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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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Offbeat 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.
National & World Netanyahu warns US 'bad deal' would put Iran on nuclear path
In a direct challenge to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly warned the U.S. that an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran "paves Iran's path to the bomb." President Barack Obama pushed back sternly, saying the U.S. would never sign such a deal and Netanyahu was offering no useful alternative.

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I caught this image of the predawn waxing Moon a couple of mornings ago. The Moon glow on the clouds is what caught my eye.

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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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Sports Jameis Winston has predraft meeting with Buccaneers
Jameis Winston met with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, hoping to make a good impression on the team considering taking the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback with the first pick in the NFL draft.

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Outdoors Map outlines western Oregon landslide risks from a subduction zone earthquake
New landslide maps have been developed that will help the Oregon Department of Transportation determine which coastal roads and bridges in Oregon are most likely to be usable following a major subduction zone earthquake that is expected in the future of the Pacific Northwest.

The maps were created by Oregon State University and the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, or DOGAMI, as part of a research project for ODOT. They outline the landslide risks following a large earthquake on the Cascadia Subduction Zone.

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National & World Alabama Supreme Court halts gay-marriage licenses
The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the state's probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, saying a previous federal ruling that gay-marriage bans violate the U.S. Constitution does not preclude them from following state law, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman.
National & World 911 callers describe chaos after gold theft on NC highway
Shortly after the heist of millions of dollars in gold bars, confused drivers told 911 dispatchers that they saw uniformed drivers run into the North Carolina highway with their hands bound, motioning for help, according to recordings released Tuesday.

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Home Man builds neighborhood luge track Man builds neighborhood luge track (Video)
A Pennsylvania man is celebrating winter and giving back to his community. For the third year in a row, he's turning his backyard into an icy carnival ride. Keleigh Gibbs checked out the fun.
Home Stranger pays for bride's wedding dress Stranger pays for bride's wedding dress (Video)
A Utah bride-to-be is giving thanks to the total stranger who paid for her wedding dress. She learned of the surprise as she went to pay for her dress. Felicia Martinez reports
Home Llamas return home Llamas return home (Video)
A pair of Arizona llamas went viral last week for running through sun city after escaping their handler. We're now hearing from the man who was holding one of the llamas when the drama began. He's 82 years old and had invited them to his retirement community as therapy for the other residents. Karen Brown reports.

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Consumer Fish is good for your brain Fish is good for your brain
A growing body of research shows that fish is brain food. So, can fish prevent Alzheimer's disease?
Health UN: Limit use of personal audio players to 1 hour a day UN: Limit use of personal audio players to 1 hour a day
People who use personal audio players should consider limiting their use to one hour a day and turn down the volume to prevent permanent hearing loss, the World Health Organization said Friday.

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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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Health UO begins vaccinating students to halt bacterial infection (Photo Gallery) (Video)
"Although we do not have confirmation that Lauren’s death was a result of meningococcemia, health officials have recommended that we offer vaccinations to students in our community to prevent the further spread of the bacterial infection. We have begun vaccinating students, and are working to coordinate larger vaccination efforts."
Health Vaccine opposition has ebbed and flowed over centuries
They're considered one of mankind's greatest medical achievements, yet people have balked at vaccines almost since the time of the first vaccination - in 1796, when an English country doctor named Edward Jenner inoculated an 8-year-old boy against smallpox.

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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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Consumer Many good reasons to spay or neuter your pets
February is National Spay & Neuter month, a time to remember that America has a serious pet overpopulation problem. Sterilization is the only safe and effective way to deal with it.