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Maybe It's The Suit: U.S. Speedskaters Swap Gear In Sochi

Fri, 2014-02-14 14:54

So far, no U.S. speedskater has finished better than seventh in Sochi while wearing a new race suit. Now the American skaters will switch back to the suit they wore during a successful World Cup season.

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Will Helping Muslims Flee Central African Republic Aid 'Cleansing'?

Fri, 2014-02-14 14:53

Thousands of Muslims have resorted to hiding in mosques or even churches, afraid of being killed by Christian militias. Many are asking for help crossing the border, but the United Nations is hesitant to support the minority's exodus.

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When Not In Sochi, Order The Khatchapuri And Eat Like You Are

Fri, 2014-02-14 14:15

Athletes and spectators are giving the food in Sochi rave reviews. But what are they eating, exactly? It's a mashup of Soviet-era Russian faves, punctuated with foods of the Caucasus that have long been special treats for people visiting the Russian Riviera.

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Author Of Book Yanked In India Says Move Has Backfired

Fri, 2014-02-14 13:00

Penguin Books, India, withdrew Wendy Doniger's The Hindus: An Alternate History after a Hindu group's court challenge. The group said the book denigrated Hinduism. Doniger defended the publisher but said the Indian law that makes offending religious sentiment a crime should be changed.

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Two Rounds Down, Syria Peace Talks Have Unfinished Business

Fri, 2014-02-14 13:00

In Geneva, Syrian government and opposition representatives are wrapping up a second round of peace talks. There have been no signs of progress at the peace conference, but international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi says he's planning to hold another round. Meanwhile, he'll be traveling to New York City to brief the U.N. Security Council.

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With New Rules, Pot Business Gets A Little Less Hazy For Banks

Fri, 2014-02-14 13:00

Ever since Colorado and Washington legalized pot, banks have been in an awkward position. Would a bank risk being targeted by federal prosecutors for doing business with people whose primary business is selling marijuana? On Friday, the Treasury Department eased the confusion by releasing new guidelines for the banking industry.

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NFL Bullying Report Yields Details Of Dolphins 'Harassment'

Fri, 2014-02-14 13:00

Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis talks to host Robert Siegel about the latest developments in the Dolphins bullying investigation. Carried out by attorney Ted Wells on behalf of the National Football League, the investigation found a "pattern of harassment" on the team, including texts and voicemail abuse targeting Jonathan Martin.

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Head First In Sochi, An American Takes Second

Fri, 2014-02-14 13:00

American skeleton racer Noelle Pikus-Pace took silver in Sochi on Friday. The medal was the first for the U.S. in the event since the Salt Lake City games in 2002, when Americans got the gold and silver.

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Drought Politics Grip California's Central Valley

Fri, 2014-02-14 13:00

California's drought is reigniting a political debate about how to manage the state's limited water resources and who should take priority.

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Boehner Fights Back Against Tea Party, Again

Fri, 2014-02-14 13:00

The gulf between GOP House leaders and Tea Party-aligned conservatives is growing ever wider. Speaker John Boehner says even Mother Teresa couldn't deliver 218 GOP votes, given the party's current divisions.

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Feds Clear Banks To Do Business With Budding Pot Industry

Fri, 2014-02-14 12:56

The departments of Treasury and Justice signal that banks can work with the legal marijuana industry without fearing prosecution for such crimes as money laundering.

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WATCH: A Death-Defying Climb To The Top Of Shanghai Tower

Fri, 2014-02-14 12:01

Two daredevils, one from Russia, the other from the Ukraine, sneak onto the construction site at the as-yet-unfinished world's second-tallest building and climb to the top.

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What We Learned From Our Month-Long Exploration Of #XCultureLove

Fri, 2014-02-14 11:39

We dive into four themes we saw during our month-long exploration of how race plays out in the dating world.

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Match Game: Which Couples Go Together?

Fri, 2014-02-14 10:59

Go ahead and guess which individuals are paired up. Surprised? Intrigued? Have your own story? We asked members of the #xculturelove group to submit photos of themselves and share reactions they've heard about their interracial relationship.

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At Iranian Colleges, Some See Brighter Future In Another Country

Fri, 2014-02-14 10:37

President Hassan Rouhani is promising more opportunities for young Iranians. NPR's Peter Kenyon found that many college students like his rhetoric, but don't want to wait and see if it becomes reality.

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Even From Space, Near-Record Ice On Great Lakes Is Chilling

Fri, 2014-02-14 10:30

This winter's extra-cold temperatures mean that nearly 90 percent of the five lakes' total surface area is covered with ice. That's approaching the record high of nearly 95 percent, set in February 1979. Satellite images help tell the story.

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Here's One More Reason To Play Video Games: Beating Dyslexia

Fri, 2014-02-14 10:26

People with dyslexia take longer to alternate their attention between visual and audio cues, researchers say. That's particularly true if they have to attend to a sound after seeing something. That difference may provide clues to better treatments for dyslexia.

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Here's One More Reason To Play Video Games: Beating Dyslexia

Fri, 2014-02-14 10:26

People with dyslexia take longer to alternate their attention between visual and audio cues, researchers say. That's particularly true if they have to attend to a sound after seeing something. That difference may provide clues to better treatments for dyslexia.

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Make It A Grande: Mammoth Tusk Find Likely Seattle's Largest

Fri, 2014-02-14 10:11

A giant tusk from a Columbian mammoth that lived 16,000 years ago appears to be the largest, most intact ever found in the region.

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Delhi's Crusading Chief Minister Resigns, Slams Main Parties

Fri, 2014-02-14 09:36

Arvind Kejriwal stepped down less than two months after his stunning rise to the position. His move came after lawmakers in the state assembly blocked an anti-corruption measure that he has championed.

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