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Offbeat Can stuffing pork up your nose cure nosebleeds? Can stuffing pork up your nose cure nosebleeds?
Scientists who found that sticking cured pork up your nose can stop an uncontrollable nosebleed and owning a cat can be hazardous to your mental health are among this year's winners of the Ig Nobel prize.

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National & World (New) Lack of trust keeps Iran, US away from coalition
Iran and the United States share a common enemy in the Islamic State militant group, but a deep-seated lack of trust has so far kept the longtime foes from publicly joining hands in a coalition to defeat the extremists.
National & World (New) A look at American jihadis: Why do they fight?
Abusalha, 22, was a community college student who grew up playing basketball in Vero Beach, Florida. But Abusalha, the son of a Palestinian father and Italian-American mother, became increasingly consumed with religious fervor.

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Sports Welker's return brings more concussion questions (New) Welker's return brings more concussion questions
Wes Welker's receiving stats over a productive NFL career are impressive. Still, there's another set of numbers associated with him that cannot be ignored: three concussions, nine months.
Sports 4 homers propel Mariners over Astros 10-5
Dustin Ackley hit two solo homers, and Mike Zunino and Kyle Seager each hit three-run shots in a seven-run fourth inning as the Seattle Mariners cruised to a 10-5 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.
Sports Turbin finds success, peace with role for Seahawks
Even on the way to winning a Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks, running back Robert Turbin was never particularly satisfied with his role or production last season.

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Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here When life gives you lemons, make bags out of bicycle tires (Photo Gallery)
After having his messenger bag stolen in 2003, Eli Reich turned lemons into lemonade by creating his first messenger bag out of old bike tire tubes he had in his home. Within a few years Eli had turned this one creation into an entire company and manufacting facility and was saving tubes from landfills across the country.

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Consumer Nail polish retailer Julep vows to polish up customer service Nail polish retailer Julep vows to polish up customer service (Video)
The CEO of Seattle-based nail polish and beauty product company Julep - says she had no idea her customers had taken their complaints to the Better Business Bureau until the bureau issued a news release this week. Jane Park insists Julep is not a company that would intentionally ignore its customers and the issues that prompted the complaints have been addressed.
Consumer Fight fraud with transaction alerts Fight fraud with transaction alerts
You can't avoid it. Sooner or later – whether they steal your wallet, secretly swipe your card or hack a database – a crook is going to get your credit or debit card number. Chances are this has already happened to you – maybe more than once.

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Weather It happens fast: Seattle just 2 months away from wettest day of the year It happens fast: Seattle just 2 months away from wettest day of the year
As dry weather returns this weekend and temperatures soar past 80 for what will be at least the 46th time, the brilliant sun glare may be preventing you from seeing the cliff we're about to fall off.

Some years, such as this one, summer can hang on with all its might, clinging-- nay, clawing into the dirt, refusing to give up. But in the Pacific Northwest, the period from early September to late October represents the wildest change in weather during the year.
Weather Just how hot would a warm Seattle autumn and winter be? Just how hot would a warm Seattle autumn and winter be?
We've all heard how it's been such a hot summer. And you've likely been reading about how the Pacific Northwest is expected to maintain a warmer than normal autumn and winter.

UW Atmospheric Sciences professor Cliff Mass just did an excellent blog post showing why we're expected to be so warm. In a nutshell, Mass says a persistent ridge of high pressure last fall that kept the storms away also keep the ocean from churning very much, which is needed to mix in some cooler water from the depths of the ocean.

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Technology Drag queens dress down Facebook over names
San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina.

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Business Alibaba surges in its debut
Alibaba's stock is surging as the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse begins its first day trading as a public company.
Business Yahoo rakes in another jackpot from Alibaba's IPO
Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in China's Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon.

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Offbeat Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show (Photo Gallery)
It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface.