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Sports Report: Seahawks offer Lynch ‘huge contract extension’ Report: Seahawks offer Lynch ‘huge contract extension’
In the weeks leading up to their second Super Bowl appearance in two seasons, the Seattle Seahawks have been in talks with Marshawn Lynch’s agent to sign the running back a multi-year contract extension, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.

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Sports Report: Seahawks offer Lynch ‘huge contract extension’
In the weeks leading up to their second Super Bowl appearance in two seasons, the Seattle Seahawks have been in talks with Marshawn Lynch’s agent to sign the running back a multi-year contract extension, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.

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Entertainment Super Bowl ads from start to finish (New) Super Bowl ads from start to finish
The Super Bowl ad games have so far delivered a nod to the Brady Bunch, voiceovers from Muhammad Ali and John F. Kennedy and Mindy Kaling trying to steal a kiss from fellow actor Matt Damon.

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Offbeat Hatfields, McCoys make moonshine legally in southern W.Va. Hatfields, McCoys make moonshine legally in southern W.Va.
After generations of bootlegging, direct descendants of the Hatfields have teamed up with the McCoy name to produce legal moonshine in southern West Virginia with the state's blessing - the start of a new legacy for the families made famous for their 19th-century feud.

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National & World Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded
Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Kenji Goto's purported beheading by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions Sunday and said it would persist with its non-military support for fighting terrorism.
National & World (New) Goats offered as alternative for clearing area of plutonium
A goat herder who has a college degree in weed sciences told federal wildlife officials that she could eliminate the need for a possible 700-acre controlled burn at the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge by turning her goats loose there and eliminate concerns over spreading radioactive plutonium.

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Sports Rodgers wins 2nd NFL Most Valuable Player award
Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers won his second MVP award Saturday night, and J.J. Watt swept away the voters the way he sweeps quarterbacks off their feet to take top defensive honors.
Sports Column: Brady the greatest ever in SB? Not so fast
His teammates were mostly showered and gone, but Tom Brady was having trouble even bringing himself to move. He sat in front of his locker in Indianapolis, pulling on a pair of boots with a pained look seemingly etched on his face.

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Technology NASA launches Earth-observing satellite NASA launches Earth-observing satellite
A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday on a three-year mission to track the amount of water locked in soil, which may help residents in low-lying regions brace for floods or farmers prepare for drought conditions.
Technology Just whose Internet is it? New federal rules may answer that Just whose Internet is it? New federal rules may answer that
Whose Internet is it anyway? Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, says he's keeping that question in mind as he pitches the biggest regulatory shake-up to the telecommunications industry since 1996.

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Weather Photos: Blanket of fog makes for dramatic beauty around Seattle Photos: Blanket of fog makes for dramatic beauty around Seattle (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Seattle has been showing off with its best Blue Friday performance of the season.

Looks like Mother Nature wanted to show off a bit as well.

A thin fog -- only a few hundred feet high, if that, settled in over Downtown Seattle Friday evening, making for some dramatic scenes around the Emerald City.

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Technology IBM disputes report that big layoffs coming
IBM is pooh-poohing a published report that the giant technology company is planning a big reorganization and massive job cuts affecting more than 100,000 people.

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Business U.S. economy slowed last quarter, but signs are pointing up
The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of 2014, but a burst in consumer spending and the prospect of continued low energy prices are bolstering confidence that growth will strengthen this year.
Business Stock markets brace for Big Oil profit plunge
Stocks in energy companies have fallen nearly 12 percent in three months, nearly cancelling out moves up for most other industries. The S&P 500 is up less than 1 percent in that time.

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