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Portland Timbers win MLS is Back tournament, capping off magical Cinderella run in virus-free bubble

https://www.oregonlive.com/timbers/2020/08/portland-timbers-win-mls-is-back-tournament-capping-off-magical-cinderella-run-in-virus-free-bubble.html
"Disney World likes to market itself as the most magical place on earth, and luckily for the Portland Timbers, they’ve been able to harness enough of that magic to win the MLS is Back tournament in Orlando, Florida.

The Timbers beat Orlando City, 2-1, in the final of the MLS is Back competition Tuesday, capping off a Cinderella run through an unusual one-off tournament hosted in a “bubble” at Disney World where teams could avoid COVID-19."

Live stream of a protest in East Portland.

https://www.koin.com/news/protests/night-70-protesters-gather-at-floyd-light-park-again/

Portland Police Bureau holds press conference in response to protests 4,961 views

Portland officials warn non-violent demonstrators to avoid protests that veer toward destruction

https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/2020/08/portland-officials-warn-non-violent-demonstrators-to-avoid-protests-that-veer-toward-destruction.html
"Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler on Thursday urged non-violent protesters to either avoid city gatherings where violence is likely to occur, intervene if they see it or risk being used as a “prop” in national advertisements to aid President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign.

Wheeler, who is also the city’s police commissioner, said he is authorizing Portland officers and as well as county and state law enforcement agencies helping police demonstrations to “do whatever is necessary to safely hold these individuals accountable who are engaged in criminal activity and bring these nightly activities to a close.” He didn’t elaborate on what he meant."
"The officials particularly keyed in on a gathering in East Portland on Wednesday at which Portland police declared the event a riot and used tear gas. They did so after protesters marched to the police precinct, spray painted security cameras and a glass door in front of the building, tore plywood off some windows, cracked glass doors, lit contents inside a garbage can on fire and placed it and plywood in front of an entrance."

Police declare riot for second consecutive night Wednesday, disperse crowd using tear gas

https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/2020/08/portland-protests-continue-on-day-70-downtown-throughout-city-live-updates.html

Well there is too much to edit and quote on my cellphone but the rioting in Portland continues . The trouble has moved to police buildings in precincts away from the downtown area.
Rioters continue to provoke a situation by committing acts of vandalism. This time on police stations.

150 bullets hit 8 apts, 7 cars, 1 woman in NE Portland

https://www.koin.com/news/crime/150-bullets-hit-8-apts-7-cars-1-woman-in-ne-portland/
"PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — More than 150 bullets were fired outside a Northeast Portland apartment building, striking at least 8 occupied apartments and 7 vehicles, wounding one woman late Friday night.

Reports of shots fired were recorded around 11:15 p.m. in the 600 block of NE 87th."

World-first gene therapy reverses Alzheimer's memory loss in mice

https://newatlas.com/medical/world-first-gene-therapy-alzheimers-memory/

"Scientists in Australia have made an exciting breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research, demonstrating what they describe as the first gene-therapy-based approach for treating advanced forms of the disease. Through experiments in mice, the team was able to show how activating a key enzyme in the brain can prevent the kind of memory loss associated with advanced forms of Alzheimer's, and even reverse it.
The research was carried out at Macquarie University, where dementia researchers and brothers Lars and Arne Ittner were investigating the role of a key enzyme in the brain called p38gamma. Through previous research, the brothers had shown that by activating this enzyme in mice with advanced dementia, they could modify a protein that prevents the development of Alzheimer’s symptoms."

Oregon governor says US agents will start leaving Portland

https://apnews.com/ebe8e681d99c3c790ee66e8089e67fdf
"PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal agents who have clashed with protesters in Portland, Oregon, will begin a “phased withdrawal” from Oregon’s largest city, Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday.

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said in a statement the plan negotiated with Brown over the last 24 hours includes a “robust presence” of Oregon State Police in downtown Portland.

“State and local law enforcement will begin securing properties and streets, especially those surrounding federal properties, that have been under nightly attack for the past two months,” Wolf said.

The agents will begin leaving the city’s downtown area on Thursday, Brown said."

Unidentified federal agents in camo and rented minivans are grabbing people off Portland's streets

https://theweek.com/speedreads/926070/unidentified-federal-agents-camo-rented-minivans-are-grabbing-people-portlands-streets
"President Trump has sent an unknown number of federal agents to Portland, Oregon, ostensibly to project federal property amid weeks of protests against racism and police brutality. But federal officers "are also detaining people on Portland streets who aren't near federal property, nor is it clear that all of the people being arrested have engaged in criminal activity," OPB reported Thursday evening. One civil rights lawyer, Juan Chavez, described the federal tactics as "like stop and frisk meets Guantanamo Bay" and "more like abduction" than lawful arrest."

Report: Patriots Sign QB Cam Newton to One-Year Deal

https://www.si.com/nfl/patriots/gm-report/patriots-sign-cam-newton
"The New England Patriots have signed free-agent quarterback Cam Newton to a one year, incentive-laden deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Chris Mortenson."
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