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Remembering Leonard Nimoy

Star Trek's Mr Spock dies at 83

Politicians, celebrities, astronauts and ordinary people have been paying tribute to the much-loved actor.

  • Buffett looks to succession, signals future growth problem

    In his 50 years at the helm of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, Warren Buffett has transformed a failing textile company into a sprawling conglomerate that has vastly outperformed most of the rest of corporate America. In the 84-year-old's annual shareholder letter released on Saturday, Buffett said Berkshire has grown so large - 751,000 times its original net worth per share - that the future pace of gains "will not come close" to those of the past. "The numbers have become too big," Buffett wrote.

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  • Demi Lovato: Forget Thigh Gap!

    Demi Lovato posted a message of empowerment on Instagram on Friday. Demi Lovato posted a bikini shot on Instagram on February 27, 2015 with the caption, ‘Regardless of what society tells you these days… You don’t have to have a thigh gap to be beautiful. It helps to remind myself how far I've come," Demi told Fitness Magazine in December.

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  • Shatner Can't Attend Nimoy Funeral

    William Shatner sent out a series of Tweets on Saturday expressing his grief over the loss of one his "dearest friends," Leonard Nimoy. Sadly, due to a prior commitment that poses a scheduling conflict, Shatner is unable to attend Nimoy's funeral on Sunday. Leonard's funeral is tomorrow.

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  • The Most Spectacular Photo (and GIF!) of Saturn Ever Taken

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view as it approached Saturn in early 2011. In November 2014, the spacecraft caught another spectacular moment, this on Saturn's largest moon, Titan, using a visual and infrared mapping spectrometer. The glowing orange you see here is called a sunglint, also known as a specular reflection, coming off Titan's massive sea Kraken Mare. It was captured during Cassini's flyby on Aug. 21, 2014.

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  • Why Justin Trudeau is suddenly the underdog

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  • Nikki Reed Loves Her Engagement Ring "More Than Anything In the World!"

    What a team! Nikki Reed came out to support her husband-to-be Ian Somerhalder as he was honored at the Noble Awards in L.A. on Friday, Feb. 27. The Vampire Diaries actor is a tireless advocate for global issues, pet adoption, and much more. In 2010, he created the IS Foundation to educate and draw attention to environmental issues.

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  • Unmasking of 'Jihadi John' as a London university graduate sends shock waves through Britain

    The unmasking of Islamic State militant "Jihadi John" as a Londoner who had repeatedly been questioned by security services sent shock waves through Britain Friday, with Prime Minister David Cameron stepping in to defend British spy craft. Cameron tried to defuse criticism of Britain's intelligence community, which had "Jihadi John" on its list of potential terror suspects for years but was unable to prevent him from travelling to Syria, where he has played a prominent role in grisly beheading videos. Cameron did not mention "Jihadi John" or refer to his real identity: Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwait-born computer science graduate raised and educated in Britain.

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  • Two dead, one wounded in shooting at east-end Toronto McDonald's

    Police say two men are dead and a third injured after an altercation in an east-end Toronto McDonald's escalated and "multiple" shots were fired early Saturday. Det.-Sgt. Terry Browne says an armed security guard, who was apparently in the restaurant to buy food, discharged his weapon following a "significant physical altercation" with two men. Browne says the altercation took place somewhere near the food counter and there were between 15 and 20 customers and staff in the McDonald's at the time of the incident.

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  • Sharon Osbourne, Melissa Rivers React to Kelly Osbourne Quitting Fashion Police

    In her corner! Sharon Osbourne applauded her daughter Kelly Osbourne for quitting the E! style series Fashion Police on Friday, Feb. 27, amid controversy with her co-star Giuliana Rancic. Melissa Rivers, a producer on the show, also reacted via WhoSay. "Kelly Osbourne is a friend and has been a wonderful part of the Fashion Police family.

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  • Elephant On The Menu For Mugabe's Birthday

    Thousands of people have flocked to a lavish birthday party for Zimbabwe's controversial president Robert Mugabe, with two elephants slaughtered for the feast. Assisted by his wife Grace, Mugabe threw 91 balloons into the air. The first elephant was shot on Thursday and was cut up and passed to party organisers, according to reports in the LA Times and other media.

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  • Surrey neighbourhood ruined by abandoned homes, residents say

    If this was White Rock, if this was Morgan Creek, right in Surrey, they wouldn't tolerate this for a second. Surrey bylaw manager Jas Rehal said all the city can do is ensure the property isn't a safety hazard.

