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National & World National Guard troops fan through Baltimore to quell unrest (Updated) National Guard troops fan through Baltimore to quell unrest (Photo Gallery)
National Guard troops fanned out through the city, shield-bearing police officers blocked the streets and firefighters doused still-simmering blazes early Tuesday as a growing area of Baltimore shuddered from riots following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody.

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National & World (Updated) National Guard troops fan through Baltimore to quell unrest (Photo Gallery)
National Guard troops fanned out through the city, shield-bearing police officers blocked the streets and firefighters doused still-simmering blazes early Tuesday as a growing area of Baltimore shuddered from riots following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody.
Local Popular zoo elephants likely to get harder to see in future
Visitors flocked to the leafy enclosure at Seattle's zoo to watch the two elephants, Chai and Bamboo, as they used their long trunks to play with balls and snack on carrots and apples.
Local Inslee says state will withhold pay from state auditor
Gov. Jay Inslee has directed state officials to withhold pay from embattled state Auditor Troy Kelley, who is starting a leave of absence on Friday following his indictment earlier this month.

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Sports Walker has solid start for Mariners in 3-1 win at Rangers
Taijuan Walker pitched seven solid innings, Nelson Cruz had an RBI single against his former team and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 3-1 in a rain-delayed series opener Monday night.

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Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here 5 best alternatives to traditional brunch (Photo Gallery)
There’s a myth (perpetuated, I suspect, by restaurant PR folks) that all Mom wants for Mothers’ Day is a traditional brunch: eggs, toast, and perhaps a fruit salad. But this is 2015, and the brunch that Mom actually wants might not be from the Franco-American canon of classic cuisine.

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Home Watch: Cellphone cam catches stage collapse Watch: Cellphone cam catches stage collapse (Video)
A student's cellphone camera captured the moment that a stage collapsed during the end of a high school performance in central Indiana. More than a dozen people were hurt, one critically.
Home College kegger: University gets in on craft brew College kegger: University gets in on craft brew (Video)
Theres never been a shortage of beer on college campuses. But students at Cal Poly-Pomona are learning how to brew, serving their product to classmates, and hoping to land jobs in craft breweries when they graduate.

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Consumer Safety agency seeks ideas on getting more recall fixes done Safety agency seeks ideas on getting more recall fixes done
Frustrated that cars recalled for serious safety defects aren't getting fixed quickly enough, the nation's auto safety chief will host a gathering of automakers Tuesday to search for solutions.

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Technology Starbucks breakdown shows how registers have evolved
A glitch that disabled registers at thousands of Starbucks stores Friday was a reminder of the invisible systems restaurants rely on to run increasingly sophisticated operations.
Technology Bezos, Internet billionaires face off in renewed Texas space race
An isolated edge of vast West Texas is home to a highly secretive part of the 21st-century space race, one of two being directed in the Lone Star State by Internet billionaires whose personalities and corporate strategies seem worlds apart.

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