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Comfort dogs in court do opposite for some defenders, judges

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The increasing use of dogs to comfort prosecution witnesses in court worries defense lawyers who say the animals can prejudice juries.Defense attorneys say dogs and other emotional support animals can illegitimately boost witness credibility, be seen as proof the witness was victimized and engender sympathy.Advocates say the dogs are needed to reduce the anxiety of traumatized victims. Research is inconclusive.

In-N-Out opens second Oregon location

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Long lines are anticipated as In-N-Out Burger prepares to open its second Oregon location, this one in Grants Pass.The Daily Courier reports a Friday opening is likely for the wildly popular California fast-food chain.In-N-Out opened its first Oregon location two years ago in Medford. There were news reports of people camping out on sidewalks and enduring long waits for burgers and fries.