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Astronauts leave ISS for week's third spacewalk

Just days after a helmet scare, NASA's Terry Virts and Butch Wilmore installed cables and performed upgrades at the International Space Station.

  • Charmayne Maxwell Dead: Grammy-Nominated Brownstone Singer Dies at 46

    Charmayne Maxwell, the Grammy-nominated singer in '90s girl group Brownstone, has died at age 46, her brother confirmed via Twitter

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  • Montreal erotic parlours flourishing despite federal anti-prostitution law

    One year after the mayor promised to crack down on erotic massage parlours, Montreal still doesn't know what it's going to do with the hundreds of establishments operating right across the city. City officials are still debating how to tackle the issue of erotic parlours, many of which are open 24/7 and illegally employ women who have sex with men in the massage rooms. Without a firm policy, community groups and massage parlour owners say the police are letting the de-facto brothels operate under a tacit agreement: don't hire minors, don't force women to do anything they don't want to do, and keep organized crime out of it. Yanik Chicoine, 37, operates two erotic massage parlours in Montreal's east-end and said police leave him alone despite the fact some of his employees sell their bodies for money inside his business.

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  • Lady Gaga Takes the Polar Plunge With Fiance Taylor Kinney: Cute Photos Including Vince Vaughn

    See photos of a shirtless Taylor Kinney giving his fiancee Lady Gaga a piggyback ride after they both participated in the Polar Plunge on Mar. 1; Plus, Vince Vaughn also joined the fun!

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  • Former Florida player Chris Johnson dead at 22

    Johnson transferred to Duquesne after the 2012 season.

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  • Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Celebrity New

    Charmayne Maxwell -- part of the 90s R&B group Brownstone -- died Friday night in L.A. after her husband found her bleeding from a cut to her neck  ... TMZ has learned. A family member tells us Charmayne had come home from her son's soccer game, and was home alone with him. Later in the evening ... around 9 PM her husband, music producer Carsten Soulshock, came home and found her unconscious and bleeding. LAPD went to the home ... and tell us it was a broken wine glass that cut Charmayne's neck.

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  • Dustin Penner pulled from TSN trade deadline coverage

    Dustin Penner has been pulled from TSN’s Monday trade deadline coverage, TSN confirmed to Yahoo Sports via email. On Saturday night, Penner, who most recently played for the Washington Capitals made a joke about rape on Twitter, which wasn’t exactly funny. Penner was slated to provide coverage on TSN with "Cabral ‘Cabbie’ Richards to give a different-type of take on the deadline.

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  • Search For Missing Becky Watts Intensifies

    Police are intensifying their search for missing 16-year-old Becky Watts as a laptop found in woods was revealed not to be hers. Forensic teams are searching three houses - in the Southmead and Barton Hill areas and the family home in St George - while a dog unit and a police helicopter are due to be used on Monday. Becky had her laptop, her phone and her tablet computer with her when she left her house in the St George area on 19 February. Police are continuing to question two people in connection with Becky's disappearance but have said they cannot release any information about them at this time.

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  • Samsung ditches plastic for stylish design in new phone, adds mobile-payment technology

    Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will both include technology for mobile payments, though Samsung isn't unveiling a service to rival the iPhone's Apple Pay until this summer. Samsung and Apple have gone back and forth as the world's top smartphone maker in recent years. Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, released last year, have helped the Cupertino, California, company catch up.

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  • Myanmar captures rare white elephant celebrated by kings and believed to bring good luck

    Myanmar's forestry department has captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the country's western Ayeyarwaddy region, an official said Sunday. The 7-year-old female was captured Friday, six weeks after it was initially spotted in a reserve in Pathein township, forestry official Tun Tun Oo said. White elephants, which are actually albinos, have been revered for centuries in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and other Asian nations. Myanmar already has eight white elephants in captivity, most from the Ayeyarwaddy region.

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    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.

