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Actor Leonard Nimoy poses for a photograph in Los Angeles on Aug. 9, 2006. Nimoy, famous for playing officer Mr. Spock in "Star Trek," died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama: ‘I loved Spock’

- The Washington Times

President Obama professed that he “loved Spock” as he mourned the death Friday of actor Leonard Nimoy, who famously portrayed the half-Vulcan science officer on the TV series “Star Trek.”

This is 'the dress' that exploded on social media.

The dress is blue and gold

THIS is the the dress that broke the Internet. Social media exploded in furious debate over the color of this dress posted on social media. Is it blue and black? White and gold? Blue and gold?

Madonna performs at the Brit Awards 2015 at the 02 Arena in London, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

Madonna denounces rise of far right in Europe

Associated Press

Madonna is lamenting a rise in anti-Semitism and far right politics in France and Europe, re-igniting the anger of France’s increasingly popular National Front party.

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Annoyance arises from gov't error on health care tax forms

- Associated Press

It's not uncommon to feel some trepidation around tax-filing season. But there's an added hassle this year for nearly a million consumers who got financial help with health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama's law.

Lake County offering free measles vaccinations

Associated Press

The Lake County Health Department is offering free measles vaccinations to anyone who may have been exposed to the virus at a local home-improvement store.

Harry Potter fans Mateo Lara, 5, right, and his brother Francisco, 7, pose for photos with a live owl inside an exhibition of the Guinness World Record holding collection of Harry Potter memorabilia, at the Mexican Museum of Antique Toys, in Mexico City, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Mexico's fan Menahem Asher Silva Vargas assembled the collection, which contains thousand objects, including figurines, wands, magazines, puzzles, and accessories. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

World's biggest private Harry Potter collection on display

Associated Press

A young Mexican's fascination with Harry Potter has grown into the world's biggest private collection of toys, books, clothes and other items related to author J.K. Rowling's fantasy hero. Now, other fans have a chance to see it all.

Former players put trust in The Trust

- Associated Press

Approaching the end of his dozen seasons as an NFL quarterback, Charlie Batch felt comfortable about moving on to another career.

News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EST

Associated Press

Kentucky's state Senate voted Friday to force transgender students to use separate bathrooms in public schools, a move that recalled the dark days of segregation for some but for others represented a stand for privacy rights.

Spock's ears: A pointy trademark for Leonard Nimoy

- Associated Press

Leonard Nimoy, who died Friday at age 83, likely had the most famous lobes in Hollywood. As the logical half-human, half-alien Mr. Spock in "Star Trek," his pointy Vulcan appendages became a signature - and a nuisance - for the actor. Here's a few facts about those iconic ears: