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IRS accused of obstruction in Tea Party lost emails

Republicans accused the IRS of hiding emails and obstructing a congressional inquiry into IRS treatment of conservative groups.

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Lindsay Lohan didn’t ‘streak’ inside a department store

Despite how easy it would be to believe, store bosses deny rumors that the troubled "Mean Girls" star stripped down while shopping.

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Bellingham fireworks ban will be enforced

Extra patrol to focus on firework violators

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Ex-NFL player Hernandez due in court on ’12 murder charges

The former New England Patriot is due in court for a hearing on two of the three murder charges he is facing.

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Clippers’ Sterling: I was tricked into mental health exam

Donald Sterling says he was duped into taking exams showing he lacked the capacity to have a say in the $2 billion sale of his team.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Tuesday, June 24.

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Lopez, Urban, Connick Jr. back for another ‘Idol’

The high-profile judges of Fox's reality singing competition "American Idol" will all return for the show's 14th season.

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Football players come to sinking boat’s rescue

Kids rescued from logs in Nooksack boating crash

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Climber’s body recovered

Seattle man identified in climbing fall

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Dog takes over ‘Jurassic Park’

You'll never watch "Jurassic Park" the same way again.

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Kerry urges Iraqis to come together to save country from collapse

The U.S. held crisis talks with leaders of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region urging them to stand with Baghdad in the face of an insurgent onslaught.

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Safeway makes room for new gas station

Empty spot in Sunset Square only temporary

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Economic opportunity falling, but signs point to broader gains

Economic opportunity has dropped over the past 40 years, but a broader gauge of opportunity has been on the rise, according to a study released today.

Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) drives down the court during the first period of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.

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AP source: LeBron will become free agent

James had two years and about $42.7 million remaining on his deal with the Heat.

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Jozy Altidore to miss US-Germany World Cup game

The forward was injured in the Americans' opening 2-1 win against Ghana on June 16 and didn't play in Sunday's 2-2 draw against Portugal.

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Wastewater treatment plant remodel finished early

Upgraded treatment plant good for next 20 years

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City extends medical pot rules

Medical marijuana rules won't change just yet

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State Senators take up oil train regulations

Ranker: All Bakken crude oil trains should be disclosed

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Woman admits to setting apartment on fire

Police: Drug and sex arrangement leads woman to set fire

Inspectors at Bloedel Donovan boat launch catch contaminated boat.

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Inspectors catch boat with invasive species

Boat with Quagga mussels stopped before entering Lake Whatcom

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Walker to start against Mets Wednesday

Seattle Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker throws in a bullpen session during spring training baseball practice, Thursday Feb. 20, 2014, in Peoria, Ariz.

The Seattle Mariners will start Taijuan Walker on the mound in Wednesday’s affair against the New York Mets.

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Smoak optioned to Tacoma, Ramirez called up to Seattle

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The Seattle Mariners have optioned first baseman Justin Smoak to AAA Tacoma and recalled starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez.

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Stay Puft Marshmallow Man ruins your favorite movie

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Obama visit makes bad traffic worse

President Barack Obama accompanied by Col. David L. Almand, Commander of 89th Airlift Wing, walks toward Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, en route to Seattle in a three-day West Coast trip includes at least five fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

President in Seattle for political fundraisers

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Dunga hired again as Brazil soccer coach

Brazil soccer coach Dunga, right, is embraced by Brazilian Soccer Confederation President Jose Maria Marin, after a press conference announcing Dunga as the new head coach of the Brazilian national team, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Dunga returned to the post replacing Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned after Brazil failed to win the 2014 World Cup eliminated in a 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals.

Brazil has hired Dunga as its new national team coach as he returns to a job he held four years ago.