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Oregon man says stranger who asked to pet dog stabbed him

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) - A Springfield man says he was stabbed in the abdomen by a stranger who asked to pet his dog.The Register-Guard reports that the 28-year-old told police he was in his front lawn with his dog early Wednesday morning when the stranger approached him.The man told police that when he denied the stranger's request to pet his dog, he approached anyway.