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  1. Oil tanker laden with North Dakota crude reaches NetherlandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 20 | Seattle Times

    A petroleum tanker laden with 175,000 barrels of North Dakota crude was being offloaded in Europe on Wednesday, the first such overseas shipment of the state's oil since Congress lifted a 40-year ban on crude exports in December. North Dakota's congressional delegation and industry officials hailed Hess Corp.'s shipment as a milestone that could open more markets in faraway refineries where premium prices are typically fetched based on foreign prices.

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  2. Blue Origin successfully tests same rocket for third timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2016 | Seattle Times

    A private space company completed its third successful unmanned rocket launch and safe landing in West Texas with the same vehicle it used during previous tests. Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos said in a series of tweets from his official Twitter account that the reusable New Shepard launched Saturday near Van Horn, Texas, and returned to Earth with another upright landing.

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  3. Prison plays hide-and-seek with ex-polygamist sect leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2016 | Seattle Times

    Earlier this year, a wife of former polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs tried to visit him at a Texas state prison with a tiny microphone implanted in her hollowed-out watch. Another time recently, a woman planning to visit the convicted sex offender was denied entry after a metal detector found something buried in her hair and she refused to show it to a corrections officer.

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  4. Scalia took the most expense-paid trips on the courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2016 | Seattle Times

    Antonin Scalia was the longest-tenured justice on the current Supreme Court and the country's most prominent constitutionalist. But another quality also set him apart: Among the court's members, he was the most frequent traveler, to spots around the globe, on trips paid for by private sponsors.

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  5. Case dropped against ex-teacher in student relationship caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2016 | Seattle Times

    A judge has dismissed charges against a former West Texas teacher and swim coach accused of having an improper relationship with a student. Kathryn Maples, a former history teacher at Odessa Permian High School, was indicted on three counts of an improper relationship between an educator and a student in 2013.

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  6. Scalia death phone inquest unusual but not unprecedentedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2016 | Seattle Times

    A county judge's determination via telephone that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of natural causes and required no autopsy was unusual, Texas officials said, but sometimes happens in rural areas of Texas where a county can be bigger than some U.S. states. Within two hours of Scalia's body being found Saturday at Cibolo Creek Ranch in remote West Texas, Presidio county Judge Cinderela Guevara, who was 60 miles away, consulted by phone with the county sheriff and a U.S. marshal and concluded there was no foul play.

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  7. Ranch owner recalls finding Scalia's bodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2016 | Seattle Times

    The veil of privacy was lifted Saturday off a remote West Texas ranch where Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly. Cibolo Creek Ranch, a luxury compound built around three 19th-century forts, has played host to movie stars and European royalty lured by the beauty of the desert.

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  8. Feds seek borehole test for potential hot nuke waste burialRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2016 | Seattle Times

    The federal government plans to spend $80 million assessing whether its hottest nuclear waste can be stored in 3-mile-deep holes, a project that could provide an alternative strategy to a Nevada repository plan that was halted in 2010. The five-year borehole project was tentatively slated to start later this year on state-owned land in rural North Dakota, but it has already been met with opposition from state and local leaders who want more time to review whether the plan poses any public danger.

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  9. The Latest: Scalia's body taken to Texas funeral homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2016 | Seattle Times

    The procession traveled the more than three hours from the West Texas resort ranch where Scalia was found dead in his room on Saturday morning. Lujan says if an autopsy is ordered by Scalia's or a justice of the peace, then it likely will be performed at the funeral home by an El Paso County medical examiner.

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  10. The Latest: Scalia's death sparks debate over replacing himRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2016 | Seattle Times

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death has quickly sparked a heated debate over whether President Barack Obama should nominate a replacement. The leader of the Senate, Republican Mitch McConnell, says the nomination should fall to the next president.

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  11. Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2016 | Seattle Times

    The U.S. Marshals Service in Washington confirmed Scalia's death at a private residence in the Big Bend area of West Texas. Spokeswoman Donna Sellers said Scalia had retired the previous evening and was found dead in the morning after he did not appear for breakfast.

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  12. Blue Origin sends reusable rocket up again, safe landingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2016 | Seattle Times

    A private space company completed another successful unmanned rocket launch in West Texas with the same vehicle as November and with a safe landing. Blue Origin, founded by Jeff Bezos , announced the reusable New Shepard launched Friday near Van Horn, Texas, and returned to Earth with another upright landing.

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  13. Blue Origin scores another space-race feat with launch, soft landingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2016 | Seattle Times

    Two months after Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launched a rocket just past the boundary of space and then recovered it in a soft landing, the space company repeated the feat Friday in another breakthrough for the booming commercial space industry. In a video posted on its website, the company said its New Shepard vehicle made history when it became the first rocket to pass the boundary of space, what's known as the Karman line, 62 miles high, "and then land vertically upon the Earth" for the second time in a row.

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  14. Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin returns rocket for first upright landingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2015 | Seattle Times

    Blue Origin's New Shepard space vehicle successfully flew to space before executing a historic landing back at the launch site in West Texas. The Blue Origin team celebrates with founder Jeff Bezos at the site of the New Shepard rocket booster landing.

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  15. Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin returns rocket for first upright landingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2015 | Seattle Times

    Jeff Bezos's space exploration company Blue Origin achieved a key milestone: sending a rocket into space and then landing it safely back on Earth. Making reusable rockets is a central goal for a generation of companies that are trying to cut the cost of space travel and exploration.

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  16. Jade Helm military exercise ends, with little fanfare and less paranoiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2015 | Seattle Times

    In the end, the soldiers rumored to be going after people's guns handed out plaques and offered handshakes. Conspiracy theories of a military invasion, with trains to transport shackled political prisoners and Blue Bell ice-cream trucks doubling as portable refrigerated morgues, fizzled.

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  17. The Texas effect on family planning and women's healthRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2015 | Seattle Times

    A misguided effort by anti-abortion members of Congress to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood would be disastrous for Washington state. I experienced a dA jA vu moment this week while tracking the latest effort in Congress to strip all federal funding from Planned Parenthood 's preventive health services.

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  18. Obama designates national monuments in Texas, Calif., NevadaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2015 | Seattle Times

    In this May 3, 2011, file photo, fifth graders from West Intermediate School in West, Texas, tour the Waco Mammoth Site in Waco, Texas during a field trip. The Mammoth bones, prehistoric rock carvings and more than a million acres of wilderness will be protected as part of three new national monuments that President Barack Obama is creating in California, Nevada and Texas and announced Friday, July 10, 2015.

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