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James Franco attends the AOL NewFront 2015 at 4 World Trade Center on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in New York.

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James Franco spoofs Shia LaBeouf’s art project videos

Shia LaBeouf's weird motivational video gets even weirder when James Franco puts his own personal spin on it.

President Barack Obama pauses while talking about National Security Agency (NSA)surveillance, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Justice Department in Washington.Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, the president called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing the records.

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Obama signs bill reforming surveillance program

Passage of the USA Freedom Act, the result of an alliance between Senate Democrats and some of the chamber's most conservative Republicans, was a victory for Obama.

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Jets CB Cromartie calls out Hawks CB Sherman

In an interview on Sirius XM NFL Radio, Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie said that Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman isn't one of the top corners in the NFL.

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Firefighters face Thunder Creek Fire

A crew from California will help fight the lightning-caused blaze


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Today in entertainment history: June 3

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi walks out to relieve a pitcher against the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game Monday, June 1, 2015, in Seattle.

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Jones hits 3-run homer in 11th, lifts Yankees over Mariners

Garrett Jones hit a three-run homer in the top of the 11th inning and Andrew Miller preserved the lead in the bottom half Tuesday night by striking out Nelson Cruz with two on to end the New York Yankees' 5-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

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Slain man in Pullman was helping son move

An autopsy has found that a 58-year-old Sammamish man who was killed in Pullman last weekend died of blunt force trauma to the head.

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Groups sue agency to block Shell’s Arctic offshore drilling

Ten environmental groups are suing a federal agency over its approval of drilling permits off Alaska's northwest coast.


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Man with epilepsy charged in fatal head-on crash

Pierce County prosecutors have charged a Lakewood man suffering from epilepsy with vehicular homicide and assault.

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Official: Plan to cut tuition could hurt prepaid plan

The state treasurer says a plan by Senate Republicans to cut college tuition could hurt Washington's prepaid college-tuition program.

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Police: $100,000 in product taken in Seattle pot heist

Seattle police say two burglars grabbed more than $100,000 worth of marijuana products during an overnight heist at three medical marijuana businesses.

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Iraq War veteran charged with murder in deaths of relatives

NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press   SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A decorated Iraq War veteran charged in the deaths of…

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Former Chihuly worker charged with stealing $3M in artwork

Associated Press   TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A former employee at the Chihuly warehouse in Tacoma has been charged with…


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Washington teachers file class-action pension lawsuit

Two teachers in the Snoqualmie Valley School District have filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court against the state pension system.

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As Paradise-area man recovers from gunshot wound, we learn about suspect.

Witnesses say the trigger-man was a passenger in a white 2002-2009 Dodge Pickup.

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson addresses the media at the team's NFL football headquarters, Tuesday, June 2, 2015 in Eden Prairie, Minn. after he took part in voluntary practice. Peterson missed the final 15 games of last season while addressing child abuse charges in Texas.

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Star RB Adrian Peterson returns to Minnesota Vikings

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says the team is welcoming Peterson back with open arms.

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WWU announces 2014-15 Athletes of the Year, Steen for women and Donigian for men

Miles and Richards named WWU Scholar Athletes of the Year.


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Comcast customers may see some money back for Monday outage

Comcast says they’ve since fixed it all up and are building a website to offer a credit to affected customers

In this photo taken Sept. 30, 2014, a golf ball with one of the logos for Chambers Bay, the host course for the 2015 U.S. Open Championship, is shown next to a hole on the course in University Place, Wash.

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Tiger Woods plays 2nd practice round at Chambers Bay

Woods was on the course Tuesday morning under cloudy skies and occasional showers.

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New exhibit brings light to cruise terminal

Free science exhibit examines importance, beauty of light

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Walker throws 1-hit ball for 6 innings, Mariners top Padres

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Walker (7-6) combined with four relievers on a three-hitter for Seattle's second straight shutout of San Diego.

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Reports: GM Jerry Dipoto quits after 3 1/2 years with Angels


Dipoto told the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register on Wednesday that he has quit after 3 1/2 years with the Angels, but manager Mike Scioscia and Angels spokesman Tim Mead repeatedly refused to confirm any changes.

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NBA free agency roundup


DeMarre Carroll, Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler headline the early signings in NBA free agency.

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Wimbledon: Maria Sharapova on her way to third round


The fourth-seeded Sharapova beat Dutch qualifier Richel Hogenkamp 6-3, 6-1 on Court No. 2 on Wednesday, improving her record in second-round Grand Slam matches to 41-4.

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Canucks trade Kassian to Canadiens for Prust


Prust had 15 goals and 30 assists in 172 games since signing with Montreal three summers ago.