite image from Saturday and note the haze over Washington and B.C. -- amazingly, quite a bit of it; this is on par or perhaps even more intense than the haze we usually get with Eastern Washington wildfires.

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Entertainment Physicians want Dr. Oz gone from Columbia medical faculty
Columbia University has not removed TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his faculty position as a group of top doctors have demanded, citing his "egregious lack of integrity" for promoting what they call "quack treatments."

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Technology PC sales decline to lowest level in 6 years
Weak demand for desktop computers caused PC sales to plunge again in the first quarter of this year, reflecting the industry's ongoing struggles with the shift to smartphones, tablets and other mobile gadgets.

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Business Gauge of US economy rises 0.2 percent in March
An index designed to predict the future health of the economy slowly crept upward for the third straight month, a sign that the pace of growth has been weakening since the start of 2015.
Business Trade-off: Deal splits Democrats between business, labor
President Barack Obama pushed back Friday against Democrats who oppose a bipartisan accord on trade, dismissing their stand as a "ratification of the status quo" that would give countries like China a leg up on global commerce.

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Offbeat School for strippers shuttered after wild parties
If not for the loud parties, the owner of a $2 million mansion north of downtown Tampa might have continued operating a training school for strippers next door to an exclusive gated community.