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Monday July 31, 2017    01:13 PM
In the U.S., child abuse is a crime. In Russia, it is routine. Up to 60 percent of children in orphanages suffer abuse from their caregivers, and it is a rare occasion when someone serves prison time for crimes against children. __ Moscow Times.

Victims of child sexual abuse are often lured by the fake promise of being published in mainstream fashion magazines. Some victims believe that prostitution and contact with rich businessmen will allow them the kind of lifestyle that they could not have otherwise.

Russia is now one of the main producers of child pornography in the world, and it registers significant incidences of child prostitution and child trafficking for sexual purposes, acc

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Saturday June 3, 2017    06:57 PM
In central Vietnam, fish are dying on a massive scale, and locals suspect pollution is the cause.

In addition to the off-shore conflict in the South China Sea, Vietnamese citizens now have to face another disaster on the country’s central coast. Unprecedented fish kills have been discovered along the beaches of four central coastal provinces, namely Ha Tinh, Quang Tri, Quang Binh, and Hue. Among the dead fish are not only small, shallow water fish, but also rare species living in deep water and far offshore.

Vnexpress, a Vietnamese news agency, cited the Vietnam Directorate of Fisheries as saying that "The total loss reached 4.7 billion dong (around $200,000) in less than one week, inc

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Friday June 2, 2017    02:20 PM
A family was out enjoying the snow in California’s Tahoe National Forest when suddenly, the unthinkable happened.

Ten-year-old Samantha White had plunged into a giant 10-foot snow hole – and when her dad tried to help, she only fell in further.

To make matters worse, they were told help from 911 wouldn’t arrive for at least an hour, said her dad William White.

"Sammy’s screaming, ‘don’t let go of me, Daddy!’ and my wife is screaming at me, ‘don’t let go of Samantha!’" White recounted on Fox and Friends.

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Friday May 19, 2017    10:22 AM
Vietnamese women are left overs because of their culture. Their parents FORCE them to marry higher status men, not the ones they like.

The leftover woman is a special case. She is born to rich parents, has had the freedom to pursue whatever she wanted in high-school and has basically been free on the majority of the restraints of Vietnamese and Chinese culture. Likely, she speaks English and has been outside the country or coddled at home with her parents and grandparents.

Many have NON EXISTENT social skills and no ability to speak to strangers. You have both men and women who have no ability to communicate with each other whatsoever. So if you take away that portion, then it really b

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Friday May 5, 2017    03:14 PM
It is our hope that you read these suicide notes, especially if you have an intention of writing one yourself. We hope these last notes from the depressed will change your mind ...

"Dear Mom, I love you with all my heart. I just wasn’t meant for this world! I hope I can find a place of peace and happiness, a place I am child enough to live, yet man enough to survive. I love you! I hope you can truly believe me. Maybe on my journey I’ll find Jesus. Pray for me mom. Pray I will find happiness. I hurt so bad inside! I want it all to go away. I want a new beginning. I am not afraid to die mom. I’m just so afraid of tomorrow!

To all my friends and loved ones, I ask

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Wednesday March 29, 2017    04:55 PM
The Marion County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is proud to collaborate with the Oregon National Guard and other community partners to present a free 5K fun run and 1 mile walk on Sunday, April 3, 2016, to commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness Month and bring this important issue to the forefront. The event takes place at Salem's Riverfront Park. Check in and registration is from 7:45 am -- 8:15 am. There will be a keynote speaker from 8:15 am -- 8:30 am with the 5K/1 Mile starting at 8:45 am. The event is free, but please register at https://saampfunrun2016.eventbrite.com. Please join us to support sexual assault victims in Oregon and across the country.

Nationally, April is Sexual

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Saturday March 25, 2017    10:46 AM
Search giant Google started construction this week on its latest Oregon data center in The Dalles.

The new $600 million facility will be the company’s fourth data center in The Dalles. This project brings the company’s total investment in The Dalles to $1.8 billion since 2005.

Last summer, the city of The Dalles and Wasco County approved a 15-year tax abatement deal with the company. Under the deal, Google must invest at least $200 million and create 10 jobs. The company expects this project will create around 50 jobs.

"This represents our commitment to Wasco County and the state of Oregon, and we look forward to our continued close work with this community," said Dave Karlson, Goog

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Tuesday March 29, 2016    05:27 PM
Oscar-winner and TV star Patty Duke passed away at the age of 69. She was known for many achievements. Here are 5 things you might not have known about the actress.

Patty Duke, the teen who won an Oscar for The Miracle Worker and later played "identical cousins" in her own TV sitcom, has died. She was 69.

The news was confirmed Tuesday by one of her representatives, Mitchell Stubbs.

"Anna 'Patty Duke' Pearce passed away this morning March 29, 2016 at 1:20 am," his statement read. "Her cause of death was sepsis from a ruptured intestine. She was a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a friend, a mental health advocate and a cultural icon. She will be missed."

Duke died at a hospital in

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Friday March 18, 2016    10:20 AM
Even though the occupation of the would-be militiamen who took over a wildlife refuge in Oregon ended a month ago with a whimper instead of a martyr-producing bang, that doesn’t mean that the right-wing fringe isn’t still trying to turn this into the next Waco, to be lovingly obsessed over to stoke their victim complex. Now new video out shows this issue is not going away anytime soon.

Robert "LaVoy" Finicum did get shot after FBI agents ambushed the occupiers flagrantly left the protection of the wildlife refuge to drive over an hour away to a community meeting. He is a piss-poor martyr — a taxpayer leech whose supposed hatred of government didn’t stop him from housing foster kids for mo

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Wednesday March 9, 2016    09:17 AM
More than one-fourth of Oregon wineries reported poor financial performance in a recent survey, which may actually be related to their success in growing sales and production, experts say.

Oregon wineries expect sales to surge in 2016 but that doesn’t mean all of them anticipate a healthy bottom line.

Despite healthy demand for their wine, more than one-fourth of Oregon wine producers reported being in financial distress in a recent survey.

About 28 percent of Oregon wine producers surveyed by Silicon Valley Bank, a wine industry lender, said they were in poor financial health, compared to 16 percent for the industry overall.

According to that same survey, Oregon wineries predi

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