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Key research priorities for agricultural microbiomes identified.

A coordinated effort to understand plant microbiomes could boost plant health and agricultural productivity, according to a new Perspective publishing March 28 in the open access journal PLOS Biology by Posy Busby of Oregon State University in Corvallis and colleagues at eight other research institutions.

- PhysOrg - NL

FairPoint, Consolidated shareholders approve $1.5B merger.

PORTLAND, Maine " Shareholders of telecommunications companies Consolidated Communications and FairPoint Communications voted on Tuesday to approve a proposed merger.Consolidated announced in December it was buying FairPoint...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

UConn women trounce Oregon for 111th consecutive victory, book spot in 10th straight Final Four.

Everything UConn lost to graduation made another Final Four even more special for Geno Auriemma and his Huskies. Napheesa Collier scored 28 points, Gabby Williams had 25 and the Huskies advanced to the national semifinals for the 10th straight year with a 90-52 victory against Oregon on Monday night. “There were a lot ...

- The Japan Times - JP

A Teen In Oregon Was Killed When A Log Rolled On Top Of Her At The Beach.

The 14-year-old was taking selfies with her friends during spring break when the log fatally pinned her down. View Entire Post ›

- BuzzFeed - US

US home prices rise to the highest level in over 2 years.

Design By Zouny via Compfight ccA gauge of US home prices rose to a 31-month high in January. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home-price index climbed 5.9%, not seasonally adjusted, according to a monthly report published Tuesday. The highest price increases were again recorded in the red-hot markets of Seattle, ...

- Business Insider - US

'Dreamer' immigrant in Oregon detained by US authorities.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A 25-year-old man who had been allowed to stay in the U.S. because he was brought illegally into the country as a child was detained Sunday by immigration agents, activists said.

- Yahoo! News - US

Oregon officer says he warned teen not to reach for waist.

A Portland police officer who fatally shot a 17-year-old boy last month told a Multnomah County grand jury that he warned the teenager several times to keep his hands away … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Bald eagle found dead in Oregon with its talons cut off.

Authorities in Oregon are trying to learn who killed a bald eagle found dead Monday with its talons removed, OregonLive.com reported.

- FOX News - US

Judge allows Oregon resident to be genderless.

An Oregon judge who last year ruled that a transgender person can legally change their sex to "non-binary" has given the OK for a Portland resident to be genderless.

- FOX News - US

Oregon officer says he warned teen not to reach for waist.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Portland police officer who fatally shot a 17-year-old boy last month told a Multnomah County grand jury that he warned the teenager several times to keep his hands away from his waist, according to a…

- Billings Gazette - US

Oregon officer says he warned teen not to reach for waist.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Portland police officer who fatally shot a 17-year-old boy last month told a Multnomah County grand jury that he warned...

- Townhall.com - US

Oregon officer says he warned teen not to reach for waist

PORTLAND, Ore. " A Portland police officer who fatally shot a 17-year-old boy last month told a Multnomah County grand jury that he warned the teenager several times to keep his hands away from his waist, according to a transcript...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Good news: science says your cat actually does want to chill with you

Cat lovers rejoice! It's time to stop trying to convince your dog-lover friends that your cat doesn't hate you by sharing riveting stories of that one time Fluffers sat on your legs or the time you pet Cupcake and she didn't slink away. Now you can prove they love you with science! New research from Oregon State University, ...

- Mashable! - US

The best photos from the NCAA Tournament so far

Just like that, only four teams remain. After an exciting weekend that saw multiple buzzer beaters and some dynamite basketball, the Final Four is set. On the one side, Gonzaga reached its first Final Four and will play South Carolina, the biggest underdog of the tournament and arguably in tournament history. On the ...

- Business Insider - US

New HK Chief Pledges to Unite a Divided Society

Hong Kong has selected Carrie Lam to be the city's first-ever female chief executive, sealing an election that many saw as a foregone conclusion and not a democratic race.  In her victory speech Sunday, Lam pledged to mend political rifts across the city’s political spectrums.  But her victory is largely shunned by ...

- Voice of America - US

Trump rally turns violent

Trump supporters and anti-Trump protesters clashed at two pro-Trump rallies in California and Oregon.

- CNN Top Stories - US

University of Oregon: Appropriately Fitting Clothes Now a 'Cis Privilege'

- TruthRevolt.org - US

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Oregon players celebrate with coach Dana Altman after a Midwest Regional final against Kansas in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. Oregon won 74-60.

