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Soaking Sochi In Red And White, Canada Aims To Repeat 2010 Wins

At the Vancouver games, Canada won the most gold medals. Now fans are cheering on their teams in Russia: A moving, yelling, living, breathing mass of Canadian pride.
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U.S. Men's Ice Hockey Beats Russia In Preliminary Round

Team USA beat out their rivals in a heart-stopping sudden-death shootout as Russian President Vladimir Putin watched from the stands.
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Emotions Run High For Olympic U.S.-Russia Hockey Game

Among the highlights of the weekend at the Winter Olympics: The U.S. men's hockey team faces off with the Russians on Saturday. Ice and sparks are expected to fly.
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Push Comes To Shove In Turkey's Parliament Over Judicial Bill

One legislator broke his nose and another his finger as Parliament erupted into a fist fight over a measure to increase the government's control in selecting judges.
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Three Years Later, A Harrowing Visit To Fukushima

The operator of the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant is under criticism for its management of the cleanup after the tsunami and subsequent meltdown in 2011. NPR's Anthony Kuhn recently went inside one of the Fukushima reactors to see the efforts himself.
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Residents Cautious As Syrian Unrest Lands In Beirut Suburbs

In the once vibrant city of Beirut, sandbags and blast walls are replacing cafes and coffee shops. As Hezbollah becomes more involved in the Syrian conflict, its supporters in Beirut are facing repercussions.
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Frozen Ottawa Transforms Into 'Winterlude' Wonderland

In Canada's capital city of Ottawa, winter is something to celebrate. Every year, the city's frozen canals are transformed into an urban, outdoor ice rink at an annual winter festival.
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Libya's Slow And Bloody Path Toward Stability

The Libyan uprising against Moammar Gadhafi was launched three years ago this month. The post-revolutionary situation has gone from bad to worse, with militias overrunning the government in some Libyan cities.
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Mediator: Syrian Peace Talks Have 'Not Come Out With Very Much'

Lakhdar Brahimi apologizes that the first two rounds of talks between the Syrian government and the opposition have produced little of substance.
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Drink Vodka, Eat Pickles, Repeat: Mastering The Zakuski Spread

Zakuski are like Russian tapas. More than a delicious snack, these dishes also tell the story of Russia. From "Herring Under a Fur Coat" to pickled everything, zakuski teach us about harsh winters and state-sponsored products in the Soviet era.

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