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Marilou Heriot went to work at her restaurant early last Thursday morning, just like she has for the last three years.

But as she approached the Washburne Cafe, something was different.

"I got to work, and it was so bright and light, and it wasn't neon stark light - it was nice lights," she said. "And I thought: Oh my god, am I late for work?"

She wasn't late.

Clinton urges State Department to release her emails

Clinton urges State Department to release her emails »Play Video

The State Department said it will work fast to review Hillary Clinton's personal emails from her time as Secretary of State.

Clinton urged the department to turn over everything, tweeting "I want the public to see my email."

HOA blocks playhouse wish for girl with cancer

HOA blocks playhouse wish for girl with cancer »Play Video

Six-year-old Ella is battling a deadly form of cancer.

Her mom says Make A Wish offered to grant Ella's wish for a playhouse.

The builder planned to match the design and shingles to the family's home.

But the Homeowners Association said no.

'That's what Springfield needs: people downtown'

'That's what Springfield needs: people downtown' »Play Video
New lamps light up downtown Springfield, Ore.

Marilou Heriot went to work at her restaurant early last Thursday morning, just like she has for the last three years.
 
But as she approached the Washburne Cafe, something was different.

"I got to work, and it was so bright and light, and it wasn't neon stark light - it was nice lights," she said. "And I thought: Oh my god, am I late for work?"

She wasn't late.

Detained for months overseas, Oregonian back on U.S. soil

Detained for months overseas, Oregonian back on U.S. soil »Play Video
Stacey Addison (center) walks with her mother, Bernadette Kero (right), toward reporters gathered at Portland International Airport Wednesday night. Addison arrived back on U.S. soil after being detained in East Timor for six months.

She arrived at Portland International Airport at about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, hand in hand with her mother, Bernadette Kero, who had been instrumental in getting her daughter back onto U.S. soil.

Boston Marathon bombing suspect's attorney: He did it

Boston Marathon bombing suspect's attorney: He did it »Play Video
This file photo released Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Any notion that the accused Boston Marathon bomber would fight for his innocence went out the window Wednesday on the first day of his trial when his lawyer bluntly told the jury that his client did it.