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Local & Regional Lawmakers tinker with crime measure recently OK'd by voters
Four months after California voters lowered penalties for certain crimes, state lawmakers and law enforcement officials are lining up with proposals to repeal portions of the new law that they say have created unintended consequences, such as reducing the number of DNA samples taken from suspects.

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Offbeat Snowy Boston starts removing parking-space savers Snowy Boston starts removing parking-space savers (Photo Gallery)
Bostonians have another reason to be steamed about this winter of epic snow: The city is starting to remove the lawn chairs, milk crates, orange cones and other stuff that people set out in the street to reserve the parking spaces they've dug out.

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Local & Regional (New) GOP vote to endorse gay group is momentous but incremental
Delegates voted 861-293 to charter the 240-member California Log Cabin Republicans — a move that gave official party designation to the group that supports gay rights and sent a signal about the direction of the party that has struggled for a unified vision.

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Sports (New) To tag or not to tag an NFL quandary
Monday was the deadline for franchises to decide whether to hold onto key players who are pending free agents by giving them the franchise or transition tag. The alternative: letting them hit the open market on March 10.

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Home Internet goes hog wild over cookie-eating pig Internet goes hog wild over cookie-eating pig (Video)
When snow in Maine disconnected his electric fence, Buster the pig busted out. But instead of causing a ruckus, neighbors lured the hungry swine home with sweet treats. Now the wandering porker is a YouTube sensation with his own Facebook fan page. Erica Stapleton stopped by to meet the Notorious P-I-G for herself.
Home Ouch! Robber uses head in convenience store break-in Ouch! Robber uses head in convenience store break-in (Video)
A thief in Florida used his head -- literally-- to get his hands on a potential jackpot thousands of dollars worth of scratch-off lottery tickets. But, in the end, he only ended up with a headache. Bob Kealing has more on what the merchant did to keep the robber from cashing in.

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Business HP's big deal: Tech giant buys Aruba Networks for $2.7B HP's big deal: Tech giant buys Aruba Networks for $2.7B
Hewlett-Packard is buying wireless networking company Aruba Networks for about $2.7 billion, in what amounts to HP's first major acquisition since its disastrous purchase of a British software company in 2011.

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Technology Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers
Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.

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Entertainment Will Smith's 'Focus' tops box office with $19.1 million
Will Smith's caper "Focus" dethroned "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star.

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Business Buffett reflects on his firm's success and strength
Investor Warren Buffett believes his company, Berkshire Hathaway, will continue to thrive for decades thanks to its vast and varied collection of "remarkable businesses" and investments, which will help it withstand challenges in any one sector.

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Health UN: Limit use of personal audio players to 1 hour a day
People who use personal audio players should consider limiting their use to one hour a day and turn down the volume to prevent permanent hearing loss, the World Health Organization said Friday.
Health California congressman wants hearing on superbug outbreak (Video)
Congress should launch an investigation into what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is doing to prevent additional superbug infections after a deadly outbreak at a Los Angeles hospital linked to tainted medical scopes, a lawmaker said Monday.