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  • A couple listens to a speaker during a prayer service for those affected by the Oso mudslide, Friday night in Arlington, Wash. at Haller Middle School, Friday April 4, 2014.
  • Gov. Jay Inslee was among several hundred people who gathered Friday night for an interdenominational prayer service honoring the victims, families and rescuers affected by the deadly March 22 mudslide in Oso.
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  • Trees tower above a now-barren hillside at the scene of a deadly mudslide that hit over a week before, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Oso, Wash.
  • The number of confirmed deaths in the Washington state mudslide rose to 30 on Thursday with the release of two more victim names.
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  • Workers search for articles and belongings at the scene of the deadly March 22 mudslide, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Oso, Wash. The number of confirmed dead has reached 27. More than two dozen people remain missing, authorities have said.
  • The official death toll from Washington's mudslide has increased to 27, with the Snohomish County medical examiner's office saying 19 victims have been positively identified. That's up from 24 dead with 18 identified on Monday.
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  • A car passes a small flower memorial, Monday, March 31, 2014, at the fire station in Darrington, Wash., at the beginning of another week of searching for victims of the massive mudslide that hit the nearby community of Oso,Wash.
  • Crews searching through the muck wrought by Washington's mudslide found more human remains, bringing the death toll to 24.
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  • A search dog stands in a water and looks back at handlers at the scene of a deadly mudslide Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Oso, Wash.
  • The number of people confirmed dead following the mudslide in Washington has increased from 18 to 21, officials said.
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  • Searchers move pieces of debris by hand at the scene of a deadly mudslide Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Oso, Wash.
  • The number of those believed missing following a deadly Washington state landslide has plummeted to 30, authorities said.
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  • Workers comb through debris at the site of a deadly mudslide, Friday, March 28, 2014, in Oso, Wash. Besides the 26 bodies already found, dozens more people could be buried in the debris pile left from the mudslide nearly one week ago.
  • A mountainside community waited in anguish Friday to learn the full scope of the Washington state mudslide.
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  • mudslide, near Arlington, Wash
  • Washington state authorities say the number of mudslide fatalities will go up substantially within the next two days.
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  • The search for survivors of a deadly Washington state mudslide grew to include scores of people who were still unaccounted for.
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  • A demolished house sits in the mud on Highway 530, Sunday, March 23, 2014 the day after a giant landslide occurred near Oso, Wash. The slide of mud, trees and rocks happened about 11 a.m. Saturday morning.
  • Searchers found five more bodies Sunday in the tangled sludge of a massive landslide in Washington state, bringing the death toll to at least eight.
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  • An investigator looks over the charred wreckage of a news helicopter and two vehicles after the chopper crashed into a city street near the Space Needle, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Seattle. Two people were killed and another critically injured.
  • A news helicopter crashed into the street and exploded into flames Tuesday near Seattle's Space Needle, killing two people on board
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  • A rare tornado damaged industrial buildings south of Seattle as an early winter storm dumped record amounts of rain and knocked out power for thousands in the Pacific Northwest.
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  • President Barack Obama worked on Monday to persuade skeptical lawmakers to endorse a U.S. military intervention in civil war-wracked Syria, winning conditional support from two leading Senate foreign policy hawks even as he encountered resistance from members of his own party after two days of a determined push to sell the plan.
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  • C. Nash smokes marijuana, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, just after midnight at the Space Needle in Seattle
  • The crowds of happy people lighting joints under Seattle's Space Needle early Thursday morning as marijuana becomes legal under Washington state law.
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  • A wildfire is burning near the community of Shelton, that's not far from Seattle.
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  • A gunman opened fire at a cafe in Seattle's University district Wednesday, killing two people and wounding three others.
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  • Benjamin Colton Barnes
  • Authorities have confirmed Monday afternoon that a body found on the slopes of Mount Rainier National Park was that of an Iraq War veteran suspected in the slaying of a park ranger.
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  • A Fresno man with a long history of burglary, theft and arson charges here in the Valley is now in jail in the northwest.
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  • Hunters in Montana have shot about 160 wolves as the season comes to an end Wednesday, falling short of the states 220-animal quota.
  • A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit from conservation groups that want to block wolf hunts that have killed more than 500 of the predators across the Northern Rockies in recent months.
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  • Gov. Chris Gregoire handed gay rights advocates a major victory, singing into law a measure that legalizes same-sex marriage in Washington state, making it the seventh in the nation to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed.
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