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Local Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen finds sunken WWII warship Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen finds sunken WWII warship
Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found the wreckage of a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank more than 70 years ago, he said Wednesday.

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Local Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen finds sunken WWII warship
Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found the wreckage of a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank more than 70 years ago, he said Wednesday.
Local State Senate votes to move up presidential primary
The Washington state Senate voted Tuesday night to approve a bill that would strengthen the state's 2016 presidential primary and move it from May to March.

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Offbeat Canadians 'Spocking' the image of ex-minister on $5 bill Canadians 'Spocking' the image of ex-minister on $5 bill
The death of actor Leonard Nimoy last week has inspired people to post photos on social media of marked-up five-dollar Canadian banknotes that show former prime minister Wilfrid Laurier transformed to resemble Spock, Nimoy's famous "Star Trek" character.

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YouNews 8k raised for Boy with Brain Cancer 8k raised for Boy with Brain Cancer
Joel Thomas Alldredge, son of Micah and Nancy Alldredge, and Older brother of Eli, is an amazing 5 year old boy. He is full of love for all those around him.

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Local Wash. pot growers convicted on 1 fed count, acquitted on others
Three people were found guilty Tuesday of growing marijuana, but they also were exonerated of more serious charges in a widely-watched federal drug case in a state where medical and recreational marijuana is legal.

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Consumer Free credit scores not always free Free credit scores not always free (Video)
Credit Sesame, Credit.com, Quizzle.com, and Credit Karma are just a few of the many websites that promise a free credit score. But Consumer Reports says there are hundreds of different ways to score the same credit information.

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Weather 'Partly sunny' vs. 'mostly cloudy' -- yes they mean something different 'Partly sunny' vs. 'mostly cloudy' -- yes they mean something different
It's a surprisingly common question we get around here: "What's the difference between 'partly sunny' and 'mostly cloudy'? Isn't it if it's one, it's also the other?"

Yes and no. At least for the forecasts written by the National Weather Service, there are very specific definitions in their zone forecasts that are broken down into each region.

(You've likely seen those forecasts -- for instance, they're the ones in all caps you see if you've ever been a fan of "Weather on the 8's" on a certain dominant national weather channel.)

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Technology Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers
Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.

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Business (New) Exxon CEO: Get used to lower oil prices
Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson expects the price of oil to remain low over the next two years because of ample global supplies and relatively weak economic growth.

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Offbeat Snowy Boston starts removing parking-space savers (Photo Gallery)
Bostonians have another reason to be steamed about this winter of epic snow: The city is starting to remove the lawn chairs, milk crates, orange cones and other stuff that people set out in the street to reserve the parking spaces they've dug out.