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Salem-News.com (Jul-25-2014 22:58:00)

The Slaughter of the Innocents

"Leave or Die" is the message, yet there is no where to leave "to".

(LONDON) - child in cross-hairs 13When the Magi (the three wise men) had gone an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.” 14So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt...

That was then, when the infant Jesus could find a safe haven and sanctuary in Egypt. Which is more that can be said for the children of Gaza today looking to find a safe haven in present day Egypt under the dictatorship of Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi. Two thousand years ago when the world was under the hegemony of the Roman Empire it was a very different world from today.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-25-2014 14:33:00)

Colton Fire Chief Injured in Accident on Ore. Highway 211

Chief Beaudoin, 49, drove onto the shoulder, lost control and crashed into the embankment on the east side of the highway facing northbound in the southbound lane.

(MOLALLA, Ore. ) - Fire Chief of Colton Crash Oregon State Police is continuing their investigation into Thursday night's two vehicle traffic crash along Highway 211 west of Molalla that resulted in minor injuries to the Fire Chief of Colton Fire District.

At approximately 10:15 p.m., Colton Fire Chief Richard Beaudoin, was traveling southbound on Highway 211 near milepost 6 in the department's marked 1990 GMC Yukon when he reportedly took evasive action to avoid an unidentified passenger car coming into his traffic lane in the opposite direction.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-25-2014 13:38:00)

Researchers Wants West Coast Shipping Lanes Moved to Protect Blue Whales

One quarter of the world’s 10,000 blue whales spend time off the West Coast of the Americas.

(NEWPORT, Ore. ) - Dead Blue Whale A comprehensive 15-year analysis of the movements of satellite-tagged blue whales off the West Coast of the United States found that their favored feeding areas are bisected by heavily used shipping lanes, increasing the threat of injury and mortality.

The researchers note that moving the shipping lanes off Los Angeles and San Francisco to slightly different areas – at least, during summer and fall when blue whales are most abundant – could significantly decrease the probability of ships striking the whales.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-25-2014 12:50:00)

Bite & Brew of Salem Kicks-Off Tonight at Riverfront Park

This year’s Kid Zone will feature interactive toys that will be a thrill to remember.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Salem Bite and Brew 2014 The Bite & Brew of Salem, located at Salem’s Riverfront Park, is a three-day festival featuring over 15 bands on two outdoor stages and brings you several local eateries, 60+ beers on tap, Willamette Valley wines and endless entertainment for kids of all ages.

Take advantage of the warm weather and bring your family, blankets and lawn chairs for a relaxing day in the park and enjoy listening to our incredible line up of northwest talent.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-25-2014 08:01:00)

Alert Deputy Saves Elderly Man Along Oregon Coast

Trapped in his car, the elderly man used the floor mats to keep him warm during the night until he was found Thursday morning and rescued.

(WALDPORT, Ore. ) - Oregon Coast Car Crash An alert Benton County Sheriff's Office deputy found a vehicle Thursday morning down an embankment off Highway 34 belonging to an elderly Waldport man reported missing the day before to Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

At approximately 10:44 a.m., Benton County Deputy Chris Dale was patrolling along Highway 34 near milepost 51 checking for signs of a vehicle belonging to a missing elderly Waldport man.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-25-2014 07:31:00)

Albany, Oregon News and Events

Salem-News.com is your source for events in Albany and the surrounding area.

(ALBANY, Ore. ) - City of Albany Oregon Some great events are taking place next month in the City of Albany, Oregon.

From an advanced class on the Kindle Fire, to the inaugural Willamette River Relay and Paddle Me Plunge, and there are still openings for youth summer camps. Albany Police are also now accepting applications for their upcoming Citizens Police Academy.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-25-2014 05:50:00)

Salem Commute Slowed After Car Slams Into Power Pole

Police are asking motorists to avoid the area if possible for the next 4 to 5 hours while PGE crews replace the power pole.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - BREAKING NEWS Salem Police want you to BE AWARE! of a lane closure of one lane, eastbound, on Liberty Street NE, over the next several hours.

Police say around 3:00 a.m. Friday morning they responded to a single vehicle accident at Liberty Street NE and Grove Street NE.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-25-2014 05:28:00)

US Urges Ceasefire Between Israelis and Palestinians as Death Toll Climbs Over 800

The urgency was spurred on Thursday by the killing of 15 people as they sheltered at a U.N. run school in the northern Gaza Strip, which local officials blamed on Israeli shelling.

(JERUSALEM ) - Gaza Children U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional leaders to nail down a Gaza ceasefire on Friday as the civilian death toll soared, and further violence loomed between Israelis and Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.

With Israel and Hamas-led Islamist fighters setting seemingly irreconcilable terms for a truce that mediators hope will begin by a Muslim festival next week, Kerry worked the phones from Egypt, while aides made clear his patience was waning.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-24-2014 23:30:00)

Oregon Boy, 3, Crashes Parents Jeep, Goes Home to Watch Cartoons

This all took place on Tuesday in the small, quiet community of Myrtle Creek, located just south of Roseburg.

(MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. ) - Oregon Jeep Accident A 3-year-old Oregon boy decided to take his parents Jeep out on a test drive, only to crash it into a neighbor's home, and then flee the scene to head back home to watch cartoons.

An officer at about 9:00 a.m., first spotted the young boy sitting in the Jeep unattended and after watching the boy for about five minutes they went up to talk with the boy who said his parents were not home and he was being watched by a relative who at the time was sleeping.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-24-2014 22:00:00)

404 Students Donate Scholarship Funds to Gaza`s Shifa Hospital

These students know the struggle, they all live in long-term “relocation” camps themselves.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - gaza help 404 Palestinian students from Lebanon’s 12 Palestinian camps, 194 of whom are women and 210 are men, with academic majors ranging from medicine and engineering to business and computer science have agreed to transfer this semester’s tuition grants to Gaza as an act of solidarity with their countrymen.

As casualties were being brought into Shifa hospital by the minute, some in ambulances, others in cars and trucks, Ms. Hajj announced to Lebanese media that, “This act of solidarity with our countrymen under siege in Gaza is to help with emergency medical supplies and to deliver the message that every Palestinian in Lebanon is of Gaza.”

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