- WRAL.com - US

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Oregon coach Dana Altman watches from the bench during the first half of the team's regional final against Kansas in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.

- WRAL.com - US

'Dreamer' immigrant in Oregon detained by US authorities

A 25-year-old man who had been allowed to stay in the U.S. because he was brought illegally into the country as a child was detained Sunday by immigration agents, activists … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

'Dreamer' immigrant in Oregon detained by US authorities

Activists say a 25-year-old man who had been allowed to stay in the U.S. because he was brought into the country as a child has been detained by immigration agents.

- FOX News - US

ICE agents detain Oregon 'Dreamer' who has misdemeanor for DUI, lawyer says

A 25-year-old man who had been allowed to stay in the U.S. because he was brought illegally into the country as a child was detained Sunday by immigration agents, activists said.

- FOX News - US

'Dreamer' immigrant in Oregon detained by US authorities

PORTLAND, Ore. — A 25-year-old man who had been allowed to stay in the U.S. because he was brought illegally into the country as a child was detained Sunday by immigration agents, activists said.

- Billings Gazette - US

Benedict Cumberbatch is a dad again

LONDON, March 27 — Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter have welcomed a second son, according to a report in The Mail on Sunday. The newspaper claimed that Hunter gave birth at London's exclusive Portland hospital on March 3....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Amazon eyes VR and AR homewares stores to show you products in your virtual home

Augmented reality and virtual reality are still in their infancy in terms of non-gaming applications, but a new tip hints that Amazon may be about to change all that. We already know that Amazon is keen to go wide with brick-and-mortar bookstores and grocery stores, but a new report from the New York Times says the ...

- Mashable! - US

'Dreamer' immigrant in Oregon detained by US authorities

PORTLAND, Ore. — A 25-year-old man who had been allowed to stay in the U.S. because he was brought illegally into the country as a child was...

- Townhall.com - US

'Dreamer' immigrant in Oregon detained by US authorities

PORTLAND, Ore. " A 25-year-old man who had been allowed to stay in the U.S. because he was brought illegally into the country as a child was detained Sunday by immigration agents, activists said.Francisco J. Rodriguez Dominguez...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The Final Four teams and game times are now set

Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images North Carolina beat Kentucky with a last-second shot to win the South regional and advance to the Final Four. The Tar Heels will join South Carolina, Oregon, and Gonzaga in the Final Four on Saturday in Phoenix. South Carolina will play Gonzaga in the first game on CBS, with a 6:09 ET tip-off. ...

- Business Insider - US

Hong Kong’s New Chief Exec Pledges to Unite a Divided Society

Hong Kong has selected Carrie Lam to be the city's first-ever female chief executive, sealing an election that many saw as a foregone conclusion and not a democratic race.   Lam previously served as Hong Kong's chief secretary for administration and was China’s preferred candidate in the race.   While she lagged ...

- Voice of America - US

This Ice Cream Is Made From Food Waste

The Portland-based Salt & Straw is releasing a new series of flavors crafted exclusively from food that otherwise would have ended up in the trash to bring attention to all the good food we throw away. The Portland-based Salt & Straw is releasing a new series of flavors crafted exclusively from food that otherwise would ...

- Fast Company - US

The Latest: Oregon joins Gonzaga in Final Four

The Latest on the NCAA Tournament :10:54 p.m.Oregon is in the Final Four.Tyler Dorsey scored 27 points and Jordan Bell was two...

- Townhall.com - US

The health-care bill's failure reveals a new power dynamic in the GOP

President Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan , and other GOP supporters of the failed American Health Care Act cast the vote as a strict with-us-or-against us scenario: Either support this plan or you're stuck with ObamaCare while the White House "agenda moves on" to other issues. More than 30 House Republicans had other ideas. ...

- The Week - US

Voting Rights Roundup: Following GOP veto, Nevadans to vote on automatic voter registration in 2018

Leading Off ● Nevada: Automatic registration is headed for the ballot in the Silver State. Voters will officially get to decide in 2018 whether any eligible voter who goes to the Department of Motor Vehicles will be automatically registered to vote unless that person opts out. Six states and D.C. have enacted some form ...

- Daily Kos - US

Oregon judge allows video game designer to change sex to 'agender'

An Oregon judge has approved an application by a writer and video game designer to change from the male sex to agender.' Judge Amy Holmes…

- ABA Journal - US

NBC Reports 'History': Oregon Judge Grants Right To Be 'Agender'

Clothing. Makeup. Emoji. And now legal status? The genderless movement is firing ahead, fast and furious, while those who cleave to traditional views are considered anachronistic at best, and bigoted at worst.

