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Greeks Find Hope In The Theater Of Nostalgia

The story of Greece dates to ancient times, but its modern chapter has taken a terrible hit since the 2010 debt crisis. One theater is trying to inspire hope through musicals that celebrate the last century, when Greece suffered through poverty and wars and persevered.
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Substitute Racer Takes Olympic Silver In Sochi

Olympic athletes often endure weeks of anticipation as pressure builds toward their moment on the global stage. That wasn't a problem for Canadian Denny Morrison, who got his spot in the speedskating finals just one day ahead of the race.
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Two Decades From War, Unrest Simmers Anew In Bosnia

In Bosnia-Herzegovina, protesters have begun to gather in several towns to demand the resignation of the regional government. Their complaints range from corruption to unemployment, but some say the roots of the unrest can be found in the flawed system established two decades ago, in the wake of sectarian civil war. Robert Siegel speaks with Reuters correspondent Matt Robinson about the changes that need to be made and the unclear path forward.
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U.S. Mayor Recalls Putting Together The First Jamaican Bobsled Team

The Jamaican bobsled team is always an underdog at the Olympics. Mayor George Fitch of Warrenton, Virginia put the first team together in 1988, and helped inspire the Disney film Cool Runnings. Mayor Fitch speaks with host Michel Martin about the legacy of the team and his thoughts on this year's Games.
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Winter Olympics: Empty Seats Signify Low Interest?

Host Michel Martin checks in on the Winter Olympics, from the athletes to security. She talks with NPR's Sonari Glinton, and McClatchy's William Douglas, who are in Sochi for the Games.
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Global Military Spending Set To Rise In 2014

For the first time in five years, worldwide military spending is expected to go up, with China and Russia leading the way. The U.S. military budget is facing pressure, but the $600 billion in annual spending is roughly the same as the next 14 countries combined.
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Belgian Proposal: Terminally Ill Kids Could Choose Euthanasia

Belgium already allows adults to choose euthanasia and a bill that looks set for approval this week would allow terminally ill kids under 18 to make the same choice. But some lawmakers and the Catholic Church are strongly opposed.
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Thawing? Two Koreas Hold Highest-Level Talks Since 2007

Little is known about how the hastily arranged meeting went. Reports from the border village of Panmunjom say the two sides' representatives appeared to behave cordially toward each other. But upcoming U.S.-South Korea joint military exercises could ratchet up tensions again.
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Shanghai Warms Up To A New Cuisine: Chinese Food, American-Style

Chinese immigrants adapted their cuisine over time to appeal to American palates. So Americans looking for familiar dishes in China won't find many. But a new restaurant in Shanghai hopes to change that — offering expats a taste of home and introducing locals to foreign treats like fortune cookies.
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Snowborder Shaun White Will Leave Sochi Without A Medal

American snowboarder Shaun White had hoped to win his third consecutive gold in these games. Instead, he's going home empty-handed. Not a single member of team USA was on the podium for the snowboard halfpipe event.

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