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Offbeat Snowy Boston starts removing parking-space savers 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.

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YouNews Saturday Night Aurora Saturday Night Aurora
Aurora February 28th,9:00pm - 10:30pm, from the hill overlooking the Keller Ferry Landing on Lake Roosevelt.

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Local Warm winter brings blooms out early at Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Warm winter brings blooms out early at Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Seattle finished up February as the warmest on record, on the heels of a very warm January (and record-warm December) as well, and the early spring-time weather has brought out the tulips and flowers that normally bloom in April.
Local (New) Oregon House votes to ban sale of e-cigarettes to minors
The Oregon House overwhelmingly approved a bill Monday barring the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors and prohibiting their use in bars, workplaces and other public spaces where cigarettes are also forbidden.

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National & World Los Angeles police kill man in struggle captured on video
Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man on the city's Skid Row as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after grabbing for an officer's gun.

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Sports Seth Smith finds spot in outfield with Mariners Seth Smith finds spot in outfield with Mariners
By now, Seth Smith is used to joining a new team in spring training. Smith was acquired by Seattle in a trade with San Diego in December, his fourth team in five years.

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Weather L.A. beach turned white during intense hail storm L.A. beach turned white during intense hail storm (Video)
You know it's been a paltry winter around here when beaches in Los Angeles look more the winter wonderland than some of our ski slopes.

Check out what happened in Huntington Beach when an intense hail storm moved through Monday morning. Some of the pics from social media are truly amazing!

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Weather Warm winter bringing out the tulips early at Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Warm winter bringing out the tulips early at Skagit Valley Tulip Festival (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Walk around the Puget Sound area and you'll notice trees starting to bloom and perhaps the whirr of a lawn mower or two, even though winter still had a solid 3-4 weeks left in its reign.

Seattle finished up February as the warmest on record, on the heels of a very warm January (and record-warm December) as well, and the early spring-time weather has in tandem brought out the first signs of spring.

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Entertainment Will Smith's 'Focus' tops box office with $19.1 million
Will Smith's caper "Focus" dethroned "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star.

Technology

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.

Business

Business HP's big deal: Tech giant buys Aruba Networks for $2.7B
Hewlett-Packard is buying wireless networking company Aruba Networks for about $2.7 billion, in what amounts to HP's first major acquisition since its disastrous purchase of a British software company in 2011.
Business Buffett reflects on his firm's success and strength
Investor Warren Buffett believes his company, Berkshire Hathaway, will continue to thrive for decades thanks to its vast and varied collection of "remarkable businesses" and investments, which will help it withstand challenges in any one sector.

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