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Oh good, more snow — Another impending storm could bring as much as a foot to the east coast, Reuters reports, amid a bruising winter season. Boston meanwhile is perilously close to breaking its all-time annual snowfall record, with just two more inches to go before it cracks the 108-inch mark.

A much-needed Ebola breakthrough — It's a medical breakthrough that couldn't come a moment too soon. A 15-minute Ebola test that requires no electricity to perform passed World Health Organization approval, potentially revolutionizing how medical professionals identify the deadly disease. While less reliable than traditional Ebola identifiers, researchers say, the first-of-its-kind rapid test offers new avenues for doctors.

Tolerance! Hallelujah? — In the battle of church vs. state, Utah may have reached a detente. Lawmakers there have proposed a new anti-discrimination bill with the (literal, perhaps) blessing of the Mormon Church, Reuters reports. The bill - and the Mormon backing - is a surprise for conservative Utah, as the proposed legislation extends protections to the LGBT community.

NHL on thin ice? — A group of professional athletes is suing their league for negligence over the health effects of repeated head trauma, in a sport known - and, in some cases even celebrated - for its violence and aggression. No, it's not the NFL; it's the National Hockey League.

Pot, black holes and a vibrating bike — It's a new law that almost went to pot - and then it did. A deal to legalize the possession of some smaller amounts of marijuana in the District of Columbia was almost scuttled amid a kerfuffle between city officials and Congress.

Venomous fish, a new wasp, toxic sludge — The lionfish is on the swim. The notoriously invasive species faces a host of elimination efforts in the Florida Keys, which is a good thing since experts say the lionfish harm the ecosystem by attacking other important species and just generally trash the joint. Initiatives include collecting the venomous fish by hand and lionfish capture tournaments.

A daring manatee rescue — Don't have a sea cow - the manatees are safe. In case you thought you were the only one sick and tired of winter, around 20 manatees were found trapped in a Florida storm drain, after swimming there in an apparent effort to warm up, Reuters reported.

Papal peace offering — The Pope's gonna make an offer you can't refuse. The Holy See is looking to welcome a new demographic to the Catholic faith: members of Italian organized crime. During an address at the Vatican, Pope Francis told mafioso members that "the Church will welcome you if your willingness to serve good is as clear and public as your choice to serve evil was."

Happy New Year! — Happy Lunar New Year! This year, Asia celebratesthe Year of the Goat - or the Year of the Sheep, depending on whom you ask. The sheep-goat dichotomy owes itself to ambiguity in the Chinese zodiac's Mandarin name for the creature, "yang," according to the New York Times.

More minding measles — Sun, surf and measles. California, already faced with a statewide outbreak of measles, is urging residents (again, and again) to vaccinate themselves against the virus ahead of the spring break holiday. Of particular concern are those unvaccinated residents who are planning to travel abroad. Read on for more news you may have missed.
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Mar 05, 2015

RT @MaloneReuters: "You couldn't tell who was alive, who was dead" -Boston police officer recalls blasts, shock at marathon bombing:

Mar 05, 2015

Four reasons to raise women’s pay that should make men happy via @Reuters

Mar 05, 2015

This is where I come from, if that explains anything MT @mcpnews interviewed previous suspects & no one claiming responsibility for weather.

Mar 05, 2015

RT @wilfork75: Morning guys ... Please read below this will be my only statement

Mar 05, 2015

RT @CassLGarrison: OH in the newsroom: "I'm going to go Vine the snow."

Mar 04, 2015

RT @LaurenYoung: Here's what Obamacare exchange coverage looks like in the U.S., state by state #ReutersSCOTUS

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