- NewsBusters - US

Oregon woman pleads guilty to assaulting passenger on flight

PORTLAND, Ore. " An Oregon woman pleaded guilty Friday to a felony assault charge that was filed after a female passenger complained that she had been groped during a flight from Las Vegas to Portland.Heidi McKinney, 27, of...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Oregon woman pleads guilty to assaulting passenger on flight

An Oregon woman pleaded guilty Friday to a felony assault charge that was filed after a female passenger complained that she had been groped during a flight from Las Vegas to Portland.

- FOX News - US

WATCH: Xavier scores huge 'Sweet 16' upset

11th seeded Xavier upset number two seed University of Arizona while Oregon topped Michigan to advance to the Elite 8 along with Kansas and Gonzaga.

- ABC News - US

H-1B lottery’s game of chance is legal, judge rules

A lawsuit that challenged the fairness and legality of the H-1B lottery system, describing it as a "never ending game of chance," has been thrown out by a federal judge.The case was heard by U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon in Oregon; in a 31-page opinion, Simon said that the government's random visa distribution ...

- Network World - US

The best photos from the NCAA Tournament so far

Jamie Squire/Getty The second weekend of March Madness action is underway, and the Sweet 16 has lived up to the hype. On Thursday, Oregon and Gonzaga survived upset bids to reach the Elite 8. Xavier, an 11-seed, continued its Cinderella run by knocking off the Arizona Wildcats . And then there is Kansas, winning by a cool ...

- Business Insider - US

Wild tale of March Madness wager

Michigan's loss to Oregon has saved a Las Vegas casino owner $1 million. Golden Nugget owner Tilman Fertitta personally approved a $12,500 bet on Michigan at 80-to-1 odds from Derek Stevens, who owns The D casino. Oregon beat Michigan 69-68 to move on to the Elite Eight. The payout if Michigan had won the NCAA The ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Vegas casino owner no longer has to sweat $1M payout

Michigan's loss to Oregon has saved a Las Vegas casino owner $1 million. Golden Nugget owner Tilman Fertitta personally approved a $12,500 bet on Michigan at 80-to-1 odds from Derek … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Why the NBA Flips Over This Food

Only organic peanut butter and jelly and crustless white bread will do for the Portland Trail Blazers. For the Milwaukee Bucks, the elaborate locker room buffet offers three types of bread paired with crunchy, smooth, and almond butters, assorted jellies, and other fixings. The Cleveland Cavaliers like to send ...

- Newser - US

Vegas casino owner no longer has to sweat $1M payout

LAS VEGAS — Michigan's loss to Oregon has saved a Las Vegas casino owner $1 million.

- Billings Gazette - US

Braves, warriors, chieftains: Oregon takes on tribal mascots

This fall, the football team in the tiny Oregon logging town of Banks will once again take the field as the Braves. But this time, they have the approval of the tribe that originally inhabited the area.

- WRAL.com - US

Is 90 the New 80? Most 90-Somethings Feel Healthy

Few 90-somethings in the study showed signs of depression or cognitive problems, although they took a lot of medications and had difficulty getting around, according to the findings, released today in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. "These data provide a snapshot of Americans' health at age 90, which will help our ...

- Yahoo! News - US

March Madness basketball resumes with Sweet 16 play

The NCAA men's basketball tournament resumes Thursday with the regional semifinal games of the Sweet 16. Kicking the round off are the semifinal games for the Midwest and West regions. In the Midwest, No. 3 Oregon and No. 7 Michigan face off at 7:09 p.m. ET in a clash of high-octane offenses. Later, the 9:39 p.m. ET matchup ...

- The Week - US

The best photos from the NCAA Tournament so far

Thearon W. Henderson:Getty The second weekend of March Madness action begins on Thursday night, and before we know it there will be just four teams remaining in the entire tournament. Chances are, your bracket is busted. But that's ok! Once your bracket is ruined, the only thing you have to worry about is enjoying the ...

- Business Insider - US

The Latest: Oregon board approves deal on tribal mascots

The Latest on an Oregon schools and tribal mascots : 2:45 p.m.

- FOX News - US

The Latest: Oregon board approves deal on tribal mascots

BANKS, Ore. " The Latest on an Oregon schools and tribal mascots :2:45 p.m.The Oregon Board of Education has approved a contract between an Oregon school district and a tribe that allows district teams to...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

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