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Mercury drops, profit rises

March 6, 2015
A seagull stands near the water's edge during a snow storm in Hoboken, New Jersey March 5, 2015. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

A seagull stands near the water’s edge during a storm in Hoboken, New Jersey March 5, 2015. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

Tolerance! Hallelujah?

March 5, 2015

  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' temple is pictured in Salt Lake City, Utah January 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ temple is pictured in Salt Lake City, Utah January 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Oh good, more snow

March 4, 2015
A woman and child walk through a snow storm in New York March 3, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A woman and child walk through a snow storm in New York March 3, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Defections and a cat island

By Arlene Getz
March 3, 2015

The real defectors of Korea?

It’s no surprise that reality shows aren’t all that, um, real. But the stakes are higher in volatile Korea, where a boom in TV channels has turned a small class of North Korean defectors into celebrities. The problem is that their testimonies are coming under increasing scrutiny and there is skepticism that their stories are being embellished to make for better TV. “I hate it when they make North Korea look like a place where only weird animals live,” said Kim Young-soon, a survivor of North Korea’s notorious Yodok prison.

NHL on thin ice?

March 2, 2015
Los Angeles Kings forward Jordan Nolan (71) collides with Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien (33) during the third period at MTS Centre. Winnipeg wins 5-2. Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Kings forward Jordan Nolan (71) collides with Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien (33) during the third period at MTS Centre. Winnipeg wins 5-2. Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

Love conquers all

February 27, 2015

 

A California couple, married for 67 years, dies together holding hands. You should be moved.

Pot, black holes and a vibrating bike

February 26, 2015
Melvin Clay of the DC Cannabis Campaign holds a sign urging voters to legalize marijuana, at the Eastern Market polling station in Washington November 4, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Melvin Clay of the DC Cannabis Campaign holds a sign urging voters to legalize marijuana, at the Eastern Market polling station in Washington November 4, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Venomous fish, a new wasp, toxic sludge

February 25, 2015

  A dead lionfish floats in the water, as its greenish blood is seen in the background. REUTERS/Christa Cameron

A dead lionfish floats in the water, as its greenish blood is seen in the background. REUTERS/Christa Cameron

A daring manatee rescue

February 24, 2015

  An unrelated manatee in Crystal River, Florida January 15, 2015. REUTERS/Scott Audette

An unrelated manatee in Crystal River, Florida January 15, 2015. REUTERS/Scott Audette

Papal peace offering

February 23, 2015

  Pope Francis walks as he leads a special audience for the Cassano allo Jonio diocese at the Vatican February 21, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Francis leads a special audience for the Cassano allo Jonio diocese at the Vatican February 21, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi