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Pendleton mayor diagnosed with throat cancer

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - Pendleton Mayor John Turner has been diagnosed with throat cancer.The first-term mayor said in an email to friends Sunday that he expects to begin chemotherapy this month at a hospital in Walla Walla, Washington. He said he has a 70 percent to 80 percent chance of recovering. City council president Neil Brown will fill in for Turner as needed.