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National & World Obama: U.S. re-establishing relations with Cuba Obama: U.S. re-establishing relations with Cuba
President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations and an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba Wednesday, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island.

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National & World Obama: U.S. re-establishing relations with Cuba
President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations and an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba Wednesday, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island.
Local Centralia fugitive found hiding at Chehalis home
The Lewis County sheriff's office says a man who fled from Centralia Municipal Court Tuesday as an officer was trying to handcuff him was arrested Wednesday morning at a Chehalis home.
Local State unemployment rate increases to 6.2 percent
The unemployment rate in Washington state has increased for the third month in a row, according to the latest report released Wednesday by the state's Employment Security Department.

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National & World Family: Surreal hailstorm ravages home in 12 minutes of terror Family: Surreal hailstorm ravages home in 12 minutes of terror
On June 3, 2014, a hailstorm sandblasted a tiny town in eastern Nebraska, leaving homes in tatters. Lois Krohn was home when the ferocious storm hit and now shares her story of being in the middle of Mother Nature's wrath.
National & World U.K. proposes rules for embryos made from 3 people
New rules proposed in Britain would make it the first country to allow embryos to be made from the DNA of three people in order to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their babies.

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Sports Huskies land 3 on AP All-American 1st team
Shaq Thompson, Danny Shelton and Hau'oli Kikaha walked off the practice field Tuesday chatting about the history the Washington trio had made.

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Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here Seattle Chef Simon Pantet talks Top Chef and “sexy” food (Photo Gallery)
Chef Simon Pantet has worked at several Seattle restaurants, is from Switzerland, covered in tattoos, and has a great penchant for swearing. In 2011 he became a local celebrity after appearing on Bravo’s Top Chef. We sat down with him to talk about his new gig at The Rendezvous.

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Home Watch: Woodland HS student hits 2 half-court shots in same game Watch: Woodland HS student hits 2 half-court shots in same game (Video)
What a game for Woodland High School senior guard Ryan Sturdivan, who hit not one, but two half court shots in the same game at Kelso, according to the school's YouTube page.

The second one won the game at the buzzer, the school said. He finished with 24 points to lead all scorers.

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Technology BlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort BlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort
BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones - and most smartphone customers - have embraced touch screens.
Consumer Is coffee good for you? Is coffee good for you?
Coffee has a lot going for it. Consumer Reports looked at the research and found that coffee may make you happier. Researchers found that long-term coffee drinkers are less likely to develop depression.

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Weather Family speaks of how surreal hailstorm destroyed home in 12 minutes Family speaks of how surreal hailstorm destroyed home in 12 minutes (Photo Gallery)
On June 3, 2014, a storm featuring 50-80 mph winds and tennis ball-to-softball-size hail sandblasted a tiny town in eastern Nebraska, leaving homes in tatters. Lois Krohn was home when the ferocious storm hit and now more than six months after the storm, shares her story of being in the middle of Mother Nature's wrath.

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Entertainment Norman Bridwell, Clifford creator, dead at 86
Norman Bridwell, a soft-spoken illustrator whose impromptu story about a girl and her puppy marked the unlikely birth of the supersized franchise Clifford the Big Red Dog, has died at 86.

Technology

Technology Apple wins class-action lawsuit over iPod prices
A federal jury decided Tuesday that Apple didn't compete unfairly when it sold music players and songs with copy-protection software that was incompatible with rival devices and music from competing online stores.
Technology People finding their 'waze' to once-hidden streets
When the people whose houses hug the narrow warren of streets paralleling the busiest urban freeway in America began to see bumper-to-bumper traffic crawling by their homes a year or so ago, they were baffled.
Technology Your info has been hacked. Now what do you do?
Criminals stole personal information from tens of millions of Americans in data breaches this past year. Of those affected, one in three may become victims of identity theft, according to research firm Javelin. Whether shopping, banking or going to the hospital, Americans are mostly at the mercy of companies to keep their sensitive details safe. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself against the financial, legal and emotional impact of identity theft - and most of them are free:

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Business U.S. travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism
Cuba was once a haven for sun-seeking American tourists. Beautiful beaches, lively casinos and late-night dancing made it the perfect getaway, only an hour's flight from Miami.
Business Russians flock to stores to pre-empt price rises
Russian consumers flocked to the stores Wednesday, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items to pre-empt the price rises kicked off by the staggering fall in the value of the ruble in recent days.
Business U.S. current account deficit rises to $100.3 billion
The U.S. current account trade deficit widened slightly in the July-September quarter, largely due to foreign institutions paying less in fines and penalties to the U.S. government.

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Offbeat Rings given to Salvation Army fetch $21K for toys
The Salvation Army in Boston says a former bell ringer has offered to pay $21,000 for two rings that a widow dropped into a red donation kettle in hopes they'd be sold to buy toys for poor children.