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Local & Regional Farmers use water savings to receive rebates from energy company (Video)
No different from other conservation-minded people from across the state, Lucas Espericueta and his family continue to put into play the many different ways to cut back on water usage. The family does have a unique case when it comes to saving water though. They happen to own a 230-acre nut and grape farm in Wasco.

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YouNews Breckenridge Gets Rain Breckenridge Gets Rain
Last Fridays storm brought little rain to the valley floor but it came down hard in the foothills of Breckenridge. Lightning and isolated showers kept me pinned inside my vehicle in an attempt to wait it out. After the rain let up I barely made it out after almost getting stuck in the mud.

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Entertainment Say it isn't so! Kermit and Miss Piggy split Say it isn't so! Kermit and Miss Piggy split
Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, who have been on-again, off-again over the years, have now called it quits. But they're vowing to remain professional on their new prime-time comedy, "The Muppets," premiering Sept. 22 on ABC.

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Sports Brady testimony in NFL 'Deflategate' released Brady testimony in NFL 'Deflategate' released
Tom Brady denied under oath to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that he tampered with footballs before the AFC title game, and investigator Ted Wells said in a transcript that he never warned the New England Patriots quarterback he would be punished if he didn't turn over his cellphone.
Sports 49ers O-linemen out to show they are better than last year
San Francisco's offensive line is out to prove something after a disappointing year in which quarterback Colin Kaepernick took 52 sacks, second most in the league behind the 55 on Jacksonville's Blake Bortles, and the offense struggled with regular clock problems.
Sports Dombrowski out as Tigers' president, GM; Al Avila takes over
Dave Dombrowski is out as president and general manager of the Detroit Tigers, ending a run of nearly 14 seasons in which he helped turn the franchise from an afterthought into one of the American League's powerhouses.

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Home Orcas pop out of water close to coast Orcas pop out of water close to coast
Whale watchers on an island in southern British Columbia got quite a treat. A pod of orcas popped out of the water very close to shore.
Home Man stops robbery during proposal Man stops robbery during proposal (Video)
A man who went to a North Carolina restaurant hoping to propose to his girlfriend instead wound up stopping a robbery. The place had been robbed twice before in the past month, and this time, the robber didn't get away with it. Steve Ohnesorge has the story.
Home Move over grumpy cat, Earl is here Move over grumpy cat, Earl is here (Video)
Move over, grumpy cat. The Internet now has a cantankerous-but-cute face to adore. It belongs to a five-month old puggle -- a cross between a pug and a beagle. The Iowa pup has gained thousands of new followers on social media. Bailey Deitz introduces us to Earl the grumpy puppy.

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Business U.S. factory orders advance 1.8 percent in June U.S. factory orders advance 1.8 percent in June
Orders to U.S. factories increased in June, and a key category that reflects business investment plans posted a modest rise. But the gains weren't robust enough to suggest that the sluggish manufacturing sector is mounting a significant turnaround.

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Technology Review: Windows 10 fixes annoyances in predecessor
With Windows 10, everyone gets along. There are still separate desktop and tablet modes, but you largely stick with one or the other depending on whether you have a keyboard.
Technology Motorola refreshes Android phones, offers better cameras
Motorola is refreshing its Android smartphones with better cameras and other improvements as it seeks to lure customers who want lower-cost alternatives to leading smartphones from Apple and Samsung.
Technology Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here's what that means
Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online.

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Business Freddie Mac posts $4.2 billion profit in 2nd quarter
Mortgage giant Freddie Mac reported net income of $4.2 billion for the second quarter, up sharply from the same period of 2014, as it increased its purchases of home loans and sold off greater volumes of riskier mortgages.
Business Leath insurer Aetna tops 2nd quarter profit forecasts
Aetna's second-quarter earnings jumped 33 percent and the health insurer raised its 2015 forecast again after receiving a boost from a government business it plans to feed with a $35 billion acquisition.

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