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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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Local Oil tank fails, spilling oil into Yakima River
Washington Department of Ecology says as much as 1,500 gallons of used motor oil spilled into Sulphur Creek and the Yakima River after a storage tank failed.

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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.
Sports Major league baseball's 1st black Latino star Minoso dies
Minnie Minoso, the seemingly ageless Cuban slugger who broke into the majors just two years after Jackie Robinson and turned into the game's first black Latino star, has died, a medical examiner in Illinois said Sunday.
Sports Process gets underway to carve up $60 million Sandusky fine
Now that a settlement has cleared the way for $60 million from Penn State to be spent in Pennsylvania to address child sexual abuse, potential recipients are starting to think about how that money might be put to use.

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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?

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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.

Health

Health 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.
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.

Business

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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