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Oregon's State Tests, Explained By 3rd-Graders


OPB has been following students in the Class of 2025 since they were kindergarteners. Now they're in third grade and that means taking state tests for the first time.

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John Kerry's Awkward Push For Investment In Iran


The secretary of state negotiated the nuclear deal and wants it to work. He recently went to Europe to encourage banks there to invest in Iran.

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Why We Love Aliens


We love aliens because they are a reflection of who we are, representing both the worse and the best in humanity, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.

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Bundy Considering Lawsuit Against Multnomah County


In court documents released Tuesday, the leaders of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation give a list of conditions at the jail they said are violating their constitutional rights.

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Efforts To Ban Oil Projects In Vancouver Move Forward


The city of Vancouver’s planning commission voted Tuesday to prohibit future crude oil storage facilities.

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