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  • Eye of the beholder: In rare photo, some see dress as black and blue, others as gold and white

    Friends and co-workers worldwide are debating the true hues of a royal blue dress with black lace that, to many an eye, transforms in one photograph into gold and white. "This photo provides the best test I've ever seen for how the process of colour correction works in the brain,'" said Daniel Hardiman-McCartney, the clinical adviser to Britain's College of Optometrists.

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  • Walmart checking all gift cards after Bridgewater mix-up

    A Nova Scotia teenager's complaint about being charged tax on a gift card has prompted Walmart Canada to review all gift cards sold across the country. 15-year-old Kate Mosher, of Robinson's Corner, got "worked up" when she was charged $7.50 HST on a $50 Kobo e-book gift card she bought Feb. 22. "Tax should never be charged on a gift card," said Alex Roberton, director of corporate affairs at Walmart.

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  • Gunman kills 7, commits suicide in house-to-house rampage; mother's death may have set him off

    A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother killed seven people and then took his own life in a house-to-house shooting rampage that wiped out a swath of this tiny town in the Missouri Ozarks. Joseph Jesse Aldridge, 36, carried out the killings with a .45-calibre handgun Thursday night or early Friday at four homes in Tyrone, the no-stoplight community of about 50 people where he lived with his mother, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Joseph Aldridge was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound before dawn in a running pickup truck on the middle of a highway 15 or 20 miles away.

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  • Frozen Ocean: This "Slurpee" Wave in Nantucket Is Amazing

    In so many ways this crazy deep freeze has been like bad joke — frozen Niagara Falls? Really? And now there’s a new phenomenon to gasp at: the Slurpee wave! Surfer and photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh captured this amazing picture of slushy waves in Nantucket

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  • Stolen No. 44 NASCAR race car found in suburban Atlanta

    The No. 44 race car returned to its NASCAR shop in North Carolina on Saturday after it was recovered along a remote road in suburban Atlanta, apparently abandoned by the thieves who stole it from a hotel parking lot. While the discovery didn't occur in nearly enough time for Team XTREME to compete in this weekend's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, it was a huge boost for the small-budget operation in its bid to make the next event at Las Vegas. ''There was no damage whatsoever,'' team owner John Cohen told The Associated Press.

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  • Lupita's Oscars Dress Found?

    Lupita Nyong'o's missing Oscar dress has possibly been located. The Los Angeles Sheriffs Department issued a press release on Friday night announcing that West Hollywood Detectives received a phone call from a member of the media on Friday afternoon, notifying authorities that they had received an anonymous tip regarding the whereabouts of the pearl-covered dress. The anonymous tipster said the Calvin Klein creation could be found in an abandoned bathroom on the second floor of the London Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif. When detectives investigated this tip, they found a black garment bag underneath the counter containing a white gown "resembling the one worn on Oscar night by Lupita Nyong'o," the Sgt. Richard C. Bowman wrote in the release.

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  • Johan Santana: ‘As long as my arm’s still attached, I’m gonna give it a chance’

    Johan Santana is a four-time All-Star, he has two Cy Young awards, he’s pitched in the postseason four times, and has already made more than $150 million in his career. At 35, Santana simply wants another chance to take the mound and help a team win. “I feel pretty excited to have an opportunity to get back into baseball,” Santana said.

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  • Online campaign nets $20,000 for Quebec woman told to remove hijab in court

    A crowdfunding campaign in support of a Quebec woman who was refused her day in court because she was wearing a hijab has raised more than $20,000 in its first day. Two Vancouver residents launched the campaign on Friday to help Rania El-Alloul buy a car. It's in response to a judge's refusal to hear her case against the Quebec automotive insurance board, which had seized her vehicle.

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  • Many turned away as hundreds line up for funeral of Toronto boy who froze to death

    Hundreds of mourners filled a Toronto church to capacity, spilling out onto the streets for Saturday's funeral of three-year-old Elijah Marsh, whose tragic death earlier this month touched the hearts of Canadians across the country. Elijah died after he wandered out of his grandmother's apartment building on Feb. 19 in the middle of a frigid night wearing just a diaper, shirt and boots. Some lined up for hours to pay their respects to the Marsh family at the St. Matthew's United Church, many of whom did not know the family personally but who were deeply affected by Elijah's death.

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