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  • Irvine Welsh’s ‘The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins’

    It is not advisable to read Irvine Welsh’s 13th book, “The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins,” and snack simultaneously. Because Welsh, known for his gleeful depictions of the depraved degenerates who populate Scotland’s seediest hollows, has turned his attention to one of his adopted homes, Miami Beach, that “sun-drenched refuge for strutting grotesques and desperate narcissists.” This is not Welsh’s first Rollerblade around Florida; “Crime” followed a coke-addled Edinburgh detective along the same bright sidewalks. Meanwhile, the 200-pound Lena ­Sorenson (her weight is “a crime against the aesthetic order in South Beach”) is the sole witness to this scene, which she captures on her phone. When she shares the footage with a local news station, Lucy is painted as a hero.

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  • Vladmir Putin supporters show up at pro-democracy march

    A rally in Vancouver to show solidarity with Russia's opposition became heated as supporters of President Vladmir Putin crashed the event. Jeff Harrington speaks with Irina Wirth: RAW VIDEO. It was planned before the killing of opposition-leader Boris Nemtsov in Russia Friday night.

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  • Taylor Swift Refuses to Address Katy Perry Feud in Interview, Imagines Life at Age 30: "I'll Probably Still Be Single"

    Taylor Swift refused to discuss Katy Perry in a new interview; plus, she imagined her life at age 30: "I'll probably still be single, let's be honest," she joked

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  • Anti-turbine farm families fight whopping legal bill from wind-farm companies

    A demand that four Ontario families pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal costs to billion-dollar companies is a thinly disguised warning to anyone pondering a challenge to industrial wind farms in Ontario, the families say. In asking the courts to set the legal bill aside, the citizens say the award would cripple them financially and undermine access to justice, even in important public-interest cases. The families, who worry wind turbines near their homes could harm their health, had challenged the constitutionality of Ontario's approvals process before Divisional Court. Shawn Drennan said his $240,000 bill was excessive given that he was only looking to protect his rights.

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  • The McDonald's slump: Are golden days of golden arches over?

    McDonald’s has been making headlines lately, but for all the wrong reasons, sparking speculation that the golden years of the golden arches are over. Food industry analysts don’t think McDonald’s will go the way of the Woolworth’s lunch counter, but one of the most recognizable brands in the world, with 36,000 locations globally and 1,400 in Canada, is in decline and scrambling for a new strategy under new leadership. "The biggest challenge McDonald’s faces is remaining relevant as a generational retailer," said Canadian retail executive George Minakakis. The company is scaling back openings in emerging markets like China and Russia, too.

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  • How to Remember People’s Names

    Indira Pun does not have this problem. “Sometimes I see a guest I have not seen for years, and right away I know their name,” says Pun, chief concierge at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong. “I exercise that like a muscle.” After 11 years in the business and thousands of names committed to memory, Pun has a few name-recollection-workout suggestions. “Use the name two or three times during the first interaction,” Pun says.

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  • 'Toxic Environment' At Emwazi's University

    A former student at Mohammed Emwazi's London university has told Sky News it allowed a toxic environment of radical Islam, where holy war was glorified behind closed doors. The University of Westminster has insisted it condemns the promotion of radicalisation and is trying to stop it, after Emwazi was unmasked as the Islamic State militant "Jihadi John".

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  • 4 things reviewers are saying about the new Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphones

    The metal-and-glass S6 phones have drawn praise for how they look and feel, with The Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern saying they’re “the most beautiful phones Samsung has ever made,” as the company ditches the “cheap plastic” that marred older models. Samsung is trying to move beyond the “plasticky build and ho-hum design” that handicapped the Galaxy S5, Verge’s Seifert says.

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  • Surrey RCMP hunting driver who caused 3-vehicle crash, injuring 6

    Surrey RCMP are asking for help in finding a man they say stole a black 2005 Ford F350 truck and hours later caused a spectacular crash in the 9800 block of 120th Street. It struck that vehicle, went onto the median, crossed over it and then struck two other vehicles in the southbound lane of Scott Road. Police used police dogs and an RCMP helicopter to try and locate the driver but didn't find him. The other three vehicles involved, a north bound Nissan Altima, a southbound Dodge Caravan, and a southbound Toyota pickup, were all extensively damaged.

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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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