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The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host two more free Hip-Hop Poetry open mic events on April 6 and May 4, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Black Swan Theatre, 15 S. Pioneer St.The featured poet will be Ashland High School graduate Clementine von Radics, an internationally touring poet and performer. Her blog, clementinepoetry.com, has more than 100,000 followers and is featured on Tumblr spotlight. Von Radics work has been adapted by composer Stephen Schwartz into a song cycle debuting...

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An apartment building collapsed in a fiery burst of rubble, and flames spread to two nearby buildings, injuring at least a dozen people and scattering debris across surrounding streets in the heart of Manhattan's trendy East Village.

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Jackson County's Board of Commissioners is poised to set the county's tax rate on marijuana sales at zero for the first year the drug is legal for recreational use in Oregon.An order the three-person board will put to an official vote at...

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Each month, more than 200,000 needy U.S. households take out what's advertised as a brief loan.

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Writer-director Noah Baumbach became a darling of the indie cinema world a decade ago with the release of the art house hit “The Squid and the Whale.” That and his follow-ups – “Margot at the Wedding,”...

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It happens so quickly you almost don't believe it: Seth Robertson and Viet Tran ignite a fire, snap on their low-rumbling bass frequency generator and extinguish the flames in seconds. And even after you've seen it over and over, it's still...

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Nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran entered a critical phase on Thursday with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meeting his Iranian counterpart less than a week away from an end-of-month deadline to secure the outline of a deal.

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James Corden is really going all out to draw the A-listers during his first week on

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Downton Abbey executive producer

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A senior Obama administration official did not break any laws when he intervened in three visa cases involving foreign investors with ties to prominent Democrats, a government watchdog told Congress Thursday.

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