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Salem-News.com (Sep-16-2014 11:38:00)

Over 2 Trillion Becquerels of Radioactive Waste in Pacific in Only 10 Months

This enormous amount of Radioactive Waste flowed from Fukushima Plant into the Pacific Ocean

(MONTREAL) - Fukashima radiation At least 2 trillion becquerels’ worth of radioactive material flowed from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean between August 2013 and May 2014, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has admitted.

The rate of release was 10 times higher than TEPCO’s pre-meltdown threshold for radioactive material.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-15-2014 23:15:00)

Outrage Over Missing Emails But Not the US Opioid/Heroin Epidemic

The US Senate Committee on Finance focuses on Lois Lerner and the IRS emails and not the prescription opioid/heroin national epidemic!! Why?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - heroin epidemic On May 8, 2012 Senator Charles E. Grassley and Senator Max Baucus, Chairman of the US Senate Committee wrote a letter to John H. Stewart, President and CEO of Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin. Here is the first paragraph of the letter:

"As Chairman and a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, we have a responsibility to the more than 100 million Americans who receive health care under Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-14-2014 23:23:00)

UO Ducks Preparing For Different Sort of Challenge at WSU

After three weeks of defending pro-style offenses, the No. 2 Ducks (3-0) will face Washington State's wide-open passing attack on Saturday

(EUGENE, Ore.) - UO Ducks After three weeks of defending pro-style offenses, during No. 2 Oregon’s perfect run through nonconference play to start this season, the pendulum is about to swing dramatically in the other direction.

The Ducks (3-0) go on the road to open Pac-12 Conference play on Saturday when they play at Washington State (7:30 p.m., ESPN). The Cougars (1-2) lead the nation with 517 passing yards per game, more than 30 more than second-place Western Kentucky, and are coming off a win over Portland State in which they threw for a Pac-12 record 630 yards.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-14-2014 00:40:00)

The Guardian Of Big Money

Britain is on the verge of tribal and nationalist fragmentation at the time the Middle East is going through the exact same process.

(LONDON) - Scottish independence The Guardian is backing a "No" vote in the Scottish independence referendum. “Nationalism is not the answer to social injustice,” the paper’s editorial suggested yesterday.

Not that I want to enter this debate. I am an immigrant in the UK and I do not feel entitled to take part in this discussion. However, this tense political situation deserves our close intellectual attention.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-14-2014 00:07:00)

Oregon`s Deception Complex Fire Update

A Red Flag Warning for gusty winds and low relative humidity is in effect through 8:00 p.m. Sunday.

(EUGENE, Ore.) - Oregon firefighter The Deception Complex fire is expected to become more active, especially from noon through 5:00 p.m., as relative humidity drops to 10 to 15%. Winds will generally be out of the southwest to west at 10 miles per hour. However, as a surface low pressure system moves over the area around mid-day Saturday, winds could become very gusty and erratic.

Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 4 with Incident Commander Brian J. Watts assumed management of the fire at 6 a.m. Saturday morning.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-13-2014 14:00:00)

Antique Typewriters on the Come Back!

I still have a manual Smith Corona typewriter and I don’t know how I ever had the strength in my fingers to produce anything on that machine.

(EUGENE, Ore. ) - typewriters Hang onto your old typewriters because they are coming back. After whistle blower Edward Snowden leaked information about the NSA’s massive spying program, computer users worldwide were faced with the dilemma of knowing that everything they did on the Internet was an open book and being monitored by the US government.

Assuming American leaders are capable of being embarrassed, most embarrassing for Obama was when Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel learned that the US government had been tapping her cell phone conversations for six years.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-12-2014 11:50:00)

Israel: Thousands Coerced Into Leaving the Country

Sudanese, Eritreans Seeking Protection Faced With Indefinite Detention

(SALEM, Ore.) - Eritreans and Sudanese Israeli authorities have unlawfully coerced almost 7,000 Eritrean and Sudanese nationals into returning to their home countries where they risk serious abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Tuesday. Some returning Sudanese have faced torture, arbitrary detention, and treason charges in Sudan for setting foot in Israel, while returning Eritreans also face a serious risk of abuse.

The 83-page report, “‘Make Their Lives Miserable:’ Israel’s Coercion of Eritrean and Sudanese Asylum Seekers to Leave Israel,” documents how Israel’s convoluted legal rules thwart Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers’ attempts to secure protection under Israeli and international law.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-11-2014 22:58:00)

How to Buy a Home in Oregon

The stability of owning your own home is closer than you think.

(SALEM, Ore.) - home ownership According to a report published in the Statesman-Journal last year, the rental market in Salem has definitely been on the rebound.

Developers have come in because of the high rental occupancy rate and hundreds of new units have been built to accommodate the rental population (which is why rental prices are coming down). That’s great if you’re a renter, but what if you want to buy?

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Salem-News.com (Sep-10-2014 15:52:00)

Oregon`s 12 Safest Cities Announced with Baker City Named Safest

These 12 cities had fewest reports of violent crime and property crime of all cities in Oregon.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon`s safest cities Oregon is an exciting state to call home. With vast mountains, a breathtaking coastline, impressive geographic features, diverse industry and an extensive history, there is much about the Beaver State that appeals to those who are considering a place to live on the West Coast.

However, not every part of our fair state is as idyllic as others. For those looking for a town to call "home", safety is a top priority.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-10-2014 07:53:00)

4-Year Old Lincoln City Girl Dies After Being Diagnosed with E. Coli

The girl's friend is still fighting for his life. Health officials are trying to discover the cause of the infection.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Serena Profitt Little Serena Profitt died Monday night at Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland from an infection caused by a strain of E. coli. Serena was four years old.

Her five-year-old friend, Brad Sutton, from Washington is undergoing treatment Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma, Wash. where he was listed in critical condition early Tuesday evening.

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