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Misty Upham Died of Blunt-Force Injuries, Shows Autopsy

Misty Upham, the 32-year-old actress who went missing in early October, died of blunt force injuries to the head and torso. According to a Seattle Times report the cause of death was announced this week by the King County, Washington Medical Examiner’s Office. Upham was reported missing by her family on October 6. She was last seen on October 5 …

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Shaylee Chuckulnaskit: Third Shooting Victim Dies

A third victim from the Washington state high school shooting has died. According to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington, Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, passed away on Friday, raising the number of casualties from the shooting to four. “Today at 4:45 p.m. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, known affectionately as Shay to her family and friends, passed away at Providence Regional Medical Center …

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Misty Upham: Search For Missing Actress Continues

The search for Misty Upham, the 32-year-old actress who went missing last week, is continuing. Police in the Seattle, Washington suburb of Auburn told The Seattle Times that they are “concerned” about Upham’s disappearance but that the incident is not being considered suspicious. Upham was reported missing on October 6. She was last seen on October 5 walking away from …

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Google Shopping Express Becomes Google Express, Expands

Google announced that it has changed the name of Google Shopping Express to just Google Express, is expanding it into more cities, and that it now includes more retail partners. Google Shopping Express was first introduced early last year as a local delivery service enabling people to get same-day delivery on some items. It initially launched in San Francisco with …

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Bill & Melinda Gates Donate $1M to Gun Control Initiative

Bill and Melinda Gates have both offered up $500,000 to The Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, “a coalition of concerned citizens and organizations working together to forge commonsense solutions to reduce gun violence.” The main common sense solution that alliance is fighting for is to make background checks mandatory for private sellers – for example those operating at gun shows …

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Facebook Emotion Experiment Prompts Senator’s Letter To FTC

Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) has written a letter to the Federal Trade Commission regarding Facebook’s controversial emotion experiment, seeking to have the commission examine the ordeal. “I come from the technology world, and I understand that social media companies are looking for ways to extract value from the information willingly provided by their huge customer base,” said Warner. “I don’t …

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Cannabis Zombies in Colorado Held at Bay

For decades, small groups have tried to convince average Americans of a few simple facts about marijuana. They spoke to anyone who would listen about how no one ever overdosed on marijuana. They tirelessly campaigned against the mistaken notion that Reefer Madness was a documentary. They produced one scholarly paper after another showing that marijuana was medicine, and that it …

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North Bend Explosion Destroys Businesses

An early-morning explosion in North Bend, Washington leveled businesses and destroyed property in the surrounding neighborhood today. According to a Seattle Times report the explosion is suspected to have been caused by natural gas. A strip mall near the explosion was almost completely leveled, destroying businesses including a pizza restaurant, a barber shop, a dance studio, and offices. Further out …

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Mudslide Death Toll In Washington Rises To 37

The March 22 mudslide that happened in the Cascade foothills of Washington state continues to devastate. After a heavy rain, the hillside collapsed above Stillaguamish River. It has recently been reported that the official death count has risen to 37 after search representatives located another person amidst the mud and debris. Tragically, nobody has been pulled alive from the rubble …

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Amazon To Open Another Fulfillment Center In Washington

Amazon began its life in Washington state in 1994. Since then, the online retailer has set up shop in numerous states and countries around the world. Now the retailer is returning home bringing with it jobs and a new warehouse. Amazon announced this morning that it will be opening a new 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Kent, Washington this year. …

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Alyssa Mastromonaco Leaving Obama Staff

The Associated Press tell us that President Obama’s deputy chief of staff for operations, Alyssa Mastromonaco, is officially resigning from the White House. Mastromonaco was in charge of most of Obama’s schedule, the White House’s staffing as well as his event planning. She’s one of his longest standing partners– she was one of his first staff members when he moved …

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Ben Affleck and Seth Rogen Visit Washington, D.C.

Actor Ben Affleck took a trip to Washington, D.C. to discuss the Democratic Republic of Congo. Affleck spoke before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on behalf of the region. The Argo actor and director was accompanied by Russell Feingold, the U.S. special envoy for the Congo; Roger Meece, former U.S. ambassador to Congo; and Dr. Raymond Gilpin, the National Defense …

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