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Security Concerns At The Sochi Olympics

When the Olympics open in Sochi on Feb. 7, athletes will be welcomed to the costliest and the most fortified games in Olympic history. Terror threats and recent bombings blamed on separatists in the neighboring Caucasus have put Sochi and nearby cities on virtual lockdown. More than 30,000 Russian police officers and troops are expected at the games, as well as FBI agents and other foreign security officers. We find out how Sochi is preparing, what security measures visitors can expect and how serious the threat is from Russia’s neighboring Islamist insurgency.

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'Swiss Army Man' Directors Explain The Symbolism Behind A Farting Corpse

The directors of Swiss Army Man — Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert — talk to NPR's Kelly McEvers about what inspired them to make a movie about a flatulent corpse, and the deeper meaning behind it.
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Can Arnold Schwarzenegger Persuade China To Eat Less Meat?

Like the U.S., China is battling obesity and climate change. So it's urging citizens to eat less meat — and spreading the word with public service ads featuring Hollywood stars.
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Kansas Votes More Money For Public Schools To Avert Shutdown

Legislators, pressured by the state Supreme Court, passed a $38 million package for the state's underfunded schools. Justices had threatened to close all public schools in Kansas after this month.
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Shock, Rage And Gallows Humor: A Brexit Backlash On Social Media

Young voters had overwhelmingly voted to remain in the European Union. Now there's a flood of anger from those who accuse older generations of choosing a future they don't want.

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