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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.

  • Vancouver Canucks recover from blown lead for 6-5 shootout win over Blues

    Nick Bonino, Radim Vrbata and Chris Higgins scored in the shootout as the Vancouver Canucks recovered from a blown lead for a 6-5 win over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday. Eddie Lack made 34 saves for Vancouver (36-23-3), while Shawn Matthias, Yannick Weber, Jannik Hansen, Henrik Sedin and Bonino all had goals in regulation time.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 5 vaccine jabs at once? Kids' parents increasingly seek delays and doctors sometimes agree

    Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases, a study suggests. The findings are in a national survey of pediatricians and family doctors asked about parents wanting to postpone some of the many shots recommended for children younger than age 2. Participants were doctors who are members of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians — the two leading groups of doctors who treat young children. One in 5 doctors said at least 10 per cent of parents had requested vaccine delays by spreading them out over more months than is recommended.

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  • Oil falls on supply concerns; pick-up in China manufacturing helps

    By Florence Tan SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil stayed in the red on Monday on supply concerns despite partly recovering from earlier losses after a private business survey showed an improvement in China's manufacturing sector in February. "The key drivers over the next few months are going to come from supply dynamics more than demand dynamics," said Ric Spooner, chief market analyst at CMC Markets in Sydney. "The market is moving into a holding pattern while waiting to see more evidence that production is going to be reduced." Brent crude was down 34 cents at $62.24 a barrel by 2248 ET after an 18 percent gain in February, the largest monthly rise since May 2009. HSBC's survey on private business showed that activity in China's factory sector edged up to a seven-month high in February.

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  • Former Florida player Chris Johnson dead at 22

    Johnson transferred to Duquesne after the 2012 season.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Glassblowing keeps kids out of gangs

    The BBC Pop Up team has spent all of February in Tacoma, Washington, asking local people what stories they want to share with a global audience. Tacoma is a gritty industrial port city and one notorious neighbourhood in particular has a long history of being blighted by poverty and violence. BBC Pop Up's Matt Danzico reports on how the ancient art form of glassblowing is proving an attractive alternative to gangs.

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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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  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Smartphones Debuted At Show

    Samsung has unveiled two new flagship smartphones with a host of features aimed at taking on arch-rival Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL - news) . The company claims the smartphones are the most advanced and secure on the market.

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  • 'The Walking Dead' Recap

    After meeting Alexandria's leader, Deanna, the group each took turns being interviewed on camera for membership. Rick's group, inside Alexandria: After the events of Woodbury and Terminus, Rick's group is understandably on edge as they walk inside the gates. Rick, inside a house at Alexandria: "Do you mind if I film this?" Deanna Monroe asks Rick Grimes, referring to the interview she's about to conduct.

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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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  • 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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