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An explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least one miner, rebel and government officials said. An injured miner reported seeing five bodies.

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The next time you use your cell phone to hail an Uber, beware: Your driver could be a serial killer.Or at least that's what CBS' new drama

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Smart-watch manufacturer Pebbles has the most successful Kickstarter in history having pulled in over $15.5 million so far. And they still have 23 days left.

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A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subject to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops and citations for infractions as petty as walking down the middle of street.

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Police in Pakistan this week have arrested 513 parents who refused to have their kids vaccinated against polio. The polio vaccine has nearly eliminated the disease in most of the world, but it continues to be a problem in Pakistan. Last year...

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When the Oregon Safe Schools & Communities Coalition’s annual report for the second year in a row gave the Ashland School District the lowest rating possible, a bronze star, it did not go unnoticed by district officials.Situated...

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The Ashland Emergency Food Bank collected 24,500 pounds of food in February from city residents who put those bright-green food bags on their doorsteps every two months for the Ashland Food Project — but the pantry expects it still...

Posted Mar 3, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Local reportCaitlin Campbell of Ashland High School is among eight Jackson County high school senior girls who will compete in March to serve as queen of the 2015 Pear Blossom Festival.The other contestants...

Posted Mar 3, 2015 at 11:01 PM

It is probably more daring for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to attempt the Broadway classic “Guys and Dolls” than Shakespeare’s “Pericles.”“Pericles” is relatively obscure, rarely...

Posted Mar 3, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Learn to relaxIn responding to Herb Rothschild's call for responses to his assertions in his Tidings column, I commend him for the comment on war, that "those who advocate war should have to convince us that their end is...

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