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Offbeat Canadians 'Spocking' the image of ex-minister on $5 bill (New) 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.
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 Federal trial of Spokane medical marijuana growers nears end
A civil rights attorney asked federal court jurors to throw out what he described as an overzealous and overreaching case seen as a sign of federal willingness to go after marijuana growers in a state where medical and recreational marijuana is legal.

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National & World Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks in Congress address
In a speech that stirred political intrigue in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that negotiations underway between Iran and the United States would "all but guarantee" that Tehran will get nuclear weapons.

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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.-area beach turned white during intense hail storm L.A.-area beach turned white during intense hail storm (Video)
You know it's been a paltry winter around here when beaches in Southern California 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!

Here is the story from the Associated Press:
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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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 U.S. auto sales up in February despite snowy weather
Freezing temperatures and drifts of snow took a small bite out of U.S. auto sales in February, but most automakers still reported gains thanks to the strong economy.
Business CEO group: Trade deal would increase hiring in U.S.
Top business executives are pressing Congress to give President Barack Obama greater authority to negotiate international trade deals, citing the potential for increased hiring in the United States and greater competitiveness for their companies overseas.
Business In shifting economy, shops aim to please N. Korea consumers
Business with a hint of capitalism isn't new in North Korea. What's new is that, in a very real nod to the marketplace, a chain of state-owned stores is now fine-tuning their business strategy to actually give consumers what they need.

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