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Hiker likely killed in Oregon's first fatal cougar attack

Authorities in the US state of Oregon have determined a missing woman found dead near a hiking trail was probably killed by a cougar.The body of 55-year-old Diana Bober, who had been missing since 29 August, was found near Mount Hood on Monday.Oregon Fish and Wildlife officials said on Tuesday that an autopsy found wounds consistent with a large animal attack, and DNA samples are being tested.If confirmed, it would be the state's first fatal wild cougar attack."At this point every indication is that a cougar is responsible," Oregon Fish and Wildlife spokesman Brian Wolfer told reporters at a news...


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In CNN Case, White House Defends Right To Curb Press Access

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Press Pass "Should Never Be Weaponized": Fox News Backs CNN Against Trump

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Dozens of migrants refuse to leave container ship in Libya

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Iraq recovers property worth millions after illegal sale

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