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Another Multimillion Dollar Jury Verdict Against Amtrak Stemming From 2017 Derailment

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Another passenger badly injured in the Amtrak train derailment south of Tacoma nearly two years ago will collect big-time damages.

Federal Appeals Court Lets Stand Ruling That Congress Can Subpoena Trump Tax Returns

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The full D.C. Circuit voted 8-3 not to reconsider an earlier decision by a three-judge panel that ruled against the president. Trump's lawyer says he will appeal to the Supreme Court.

Taylor: Sondland Talked To Trump Directly About Investigating Ukraine Firm Linked To Bidens

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A top U.S. diplomat testifies that Portland businessman Gordon Sondland had early knowledge that President Trump was seeking a Ukrainian investigation of political rival Joe Biden in exchange for military aid.

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Nike Calls Off Pilot Program With Amazon, Ending Direct Sales

Nike is ending a sales partnership with Amazon less than a month after the Oregon-based athletic gear company named an e-commerce veteran as its new chief executive.

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What Happens To Your Used Stuff? 'Secondhand' Tells Of A Billion-Dollar Industry

As "traditional bonds disintegrate in the face of industrialization, urbanization, and secularization, brands and objects become a means to curate and project who we are," writes reporter Adam Minter.

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McDonald's Is Sued Over 'Systemic Sexual Harassment' Of Female Workers

A former employee has filed a class action lawsuit against McDonald's and one Michigan franchise, alleging a "culture of sexual harassment."

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Trump Makes No Promises On China Trade Deal

President Trump says a mini trade agreement with China could happen "soon," but he offered no guarantees. In a speech to the Economic Club of New York, Trump downplayed the cost of his trade war.

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Federal Lawsuit Aims To Kill Stalled Methanol Refinery Project

A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday aims to keep one of the world's biggest methanol refineries from being built along the Columbia River in Washington state.

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My Journey Into The World Of Men's Beauty

Makeup was once thought to be the exclusive realm of women, but more and more men are experimenting with cosmetics — and the industry is taking notice. A reporter gives it a try.

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SCOTUS Allows Lawsuit By Sandy Hook Families Against Remington To Move Ahead

A closely watched lawsuit that could provide a roadmap for suing gun companies in the wake of mass shootings can move forward in a Connecticut court, the Supreme Court said Tuesday.

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Rail Advocates Still Pushing For Northwest Bullet Train Despite Anti-tax Mood

Pacific Northwest rail advocates are undeterred in pursuing their vision of a bullet train connection between Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, B.C, after Washington's car tab vote.

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Charitable Giving Is Down. It Might Be Time To Reform The Charitable Deduction.

It's distortionary. It's regressive. And right now it only benefits a sliver of taxpayers and nonprofits. It's time to talk about the charitable deduction.

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Wapato Jail May Be Spared Demolition As Owner Searches For Funder

Jordan Schnitzer is launching another push to convert North Portland’s never-used Wapato Jail into a homeless shelter, a reversal from his Oct. 10 announcement that the demolition of the facility was all but guaranteed.